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Dream Big – Finding The Perfect Nursery Theme

Choosing and creating a nursery theme can be extremely difficult, especially for new mothers. After I found out my husband and I were having a boy, I started thinking about ideas for his nursery. One thing I knew was that I didn’t want the typical cars, trains, or sports themed nursery. I wanted his nursery to be very peaceful, tranquil, and serene. A place that would bring about calming feelings, focus, and mindfulness – especially with typical the craziness of mommy life. I did some research and discovered that in Feng Shui, colors are used to bring different types of energy into a room, and the most calming colors are usually in the blue family, It is also said that blue can slow down your heart rate, lower your blood pressure and produce calming chemicals. Based on that, I decided to pick soft greys, blues and a hint of green as the colors for the nursery, and as soon as I had the colors, the perfect theme popped into my mind. Every mother wants the best for their children, including the ability to dream big and not let fear or doubt stop them from achieving those dreams.

You see things; and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not?’
-George Bernard Shaw

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I want nothing more than for my precious baby boy, Phoenix, to “DREAM BIG” and that is the theme of his nursery. I started searching for cloud decor on Pinterest because I thought it would add a nice dreamy element. I found some clouds that linked to an Etsy store, but they were ridiculously overpriced, so I went to the one person I know who can make anything. Yes, anything. If you know me, you know that person is my mom. She is amazing and I can always count on her for help with craft or DIY projects. Together we created the clouds that were selling online for a fraction of the price, and they turned out great. If you are interested in how we made the clouds, let me know and maybe we will create a DIY tutorial.

Next, I went on a search for the perfect wall color and finally settled on “Silver Strand,” a very beautiful gray with blue and green undertones. I absolutely love this color because it looks amazing with little to no natural light and spaces that are dark/artificially lighted. It works great as the backdrop for the dreamy theme of the nursery.

If you follow MyNaturalSistas on Instagram, you may remember I posted a video of Phoenix’s nursery when it was still a work in progress. Hopefully this video will give you a better idea of what it looks like.

In addition to finding the perfect wall color, I had to pick the perfect products to complete Phoenix’s nursery. Luckily, Munchkin sent some items that we really love. One of those products is the Munchkin STEP™ Diaper Pail that is powered by lavender scented Arm & Hammer baking soda. It does a great job at completely masking odor and features their patented self-sealing technology that seals in odors when the lid is closed. I can attest to it’s effectiveness as my husband and I disposed of over 200 diapers before we changed the first bag. The crazy thing is that we didn’t even have to change the bag because there was absolutely no smell at all. We even posted a video on Snapchat showing how impressed we were with the diaper pail!

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Another product we love is the Munchkin Mist Wipe Warmer. It keeps Phoenix’s wipes the perfect temperature and they’re always moist due to the mister that releases moisture whenever you close the lid. We love it so much that we purchased another one for our downstairs changing area.

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And we can’t forget the super cute owl-shaped Munchkin Light My Way Nightlight that we keep on his crib. The light is dim with just the right brightness which is so important to us because it doesn’t disturb Phoenix if we want to check on him while he’s sleeping.

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Now if you’ve never heard of Munchkin, you’re missing out. They have great products for your little ones and we want to give one luck person the chance to win a VIB basket which includes more than $220 worth of must-have nursery essentials and newborn gifts curated by Munchkin.

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One person will also win a $250 gift code to Munchkin.com so they can purchase anything they want!

Enter the giveaway below!

Munchkin New Years Giveaway

Good luck!

XOXO,
India

This post is sponsored by Munchkin.

Written by India

India

India is the oldest sister in the trio. She loves sharing natural hair styles, tips, and inspiring women to embrace their natural beauty.

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  1. Our baby girl is due in 2 weeks, maybe a couple of days more or less. Either way we are excited! Thanks for sharing a look into your nursery and pregnancy.

  2. I never knew Munchkin had such amazing products!!! For our little bundle of joy due in July, I would love to get their wipe warmer and diaper pail! Never had either item with our first born and I know for a fact it would’ve been a lifesaver! Congrats on your handsome baby boy! :)

  3. I love the Dream Big theme for your baby’s nursery its so cute! I’m expecting my first baby and currently trying to decide on colors and themes, pinterest is becoming my best friend.

  4. I just love this nursery and the accessories that made it come to life! The cloud is AWESOME and I would definitely have to get the owl night light. Owls are my favorite!

  5. Congratulations on your beautiful baby! I absolutely love your theme. I’m expecting my first baby in July and I can’t wait!

  6. I love your theme! I work at a daycare & im very familiar with Munchkin products. I’ve heard & read reviews about the diaper pail but have never actually tried it myself.

  7. I’m due Jan 25th and I like how you thought about your theme. Right now we don’t have space for a nursery, but we were at least going to paint. The calming colors is a good idea.

  8. Very beautiful nursery! You really put a lot of thought into it and it shows. I’m personally not pregnant but my sister is with her first baby! My first niece or nephew since she’ll find out when she gives birth. I’m getting excited!

  9. India, I really love the theme of the nursery. I had around the same due date with you but lost my son when I was 6 months pregnant. Now I am pregnant again and hoping this baby gets to come home with us.

    Enjoy baby Phoenix, snuggle and love on him. God bless you and your family.

  10. Love the nursery, especially all the wooden signs…i will definitely have to check out the wipe warmer I’ve been looking for one that dry out the wipes

  11. I love your nursery idea. I love the wall color. I was trying to articulate the wall color I imagined and this is it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. I love the nursery and munchkin products. I just had a baby and we love the microwave bottle sterilizer and bottle warmer

  13. I don’t have a child, but my cousin and his wife just had their first daughter (their first child ever, really) eight days ago. I’m hoping to win this for them!

  14. Love the gift baskets, they’ve been lifesavers for me and saves me so much time trying to wrap up gifts for my family and friends, they are just beautiful. Oh i love Phoenix’s boycave, And just found out we’re pregnant after so much trouble along the way. I’m excited we’re starting off the new year with greatness.

  15. Wonderful. You created a beautiful and peaceful space. My daughter and grandbaby that is due anyday now could definitely use this.

  16. Please do a tutorial on the clouds! I’m working on a nursery for my twin boys. The theme is hot air balloons and clouds but I’m stuck. I have some wall decals up and cloud crib sheets. Thank you for the inspiration!

  17. This is so awesome!! If I wim I want to bless my best friend with this for her baby that’s due in February. I have used a lot of munckin products for my son and Loved them!!

  18. This will be the pretty start for my first baby. Due in June. I was thinking about the colors for my baby shower and baby nursery. What a beautiful gift. xoxo

  19. The nursery looks so serene. This would be awesome to with with only a few weeks left for my baby girl to arrive (Feb 2017)
    I love the diaper pail and wipes warmers. I definitely have to check it out further.

  20. I love the nursery especially the ideas behind finding the color. For my nursery I had went with a light gray and my theme was elephants I just love them. Please do the DIY for the clouds!! :-)

  21. Phoenix’s nursery is darling!! I love Munchkin products. I would definitely include the owl night light on my list of must haves! I also love their mealtime essentials!

  22. You have a beautiful baby boy and he is so blessed to have such a thoughtful, caring and loving mom. Love how simple and not busy or clutter his nursery is.

  23. I absolutely love this nursery! Your baby is so precious! We find out tomorrow what my daughter will be having. We are so excited. I would buy everything if I could but I really love the diaper pail. Thanks!

  24. What a great idea for a nursery! I always wanted to create a unique nursery but never had the opportunity. Baby 2 will be here soon!

  25. these items and ideas would complete the nursery , i have things to still get, good luck to all ! ty for the chance !!

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