Tucker's Nursery Refresh




We've been slowly making out way through each room of the new house to give things a little refresh! I've been stuck at home this week with Graham because he's sick so we tackled Tucker's nursery yesterday. Luckily, this room started with some great bones so we just needed to add a little decor!

The Before

The After

Boy Nursery decor

You can check out my Reel updating Tucker's nursery here! 

What We Kept

I thought the blue/sea foam paint and light fixture were really sweet for a boy's nursery so I left those as is! We used Graham's old crib and changing table since he's (unsuccessfully) in a big boy bed now. This set from Pottery Barn is so beautiful and has held up perfectly through two kids--the investment was worth it! 

We ended up going a different direction with the rug in our dining room so we moved this blue Ruggable rug up to Tucker's room. This rug is so much prettier in real life and the blue really pulled everything together in the room! 

We also already had the bookshelf cube system, striped cube bins, rocker, toy chest, lamp (old Target), and adorable rocking horse (this one is similar). We also already had the stork art from a baby gift and mixtiles, which are photographs of my favorite childhood book (such a great gift idea!!). 

Boy nursery

Boy nursery

What Was New

Boy nursery

Since we utilized a lot of what we already had, we didn't have to buy too much! I got the inspiration for something nautical after a friend offered to give me some of her old nursery decor, including the window framed art above the bookshelf. I thought this art was really sweet and let it inspire the room! I definitely recommend finding one item (art, wallpaper, rug, mobile) to guide you as you choose items when decorating a room. 

The nursery in our old house had AMAZING wallpaper, but it was so so expensive so I decided to dive into wall decals instead of investing in more wallpaper. These sea themed wall decals are so reasonably priced and a total breeze to put on the walls! Seriously, you just stick them on like stickers and Graham even helped!

The black out curtains in the room were a little too short so I swapped them out for these tan velvet drapes that I had bought for our bedroom, but hadn't opened. Rooms always look much more polished when the window treatments are hung up at the ceiling and pool slightly on the floor--make sure to measure before ordering! 

My Takeaways & Tips

  • Take an inventory of what you already own and brainstorm how to use it! The rug we had without a home isn't a "nursery" rug, but it looks great in the final room. 
  • Utilize buy/sell Facebook groups and Facebook Marketplace--there's tons of amazing deals to be had! 
  • Easy updates are wall decals and switching out window treatments, easy and a big impact 
  • Move the art you own around for a refresh, I always use command strips so things are easy to move around!

It's amazing what some wall decor and moving some things around can do! This refresh took a couple hours and mostly used things we already owned! Up next, Graham's room!