A Simple Nursery & Guest Room

When you’re the third baby boy of a family, you inherit a lot of used things like clothing, toys, and other baby items. You also gain a set of relaxed (re: sometimes lazy) parents who surprise themselves by getting a nursery setup before your arrival.

A couple of months ago, we decided on a whim to move our two older boys, A & C, into a shared room. I’m so grateful that the transition has gone smoothly (for the most part)!

We moved A into what used to be C’s nursery & guest room because the layout is better suited for his twin bed. C is still in his crib, so I was elated when I received this beautiful crib and glider from Da Vinci for B’s new baby nursery.

(CRIB: Da Vinci Baby, GLIDER: Da Vinci Baby, WALL ART: Small Moments, LAMP: Marshall’s, CURTAINS: Target)

To be honest, the shared room made it easy for us to repurpose A’s old room into the new nursery &  guest room with little effort. We swapped out A’s twin bed for the guest bed and I switched some prints out for the gallery wall.

Aside from moving around the furniture, it was a pretty easy change to setup the new nursery & guest room.

The hardest part was to figure out the layout of the room. We wanted to make use of the space without it feeling too cramped. Since the crib and guest bed are the two biggest pieces, we took out the dresser that used to sit underneath the gallery wall.

I waffled back and forth about adding in the glider. But, it is so comfortable and has a reclining feature that is perfect for nursing that I had to have it in the room. I love that we were able to make room for it by the window.

(BED FRAME: Wayfair, BEDDING: Marshall’s, BABY BED: DockATot aff link, CRIB SHEET: Aden and Anais, BABY BLANKET: Bebe Au Lait)

One special piece in B’s nursery and guest room is this wall art print from  a local shop, Small Moments. I love how she custom designed this print for my newest little prince. The simple color palette is the perfect addition to the room.

This gallery wall is more than four years old. The frames are all from Christmas Tree Shops. I set it up when I was (so) pregnant with A in my third trimester. It’s crazy how I still fondly remember spending hours looking for the prints and picking out each photo from our DIY maternity session to fill this wall.

I kept about half of the original prints, swapped out a few photos and printed a couple of new prints to make it refreshed and new for our little addition.

There are still a couple of bare walls that need more decor. But, for the most part, I love the simplicity of this room and love that I was able to repurpose much of A’s old nursery into a new space for B. I know I will relive so many memories and create new ones with my newest babe.

And most importantly, I know he will be safe (and hopefully sleep well) in his new crib in our simple nursery & guest room.

(CRIB: Da Vinci Baby, CRIB SHEET: Aden and Anais, TOY RATTLE: Finn & Emma, Glider: Da Vinci Baby, CURTAINS: Target aff link)

Thank you to the amazing brands who helped put the finishing touches on our simple nursery & guest room.

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  1. I love the color scheme and art gallery on the wall!

    Posted 6.12.17
  2. Kim wrote:

    Love all the details – especially the glider and simple curtains!

    Posted 6.12.17
  3. Tricia wrote:

    It’s a beautiful room! I love how you made the space work for your family by still allowing space for the guest bed. I also like how you re-purposes some of the prints but still added some special touches just for this little man!

    Posted 6.12.17
  4. This room is absolutely perfect! That crib is GORGEOUS and the colors are so fun! Love those frames!

    Posted 6.12.17
  5. Susan wrote:

    Love it!

    Posted 6.12.17
  6. Hannah Christensen wrote:

    This is a great idea to make the most of your space.

    Posted 6.12.17
  7. Diedre wrote:

    Such a great idea! I have thought about doing this if we have another baby.

    Posted 6.12.17
  8. Such a pretty room! I love seeing how others set up and organize rooms like this that double as multiple spaces. Our daughter’s nursery is also my office and while it works, I found it incredibly challenging to get it set up in a way that actually made it work. And it’s definitely not decorated this pretty right now either haha we move a lot and are actually planning on moving again in a few months so I didn’t see the point in decorating quite yet.

    Posted 6.12.17
  9. Melissa wrote:

    This is such a great space! I love how bright and clean it is and those frames are awesome.

    Posted 6.12.17
  10. Kristen wrote:

    Very cute! I love the colors frames!

    Posted 6.12.17
  11. Amanda wrote:

    This is such a beautiful nursery! I love the soft colors you used…it makes the room feel so relaxed!

    Posted 6.12.17
  12. It’s so beautiful!! We all have shared rooms too 🙂

    Posted 6.12.17
  13. Oh, wow! Simply beautiful! I Love the colors in this nursery!

    Posted 6.12.17
  14. It looks darling! You did a great job!

    Posted 6.13.17
  15. Mary Ware wrote:

    We also have a shared nursery and guest room- the layout really was the hardest thing! I love how yours came out, such a relaxing environment!

    Posted 6.13.17
  16. Stacey wrote:

    Such a lovely room! I love every bit of it, it’s so peaceful and the colors are beautiful!

    Posted 6.13.17
  17. val wrote:

    Looks so great! That glider looks SO comfy

    Posted 6.13.17
  18. Kerry wrote:

    What a great space! There’s so much natural light too. Can this be my room? 🙂

    Posted 6.13.17
  19. Rachel wrote:

    I love how you combined these two spaces! The color scheme is great and the chair looks comfortable enough for rocking.

    Posted 6.13.17
  20. I love what you’ve done with this space! I love the gallery wall!

    Posted 6.13.17

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