Feb 23, 2016

Choosing a Nursery Theme

Choosing a theme for the nursery was a little tougher than we anticipated. There are SO many options out there (which seems to be the case for all things baby) and we liked so many of them. I think while we were shopping around and deciding we said, "Well, we can do that theme when he goes to a big kid room." Or, "Well, our second boy can have that theme." Yes, we are crazy and talking about future children already. #FirstTimeParents  There were two themes we seriously considered before we settled on the one we're currently working on (and loving!) but here's how the decision came to be.

Option #1: Sports
DUH! Jared and I are crazy sports fans and I think we both kinda' automatically thought that our boy's room would be a sports themed one. Instead of just football we thought it would be fun to include all the sports we both love. There's a lot of cute stuff out there, and we loved this set from Babies 'R' Us, but with how small the room is- we were worried it would be too dark for that small space. Plus we have white furniture so we weren't sure it would even look right together. Sports will (hopefully!) be something he loves one day but for his room we sadly had to let it go. Is it too early to plan his first birthday party?? ;) 

Option #2: Disney

Probably another duh, as you know how much we love all things Disney. However once we looked around for ideas for this theme- it just didn't feel like something we loved. There was a lot of all blue Mickey-dominant stuff, but I wasn't loving it. And then on the opposite end of the spectrum, a lot of the other Disney stuff we stumbled upon was too pastel and looked more feminine which we obviously didn't want. While our child will surely be a Disney character/movie/parks fan one day- the room just wasn't working for us.

So we finally landed on...
Option #3: Ocean/Under the Sea

We saw this Nemo lamp in Babies 'R' Us and the colors were so bright and fun we decided to run with it. We didn't want to plaster Finding Nemo all over the place in there- but we loved the bright blues mixed with pops of green and orange. Whales, fish, crabs and even a plush octopus will likely make an appearance in our little guy's room. It's not necessarily a nautical theme, like I've seen a lot of- let's be honest, Jared and I aren't nautical, we don't boat! Haha. But we do love the ocean and we love the bright, cheerful colors that can come with an under the sea theme.

Whew- so there you have it! This room is going to be the coolest room in our house by far once we're done with it. I can't wait to share progress as we get more stuff to actually put in there :) 

36 comments:

  1. We went with a space theme so that it can transition as he gets bigger. I can't wait to see your finished nursery! A is 10 months and his STILL isn't finished (although in our defense he came 3 weeks early and had some health issues).

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  2. I think all of your ideas were great but LOVE the under the sea theme, it is something that can grow with him and can be reused if you need it to be, wink! The Nemo lamp is super cute and I love all the bright colors.

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  3. Oh this is by far my favorite theme of the 3!! I love the bright colors and it's different from the typical themes you see these days! He's gonna be SUCH a happy baby!!

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  4. I think the ocean theme is my favorite! It's going to look awesome!

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  5. Love the idea of an under the sea nursery! That little octopus is so cute! Can't wait to watch it all come together!!

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  6. Your choice is a total win, i like the coordination of colors and some themed items better than a universal theme for the room as well!

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  7. K's nursery was a sea/beach theme too, I'm sure you are completely surprised. :)

    My mom and my sister painted a huge 4 panel Nemo mural for her wall, it now hangs in my mom's beach house since K wanted to go with purple when she was old enough to decide for herself.

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  8. Love the theme you chose! It will be perfect!

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  9. It was so hard to pick just one theme!! There are so many cute ideas!! I love what you're going with.

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  10. Great choice! Can't wait to see how it all comes together!

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  11. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! The sea creature/ocean theme is ADORABLE! I'm with you - nautical is cute but so trendy right now and kinda overdone. I think your theme will be the perfect amount of color and fun but still perfectly baby! :)

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  12. I love your choice! Can't wait to see the finished product

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  13. Love the theme! That stuffed octopus is adorable! I like a lot of nautical stuff (I have a lot of fishermen in my family) but it seems too grown up/mature for nurseries. Under the Sea/Ocean makes a lot more sense to me can't wait for the big reveal!

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  14. LOVE! Such a bright and colorful theme! I can't wait to see it all finished.

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  15. So cute! I've seriously never given any thought to choosing a nursery theme but I'm sure it's overwhelming! I love the colors you chose and the under the sea theme is definitely my favorite of the 3, by far!

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  16. It's going to be adorable no matter what you choose!

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  17. The Under The Sea theme is so cute! The colors are perfect!

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  18. Awww, I love the Nemo lamp. I was a lil disappointed that you guys decided against the sports theme but I do love the colors for the ocean theme - they are fun & boyish. Cannot wait to see it come together! :)

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  19. So cute! Perfect choice. Baby M is going to love it :)

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  20. I totally agree - deciding on a nursery theme is way harder than I thought! I love what you decided on - let the decorating begin!! :)

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  21. Really cute and bright and colorful. Good choice!

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  22. That's so cool how you came about your theme! I definitely would have thought that y'all would have done sports or Disney, but I can see how some of the colors might have been too dark for a smaller room. I think the under the sea theme will be adorable, and I can't wait to see pictures!

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  23. Love the theme! I've had friends already tell me that they see Disney or sports in ours as well and while they might be correct, there is so much out there!

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  24. Yeah I think the theme you landed on is PERFECT!!!!! :) can't wait to see!

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  25. I love the theme! Absolutely perfect. Another Disney freak here. We landed on Peter Pan for our little guy, and now we are working on a princess theme for our new little girl! Disney makes the BEST nurseries!

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  26. I love the theme you decided on!!! I think it is going to turn out so cute and I cant wait to see the final product!!! There are so many decisions to make around a baby, at least this is one that is super fun!!!

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  27. Hahah, I loved the "we don't boat" comment! :-P Anyways I loveeeee the look y'all selected. It's perfect!

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  28. That's so funny. Before I clicked on this, my mind went to sports and disney. I love the one you picked and I can't wait to see pics when it's done.

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  29. Awww I love it!! I bet it will be so so fun to decorate :)

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  30. Aiden's room is definitely the coolest room in our house! You will love just sitting in there before he gets here and dreaming. *sigh* So happy for you. And while I love all your options, this one seems just right (Orange for Bengals and then you have the Disney flare with Nemo, plus oceans are always relaxing happy places right?!) Yay!

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  31. oh my gosh under the sea is so cute!! i love disney as well, maybe not as much as you guys haha, but i don't like their baby stuff. you definitely made the right choice!

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  32. Such a cute idea! All of those colors are going to pop and look so good. I still can't believe you're pregnant! Haha. I'm so excited for you two :)

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  33. We did an ocean/nautical nursery and I still love it so much! I also love that most of the things we bought I can use later for decorating other rooms once we switch up his room. Can't wait to see how it all turns out!

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  34. So cute! I agree, Disney would have been cute but the pastels are feminine. i think you guys chose a perfect theme!

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