Green Woodland Nursery
When we moved into our house and had to decide on paint colors for the two bedrooms, we decided to keep things neutral. We wanted something that would work for a boy or a girl for when we eventually decided to have kids. This resulted in a gray room and a light green room – the latter which we decided to make Henry’s nursery.
At first I was hesitant about the green color since I couldn’t really find anything online I liked that matched it. Then I decided that bringing in neutral tones – whites, grays, and browns – would make for a nice woodland-themed nursery. Pops of orange (for foxes, one of my favorite animals) would pair nicely, and then mountains and other woodland animals are naturally brown/gray so it seemed perfect.
Woodland Nursery Furniture
The first thing we looked for was the nursery furniture. We whittled it down to a brown or a brown-gray and then narrowed it down even further by price (nursery sets are crazy expensive!) We ended up going with this set from Target and choosing 3 pieces that would fit in the small room. The room has a built-in closet, so we decided we didn’t need both a long dresser and a tall dresser. We also opted for a crib that turns into a toddler and full-size bed as well to get the most bang for our buck. It might be tricky fitting the full-size bed in the room but we will figure that out when the time comes.
Then we ordered a gray glider and ottoman. This one is SO comfortable – we tested it out in the store and so far we’re happy with the purchase. To make the room look bigger, we chose a simple white and dark gray geo patterened rug. It’s very comfortable and lush. I will note that it smelled a bit at first but after airing out the room for a few days the chemical smell went right away.
For sheets, I ordered a few sets from Little Unicorn – they have the cutest prints! My boss got me this adorable stuffed fox toy that I set in the crib for photo purposes.
Woodland Nursery Artwork & Decor
I wanted the main focus of the room to be the art above the crib. After browsing Etsy, I found so many cute woodland art prints (almost too many). I went back and forth between actual photographs, more cartoon-looking art, and then hand-painted art. We ended up with three prints from this Etsy shop. The handpainted watercolor prints are incredibly high-quality and 100% worth the price.
In terms of other decor, I wanted to keep things simple and just install two white floating shelves by the glider. I actually found a lot of decor at Hobby Lobby that matched the theme. I guess woodland nurseries are popular shrugs
Woodland Nursery Inspiration
In terms of inspiration, I of course spent way too much time on Pinterest and Etsy browsing other people’s nurseries and looking for unique handmade items. Then I put together an “inspiration board” or “mood board” for the nursery, seen below. I wanted something simple, neutral, and charming – without being too over the top. I think some nurseries take a theme a little too far, so I wanted it to be woodland-themed but not too in-your-face.
Paint color: Sherwin William’s “Softened Green” 6177
Nursery furniture: Simmons Kids Slumbertime Monterey Collection | Simmons Kids Slumbertime Monterey 4-in-1 Convertible Crib | Simmons Kids Monterey 7 Drawer Dresser | Simmons® Kids SlumberTime Monterey Nightstand
Rug: White Double Diamond Lattice Shag Area Rug
Glider: DaVinci Olive Glider and Ottoman in Dark Grey | Bedtime Originals Little Rascals Blanket
Sheets: Little Unicorn Cotton Muslin Crib Sheet in “Oh Deer” | Little Unicorn Cotton Muslin Crib Sheet in “Fox” | Aden and Anais Crib Sheet in “White” | Anthropologie Huggable Stuffed Fox
Above the crib art: Watercolor Fox Cub Animal Painting | Watercolor Fawn Painting | Watercolor Bear Cub Painting | Gallery Perfect 16X20 Greywash Large Wall Frame
Essentials: Asham Large Laundry Basket with Lid | Conthfut Baby Diaper Caddy | Bumbo Changing Pad in “Cool Gray” | Crane Ultrasonic Cool Mist Drop Shape Humidifier | Ubbi® Diaper Pail | Hatch Rest Sound Machine & Night Light |
Shelves & decorations: Threshold 23″ x 4″ Ledge Wall Shelf | Bark Letter Wall Decor | Green Herringbone Glass Vase | Spotted Mushroom | Brown Plush Hedgehog | Be Brave Mountain Wood Wall Decor | Fox Figurine | Carter’s Hiking Boots
Other decorations: Pearhead Wooden Baby Age Blocks | Cloud Island Plush Toy Fox
What a beautiful nursery! I love the colors and the artwork.
Thank you very much Jackie!