I am so excited to share Jack’s modern nursery with you it’s, quite honestly, my favorite room in the house. Read on for a full tour, information on how we transformed a spare room with french doors into a nursery, and the low down on my favorite modern nursery decor and furniture.
Transforming Our Spare Room into a Modern Nursery
When I found out I was pregnant, we actually didn’t have a room for the baby. With 5 kids already we had maxed out every single one of our bedrooms AND our casita. However, there was a small loft next to our master bedroom and that is what we converted into this sweet nursery for Jack.
To convert the nursery we added beautiful French doors. While we were away on a trip, the installers accidentally put in exterior doors. We didn’t realize this until we returned home and the construction was already complete. We decided to keep them, and it is actually a good thing we did because they reduce more noise than traditional interior doors would have. Who would have thought?
Our Favorite Modern Nursery Furniture Pieces
The crib is arguably the most important piece of furniture for a nursery. We went with the Delta Children Poppy 4-in-1 Convertible Crib. I have been so impressed with the quality and it was pretty easy to assemble as well (aka Mike who is not at all handy put it together in less than 1 hour).
As for the dresser, we went with the coordinating Poppy 3-Drawer Dresser. I love that it matches the crib and it’s the perfect size for a nursery.
You can make this dresser a little more customized by organizing the cubbies in a way that works for you. I decided to add these adorable baskets from Target.
Diaper Changing Area
On top of the dresser, I placed this Moses Basket that serves as Jack’s changing pad. I was worried about the size but it fits just right.
I also added this sweet diaper caddy from Target to keep all of his diaper-changing needs within reach. Then I added these two adorable plushes from Red & Olive Co. they are handmade and fair trade which I love and they are super cute!!
The mirror I found at Target was such a bargain. I love the wood accent and I think it pairs perfectly with the wood legs on the dresser and crib. Plus, Jack loves looking at himself in it after every diaper change and it’s just the sweetest thing in the world!!!
Last but not least, this hamper from Pottery Barn Kids completed the area. It was a bit of a splurge but it is of amazing quality and it just makes me happy!
Next up I went on a search to find the perfect glider, which is what I thought I wanted. But, after trying several at Pottery Barn Kids and Buy Buy Baby I realized my 5’1 stature wasn’t built for a glider.
I turned to Amazon and eventually found reviews on this Ella Rocker, rated one of the best nursery gliders on the market. People mentioned it was great for shorter parents and they were right. I paired it with this super cute ottoman and couldn’t be happier- it’s sooo cozy!
Another important nursery feature that just happens to be near the rocker is our Talli Baby Tracker. It was a huge help in tracking all of Jack’s feedings and diaper changes.
It links with the Talli app (I cannot recommend this enough, it’s honestly the BEST baby tracking app ever!!) and the app also pairs with Alexa so no matter where I am in the house or on the go nursing or changing Jack I have a super simple way to record it.
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Modern Nursery Decor
Alright, now that we have covered the furniture, let’s get into the fun little touches!
Next up was wall decor. We decided to go with this fun geometric wall design in blue (Marine Park by Valspar) as a feature wall. I knew I wanted a name sign and ModWoodCo. came through perfectly with this Jack Madden sign- I absolutely LOVE it!!!
I also added the sweetest canvas sign that reads “How wonderful life is now that you’re in the world” which reminds me of one of my favorite Elton John songs. The sign is from Between You & Me Signs– I absolutely adore them.
Jack’s bedding is from Pottery Barn Kids, it’s the “Where The Wild Things Are” crib sheet. I didn’t want it overly themed so I just added the book and these two super cute crocheted dolls to his bookshelf and a little “born to be wild” sign to make everything cohesive.
No nursery is complete without some fun spots for a baby to hang out! One of Jack’s favorite places to hang out right now is in this Charlie Crane Levo Rocker, it’s a bit of a splurge but is worth it if you are going to have more babies, are looking for a great gift, or want an heirloom piece to pass down.
He also is OBSESSED with his Lovevery Playgym and so am I. I have had a bunch of play gyms over the years and I have never enjoyed tummy/playtime with a baby more than I do now, and a lot has to do with the little guide that comes with the play gym. I don’t think I fully understood how to best utilize the play gym to enhance baby’s development and I love all of the suggestions it gives me.
Shop My Favorite Modern Nursery Decor
What’s your favorite modern nursery idea from Jack’s room? Let us know in the comments below!
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