This is the post I’ve been most excited for since we started this blog and I was a newly pregnant woman. My nursery reveal! I must admit, when I imagined our little girl’s nursery months and months ago, I never thought it would look like this. I am pleasantly surprised. As you know, we currently reside in Japan. What better way to embrace the culture and the unique experience of being born in another country than by decorating Addison’s room with a Japanese flavor? Introducing – A Girly, Japan Inspired Nursery. (cherry blossoms, pandas and all). My posts tend to be pretty wordy so I’ll keep it short and simple and let the pictures speak for themselves. I’ll also provide a list of all the products we bought and links.
Big Picture Look
As you can see, there are elements of Japan in nearly every décor piece. From the Cherry Blossom Decals on the walls, to the panda themed décor, even to the incredible paper crane mobile handcrafted by a dear friend of mine. This room absolutely screams two things to me: Japan and Girly. Let’s just hope Addison doesn’t surprise us all and turn out to be our little man instead of our little girl!
- DaVinci Emily 4 in 1 Convertible Crib – Color: Ebony
- Pink Blanket – A Gift!
- Panda Stuffed Animal
- Changing Table – Matches the crib, Color: Ebony!
- Elephant Diaper Bag -by “Tender Kisses”
- Handmade Paper Crane Mobile – Amazing gift from a friend. There are some great tutorials on Pinterest if you’re looking to try it out!
- Cherry Blossom Wall Decals – Removable, perfect for renters.
- Dresser / Mirror – Stolen from my husband and I’s bedroom set (because we didn’t really have room in our bedroom and also because it’s the perfect size / look for a nursery.)
- Hanging Lantern Lights – The perfect mood lighting and nightlight
- Japanese / Panda Themed Décor – Collected while out and about in town. Planning to continue to grow this small collection and maybe make some floating shelves.
- Futon – For those tear filled nights (who’s tears? – maybe baby’s maybe mom and dads)
- 3D Wall Butterflies – Available in lots of colors and really easy to put up on the wall.
- DIY Puzzle Heart Wall Art for gallery wall (Gallery Wall is a work in progress – we’ll add to it as she grows!) – Made by me!
- Handmade Yellow and Pink Blanket – A gift, crocheted by Brittany!
More Little Details
Because really, it’s all in the small details you might not notice right away.
Since our blog does have a focus on DIY and organization, I thought I’d showcase how I decided to organize my drawers. My husband is obsessed with this new label maker he recently purchased so he jumped at the opportunity to use it. We split her clothes up into: Newborn, 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months. Since she’ll be wearing the smallest first, we put those in the top drawer. Then we separated out the beauty / health care products with small boxes in one drawer. Next came the burp cloths, bibs, towels and washcloths. Neatly folded and put into small boxes. Finally, a drawer full of all types of blankets – big and small!
I’ve been told by many seasoned mommy’s, including our very own Sarah, that an organized nursery is key to reducing stress. Let’s hope all this effort is worth it on those late nights when I am stumbling around in the dark looking for fresh onesies and blankets.
Hope you enjoyed taking a tour of our nursery! I may be a little MIA for a while with the new baby but I promise you’re in good hands with my two main squeezes, Brittany & Sarah. Look forward to some great changes here at DIYJC, we are taking our blog from amateur to professional! Thanks for reading, as always. Do you have a room in your home you’re dying to share? Let’s see it!
(First family photo!)
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