Location: Ankara, Turkey
We have never been fans of gender-themed or too-childish rooms. That's why we decided to go with a gender-neutral/unisex theme for our son Efe's nursery. A few things that were in my mind before designing the nursery were, one: having a Scandinavian touch and using lots of black and white (like the rest of our house), two: re-use of existing furniture, and three: to have lots of free space while keeping it affordable.
We decided to go with a simple crib and white shelves as the main elements of the room. Our first choice was from IKEA both for the crib and the shelves, and while buying them I also saw the famous black and white striped fabric, which then turned into the curtains.
We didn't want to buy a cupboard as we have plenty of other space in the house, so we decided to use my old dresser and paint it white to keep the clothes and other things. The two foldable wooden chairs were hand-made by my father-in-law about thirty years ago. I used sheepskin on the chair which gives the Scandinavian touch I wanted. Last but not least we have turned one of his walls into a blackboard, which has been hosting a Pirim Parum pear for a while.
- Crib: IKEA
- Wooden Chairs: hand-made
- Rug: repurposed from our bedroom
- Shelves: IKEA
- Curtains: IKEA fabric
- Baby animal photos: The Animal Print Shop
- iPad/iPhone Speaker: JBL
- Trash bin: MUDO
- Elephant Baby Blanket: Giggle
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