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Nursery Inspiration: The Floor

Hi, all! I’m Mari from Arcadian Home blog, a beautiful place to find lots of decorating inspirations, including pretty rugs and lovely lighting fixtures from mini pendant lights to cute table lamps for the kids’ rooms. I’m so happy to be visiting with you at PoshTots today to share a guest post about pretty looks for nursery floors.

So what can you expect to see underfoot in the nursery today? I’ve brought along room images to show you a few of the myriad of possibilities for adding warmth and beauty to rooms for baby boys and girls. Please enjoy!

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This spacious nursery is lovely in warm neutrals with pops of pink and lime. The soft brown rug is almost wall to wall, with just a few inches of wood showing around the edge. It’s a stylish, yet practical floor covering for baby’s first room.

Similar Posh Pick: Rope Woven Indoor Outdoor Rug in Wheat Beige

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A green and white houndstooth patterned rug seems a perfect choice for this pretty little girl’s nursery with light wood flooring. I love the crib bedding colors and exquisite detailing.

Similar Posh Pick: Chevron Lime Green and White Rug

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This beautiful pale nursery has wall to wall carpeting underfoot—a stylishly simple look with no area rugs. Replacing the more expected chandelier, an ornate glass pendant light is hung low over a tiny table beside the comfy white arm chair.

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This pretty pink nursery includes another look on the floor—a rectangular plush rug placed atop neutral carpeting. I love the light and airy look of the white butterfly mobile.

Similar Posh Pick: Strata Wool Shag Rug in Cream

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This appealing nature-inspired nursery has lots of cool woodsy touches. The textured wood-grain design of the brown area rug is captivating.

Similar Posh Pick: Zebra Tufted Wool Rug

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A patterned area rug can work well in a theme nursery. Here a blue on cream compass motif enhances the nautical look of this design. Pendant lighting seems to be showing up in nurseries in just about any style.

Similar Posh Pick: Sailor’s Knot Rug

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A neutral boy’s nursery with touches of brown, blue and green shows how beautifully a shaggy area rug works with wood flooring.

In photo: Shaggy Raggy Cream Rug

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A beautiful traditional nursery for a baby girl with a wood floor gets a warm and cozy look from this wool rug in a lovely floral design on a deep purple background.

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What do you think of these nursery inspirations? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to visit us for more home decor and lighting inspirations!

Necessary Nesting

We all know women don’t lay eggs, but building their nest is an essential process in becoming a mother. First time mother-to-be and Posh Pal, Priya Marie, was compelled to share her story when nesting into a cozy, owl nursery helped her create a special bond with her baby on the way.

Priya Blog

“My nesting pretty much started the day I found out I was pregnant. I’m already a little OCD/control freak-ish, but being pregnant took it to a whole new level. Being pregnant has given me something to obsess about 24/7 without feeling the least bit guilty because I want every little detail PERFECT and ready for when my daughter arrives! I found myself constantly doing something in preparation for the baby. I made list after list of things to be returned, things we still needed, ideas for decorations, you name it.. I had a list for it. Sometimes it would almost feel as if I blacked out and when I came to, I had washed two loads of baby clothes, reorganized her dresser and put together her swing. I couldn’t stop if I tried!

Day after day I have been in the nursery organizing and decorating. Sometimes I just sit in the rocking chair (that my mother saved from when I was a baby) and just look around and think. I imagine what it would be like to have her here in my arms and think of all the fun memories that will be made in that room. I find it therapeutic. The space calms me and excites me all at the same time!

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Now that her room couldn’t possibly be more organized, I’ve moved on to scrapbooking. I started her baby book, as well as a scrapbook of her ultrasound pictures, baby shower pictures, etc. I want every little piece of her saved. I want her to look back on all these things and see how excited we all were and how loved she was even before she arrived!

Nesting.. It can’t be controlled, it can’t be stopped. Actually, I think it’s healthy! It allows the mother to mentally prepare herself for what is to come. Although we go through the physical changes, there is still the reality of it all that doesn’t really start to sink in until the crib is put together and all the little clothes are hung up. There have been several instances where I’ve been in the nursery and stopped for a second to say ‘I’m having a baby.’ Nesting makes me feel like I’m bonding with the baby even though she isn’t here.. And I love it!”

**Posh Baby Update**

An amazing coincidence occured on March first, the day we posted this guest blog. Our Posh Pal, Priya, gave birth to her beautiful baby girl on the same day! We were so happy that our nesting blogger shared Arianna’s newborn pictures with us.

The photoshoot took place in the very place where she had first bonded with her daughter – the nursery! Since the pictures put a huge smile on our faces, we wanted to share a few with you. Congratulations to Priya on having a happy and healthy baby girl!

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Priya’s nesting story and owl nursery have inspired us! Here are some of our favorite feathered friends.

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owl sack

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owl cushion

Do you have an inspiring pregnancy, adoption or design story to share? Want to tell the tale of your amazing kids and how they inspire you?  We would love to hear it. Contact the Posh Team to be a guest blogger: [email protected]