When I was in my initial phase of pinning for the Mountain House I kept saving these amazing, whimsical Scandinavian kids rooms. And if Birdie’s old nursery and new bedroom tell us anything, it’s that I love a whimsical wall mural in a kids room. So when we were brainstorming new budget room ideas I thought it might be time to for a gender-neutral nursery with a big dose of whimsy. We kept it more on the ‘Refined Scandinavian’ side of things, since our last budget room was a lot more rustic. Let’s get into it.
Our first version comes in just under $5k and makes me want to have another baby just so I can design this nursery in real life (JUST KIDDING). But I do love how the muted, yet playful color palette pairs so seamlessly with lush neutral textiles, making it perfect for a boy or girl. Yes, I am here to say a little pink is very cute in a little boy’s room (and Charlie has actually been coming around to the color recently, which I consider a parenting success). This removable cloud wallpaper, designed by my friend 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 glider is the one I have currently in Birdie’s room and I love it so much. I could go on about all the little details that I am super into (like the mobile and forest animals), but let’s move onto the next version.
We chopped off $2k to give you a more affordable, but stylistically very similar room. To be honest I actually prefer this crib. 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 glider and I’m not mad about it. I haven’t tried it myself but it has that refined scandi look while looking very comfy and story time ready. Also that little lamb toy is actually a sound machine that helps lull your baby to sleep. It’s adorable and helps out at bedtime. Two birds, one lamb.
Last but not least we have our most affordable option just making it under $2k. While a lot was swapped out to keep in budget (not the forest creatures of course) the style and tone are still completely there. We switched out the changing table with drawers to this more affordable option with cute bins for diapers and some minimal clothing storage. The original wooden toy tower was swapped for this cute wood house, and the mobile for a simpler version. Lastly that sweet puppy 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 this products and what you want us to tackle next. And if you ever put together any of these rooms be sure to send through photos to email@example.com! We always love to see our design boards in action.