Welcome back to our Nursery Inspo series, where we gather insights and advice from real moms who have gone through the nursery design process to help you create the perfect space for your little one. In this series, we’ll be sharing interviews with nursery designers, parents, and other experts who can provide valuable insights into creating a space that is both functional and beautiful. From tips on selecting the perfect color scheme to maximizing storage in a small space, we’ve got you covered. Get ready to be inspired and create a nursery that meets the needs of both you and your baby!
Now we are going to hear from Madison Francis, a lifestyle and motherhood blogger living in the Midwest. She is expecting her new baby girl any day now, and has been sharing every step of her pregnancy journey, including designing the perfect nursery!
Hello Madison, Our viewers would love to learn a little about you and your personal style!
What inspired you to design your baby’s nursery, and how did you go about planning the space?
Hi! I’ve always been a creative person, and when I found out I was having a little girl, my love for pastel colors and florals were the first thing I thought of! I started looking on Pinterest to get inspiration and color schemes picked out!
Did you have a specific theme or color scheme in mind for the nursery, and how did you bring it to life?
Rather than a theme, I knew I wanted to make the space delicate and feminine. As I mentioned, Pinterest was a great spot for inspiration, and I ended up choosing colors that reminded me of spring & summer since she was due in May!
What were the most important factors you considered when choosing furniture and decor for the nursery?
I knew that for furniture, I wanted items that were not only timeless but functional and comfortable- especially when it came to the chair! The decor I chose had to be versatile and match many different styles so I could use it for years to come and have the option for it to grow with my child!
Were there any challenges you faced when designing the nursery, and how did you overcome them?
The nursery itself is not a big room by any means, so in order to maximize space I chose a swivel rocking chair and nursery furniture that was sleek and not too bulky. This creates balance in the room and makes it look bigger than the room really is.
What are some of your favorite elements of the nursery design, and why?
I love the element of the wallpaper that I chose for a statement wall. It ties the room together, and being that I used a smaller print it again creates the illusion of a larger space. The design is also very feminine and makes the darker furniture pop!
How did you incorporate your personal style and preferences into the nursery design while also making it a functional space for your baby?
I made a list of the baby items I needed to purchase and honestly chose my favorite products out of the options I saw. In order to make it as functional as possible, I tried to stick with products that could convert and grow with baby but were still to my aesthetic.
We’ve loved seeing how you’ve incorporated our pieces into your nursery. What stood out to you from Crane Baby?
I love that the collections Crane Baby offers are able to mix and match with each other! This gave me the ability to create a nursery that was centered around colors and textures I liked while not having to commit to a specific theme.
How do you plan to adapt the nursery as your baby grows and his or her needs change?
The crib is convertible to a toddler bed and the dresser has a removable changing table tray! The idea that these furniture pieces are so versatile makes them great for adapting. As mentioned before, the fact that I didn’t necessarily choose a theme but focus on colors will make it easy when my daughter starts to have her own preferences to incorporate decor that matches the space.
What advice would you give to other parents who are in the process of designing their baby’s nursery?
Take screenshots or pictures of rooms that have elements you like! Pinterest is a great place for this, as well as instagram or even decor and furniture stores. Once you have your inspiration photos compiled, it can be fun to create a moodboard to see how all of your styles come together. Also, remember you are free to change your mind! I ended up creating 10+ moodboards until I had the final look I wanted in my head!