Finally at 6 weeks old I am ready to share her Rainbow Nursery. I knew I wanted a fun, bright theme for her sweet room, and had a few aspects that I fully planned to tie into the boho look, but in the end it just reminds me of a sweet rainbow.
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Goldie’s Rainbow Nursery
Sweet Goldie is our surprise 4th baby and our last. I was SO hoping she would be a sweet girl that we could name Goldie (the name we had loved since having our 3rd who was a boy). When we found out it was a girl I was beyond excited to get going on her nursery!
I struggled a bit on the direction to go with her room . I knew I didn’t want it too pink – when we had our first daughter I painted her room pink and was going for ‘blush’ but got ‘pepto dismal’ haha! It was still a darling room but made me want a slightly more neutral space.
The DIY’s From This Space
Before I get going on the full room – below are the two major DIY projects that went into the space! – I am a firm believer that a good DIY can take a room from great to perfect! So check these out for inspiration on your room
My Design Process
When I started thinking about Goldie’s Nursery I knew I wanted white walls due to the small room, and to tie in color elsewhere.
The three items that were somewhat non negotiable for me were: The Serena and Lily Hanging Chair, The rainbow pillow, and the star and moon wall hooks. I loved those three items, and needed to tie them in.
I should note – there is no real reason for that. They are just items that I had been day dreaming of using incase we ever had another baby girl, so I was so excited to make that happen.
Normally when I decorate a room I have a pretty good set plan, but my nursery are always hard for me. When I did Walker’s nursery a few years ago I had a hard time too, and I think it is all based on the hormones. My decision making is not as quick as normal so I end up teetering on choices.
One thing I did know EARLY on was that I really wanted a pink dresser. I had an idea to do an IKEA hack for the dresser, and although I nearly went with a store bought version I ended back at that IKEA idea, and am so happy with it.
The crib was a fairly easy choice for me – I went with a white, and modern look. After having a crib that could convert to a full bed with my other three and never doing so, I knew that wasn’t an important decision for me, so I just wanted something affordable an simple.
Once those big choices were made – chair, crib, dresser – and I had some direction with the theme because of the moon and stars and the rainbow pillow I was ready to start assembling and seeing a room come together.
Goldie’s Chair is the Serena and Lily hanging chair – I will tell you that my husband was anti me getting it, but gave in.
Now, he is a believer. It is so comfortable and everyone in the family LOVES it. – I actually love it so much that we ended up adding one to my older daughters room (see her room here). I also did a full blog review on the chair HERE.
Again – below is the gorgeous white crib. It comes in several options, but I opted for solid white, and it has been fantastic! I love that the line for the top is at the same height all the way around, keeping it modern and casual.
Like I said above on the dresser – it is an IKEA hack. I found it hard to find an affordable pink dresser so thought the hack was the way to go to get the look that I wanted. I have the full blog post here for the exact materials and paint colors.
For a short breakdown – I did new drawer pulls, new feet, and paint. I had to dismantle an area, so if you want to tackle the project I definitely would say you should read the post first. So far we have LOVED IT. The drawers are huge, and it is my favorite dresser in our house.
Paint Color – Valspar Du Jour ( see my favorite neutral paint colors here)
When it came to making this a rainbow nursery I went with lots of pops of pinks and bright colors. I am a true pink lover so I went heavier on the pink with the secondary color being yellow. The yellow was a bit of a play on her name – Goldie, but also because I just kept calling her our ‘sunshine girl’.
On her dresser I used items that would look great in the room for functional pieces.
The Diaper basket it a small planter from Target. I love having a diaper caddy, but loved that this worked great to put a pack of wipes and diapers in that were perfect.
I also used a fun piece from Pottery Barn Kids to store her pacifiers. This piece is actually usually used for hair brushes I believe – but it is so cute for her pacifiers. Getting creative with storage can add to a room so well!
Shop Everything in the Room Below
Moon and Star Wall hooks | Rainbow Pillow | G Pillow | Over bed Hanging | Bunny Ear Jar | Changing Pad Cover (this is a gorgeous linen!) – use code ARIN15 | Llama | Crib Sheet | Rug | Lamp | Rainbow Garland | Acrylic photo ledges | ‘A drop of Golden Sun’ saying | Mirror (painted white) – Similar here | Crib Skirt | Wood Beads | Large faux Fiddle leaf (similar) | Small plant (similar) | Light pink Pillow | Light Fixture | Curtain Rod | Books | Chair | Dresser | Crib | Large wall rainbow
The wood bead garlands I hung with tiny command hooks. These will be removed before she sleeps in the room! I wanted a bit more contrast on that side of the room but wasn’t finding a crib sheet that I loved, so this ended up being a great way to add interest to the simple white space.
Another little detail was hanging the DIY wood star and pom pom to the basket. I love adding small aspects to a room, and when a room is as simple as Goldie’s it needed these pops! This was such a simple little item from the craft store – I actually think maybe a Christmas ornament. Then pompoms add to everything!
The last big decorative aspect to her room was the DIY rainbow.
I knew that corner NEEDED something – actually I was originally trying to come up with an idea using Washi tape but couldn’t get it quite right, and somehow decided this could work. I didn’t want to do a full rainbow, only because I didn’t want it ‘too rainbowy’, and this ended up being PERFECT!
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If you have any questions on this room be sure to leave me a comment below, or DM me on Instagram. Hopefully this gives you great inspiration in creating your own rainbow nursery for your baby, and leaves you with plenty of inspiration!