In celebration of Mother’s Day we are going to focus on everything for baby this month, starting with a great gender neutral nursery. I absolutely love penguins and thing it is a great subject for this nursery. I see a lot of safari animals in nursery décor and wanted to give some love to animals from a colder climate. The neutral greys, grey blues, and yellow all lend the perfect color palette for this gender neutral nursery. The perfect thing is you can start with this as a base and then add simple touches later to gear the nursery towards a boy or a girl. We will be showing you how to do that in our posts next week. For now, check out our picks for our adorable penguin nursery.
1.) DIY Sweet Dreams Ceiling Medallion from Marie Ricci Collection – Everyone wants their baby to sleep soundly and have some sweet dreams. We love this as an added ceiling detail to hang the mobile from. Purchase the ceiling medallion which is ready to paint and then once you receive it you can prime and paint the medallion to match any nursery décor.
2.) Baby Crib mobile – Penguin Mobile from LincKids on Etsy – This adorable penguin mobile is all custom and handmade from Eco Friendly felt and non-allergenic premium fiberfill. The colors of the mobile can also be matched to your décor at no extra charge.
3.) Penguin Prints from Crystal Gayle Photo on Etsy – We absolutely love the idea of penguin photography using a stuffed penguin. It is a fun idea to add to a kid’s room that adds a little more of a fun factor than framing images of actual penguins. The images we chose are entitled Penguin Chick and Little Feet
4.) Caravan Crib by Kalon – We love the modern lines of this crib that will fit into any décor. It has an adjustable mattress height and can be converted into a toddler bed. It is made with sustainable materials and production methods and offered in multiple colors. We love the pop of bright yellow in our penguin nursery.
5.) Arctic Animals Set of Four Art Prints by Niko and Lily on Etsy – We just think these arctic animal prints are too cute! They make a great arrangement over the changing table. The best part is the shop offers a variety of sizes and additional color options to work with any color combination you have in mind for your nursery.
6.) Penguin Bookend from My Bonzu – This makes a great addition to any shelf, bookshelf, or to even prop things up on the changing table dresser. The penguin is made of leather and polyester fiber. It is weighted to it can support heavy items and books.
7.) Three Tier Basket from Crate and Barrel – We love the idea of using this iron wire tiered basked as an organizer on the changing table. Use it to organize diapers, wipes, washcloths, burp cloths, and maybe some small stuffed animals or rattles to occupy baby while changing. It is an easy way to keep your most needed items right where you need them and easy to access, especially if you only have one hand available.
8.) Blake Dresser with Changer Top from The Land of Nod – We love the modern look of this dresser along with it closed and open storage. Safety is a consideration and the dresser includes a Tip Restraint Kit for securing the dresser to the wall. Add the changer top and you have a dresser and changing table. This is a space saver and allows you to have the storage you need.
9.) Not a Peep Crib Bedding from The Land of Nod – We love the neutral colors of this bedding and the great mix of prints available.
10.) Penguin Plush and Neck Pillow from Pottery Barn Kids – These are great additions to add to a rocking chair in the nursery and give mom (or dad) a soft place to lay their head when needed.
11.) The Purl Bee Penguin DIY – Every kid needs stuffed animals (and you can never have too many when you are a kid). We love these DIY penguins that we found on the Purl Bee site. Complete instructions to make your own including a supplies list and free pattern download can be found here.