Post # 1
OK bees, humor me! I am only 3 months pregnant, but I already put a deposit on our crib and dresser so that we could take advantage of a fantastic sale that was going on for a limited time.
In the next few weeks, we need to decide whether we want the furniture in a deep wood, as pictured below- or in white.
(The wood is beech wood, btw)
I originally was 100% sure that I wanted white furniture. I love the idea of a serene atmosphere. The child can make it as crazy and colorful as they like later on, but while they are babies I am into an elegant style that is calming.
Here are pictures of the crib and dresser we bought:
(Sorry for the crappy pics, I took them off of a catalogue).
To get an idea of the general styles I am into, here are pictures of some of the inspiration pics of nurseries I love:
What do you think? Wood, since it is classic and will grow well with the child as they get older…or white because it is a happier, lighter, more calming color?
Thanks for any and all input!!
Post # 3
@Evie19: Hey! That second nursery picture I pinned on my ‘broody’ board on Pinterest 😉 I love white as it’s calming and I find it happier.
Post # 4
@CatyLady: Thanks! 🙂 I used to be ALL about white furniture and now I am so stumped. I appreciate the input…white is a little happier and less serious.
Post # 5
Beautiful set! I voted white because I’m always drawn to white cribs in nursery inspiration photos, and I think the set you picked would be lovely in white. I do see your dilemma, though, because I think the deep wood would also work and be timeless. Still, I’m sticking with my guns on this.
Post # 6
@kate02121: Thanks for the input Kate!
My co-worker told me that dark cribs may be harsh for the baby too…I wonder if that’s true?
Post # 7
@Evie19: Very pretty set! I voted white. It’s definitely in all of my inspiration pics right now too! I think it is so much softer and peaceful for a baby/kids room. And to be honest, by the time they are older they will probably get a new dresser anyways. I think white will be classic enough for the length of time your kid(s) will make use of it.
Post # 8
Personally, I love white- that is what I originally wanted. However, we had beautiful dark cherry furniture that had been in my family that we decided to use instead because all we needed to do was buy a crib to match. We decorated the room with calming colors and now I don’t regret the choice.
One more thing- I only like white furniture for a girl’s room. I’m guessing you don’t know the gender yet, but would that play any part in your decision?
Post # 9
@Pink Asawa: Thanks! That’s a good point- by the time they’re older we’ll get them new furniture.
@celticbride: If we go with the wood, I’ll also make sure to have all the rest of the colors in the nursery very soft and delicate to balance it out. We have to order the crib color before we find out the gender, oops! I thought white would be OK for a boy too though.
It’s funny, all my co-workers have told me to go with the wood. They said since it’s good quality wood, it makes it look cheaper and plastic-y when it’s painted white. And they say it’s warmer, and can be balanced as celticbride said with softer colors…
Ahhhhhhhhh I can’t decide.
Post # 10
I normally like white but if you plan to keep the furniture or at least the dresser for the child’s use later on..wood might be best. you can always refinish and paint wood should it get chipped stained etc.
I remember having white furniture as a child and I destroyed it Lol. My husband told me he didn’t want white in our baby’s room because it could get dirty or poopy! Gross Haha!! But I think he meant its harder to keep clean. I personally am looking at black furniture. But I do really like the wood. Where did you find it??
Post # 11
@isthisreal: That’s what my Mom said- white furniture gets dirty easily!
I live in Greece and we found it at a baby store called “Lito.”
I think it might be made in Italy though.
Post # 12
@Evie19: I guess I am in the minority…I voted wood. While the white looks so pretty and calming, white gets dirty very easy, and I can see you having to scrub all the time once your baby gets older. You can still do everything in white, but the furniture I would keep wood.
Post # 14
I voted wood…. I agree with your co-workers that it does look better quality. And then I thought you would have some color with the wood and then use the rugs, bedding, decorations etc. in a cream/white/nuetral.
Post # 15
My grandmother and parents have voted for wood, and my SIL and MIL, along with 2 good friends have voted white.
I can tell I’m going to wait until the very last minute to make this decision! :-/
Post # 16
Why not a set with both? Babyletto makes some stunning mixed wood sets.