This week in the One Room Challenge we started to put the finishing touches on our nursery. Next week I will share images of the final thing, and hopefully Baby T. will be snoozing away in there shortly after![Read more…] about NURSERY RENOVATION-SPRING 2020 ONE ROOM CHALLENGE: WEEK 7
Welcome to Week 6 of the One Room Challenge! Just two more weeks until the reveal at Week 8! The nursery is coming together and I’m so excited to finally share some progress pictures with you that resemble a livable space.
This week we painted and were able to move the rug, crib and a few smaller pieces to their spots. You all saw the crib in Week 4, but the rug really brought it all together for me with the different colors. Below are some tips for choosing a rug.
Tips for Choosing a Rug
- Size matters in your space
- Always go for the larger sized rug for your space rather than the smaller option if you’re stuck between sizes.
- A rug that’s too small will make the room feel forced and cluttered instead of pulling your furniture together and completing the look.
- For a room with several pieces of larger furniture like a living room or nursery, aim to have the front legs of the furniture on the rug by a few inches. I am for at least six inches, but do what feels right to you.
- Keep the orientation of the rug consistent with the orientation of the room. This will let the eye flow with your design rather than produce a more jarring experience when you enter a room.
- Pile height and density
- Pile height is how high the fibers come up from the base of the rug. The longer the pile height, the shaggier the rug.
- Since this rug will be used in a relatively high traffic space that will need to be cleaned often, we went with a low pile height with fibers that are densely packed.
- Tightly packed fibers with a short pile height equals a rug that’ll be easier to vacuum and longer lasting.
This is not the final spot for the rattan shelf, but it’s being staged there for now. I suspect I won’t have the final configuration completed until baby has lived in there for a bit and we know what functions best for our developed routine.
Expecting a baby and trying to design a nursery at the same time has really given me a whole new respect for parents and how they manage to get everything done! I’m not quite sure how they do it, but I’m certain it’s a superpower gained when you are caring for another human.
James is out of town all next week for work which means I’ll be flying solo on this project!
Still to accomplish:
- Finish the changing table/ dresser and move into its spot
- Change the knobs and construct changing table portion
- Figure out how we want to organize baby clothes/ supplies
- Organize the closet with baby items
- We did not redo the shelving inside the closet, but it’s something we will consider in the future
- Hang curtain rod and curtains
- Finish up a few decor DIYs
Be sure to check out the rest of the Week 6 One Room Challenge updates!
There are thousands of cute baby and maternity items out there that are so tempting, but I’m packing my hospital bag for delivery with a minimal approach.
With the current restrictions and James not being able to leave once he’s at the hospital with me, he will have to bring a change of clothes as well as pajamas to sleep in. Our midwives advised we bring only one bag and as little as possible. “Just the car seat and an outfit for baby if you must” were her words.
I am limiting this list to what I’m bringing for myself and for baby. I plan to take full advantage of the supplies that the hospital offers while we are there. I’m writing this at about 35 weeks pregs, so things could change form now until July depending on how and where we will be having Baby T.
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