Chloe's Nursery Mural and Decor

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It seems I’ve never gotten around to sharing anything about Chloe’s nursery. Probably because it was rainy the day I took these photos and I think they look a tad gloomy. Anyway, like most parents on a budget we outfitted Chloe’s room mostly using white Ikea furniture. With the room barely measuring 10′ x 10′, and the closet taken up by David’s clothes (I take up the one in our bedroom), storage and organization were our biggest issues.

To increase storage we have two side-by-side 4-drawer Malm dressers , plus a Billy bookcase. One set holds clothes, shoes, and accessories, and the other set holds diapers, wipes, blankets, linens, toiletries, some future clothes and other items.

Chloe sleeps in a Gulliver crib. I like it because you can see the baby from all sides, plus it can convert to a toddler bed. For a while we were able to store boxes of future clothes underneath it, hidden by a beautiful bedskirt made by her Grandma Sandy. Then Chloe learned to stand, so we had to remove the bedskirt to lower the mattress, and now the bins sit out in the open next to the crib. Not so pretty, but not much choice. Grandma Sandy also painted the lovely flower and branch wall mural for us, following the design on this birth announcement. The ABC and 123 wall prints are by Sandra Isaksson. The only other piece of furniture is a navy fold down sofa that we already had. Originally we also had a rocking chair I bought through Craigslist, but David removed it to make room for the bins. Overall, it is a bit of a squeeze, and it continues to overflow despite our efforts to contain it all thanks to generous hand-me-downs that we won’t get to for a while. It is pretty functional, though, at least for now. :-)

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8 thoughts on “Chloe's Nursery Mural and Decor

  1. I like the color scheme. It looks feminine without overpowering. I’ve seen nurseries where everything is pink or blue – too much color. The mural is great!

    By the way, I love the name Chloe. We’ve always thought that if we have a baby girl someday, we will name her Chloe.

    Ikea is great – you just have to be picky about yhe items you buy. For the most part, we are happy with everything we bought there.

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  3. Would you mind sharing where you got the framed alphabet from? Ive been looking for a way to add the alphabet to my nursery and hate everything i come up with. I love your letter / number frames!

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  6. Love your ideas and stuff…so cute and stylish, very much “todays” momma! :)

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