Tim and I picked our favorite baby bedding for Ilse, and I'm in the process of looking for the perfect bedding for Jonathan.
We'll paint the bottom half of the room one of the darker colors in the bedding, with the top half an ivory. Decals of flowers and butterflies and some lovely pictures and scriptures will hang on the walls, and I'll get cherry furniture and a rocker. There's a rocker I have my eye on that has pink gingham fabric. Gingham wouldn't match exactly, but I'd love the pink.
A tiny part of me leans toward something more simple, but it wasn't at Target.
Now, getting ideas for Jonathan's room took some work. I think it's because I've never ever pictured myself having a boy. I just always knew it was going to be a girl. Well, since one can't technically know that intuitively like I've claimed to, it came to my attention that I better get ready to have a boy just in case.
I'm ready now. And a big part of getting ready was being able to visualize his room. I can. :)
He'll have spots. Bedding with spots (maybe, if it looks right with the walls I'm definitely doing) but the walls! I'm doing brown on the bottom with ivory on the top, and SPOTS on the walls. I don't know the pattern, but they'll be as big as a pie plate and very very glossy. Blues, oranges, greens, and reds will make such a wonderful room. Then we'll get decals of bugs to intersperse among the spots. We'll have scriptures on the wall (verses about how to be a godly man are the best for Jonathan's room, I think) and I'll make something with his name on it so he'll know it's his room.
Unfortunately, we still have to wait six weeks to execute any of this, and then the money isn't in the budget until March. Come March, though, the guest room will be de-guest bedded, and we'll assemble the nursery.
I'll try to restrain myself from any further raptures on the subject. :)