Since we are not sure when a baby will be arriving, we are taking our sweet time with the nursery. I of course am enjoying every second of it. However, it is quite difficult picking items out without knowing the sex of the baby. A couple of months ago some of my fabulous friends designed some mood boards to help jump start my nursery plans. I loved each one of them and have pulled some ideas that I will definitely be using in the baby's room. (You can see the nursery plans Here, Here, Here and Here)
One item that I had been keeping my eye on was this drum shade from Shades of Lights. I thought it to be playful, yet a classy touch to the nursery. It comes with the choice of antique brass or satin nickel hardware.
I had my heart set on this until I realized is was $259! I know that isn't that much money for lighting and I have splurged on some great lighting options for my home in the past, but I knew I wanted to use my money wisely in this space. I want to be smart and splurge on other items like the glider-rocker and bedding. So when I came across this pendant from Land of Nod, I knew I had made the right decision to wait on the previous choice!
Even though it is a pendant and not a semi-flush mount, I had my dad shorten the wiring and it hung perfectly! It really is a show stopper when you see it in the room.
(You can see a little peek of the roman shade I have been working on!)
The Light is even 10 times more amazing when it is turned on...
I think the little one will love laying underneath looking up...quite a sight!
So even though I had my heart set on the more expensive light, I am glad I saved a few bucks and decided to go with the Land of Nod pendant. (By the way..it is on sale right now!) I am in love!
What do you all think? Would you have splurged on lighting for the nursery or spent your money elsewhere?
Have a wonderful start to the week!