Wednesday, June 15, 2016


When we decorated E's room at our old house, we did a fancy paint job with horizontal stripes of all different widths and colours.  The colours came from the rug and quilt from Pottery Barn Kids.  As is typical, we will not be putting the same level of effort in for our second child's room.  We will be using the rug and bedding, but other than repairing the plaster, and adding a fresh coat of paint, there will be no elaborate design on the walls.

I don't think they sell the same quilt that we bought five years ago, but here it is:

And here is our rug (they don't sell this anymore either):

The chair we bought matches the rug and checked off a few of our requirements; I wanted a rocker, not a glider, I wanted something that was stylish but functional (the microfiber vacuums and wipes off very well), and something that didn't take up a lot of space.  This Joya Rocker from Monte  Design did the trick (we picked it up at Ella + Elliot).  Plus the ottoman held all of our receiving blankets.

We have lots of nice blankets and crib sheets that we can still use, but I will probably buy a few more things.  I'd also like to get a couple of table lamps and a clock.  I'll check at Homesense but these will be my inspiration:

A few things that worked for us last time and that I will duplicate are:

- Keep a double bed in the baby's room.  We will still need the extra space for guests (and the baby can sleep in our room when that happens), but it is also great for those nights when the baby isn't sleeping, then you don't need to keep walking back and forth from your own room, and the other parent can keep sleeping.

- Put the change pad on top of the dresser.  We didn't bother with a separate change table since we didn't have a lot of space.  I would just keep diapers in the bottom drawer of the dresser, and there was plenty of room for the creams and wipes on top.

- Buy lots of dresser drawer dividers.  We still use these with E's clothes now although they are getting more full, but they are great with baby clothes.  And on the opposite note, don't bother with baby hangers.  Maybe it was because we had a boy, but I got a few packages as shower gifts and ended up getting rid of most of them.  We used a few but mostly I folded the clothes.

- Get a laundry hamper that you can carry with one hand (at least when it isn't too full).


  1. I think I want some dresser drawer dividers now! Great tip and I love the accents you have planned!

  2. I hope you can find one of those elephant or giraffe lamps. It is exciting reading about your plans for the baby's room.