Our classic pink baby girl nursery

When you have a baby girl after having two boys, you go a little pink happy with the nursery. Or I did, at least.

I’d originally thought I would decorate the room in green with pink or neutral accents, since the room we were using was formerly my son’s green nursery, and I didn’t really want to paint. I thought I’d just add a feminine wallpaper to one of the walls that would somehow tie in the green paint, and be done with it.

But then I was at the Anthropologie near my house, which has a furniture outlet, and I found the sweetest pink wallpaper in a bin. It was half price, so I bought it on a whim, and my green baby girl nursery idea turned pink pretty quickly.

It was more work since I had to paint the walls, but I’m not mad about it, and I love the way it turned out.

pink traditional baby girl's room

We re-used the crib from my son’s room, but most everything else is new. I got lucky one day at the Goodwill and found this brand new, in-the-box Babyletto rocker and ottoman for $200! It retails for double that, so I stuffed it in my trunk.

The throw pillow cover is from Etsy, and the blanket was my husband’s from when he was a baby.

This dresser is one of my favorite Facebook marketplace finds. I wanted something traditional but different, and classic white wicker felt like the perfect fit. It was $60, and came with two matching mirrors. I almost used them, and even hung them up, but it was a little *too* much wicker.

Instead, I went with this mirror from Studio McGee for Target, which tied in some of the wood tone and natural fiber elements in the space. The changing pad and baskets are also from nurseries past (my first son’s nursery, actually!).

I found the swan print on Etsy, and put it in an IKEA frame. The throw pillow is also from Etsy, and was made by women in Morocco. Love.

traditional pink baby girl nursery with swan wall art and botanical wallpaper

The curtains are actually one of my favorite parts of the room. I wanted something tailored and custom-looking that matched the room exactly, and was thiclose to spending thousands on roman shades. Then I found a DIY cornice-drapery tutorial on Google and decided to give it a whirl. The whole project cost about $200, and was made with IKEA curtains, MDF board and ribbon from Michael’s, but they look so much more expensive.

traditional pink baby girl nursery with reading nook
traditional pink baby girl nursery with gold crib

The side table was another DIY. I found the table on FB marketplace for maybe $15, and I stripped it and used a lime wax to give it a whitewashed look.

traditional pink baby girl nursery with reading nook

Overall, the room feels relaxing and serene. My younger son, the room’s former occupant, actually comes in here when he’s upset. One day he said to me, “Mommy, you know why I hide behind Lucy’s door when I’m mad? Because it’s really pretty in there.” My heart.

Pink nursery sources:

Crib / Crib sheet  / Crib skirt / Cactus silk crib throw pillowPicture frame / Swan wall artAntelope throw pillowAcrylic shelvesGliderMirror above dresser /Hanging goose decor / Lamp base (Similar) / Lamp shade via Goodwill / Door tassles / Crystal door knob/ Side table: Facebook Marketplace upcycle /Hamper: Old from Pottery Barn Kids / Dresser via Facebook Marketplace / Window treatments made from these Curtains and a ribbon from Michael’s

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