One of the biggest changes would've been obvious in her last monthly photo.
The wicker chair that was in her nursery in Toronto was left behind with my parents. The much larger (and more comfy) Ektorp was a temporary solution when we got here, but I'm really starting to like it. Halle doesn't nurse as often any more, and usually sleeps through the night, so this chair is mostly used when I'm putting her to bed. It will also be a great chair for story time as there is a lot more space for us to snuggle into it together.
But here's a shot of the whole room to give you an idea of where we are at the moment...
So, here's the problems I'm having. I'm sure the biggest one you all saw right away - the curtains! They are way too short for this new space, which comes as no surprise to me with her last room being so tiny. They are hanging for now to help darken the room a little for her daytime naps, but it's glaringly obvious that we need to get new curtains. Since this is not a forever home, my gut instinct is telling me that same plain white panels from IKEA will do the trick... unless I can come up with some way to add length to these two lovely panels.
The other thing I am struggling with is the large amount of wall space we are now blessed with. Halle's old room had very little wall space, and I think we filled it perfectly. Now, I'm trying to use what we have in this new space, but it's clear we need to find some new pieces. For starters, we've hung three of her bookshelves to the right of the window, and they are working perfectly.
I'm pretty sure the remaining 2 (my father built us one more before we moved) will go to the right of the window over the chair - thoughts?
I'm thrilled that we also finally have a spot to hang her footprints that we have been doing monthly. We hung them directly over her crib and I love, love, love it! (Don't mind the other small pieces hanging randomly on the wall. They are just hanging on screws that were already there, and this is our attempt to keep them off the floor and out of Halle's reach).
That's pretty much where it ends. We have all of the pieces from her old gallery wall...
I just have to decide where to hang them and how. My first thought is over the dresser, as we are no longer using it as a change table (it's much safer to change this squirmer on the floor these days).
However, since it's a larger space, we may need to add to it. Who am I kidding - we WILL need to add to it. So now to find the perfect pieces.
So there you have it. Halle's nursery... in it's true state (meaning almost everything is still looking for a new home here). I'll be taking a break from blogging tomorrow to prep for a family trip we are taking (hence the diaper bag and suitcase on the floor in the above photo). I'll be back on Friday with my fancy finds and a few details to share about our upcoming trip!