Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Inspiration: { A Unisex Baby’s Room }

Upon his or her arrival in the middle of the year, our newest addition will likely be residing in our room for a while and then will probably take over the kid’s playroom. But despite, not having a nursery to decorate right now, I still find myself planning projects and co-ordinating colours for Youngling #3.

I haven’t made too many purchases yet, and don’t really need to given that this is our third child – but I did receive a 'Touch the sky' print from Sweet William the other day which I will put away with my other new baby things. I have a few hand knitted items from family members already and a few projects in the works (mainly just at planning stages). I find this planning and collecting process rather therapeutic, a kind of ritual that I do while pregnant while I dream about the little life growing inside of me and eagerly await their arrival.

This ritual has been somewhat different this time around though as it’s the first time we haven’t found the baby’s gender. Because of this,  the planning, making, decorating business has taken on new challenges this time for me and I’ve found that I’ve had to be a bit more creative.

Here’s a few things that have caught my eye while browsing Pinterest, other’s blogs and the world wide web in general.


             TO MAKE:  Hot air balloon mobile tutorial from CINO / TO BUY: 'Touch the sky' print from Sweet William


TO MAKE: Single crochet colour block blanket / TO BUY: Organic baby blankets from 'Little Hip Squeaks'


TO MAKE: DIY custom crib bumper / TO BUY: White waffle delight moses basket with rocker stand from Babytrenz


TO MAKE: Foxy & Wolfie pattern by Katy Tricot / TO BUY: Linen pants by Paul and Paula


TO MAKE: Simple wooden baby gym tutorial / TO BUY:  Wooden teething squirrel from Etsy


TO MAKE: Felt raincloud from this pin via here / TO BUY: OiOi mustard faux buffalo nappy bag from Belly Beyond

Also, once baby arrives I would love to do this cute idea from Bleubird Vintage.

As you can see I’m kind of going with a colour scheme of mainly yellow, grey, teal and white (and I think I’ll add in other colours when the baby’s gender is revealed upon it’s arrival, eg maybe something like this if it’s a girl.) These colours are those that I picked for the hexagon quilt I’ve been making. You’d forgotten about that quilt you say – yeah, well it would probably appear that I did too … but no after starting with a hiss and a roar, I got caught up with moving, Christmas, holidays and a whole lot of Wiksten tanks! But I’m just starting to get back into it now.

Anyway , here’s my progress (compare with that earlier post, if you like) :


Excuse the wrinkles – I packed it when we went camping, but never got onto it.

Do you have any unisex baby ideas and inspirations? I’d love to hear from you!

See here for my inspiration for Isabelle's Winter wardrobe.

Jen x

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Stella Rutherford said...

oooh, lovely inspiration there! We have that gorgeous Sweet William print too, love it!

Jess B said...

Oooh, some great links in here, thanks! I love that little fox hat!! I can see it in a lovely dusky rose pink for a girl - that would be so sweet! I like the link to the felt rain cloud - I'm thinking of making it with hearts instead of raindrops...

thingsforboys said...

I must say, you have great taste! I'm planning on doing a grey, orange and turquoise nursery with a bit of a 'fox' theme. Great progress with the hexies.

TheSweeterSideofMommyhood said...

Thank you so much for including my color block blanket! I am in love with the other items you have included and am now feeling the itch to redecorate my babies room again!