Thursday, April 14, 2011

Creating Baby's Inspiration Boards.

I don't think I ever would have thought to do inspiration boards. But they are SOOOO helpful! Now I love doing them because it helps me stay focused on color schemes and themes.

These are my boards for the baby's room. (Sorry, I can't make them bigger... perhaps looking at them on my Olioboard page will make them bigger!) I created these ones at Olioboard, which I now MUCH prefer over Polyvore. So much more user-friendly. :-D

This one is the unisex version, since we're having a surprise. We will leave it like this if it's a boy...

Or change it up a bit (add in some peach and coral accents) if it's a girl...
Both have the same main elements (including white furniture, grey IKEA rug, and the paint color for the walls). And I am doing a *very* loose Disney theme either way (art, mobiles, etc). LOL. I wasn't going to do a theme at all, but I really want art on the walls... and I'm a *huge* Disney fan. Hubby would only go along with it if the artwork is either vintage or black & white. I'm going to try for both. But if it's modern Disney characters, but still black & white, I think we'll both still be happy. :-)

I'm trying to DIY as much as possible since our budget is close to non-existent. We already have the crib and the rocking chair (that looks almost exactly like that one!), and I'm giving makeovers to wall art (frames and stuff not generally used to hang on walls...), a lamp, and a side table (all of which was free and/or we had on hand). This way we can keep costs down, and I much prefer the look to things that I make/re-do myself. :-)

I'll keep you posted! :-D

ETA: I do LOVE Steamboat Willie art, but I haven't yet decided if that's the route I want to go. We'll see. ;-)

8 comments:

Donna said...

Oh, how exciting........ loving them. That rug is beautiful - I saw it at Ikea a couple of weeks ago.

JenniferSanborn said...

Try to find pictures of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Steamboat Willie. Those are always in black and white. :) Love the colors and theme! :)

Bashful said...

Vintage Mickey - *very* cool. ºoº I know you'll come up with something amazing that even hubby can live with. Your baby's room is going to beautiful!

Tammy Blalock said...

love the chandelier on the girlie board...it's all wonderful!

Gretchen said...

ok now i am jealous of your Helly Hanson!

Gretchen said...

i think it is time to clean out that closet again. hahhaha!!

Chris and Paige Evans said...

You know I love your decoration style! You have THE cutest home in the world.

Megan said...

THis is all so cute! I bet she's very happy in the special place you've created for her. And I love the use of the coral. So pretty! Thanks for leaving me the link. I feel so behind on my blog reading. Links are helpful!