If you’ve been following along with the process of the design of the Mountain Fixer Upper then you know there was quite a bit of Scandinavian influence that was initially creeping into the design of the space, and while things have slightly altered from the original plan (see post here) we will always love a whimsical and playful inspired space – especially one with a focal wallpaper. In case you need a reminder of how impactful said wallpaper can be in a space check out Birdie’s old nursery and new bedroom. So when we were brainstorming new budget room ideas we thought it might be time to for a gender-neutral nursery with a big dose of whimsy – after all, everyone loves whimsy. Let’s get into it.
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Our first version comes in just under $5k and the muted, yet playful color palette pairs so seamlessly with lush neutral textiles, making it perfect for a boy or girl. This , designed by Sarah Sherman Samuel, gives the room just enough movement without being overwhelming. Plus, we budgeted to have the wallpaper go on one 10′ accent wall to make it a little more affordable, rather than doing a whole room. That is the one from Birdie’s room and it’s such a great neutral option for any room. There are so many details we love (like the and ), but let’s move onto the next version.
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We chopped off $2k to give you a more affordable, but stylistically very similar room. We might actually prefer this . It’s not nearly as expensive as the first one but it’s still modern and a bit more simple in shape (which isn’t a bad thing). We also swapped out the and although this one visually isn’t quite as sleek it still works perfectly with the design of the room. Lastly, that little is actually a sound machine that helps lull your baby to sleep. It’s adorable and helps out at bedtime. Two birds, one lamb.
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Last but not least we have our most affordable option coming in at just under $2k. While a lot was swapped out to keep it under budget (not the of course) the style and tone are still completely there. We switched out the with drawers to with cute for diapers and some minimal clothing storage. The original wooden was swapped for this cute , and the for a simpler version. Lastly that sweet doesn’t make sleepy sounds like the lamb, but is completely cuddle-worthy.
There you go, folks. Three sweet, gender-neutral nurseries with heavy hits of whimsy and scandi style. Let us know if you have tried any of these products and what you want us to tackle next. And if you ever have tried any of our budget rooms in your own space, we would love to see photos. Be sure to send through photos to [email protected] We always love to see our design boards in action.