June 30, 2015 09:55 PM

Naya Rivera‘s nursery is something to cheer about.

The former Glee star shows off her baby’s sleep space in a series of photos for My Domaine, in which she shares that the inspiration behind the neutral-toned nursery was a black-and-white teepee she and husband Ryan Dorsey purchased before the pregnancy.

Once the couple — who wed in July 2014 — discovered they were expecting their first child in late summer, Rivera, 28, and designer Angelo Surmelis went to work creating a room centered on her fun find from The Land of Nod.

“I actually was really inspired by the teepee and sort of built the room around that,” she says. “Then I stayed within the color palette of black, white, cream, and gray.”

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To accent the teepee, Rivera chose matching black-and-white striped drapes, while a coordinating throw from Ikea makes the sleek rocker extra cozy.

“I’m looking forward to using the glider once the baby arrives,” she says. “I’m sure many nights will be spent bonding with our baby in that chair.”

The expectant actress continued her color themes with patterned wallpaper, a bird-themed rug and animal wall hangings. Despite the muted tones, Rivera still managed to keep it kid-friendly — adding framed artwork and stuffed animals — while sticking to a sophisticated feel.

“I’m a big fan of wallpaper, and the graphic prints on the walls and the striped Roman shades gave the room a nice contrast that will be great for our baby,” she explains. “Babies can only really see black and white and stark contrast for the first few weeks, and they pick up the shape of objects from that.”

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But one of her favorite focal points adds the perfect whimsical touch to the nursery. “I love so many things in the nursery, but my favorite would have to be the bird chandelier,” Rivera says of the copper wire piece hanging from the ceiling.

She adds, “It’s so fun and adds a pop of color and youth!”

Rounding out the room are plenty of personal touches, including a bookshelf filled with sweet mementos.

“My favorite item in the bookshelf is the photo of Ryan and I at our wedding, and the baby’s ultrasound picture,” Rivera shares. “You can see the baby’s face so clearly!”

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— Anya Leon

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