Ocean Inspired Twin Boy Nursery Design Plan

In case you missed it, we're having twin BOYS in early summer of 2023! I'm currently 26 weeks, so we've been getting the nursery started over the last couple of weeks and I'm finally here to share the whole design plan with you!

Since I'm from California and love the ocean, and my husband grew up going to Lake Michigan and loves the water, we decided on an ocean inspired look for the babies' room. I didn't want anything too "themed" or "baby", but rather something that would flow well with the rest of the house and a style that we could add some sweet baby things to, while still staying classic. 

The first step-- what we've been working on for the last two weeks-- is installing board and batten, painting it white, then painting the walls above it a light shade of blue/green/gray. The board and batten is done and now I just need to decide on a color for the top! Our rug came in a few days ago, so I'm checking samples with that to see what would flow nicely. The rug looks like water, which is exactly what I wanted! 

Here is the design board I made for our twin ocean-inspired nursery:

Rug / Glider-Rocker-Recliner / Dresser / Mirror (looks just like the Serena & Lily one, but for a fraction of the price!) / Pillow / Baskets / Mini Cribs / Sea Life Art Prints / Sailboat Shelf

I found these beautiful watercolor sea life / coastal art prints on Etsy and I'm so excited about them. We'll put them over the cribs. I also found the sweetest ocean mobile that I can't wait to see hung above the cribs! This sailboat shelf is one of the cutest things I've ever seen. It'll be hung on one of the walls. Sure, it doesn't hold much, but it's more about the look than the function in this case ;)

In order to give the room the ocean/coastal vibe I wanted, we are mixing finishes in the furniture and accessories. The light wood tones found in the dresser (ahh!!! LOVE it!), the frames, mirror and storage baskets will add some warmth and that coastal feel to the room, especially because the board and batten around the room is white. I love how the cribs have a touch of the light wood at the feet, too!

The things I still need to decide on and order are:
+ curtains (samples are arriving this week)
+ crib skirts (slightly tougher for us because we got mini cribs, so I have to get custom ones made on etsy. Samples should be here this week or next.)
+ floating shelves and some other little accessories (I'm thinking of getting 3 of these hooks for behind the door :))

So that's what we've got for now on the nursery! I'm so excited to see it all come together. I'm SO thankful my husband is so handy so he could do all the work to the room. I think he might be nesting just as much as me ;) 


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