Nursery Staples

I LOVE decorating. One of the first things I do when I walk into any room is imagine what I would do with it if I lived there - no matter what kind of establishment it is. I get this glazed over look in my eyes when I'm thinking about it, like a total creep. Theo used to think I was passive-aggressively staring at a wall because I was mad at him, until he realized I was just decorating in my head like an insane person.

I can't imagine doing anything more exciting and fun than decorating a nursery, or if you live in a tiny space, the baby's corner. Because I mean, whatever, a baby doesn't actually need a whole room. So I thought I'd share a few of my favorite nursery staples if you're in the market for some home decor inspiration!

There is nothing better than a vintage wooden rocking chair. It's definitely not on my list of must-haves, but if you have the space it looks lovely and is a sweet place to read stories, nurse, or simply rock your baby to sleep. It may not be as comfy and aerodynamic as a fancy-schmancy glider, but you should know by now that the Libra in me will often choose aesthetics over comfort!

If your baby will be sleeping in a bassinet or crib, a simple mobile is a pretty addition to her corner. (As I'm sure you can guess, I am not a fan of the brightly colored ones that sing and screech out songs at you.) You can DIY with shells if you live near a beach, or pick up this precious wooden owl mobile online. Flensted makes pretty cute and simple ones, like this elephant one or this dinghy one in case you are less color averse than I.

Regardless of whether baby has his own room or just a corner, a small art piece is a cute way to defining his space and add a spot of color and individuality. I am obsessed with animal photography in babies' rooms, I mean, look at this widdle lamb, you guys! Sharon Montrose really is a genius. It's the perfect gender neutral, sweet artwork for a baby. Also a fan of maps, preferably vintage and in muted tones, thankyouverymuch!

Some beautiful wooden blocks fall under the umbrella of toy that also looks great in the room, so we can count is as decoration. I love these classic alphabet blocks as well as these periodic table of elements blocks.

In the same vein, books are for reading but can also serve as decoration. Grab some classics for when baby is older to decorate with while she's a little guy. Some favorites are Little Women, OBVIOUSLY the Harry Potter series, A Wrinkle in Time, The Secret Garden, Matilda... I could go on and on with this one. 

And lastly (for now), Babies, much like myself, love to look in the mirror. Add a full length one somewhere in the baby's room so he can look at himself and give himself kisses and slobber all over it. I promise it will buy you 5-10 minutes of laying on the floor time while he does it. Just make sure that sucker is drilled tight into the wall so your baby can't pull it down!

You can find some more ideas over on my baby basics post from a few months past if you're building your registry or need a bit more help figuring out what your baby needs!