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Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I co-host the Your Home Story podcast and believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!
Mom to Otto born April 2018 and Lucy born August 2020!

Late summer bedroom update and getting our room ready to share with a newborn!

I looooove bedroom decor and shopping for bedding. I'm very happy with the bones of our bedroom (we redid it in the fall 2018 One Room Challenge) but I love to update the bedding, art, plants, etc. regularly/as the seasons change! Plus, with baby girl arriving this month I knew we'd need to move a few things around to make room for not only the bassinet but also a few other things I found essential in the newborn phase with Otto.

This post is sponsored by Joss & Main and contains affiliate links. Joss & Main is celebrating "The Organized Bedroom" this summer!

Modern Traditional Late Summer Bedroom Update

Before I get into the newborn updates... here's our refreshed bedroom!!

Same bed (DIY), nightstands, light fixture, and more from our original bedroom update, and this rug I recently swapped for in here, but all new gorgeous bedding from Joss & Main.

I am a stickler for natural fibers especially for bedding, so I love a 100% cotton quilt and this lightweight linen duvet cover! I also love the color of these cotton velvet throw pillow covers, and the linen embroidered stripe of this lumbar!

I pulled a few things from elsewhere in the house/not being used to update the look a little more... this art is a free download I had framed and I looove this silly little faux fern (my only faux plant, but it looks good everywhere! and is great for this darker corner).

Feeling so good about this room now! Joss & Main bedding and bath sources:

I'll be honest about what's on my nightstand. When Otto was a newborn and I was first breastfeeding (around the clock--he didn't do more than 4-hour stretches of sleep for a long time), I was shocked at how hungry I was in the middle of the night. I had heard before about moms needing snacks by the bedside table and just didn't understand--until I did!! I found it essential to have protein bars and even some dried fruit and peanut butter handy in the middle of the night (and a big cup of water with a straw, of course) for eating while feeding the baby. I'm sure I will again this time, too!

Plus my glasses, and a few other essentials--lip balm, napkins, pacifier, and the Haakaa (a milk saver/mini manual breast pump for helping with milk supply).

Oh, and you can see a hint there above of even more #reallife newborn modifications to this bedroom... I'll show you below, can you spot the difference? ;)

Of course, the big baby swing is back!! I did a ton of research last time and found this bassinet was a great safe, affordable option for a rocking swing sleeper (SNOO alternative) and we'll keep it right here next to our bed for the first few months, probably. You'll also notice the nursing pillow (with this cover)--I found it easiest to keep that next to my bed at night, and move it to the living room during the day, with a newborn. So useful!

So happy with our beautiful updated bedding from Joss & Main and feeling so good about dressing this room up a little despite the baby stuff taking over a corner for a few months. Check out the beautiful, affordable options from Joss & Main for your own space! I'll link all these below!

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