Before & After Modern Natural Nursery

nursery before

I hope you’re as excited as I am! Today, I am revealing the finished nursery and I love how it turned out. You can see the original inspiration here and the planning here. We began with a very empty room. This room was a junk deposit/guest room ever since we moved in ten years ago. We always knew it needed some love, but it was the last room on the renovation schedule. When I got pregnant, it moved up the list as a nursery.

I wanted it to be very neutral for two reasons. First, we didn’t know the gender of the baby. Second, I am a neutral person. Colors give me the creeps—just take a look at my black/white/gray wardrobe! You may notice that using a neutral palette is a change from the original design plan. A neutral room doesn’t mean cold or without personality, however.  I used warm wood tones wherever I could. The natural shades and drum light fixture gave the room a good dose of warmth, but are more modern mixed with white.

nursery after

The white and wood two tone is repeated in the shades and drapes, the armoire, the crib, and the changing table. Repeating this pattern gives the room a cohesive look and enables me to use a mixture of modern patterns.

I used indigo as an accent color to add some interest. I might add a little more color here and there after the baby arrives, as well. In the meantime, we’ve created a soothing and modern nursery for our little one.




I really can’t get enough of this room! I love how it turned out, and I think the dramatic shades and drapes are a huge part of the overall look. What do you think?

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