Amelia’s Gorgeous Cherry Blossom Nursery

Inspired by the iconic D.C. cherry blossoms this nursery first-time mama Jessica put together for her little Sweet Pea Amelia is a perfect mix of refurbished pieces, girly plush pink and white touches, and a hint of elegance. Taking her time to put this room together and finishing off her vision, Jessica created a perfect space of tranquility for her sweet baby girl.

When you found out you were having a girl, how did you decide what theme or style you wanted for the room?

I had no idea what I wanted to do for my nursery so I hit the internet! I started Googling nursery themes and ran into a cherry blossom wall decal from overstock.com. I fell in love with how whimsical the beautiful tree looked and decided that I would base my nursery around that decal. I thought this was very appropriate considering we live in the Washington D.C. area, which as everyone knows is notorious for its beautiful cherry blossoms.

What are the main colors?

Light pink, white, grey

How did you bring it all together? Inspiration boards, Pinterest, all in your head?

Because I based the theme off of cherry blossoms, everything else came together easily. I found cherry blossom bedding at target as well as a beautiful pink cherry blossom lamp. I did not use Pinterest or inspiration boards, it just kind of all came together after I pinpointed the main theme; the rest was just trying to find the perfect pieces!

Where did you find the key elements and fun details?

My beautiful chandelier and pink shag rug are from overstock.com, bedding from target, and cherry blossom tree from Kirkland’s. I absolutely love my curtains which are a diamond white and they are black out curtains on sale from JCPenney, I got the beautiful sheer ombre pink and white curtains from Wal-Mart.

How did you keep your room budget-friendly?

I started planning for my baby’s nursery just a few months after I found out that I was pregnant. Instead of buying in bulk all at once, I spaced out the amount of items I bought for her nursery so it wasn’t so hard on us. I bought one major item a month or so. I did 90% of shopping for my nursery items online, instead of buying these items from stores like Pottery Barn Kids or baby specific stores that, in my opinion, hike up their prices just because it’s for a baby and they know people will spend the money on it.

Because there was no closet in the room and the room is rather small, I had to get creative with the wardrobe for her, I needed something small that could fit in the corner, after searching online I could not find anything that fit perfectly. I hit Craigslist where I found the tall white wardrobe which is actually a cabinet for only $40. I had my husband hang a rod for her clothes and bought pink knobs from Walmart for the wardrobe.

The most expensive item in the entire room was the shag rug, which was $170. Finally, I refurnished the dresser, it is my husband’s grandmother’s dresser. I invited my best friend and brother over and they sanded and painted the dresser white. I replaced the knobs with ones my sister bought from Target and did not work for her own dresser, so I used them.

What do you love most about the room?

There are so many things I love about the room but I absolutely love the chandelier, it is on a dimmer which is great for night time and my daughter loves to stare at the beautiful crystals. I also love the ‘Amelia’ blocks that my friend gave me for my baby shower gift, they are handmade and match the room perfectly.

Did anyone else give any input on the room?

My husband was such a great sport with this room, I asked his opinion on things but he basically let me take over the whole nursery theme. My friend Danielle found the cherry blossom tree for me and my friend and co-worker Dana gave me the idea of the chandelier.

What advice would you give to other mamas about how to make their dream room a reality?

Don’t rush! Plan far in advance because it takes a lot of time to find everything if you want your room to look beautiful. Search on the internet and avoid the baby stores; their prices are way too high and you can find the same pieces at online stores such as Overstock.com.

Don’t be afraid to buy from Craigslist and refurbish old furniture; you will save a lot of money this way. You can also ask your other mama friends for items they may not be using.

I would wait until after the baby shower to buy anything that is monogrammed for the nursery because people love to give gifts like that for the nursery, and if you already have them, you may not have room for beautiful gifts from your shower.

Find pieces that not only look beautiful, but are practical. In the end, when your baby is born, you will want a nursery that will not only be beautiful, but most importantly fit you and your baby’s needs. At 2 a.m. when you are feeding your baby in the glider, you will want something that is comfortable and you will not be too concerned about how the glider looks.

One Response to Amelia’s Gorgeous Cherry Blossom Nursery

  1. Beautiful nursery!! Thanks for sharing it!

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