Minimalist Nursery Reveal

Minimalist Nursery

When I started putting together Ford’s minimalist nursery, I knew that I wanted it to be a very clean, calm space.  I also knew that I wanted to furnish it with as many second-hand and/or sustainably sourced items as possible.

Ford has been sleeping in his own room since he was about 16 weeks old and this set-up has been working well for us so far. I’d say the only thing he is missing is his own laundry basket (his dirty clothes, blankets, and burp clothes aggressively overpower the clothes in our bin at the moment).

minimalist nursery essentials

Minimalist Nursery Essentials

See below for my minimalist nursery decor list and shopping sources:

  • CRIB: Pottery Barn Hayden Crib
    • Purchased second-hand for $150 via Facebook Marketplace
  • CRIB SHEETS: Burt’s Bees Striped Crib Sheet
    • Purchased second-hand for $5 at a San Diego consignment shop called Junebug on Cedros
  • BABY MONITOR: Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor
  • DRESSER: Ikea Hemnes Dresser
    • Purchased second-hand for $120 via Facebook Marketplace
    • I chose a dresser instead of a dedicated “changing table” with the hope that this piece will continue to be of use to Ford long after he’s out of diapers
  • CHANGING PAD: Munchkin Changing Pad
    • Purchased second-hand for $5 at a San Diego consignment shop called Junebug on Cedros
  • CHANGING PAD COVER: Burt’s Bees Striped Changing Pad Cover
    • I purchased this cover to match the crib sheets I found second-hand
    • If I were to go back in time I would have purchased the keekaroo changing pad instead, the laundry produced by this tiny human is already incredible, the less items to wash the better
  • GUEST BED(S): Ikea Utaker Stackable Bed
    • I liked these for a few reasons. First, they were solid pine (not particle board like most of the furniture Ikea sells) and would likely off-gas far less than other Ikea products. Second, they can be stacked and serve as a daybed / twin bed or unstacked side by side serve as a king bed.
  • DECORATIVE PILLOWS: Grey Ikea Euro Shams
  • GLIDER: DaVinci Glider and Ottoman Set
  • DIAPER PAIL: Ubbi Diaper Pail
    • This item is technically not essential but definitely nice to have if you are using disposable diapers
    • If my child wasn’t attending daycare where disposable diapers are preferred, I would absolutely try cloth diapering!

Minimalist Nursery Decor

Minimalist Nursery Art:

I haven’t decided on what I will use to decorate the walls of his room – I tend to prefer wall art that serves a function or a purpose whenever possible (i.e. shelves for storing books or a mirror).

When Ford gets older, I also like the idea of letting him create the art in his room. My plan is to purchase a few white frames and rotate his “artwork” in each frame (sort of like in this example).

Minimalist nursery decor

Minimalist Newborn Essentials

I also wrote a post specifically about my newborn essentials (clothes, toys, gear, etc.). I included a checklist document to make shopping easy if you’re currently registering – definitely check it out if you or someone you know is expecting!

Minimalist nursery accessories

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