Natural Baby Nursery Design Reveal

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Welcome to our Baby Nursery Reveal! I'm so excited to share our baby boy's nursery design ideas with eco-friendly baby furniture, modern gender neutral nursery decor + a whimsical woodland theme. With a boho green, white and grey color scheme with plenty of natural wood and brass elements, this peaceful and serene space is modern, rustic and perfect for natural mamas! 

Welcome to our Baby Nursery Reveal! I'm so excited to share our baby boy's nursery design ideas with eco-friendly baby furniture, modern gender neutral nursery decor + a whimsical woodland theme. With a boho green, white and grey color scheme with plenty of natural wood and brass elements, this peaceful and serene space is modern, rustic and perfect for natural mamas! 

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Some of you may remember that we moved into a modern farmhouse last October and ever since we’ve been hard at work decorating, gardening, moving furniture around, repainting, you name it.

In fact, earlier this year I shared my Home Office Design with y'all, and last month we took a tour of my kitchen.

But this is perhaps my favorite room to reveal because it's the one my baby boy will be in come September. It's time for a baby nursery reveal!!!

BEFORE {THIS PHOTO IS FROM THE LISTING}

Baby Nursery: Before Photo

AFTER

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Natural Baby Nursery Reveal

As you can see from the photos and the source list below, most of the items I purchased weren't necessarily meant for baby nursery decor–that was intentional. I really wanted this room to feel timeless, yet modern, and cozy, without having all that cheesy baby gear all over the place looking like a rainbow threw up.

Here are the two nursery designs that inspired my design choice:

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Source: Akin Design Studio
Baby Nursery: ideas, neutral, natural, boy, DIY, decor, art, crib, white, simple
Source: Studio McGee

Where to Shop for Baby Nursery Furniture

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So I shopped at a lot of the stores I normally would for home decor, like West Elm, Target, Crate + Barrel, Anthropologie, etc.

Of course, I did still need some baby-specific nursery furniture and gear, and for all of those needs I went straight to buybuy BABY.

What I love about buybuy BABY is that they have an incredibly wide selection both online and in-store, so if you want to go see anything in person before you buy, the massive store probably has whatever you need in stock.

While not everything in my baby's nursery is 100% organic or non-toxic, I tried to focus on a few key areas that fit with my natural, eco-friendly mission that would make the biggest impact, like the crib and glider (really any large baby nursery furniture).

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buybuy BABY has tons of green baby brands that make this process easy, like Babyletto, Naturepedic, Aden + Anais, Hatch and Baby Bjorn.

I can't tell you how obsessed I am with Babyletto's furniture at buybuy Baby–not only is it incredibly affordable and super cute and modern, but the crib we chose is made with sustainable pine, and doesn’t contain harmful substances like lead and phthalate finishes.

It's also GREENGUARD Gold Certified, which means it has been screened for 360 VOCs and over 10,000 chemicals. Bonus: it easily converts to transform the crib into a daybed or toddler bed.

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To go inside the crib, of course, we had to get an organic mattress to seal the deal.

You might remember our epic organic mattress guide from earlier this year…well, baby mattresses are no different, which is why we had to go with Naturepedic.

Our crib mattress is made with organic cotton fabric with easy-to-clean, stain resistant polyethylene waterproof surface. It’s filled with U.S. grown and certified organic cotton and a heavy-duty 252 coil innerspring plus strong 9 gauge edge support (read: super comfy!).

There’s a Built-in Dust Mite/Bed Bug Barrier. It’s not made with allergens like latex or soy, or toxic chemicals like polyurethane foam, vinyl and formaldehyde.

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It’s GREENGUARD Gold Certified, GOTS Certified, MADE SAFE certified and certified by the Rainforest Alliance Forest Stewardship Council, and it’s made in the US by a family-owned company.

And it passes all flammability standards without the use of any fire retardant chemicals or chemical flame barriers. We went with the 2 in 1 Organic Cotton Ultra Quilted Mattress because it can grow with our little guy. The waterproof side is perfect for the diaper years, while the quilted side will give him a more luxe, cushy sleep when he gets older.

I also recommend their Waterproof Crib Mattress cover for extra protection.

And the glider? Oh man, I want one in every room of my house! It’s a glider, it’s a rocker, it swivels, it’s got a built-in USB port, it’s chic and stylish, it reclines with a quiet electronic control panel, and it is easily the most comfortable glider I’ve ever sat in.

And I didn’t even mention how safe and natural it is, yet! Not only is the water and stain-resistant upholstery free of chemical flame retardants, but the foam is free from Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) and the chair itself free of Formaldehyde, Lead Phthalatesates.

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I love that buybuy BABY offers modern and eco-friendly baby furniture like Babyletto and Naturepedic!

They also have incredible prices and I've gotten so many 20% off coupons that have really helped lessen the blow. In fact, the other day I was able to use a 20% coupon AND another coupon for $25 off my order of $100. Score!

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Baby Nursery Wallpaper: Accent Wall

One of the biggest transformations that happened in this room was with the wallpaper and board and batten wall.

We hired contractors for both of these jobs, as installing wallpaper is a beating and I wanted the board and batten to be perfect.

To keep things simple and clean, we just did this as one accent wall, rather than throughout the entire room. Then we painted everything Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore (my favorite white!).

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With a white and neutral base, I knew I wanted the baby nursery to feel modern and chic, but still like it was meant for a baby boy.

So I decided to go with a subtle whimsical woodland theme, adding lots of green (plants, art, curtains, pillows and blankets, etc.) where I could with tons of natural materials like teak, marble, woven rattan baskets, and mixed woods.

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I also love brass and felt like the warm tone would work perfectly in this space–we used it in the baby mobile above the crib, in some accessories like the gold animals, and in our lighting.

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Art is really where you can tie your theme together, and I had so much fun picking everything out on Minted.com. It's so easy as they ship everything to your doorstep framed and ready to go. And their selection is incredible.

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We mixed a few cutesy pieces, like baby animals, with more abstract and botanical art to continue the natural woodland theme.

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I also knew that I wanted a bookshelf space to display all the adorable and beautiful baby books–I'd seen this design feature on Pinterest a thousand times and so we hustled over to Ikea and bought a few floating shelves. Super easy to install and a great focal point in the room that's both form and function.

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Natural Baby Nursery DESIGN: COST

I do want to take a second to talk about cost. I’m a firm believer in splurging on certain pieces (usually those that are large furniture items and/or something you want to last a lifetime) and saving on accessories (you’ll see a lot of the accessories in the baby's nursery come from Ikea, Target and affordable brands at buybuy BABY).

I’m also super fortunate in that my mother is an interior designer and so I usually get at least 20% off retail stores, like West Elm and Crate and Barrel, and am able to purchase furniture from trade-only showrooms, like Four Hands and Regina Andrew, at wholesale cost. This adds up BIG TIME!

Another way we were able to save money on our baby's nursery was by reusing/repurposing furniture we already had. For example, rather than buying a new changing table, we took this Ikea bookshelf that used to be in my office and converted it to a changing table with some strategically placed baskets, a diaper caddy and the amazing Hatch Grow changing table (it's also a scale!).

Likewise, we reused this bookshelf and a bunch of accessories we already had to create a little moment for baby boy with reclaimed wood picture frames, woven baskets, pinecone candles to carry the nature theme and a rubber plant to bring in more green, natural elements.

Another way I’m able to save–I buy discounted gift cards and always use coupon codes. Whenever I have a purchase over $100, I go to sites like Cardpool.com and Raise.com and am able to save an additional 5-20% on my purchase, even after applying coupon codes.

You can save up to 6% off buybuy BABY at Cardpool.com and up to 3% off at Raise.com.

baby nursery books

To get the best promo codes and cash back savings or frequent flier points, I almost never shop without using Retailmenot.comEbates.comJoinhoney.com, CouponCabin.com, EVReward.comor ChaseUltimateRewards.com. I love using the Chrome extensions these companies offer, so that coupon codes are automatically applied at checkout.

I also use Paribus and Slice to alert me to price drops so that even if something goes on sale after I’ve made the purchase, I can request a price adjustment to save even more.

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Natural Baby Nursery SOURCE LIST:

Photo Credit: Matt Kordsmeier (my hubby!)

Welcome to our Baby Nursery Reveal! I'm so excited to share our baby boy's nursery design ideas with eco-friendly baby furniture, modern gender neutral nursery decor + a whimsical woodland theme. With a boho green, white and grey color scheme with plenty of natural wood and brass elements, this peaceful and serene space is modern, rustic and perfect for natural mamas! 

Welcome to our Baby Nursery Reveal! I'm so excited to share our baby boy's nursery design ideas with eco-friendly baby furniture, modern gender neutral nursery decor + a whimsical woodland theme. With a boho green, white and grey color scheme with plenty of natural wood and brass elements, this peaceful and serene space is modern, rustic and perfect for natural mamas! 

Welcome to our Baby Nursery Reveal! I'm so excited to share our baby boy's nursery design ideas with eco-friendly baby furniture, modern gender neutral nursery decor + a whimsical woodland theme. With a boho green, white and grey color scheme with plenty of natural wood and brass elements, this peaceful and serene space is modern, rustic and perfect for natural mamas! 

Welcome to our Baby Nursery Reveal! I'm so excited to share our baby boy's nursery design ideas with eco-friendly baby furniture, modern gender neutral nursery decor + a whimsical woodland theme. With a boho green, white and grey color scheme with plenty of natural wood and brass elements, this peaceful and serene space is modern, rustic and perfect for natural mamas!

3 thoughts on “Natural Baby Nursery Design Reveal”

  1. OMG, this seriously could not be any cuter!! I love everything about it and it looks so soothing and cozy! Baby Jackson is going to feel so good in this clean space. 🙂 Great to know that buybuy BABY has such eco-friendly and natural options.

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Tips for a healthier home

Here are some eco-friendly home care tips for a healthy and green living:
  • Switch your cleaning products to eco-friendly options. You can find many of these in the grocery store and online.
  • Use sustainable materials for furniture, such as wood instead of plastic or metal. This will help create less waste and reduce the amount of natural resources that are used to produce them.
  • Choose lightbulbs with little or no mercury. These not only create less waste but also have an impact on climate change by using less electricity.
  • Plant trees around your property. Trees benefit the environment by providing shade, absorbing carbon dioxide, and purifying the air with their leaves. They also provide fuel for firewood during colder months and a habitat for wildlife. The benefits of planting trees go far beyond what you see right in front of you!

Green cleaning products

One way to make your home more eco-friendly is by switching over to green cleaning products. These products aren’t as harsh on the environment as traditional household cleaners and are less likely to cause allergies or other health issues. Plus, you can find a variety of green cleaning products that work for every type of surface in your home.

Switching to eco-friendly cleaning products

There are many cleaning products that you can use in your home that are environmentally friendly. One of the best ways to start is by switching to eco-friendly cleaning products. Many people don’t know that there are many types of eco-friendly cleaning products on the market today, including laundry detergent and dishwasher soap. A switch to green cleaners can be a simple way to create an environmentally friendly living environment.

Safer and more environmentally friendly ways to clean your home

If you want to make your home safer and more environmentally friendly, then you can switch from using toxic cleaning products to using eco-friendly alternatives. For example, if you want to clean your toilet, then you could use vinegar instead of bleach or other harsh chemicals. Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and deodorizer, so it will do the job without harming the environment. You can also use baking soda as a healthy alternative to many household cleaners. Baking soda is an abrasive cleaner that breaks down dirt and grime; it’s also non-toxic, so it won’t harm people or the environment. It’s also inexpensive, so you can use it liberally without worrying about running out of supply too quickly.

Sustainable living

Most people are more aware of the environment these days and want to do their part to make it a better place. Homeowners and renters alike are doing everything from switching to environmentally friendly cleaning products, to using sustainable materials for furniture. Here are some tips for living an eco-friendly lifestyle in your home:
    • Clean with white vinegar – You can use this as a natural disinfectant that is also eco-friendly. It is also inexpensive and easy on your pipes because you won’t be putting harsh chemicals down the drain.
    • Avoid aerosol cans – Aerosol cans contain harmful chemicals that will release into the air when sprayed. Try switching to an eco-friendly product or find another way to clean.
    • Use reusable napkins – Napkins, paper towels, toilet paper, even facial tissue all come wrapped in paper (or other packaging). Reusable napkins or dish towels will give you one less thing you need to throw away every day!
    • Put up a clothesline – Even if you live in an apartment or condo where putting up a clothesline isn’t possible, there are many ways you can still dry your clothes without using electricity or gas. For example, hang them outside on a sunny day or turn your oven on low heat and hang them from the top rack.

Living with less waste in your home

One of the best ways to reduce your ecological footprint is by reducing the amount of waste that your household produces. Take a look at what you’re throwing away and try to find alternatives.
For example, instead of buying disposable napkins, use cloth napkins that you can throw into the wash. If you need face wipes for removing makeup, consider making them yourself from reusable materials like cotton rounds. And if you want to stop using plastic bags, use canvas bags or have bags made from recycled material. There are many other ideas for eco-friendly alternatives in your home as well.

Sustainable materials for furniture

Did you know that the average American generates over 4 pounds of waste every day? This means that we are throwing away a lot of furniture and other items in our homes. To stop contributing to this problem, it is best to use sustainable materials for furniture. Sustainable materials are made from recycled materials which can be up-cycled into new products. Not only are these items better for the environment, but they also save money because the items will last longer.
Sustainable materials for furniture include:
      • Recycled plastic
      • MDF
      • Plywood
      • Timber reclaimed from old buildings or driftwood
      • Bamboo
      • Faux leather (made from cotton)
The pursuit of a healthy, green and sustainable home is achievable for anyone. It will require more time and effort, but the payoff will be worth it.
Start with the small things. Make a conscious effort to recycle, turn off appliances and lights when you’re not using them, and check your thermostat. It’s easy to get into a routine of living without giving it much thought, but the more you make an effort, the easier it will be to live sustainably.
After you’ve made changes in your everyday life, look for furniture that is made with sustainable materials. You can also buy an eco-friendly houseplant for your home that requires little care.
    1. Tips for a healthier home:
      • Turn off appliances and lights when you’re not using them
      • Check your thermostat
      • Make a conscious effort to recycle
    2. Green cleaning products:
      • Switching to eco-friendly cleaning products
      • Safer and more environmentally friendly ways to clean
      • Sustainable living:
      • Living with less waste in your home
      • Sustainable materials for furniture
  • Sustainable materials for furniture:
    • Consider buying furniture made with sustainable
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