Decorating a nursery can be lots of fun but it can also be extremely overwhelming. There are many wonderful design blogs (Project Nursery, The Bump) that give you access to so many pictures and ideas you may not have thought of yourself. Pinterest is also a great source to look for what inspires you. It's easy to get carried away so think things out and stick with what comes natural to you. If designing just seems overwhelming, turn to an interior decorator for assistance.

Our tip: Try picking paint colors last. It's hard to find something special to match the color you've picked for the walls. It's easier to take your favorite quilt to the store and get matching paint. Sherwin Williams always as an interior decorator on staff if you need help while picking colors. This is where a professional decorator can come in handy too. For a pallet like this, soft grey walls will be the perfect starting point.

Be sure to invest in a solid, sturdy crib. This convertible crib from Dwell Studio is the perfect piece. This classic style will be the centerpiece of the nursery. With an x-base structure and tapered cone-shaped legs, it has the feel of a vintage classic with modern day updates such as metal sabot detailing on the legs and a beautiful finish. The crib can also be converted to a Day Bed or Toddler Bed. Most children are in cribs for up to three years so you want this piece of furniture to last.

The crib should be your investment piece in the room. You may be thinking this is a temporary item and not worth the expense, but many kids sleep in their cribs for three or more years. Also, if you’re planning to have more children, a sturdy crib can last through several kiddos. We've curated the basics for starting with a modern grey and navy nursery theme.

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