I am so happy to finally be sharing Olivia’s botanical nursery here on the blog!
I think nurseries are not really for the baby at all, they are for the PARENTS. The baby will never remember this space, but we absolutely will. So make it somewhere you want to spend time. I wanted Olivia’s botanical nursery to feel feminine, soft and a bit understated. I used the floral prints on the crib wall as an inspiration piece for her botanical room.
My best tip to help stay within your budget is to shop your house first! I started out seeing what all we could reuse from the other kids’ rooms and was pretty pleased by how much we were able to repurpose.
What we reused:
- The seafoam green glider – This is one of my favorite colors, and I am so happy we were able to make it work in all three kids’ nurseries.
- The dresser/changing table – We got this piece of furniture on clearance when I was expecting Adeline and it has turned out to be a great purchase. We changed out the knobs that came with it originally. Changing hardware is a relatively inexpensive way to upgrade a piece of furniture. We changed them again for Jacob’s room to fit in with his nautical theme, and then put back on the ones we used for Adeline when putting Olivia’s room together. I like them as much now as I did five years ago!
- Gold mirror – The gold mirror above the dresser was also a clearance find when we were pregnant with Adeline. I was excited to get to use it again for Olivia.
- Diaper pail – We have used the Ubbi for all three kids. It’s the only one I’ve ever used, and I think it does the trick. I originally chose it because you can use regular trash bags instead of buying the brand specific ones many other pails require.
- Crib mattress – We have used this Sealy one for both of our big kids and have no complaints.
- Faux flowers – The flowers are all faux. They are from HomeGoods, and I’ve had them for years! A little tip – if you are ever taking photos in your home, something like these photograph beautifully.
Many of the furniture pieces we used are no longer in stock, but here are a few other options if you’re looking for something similar, including chairs, dressers, tables, and mirrors.
- Crib – My original goal was to use the same crib we had for the two big kids, but because we had just painted the walls a bright white (Simply White by Benjamin Moore), the color of the crib became an issue. I love the style of Olivia’s gold crib. I found it at a great price, so it made it easy to jump on it!
- Floral prints by Whitney Rain – These prints were my inspiration piece for the room. I knew I wanted to do something floral, and once I saw these I was able to run with the color scheme for the rest of the room. We did the largest prints she offers (24″x36″) and love the size on the wall. They definitely make a statement and were perfect for her botanical nursery.
- Light wood frames by Framed4Me – These frames were the perfect color of wood for the prints.
- Light fixture – This woven rattan fixture added a touch of boho vibes to the room.
- Changing basket – I love a basket as an alternative to your typical changing pad.
- Rug – This rug is beautiful. There are so many colors in it so you could really go a lot of different ways with decor. I recommend a rug pad if you are putting it on hard flooring and these rug corners to keep it from curling up.
- Marble table – This is looking like it almost out of stock, so here are a few similar options:
- Scripture artwork – This frame and print are from Hobby Lobby, but here is a very affordable printable with the same verse!
- Comforter – I was looking for something white with a little bit of interest and texture – this fit the bill!
- Bed skirt
- Pillows – white (note that this is only the cover) and pink
- Linens (sheet and changing pad cover) – These are from Caden Lane and are so soft!
- My mom hand made the mobile – so no links there!
- Book shelves – These were handmade by Marcus for Jacob’s room. We painted them white for Olivia.
- Some of our family’s favorite books – On The Night You Were Born, Made for Me, and When I Pray for You
- My lavender dress – This dress fit its purpose for these photos (it was the perfect color and I felt decent in it one week after having a baby), but I wouldn’t recommend it for regular wear. The fabric was uncomfortable and did not breath at all. Just being honest. I recently wore this lace dress for photos and it was gorgeous. I recommend it instead!
- Adeline’s denim dress – I adored this dress on Adeline. I have purchased a handful of things from the Hope and Henry brand on Amazon and have been very pleased with the quality and style for the price point. In general, I love my kids in denim for photos. It’s isn’t a competing look and seems to complement most other colors and backgrounds.
- Olivia’s swaddle and bow
- Olivia’s pink lace outfit – This was darling in newborn photos!
- Personally, I like to be barefoot in these types of photos, but if you choose to wear shoes, make sure everyone is!
We were very generously gifted the floral prints from Whitney Rain Studio and the wood frames from Framed4Me for Olivia’s botanical nursery. Everything else was purchased by us. There are affiliate links throughout this post, meaning if you purchase something through a link, I might earn a small commission at no cost to you. I always appreciate your support in this way!
We also recently published a studio newborn photoshoot with Olivia as well as an at-home lifestyle session, so if you want some tips for how to do either of those or just want inspiration for your own newborn photos, check those out!
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