Is “nesting” a real thing when you’re pregnant?
When I was pregnant with my first, I remember so many mamas telling me how bad they had the nesting bug - scrubbing floors with toothbrushes, dusting every last inch of the house, prepping 10+ frozen meals, and making sure everything was perfect for baby to come home to.
I was baffled because all I really wanted to do was nap and watch Netflix (I mean, can I get an Amen?!) . The nesting gene must have skipped me, right?. BUT lo and behold, this pregnancy I have definitely seen some glimmers of hope that maybe I do have a little bit in me. I have been more apt to do the laundry, clean and sort items that have been accumulating in our attic, and dream about house projects - in particular, our sweet little girls nursery.
To help the ideas flow and get the process moving, I created a Pinterest board and began pinning things that inspired me when I thought about this space for her. I found most of the items I gravitated to were not “baby” related, but as I pinned, I started to see a few common themes: clean lines/minimalist, geometric accents, and a modern bohemian overall feel. I narrowed down my picks and created a design inspiration board to share with you:
1. Light Fixture // 2. Hexagonal Wood Shelves // 3. Rocking Chair // 4. Dresser // 5. Greenery Wreath // 6. Modern Neutral Baby Mobile // 7. Throw Pillow // 8. Framed Print // 9. Leather and Brass Drawer Pulls // 10. Paint-Dipped Side Table // 11. Area Rug // 12. Crib
We have a little under four weeks to go before our daughter arrives and I am excited to start putting together a space that is inviting, functional, and beautiful for our family. I’ll make sure to share photos of the finished room in a future post, so stay tuned. In the meantime, I’d love to hear what your favorite items are in your baby’s nursery? Please leave me a comment below.
>>> And to those who don’t have the nesting gene - don’t worry, it isn’t mandatory for loving well and being a good mama. Maybe my inspiration board will help take away stress of picking a “theme” and you can run with the minimalist bohemian look too? >>>