Modern Bohemian Nursery Sneak Peek and A Few Tips To Designing The Perfect Space.

It’s nursery time BABY! lol

I have had so many questions about the theme of our nursery. As of a few weeks ago, I wasn’t quite sure, but I soon decided on a Modern Bohemian Themed nursery.  Yea, I knew I wanted this style nursery when I found out we were expecting our third child. Boy or Girl, this interior style fits across the board!

Tip 1. Choose a designated space. We chose to use our guest room and decided once the baby is big enough, he/she will either move in with our daughter or our son, so we wanted to make this space easily transformable into a luxurious yet tranquil guest room.

Sneak Peek Inside Baby J’s Nursery

Tip 2. Start an inspirational collage. One of the best ways to do this while staying organized is on Pinterest.  What is Pinterest? Pinterest is a social media network that allows users to visually share images/videos on a smaller scale. Users/Followers can then click/pin/post to their boards linking to other sites. You can then take elements of those images and incorporate into an entirely new look! Below are my inspirational photos for the Modern Bohemian Nursery.

Nursery Inspiration Photo – Pinterest Photo
Nursery Inspirational Photo – Pinterest Photo

Tip 3 Start a Vision Board. Adding inspirational items to your board will help you keep track of not only your budget, but will help you collectively see the space with the items you love. and you can shop and buy as you please!

Baby J’s Nursery Vision Board

To describe this vision a little, I wanted this space to go from a nursery back to a guest room, so I added to a wall what I had always dreamt, shiplap. I decided to leave it unfinished to add a pop in the space, added lighting and an oversized framed wallpaper for visual interest.  The dimmable sconce lighting adds a tranquil mood to the room which is what I LOVE most about this space. Deciding to add layered rugs adds warmth, depth, comfort to the space, as well as a special addition to the bohemian feel. The green fiddle leaf fig plant adds a lively pop of green to the room with a contrasting coral and white planter, just a cool and beautiful touch. White furniture with black hardware and dark black/brown shelves to keep the space feeling uniform, along with the stylish yet cute African Basket Bassinet! Lastly, we picked llamas as the bedroom theme as they symbolize strength, perseverance, communication, confidence and often success, which we think is a great symbol for our new little addition.

Interested in a few pieces in this vision?

Enjoy the items tagged below.

Hope you enjoyed the sneak peek into Baby J’s Modern Bohemian Nursery, stay tuned for the BIG reveal!

Up Next, Mother of 3: Tips To Surviving the First Trimester

24 Weeks Pregnant, baby is the size of a pomegranate.

It has been a while since I have written on here… well, here is the update!!! We’re pregnant with baby number 3! The moment I woke up with that queasy feeling in the pit of my stomach, I instantly thought, maybe I need to take a pregnancy test. Sure enough PREGNANT. I have an enthusiastic 3 year old daughter, my baby boy just turned 1, and now I am pregnant with my third little blessing.

My first two pregnancies were very hard, my last pregnancy with my son was the WORST! Being admitted several times, having placenta previa (where the placenta covers the birth canal) with both pregnancies which caused excessive bleeding, suffering though morning sickness causing hyperemesis gravidarum and all the other symptoms that comes with pregnancy and some that was unknown, I quickly had to figure out how to get through this third pregnancy while caring for two young children. The thoughts that would run through my head were vicious. I was terrified of a miscarriage and doing anything that could harm this growing baby in my belly, but at the same time I hated it all together. Spending most of my days trying to figure out how to feel like myself again while struggling to stay awake and away from the bed and vomiting in the toilet was my biggest challenge. I found comfort in reading the stories from other expecting mothers going through that same things that I was! I’m here to tell you you are not alone. The first trimester will feel almost impossible to get through, but know that it doesn’t last forever, and even though it feels like you will never get better, there is someone in the world that is dying to be in the position that you are in. Meanwhile, below are some tips that helped me get through my first trimester.

First Trimester Tips

  1. Drink and Drink Often: If you are having a hard time holding down water try decaffeinated teas, real fruit juices, and sports drinks.
  2. Eat First: Grab a snack (crackers, dry cereal, toast, tortillas) first thing in the morning to prevent morning sickness.
  3. Snack and Snack often: Try to avoid eating 3 full meals but smaller meals through out the day.Feeling too full can make you feel sick to your stomach.
  4. Ginger: Having a sip or two of ginger ale really helped me feel better. Some expected mothers make ginger teas and/or add ginger to their drinks to help settle their stomachs. Ginger candies too (Preggi Pops) The ginger root didn’t help me much but it is worth the try!
  5. Rest: Get as much rest as you can! Your body is going through some phenomenal changes when creating life; take the time you need to give yourself the much needed rest.
  6. Get Up and Move: Even when you feel like you can’t shower, eat, sleep, or even get some chores or work done, try to take a 20, 15, or even 10 minute walk. Sometimes a little movement and fresh air makes a world of difference.
  7. Meditation: There are many meditation apps, some even geared towards pregnancy. Try them while relaxing on a lunch break, or even before bed.
  8. Aromas: Aroma Therapy is great! The next time you are at the store try smelling a few essential oils to see which ones are the most soothing: My go tos were rosemary, lavender and eucalyptus. Believe it or not, even the aroma of rubbing alcohol soothed my nausea. Find out which ones help you.
  9. Support: Evaluate your support system. Pregnancy it not only physically tough, it is just as mentally tough. To keep yourself from slipping into that dark space, cling to your support system, vent, and allow them to be the shoulder you lean on. I can’t tell you how many times I called on my husband, best friend, or mother to let them know what was going on. Sometimes reading an Instagram/Blog story from an expecting mother made me feel like I was not so alone. If you feel like your little blessing is taking over what you think should be “the joys of pregnancy” just remember you are not alone. Discuss these concerns with your partner and please talk to your doctor. These feeling are very normal, however you don’t want to go on a downward spiral into depression when carrying this bundle of joy!
  10. Call Your Nurse: If this is your first pregnancy, and you have concerns, don’t be afraid to call your nurse! That is their job, they really want to make sure you and baby are safe!

Just remember, if you’re bound to the bed, feeling yucky, and can’t even get in the shower to freshen up; grab some water and try to relax because there is a miracle growing inside of you, it will not last forever!