Putting together Chaney’s nursery was a bit of a challenge for me. I wanted it to be cowgirl, but also boho, but also southwestern. The picture in my head was a mess of cactuses, aztec, macrame, boots, and feathers and I didn’t think there’d be a way to make it all go together. The only thing I knew for certain was what crib and dresser I wanted – the Milkstreet Relic Collection that I had been drooling over long before I found out I was pregnant. I procrastinated far too long with putting her nursery together, but once our furniture arrived I got inspired to finish her cute little space.
First things first, let’s talk furniture. I chose the Fossil color of the Milk Street Relic crib & dresser because I wanted a rustic feel in her nursery. The color of this furniture is stunning, and can really fit into any nursery style. One of my top priorities for a crib was for it to be convertible and grow with my little babe. This crib goes from a crib to a toddler bed, to a daybed, to a full size adult bed. So it’s the only bedroom set she will ever need, and I love that! I also have to touch on the dresser. Wow. The dresser has built in lights inside the drawers, as well as underneath the dresser. The drawers light up when you open them, and underneath the dresser lights up with a quick touch on the side, which is so amazing for late night diaper changes! Also, the changing tray on top of the dresser is removable, so once that is no longer needed it can easily be removed. After we got the crib & dresser I focused on getting the essential items we needed before I went crazy with decorating. I wanted the safest mattress I could find, so we went with a breathable, washable mattress and topped it off with a pretty floral crib sheet.
I knew I wanted a comfy recliner for her room, but I didn’t want to buy once since it would only be needed for a short time, so we just moved the recliner from our living room to her room. A lot of people suggested an actual recliner, and I agree, if you’re going to spend a significant amount of time in it, it better be a little slice of heaven! I can’t tell you how many naps I took in that thing when she was first born. Game changer!
Now for finishing touches. Other than a few items we received as gifts, I got almost every single piece of decor in one very quick last minute shopping trip the month before Chaney was born. The blanket ladder along with all the beautiful blankets were gifts. I definitely suggest a blanket ladder if you have the space, it’s a great way to fill up a corner, and keep all those baby blankets organized. I’m sure I’ll have to move it out of her room once she realizes it’s there and wants to climb it, but for now, I love it!
The Native American photo is one of my favorite pieces of decor in her room, it’s a photo taken by Shana Bailey, and I think it really helped pull some of the different elements in her room together. Almost all the other wall decor in her room came from Hobby Lobby on that quick last minute shopping trip.
All in all, the jumbled mess of themes I had in my head seemed to work together perfectly for this cute little southwestern, boho, cowgirl room. It was so much fun creating this cozy space for our little babe. These days it’s never as clean as you see it here anymore, and that’s alright with me! We are busy having fun!
I’ve linked some of the main pieces in her room below, but if there’s something I may have missed please don’t hesitate to reach out! Also, my friends at Milk Street Baby gave me a discount code, so if you’re in the market for some furniture be sure to check out their website. The quality of their furniture is incredible, and I know we will have these pieces for many years to come!
- Milk Street Crib (Use code jenaknowles for 10% off sitewide.)
- Milk Street Dresser (Use code jenaknowles for 10% off sitewide.)
- Milk Street Changing Tray (Use code jenaknowles for 10% off sitewide.)
- Cactus Print – I had found this at Hobby Lobby but it’s sold out, but I linked a similar print.
- Faux Fiddle Fig Tree
- Dream Catcher
- Arrow Bow Hanger
- Knit Pendleton Baby Blanket
- Pendleton Baby Towel
- Pendleton Dream Catcher Blanket
- Pendleton Chief Joseph Blanket