Wow. Time sure does fly by! I’m already in my third trimester and have less than two months left until baby Hudson arrives. Since we’re still in the loft while we wait to move into our “new to us” house, I’m doing all that I can to prep for little Hudson’s nursery.
I recently officially decided on my nursery theme, and to be honest, it was almost by accident. I was shopping on Wayfair (what’s new?) and found the CUTEST safari prints that I just couldn’t live without. I had known for a while that I liked the safari theme, but I felt conflicted because I didn’t want to go with a traditional safari color palette.
I had been struggling with the nursery design for a number of weeks. I so badly wanted a light and bright coastal(ish) color scheme, but didn’t want to default to my beloved go-to nautical theme since that will already exist throughout most of the new house. So when I found these cobalt blue prints (found here and here), I was SO excited. They inspired me to feel comfortable combining bright whites, cobalt blues and kelly greens to make a modern safari design; something that isn’t “the norm” when it comes to a safari theme.
If you’re wanting to watch my process on exactly how I created my gallery wall, make sure to watch my video (above) or view it here on Wayfair’s YouTube channel.
As you now know, the safari prints were found on Wayfair, but the other two prints I actually created myself in Photoshop.
My favorite of the two DIY prints is probably the “H” print designed from a banana leaf pattern. It was the perfect way to incorporate the kelly green hue that I’ll be using in the rest of his nursery. It’s also a great transition for incorporating black; an unexpected choice in this color scheme, but a color I plan on using regardless.
To give the gallery wall some depth, I added a plant hanger (found here) into the mix. Throw in a few succulents and you’re all set!
I can’t wait to install this gallery wall in Hudson’s nursery in a few months! Until then, it sits in our loft as we wait for our little guy to arrive. We don’t have a nursery yet for him since the loft is a one bedroom, so this little corner will have to do until we move into our house.