Inside the Nursery

I’m so excited to finally share our baby boy’s nursery with you! It’s been a labor of love and has been so fun to get set up for him. Aside from the growing belly attached to me, putting together my son’s nursery made everything feel very, very real. The first few days after we had our crib delivered, I would just stand in the hallway and look at it and think, “we’re actually having a baby!”.

I always knew I would want to do a pretty neutral nursery. That’s just how Mike and I like to have things in our home and it will make it easier to reuse in the future, if we’re blessed to have another baby! I’ve always loved animal-themed nurseries, so it was a natural choice to go with that for his room, too. We’re lucky to have good-sized bedrooms in this house, so I wanted to leave plenty of open space for future play areas. I was able to reuse a few things we already had, like that ladder shelf and the wooden floating shelves, so we only needed to get a crib, glider, and dresser for him. Of course, I also shopped around for some decorative things that we added in. One nice thing about a nursery is that it’s really easy to decorate with baby’s stuffed animals, books, and other cute things they’re given at a baby shower. I love all his little stuffed animals, so I wanted to make sure to use them on the shelves to add a whimsical feeling to the room.

I can’t wait to start putting this room to use!

(Scroll to the bottom of the post for sources of items)

He also has a big closet in his room, which is great for storing some bigger clothes, toys and gear we aren’t using yet, and other miscellaneous things. It helps to be able to put some of it away, instead of feeling like we have to have all of his things out in his room and cluttering the space.

That giraffe face makes me smile every time I look at it!

Another thing I’m excited about is using the monitor we got for his room. We went back and forth and did some research into the best options out there and settled on the Nanit Plus. I love that it will provide us with insights on his sleep and that I can be that mom and check in on him when I’m not at home!

That grey mirror was my grandmother’s mirror, which I’ve had in my possession for the last couple years. Since I don’t have any living grandparents to introduce to their great-grandson, it’s extra special to have a little something in his nursery that connects them. She was also a knitting queen and made a bunch of hats, sweaters, and blankets for her future grandkids and great-grandkids. My mom gave me a blanket, that sweet sweater you see hanging on the mirror, and a little hat for him to have.

If you had any doubt, yes, I do 100% intend on turning our boy into a cat lover!

Since I shot these photos a few weeks ago, we’ve added shades and some blackout curtains to the windows. All that’s left is to add a baby to the room!


Crib, in Pebble | Dresser, in Pebble | Reclining Glider, in Brushed Crossweave, Light Gray (I sat in every recliner in the store and this one was, by far, the most comfortable to me!) | Rug | Floating Shelves, 2 feet | Similar Ladder Shelf (mine is from Home Sense) | Crib Sheet, Gray | Similar Mirror (mine is an antique from my grandmother) | Changing Pad Cover, Gray | Cat Hamper | Similar Animal Art, Elephant and Giraffe (mine is from Home Goods) | Elephant Mobile | Wire ‘Goodnight’ Wall Decor | Animal + Letter Blocks | Woven Storage Baskets | Monitor | Sound Machine + Night Light | Similar Lamp (mine is from Target) | Diaper Bag, in Stone | Diaper Pail

My Outfit: 

Dress (runs big – wearing XS) | Necklace | Lipstick, shade Morning After

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  1. 4.20.20
    Angie said:

    I love clean and fresh but with a little more color. Love the pops of color on the floating shelves!

  2. 4.20.20

    Beautiful nursery! So peaceful! I love everything you picked!!

  3. 4.20.20
    Taylor said:

    What do you have in those baskets and bowls on the change table. Congrats! The room is sooo cute!

    • 4.21.20
      Lauren said:

      Diapers, wipes, and little “accessories” like pacifier clips

  4. 4.20.20
    Melinda said:

    The whole room is adorable, but that sweater is the sweetest thing ever…what a wonderful gift from your grandmother.

    • 4.21.20
      Lauren said:

      Thank you! It’s the most special thing in there!

  5. 4.20.20
    Natalie J said:

    Love this! Such a serene and welcoming room! What crib mattress did you choose? I am due in June and cannot decide!

    • 4.21.20
      Lauren said:

      Thank you! Got a hand-me-down from my sister, since she purchased it new for her last baby not too long ago!

  6. 4.20.20
    Evelina said:

    His space is so serene and beautiful! I’m huge name nerd and I’m always so curious to know what names people will give their children! I have a couple guesses for what your little one’s might be but I have never been right yet hahaha! Congrats and all the best!

  7. 4.20.20
    Gwen said:

    Sweet! Can’t wait to virtually meet your little babe. 😊

    • 4.21.20
      Lauren said:

      Thank you! We can’t wait to introduce him!

  8. 4.21.20
    mary said:

    Can’t wait to see the baby! You guys will be great parents!

  9. 4.21.20
    AA said:

    So cute!!!
    Will you usethe crib right away or a bassinet in the beginning? If so, which one?

  10. 4.24.20

    Congratualtions on your upcoming birth of a precious baby boy. I miss having babies, as mine are much older but, I am going to be a Grandma for a second time in November. I have been enjoying watching your journey on IG and wish you and your family happiness and health. I like your style in your home, clean and simple.

  11. 4.26.20
    Sherry said:

    This is so wonderful. Great room for baby Bown to come home to. 😊