With less than 4 monthes to go for the arrival of our newest family member, we thought it would be a good idea to put some thought into decorating the munchkin's room. We definitely do not want to go overboard in the nursery and, since we are do not want to know what we are having till it arrives, the room will need to be as gender neutral as possible. We are not feeling the green/yellow combo (too cliché for us) but also wanted something that was a step up from neutral. After perusing the world wide web for a few weeks, we have come up with a grey and yellow/orange/green/black palette that we think would work really nicely.
We have already picked our paint colour which will be Benjamin Moore's Gray Horse (but matched to Olympia's low-VOC version to reduce off-gassing in the baby's room):
There were plenty of neutral nurseries that we saw with this color so think that it will be a nice choice.
As well, we have purchased the following fabrics that I think I will use to make pillows for the room and possibly a crib skirt. The picture below does not do the colours justice (sorry about that!). The fabrics really are a lot more vibrant than this image shows. And, I saw the elephant fabric used as a cornice in another room and loved it so am definitly excited to see how it will look in our space!
The fabric should be arriving sometime mid-march which is great since that is when our crib should hopefully arrive to. It is on back order for awhile but I am keeping my fingers crossed that it arrives in the next few monthes if not earlier.
And that's what we got so far. We still have to find an area rug, some sort of dresser that we can use as a changing table and a few accessories. So exciting!!!