I told myself that I would let this nursery sort of “evolve” over time, instead of trying to dictate each detail from the get go. For me, that meant completely finishing the striped accent wall before deciding on curtains, a rug, and colors to paint furniture.
So as soon as the striped wall was completed I did what any normal person would do – I dashed to Ikea and snapped up some pretty turquoise, velvet curtains. :) I’m hoping that the velvet is thick enough that I can get away with skipping blackout lining – fingers crossed.
And of course, once the curtains were hung I could finally decide on a rug! I’ve been pinning options for awhile now, but once I saw the striped wall and curtains together I was able to instantly nix a lot of the contenders (not quite the right color, the pattern was a little too crazy, etc).
My first instinct was to choose an off-white shag rug, but in the end it just looked a little blah (the other 3 walls are white). Soooo, I opted to add more color and pattern – never a bad thing in a nursery, right?
(I fully acknowledge that the room is a total mess and the curtains need to be hemmed!)
I ordered the rug last week so hopefully it will arrive soon! I know it might be a a bit too much going on for some people but all that pattern and color is right up my alley – and hopefully Baby Girl #2 will love it, too. :)
UPDATE: The rug was just delivered a few minutes ago!!! Now I’ll be on pins and needles for the rest of the day until I have time to unwrap it and pet it.