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
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