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We might not know the gender of the baby yet- at least not for another week or two- but that hasn’t stopped me from dreaming of nursery decor.
As I begin to prepare for baby number three’s nursery, I really want to be intentional about creating a mellow space. I don’t want a room that screams “baby!”- the crib and diapers will take care of that- and I want to purchase and create pieces that can be used as the baby grows, or in other rooms in our house.
Baby Boy Nursery Inspiration
For a boy room, I love the idea of loosely following an adventure theme with a travel/global direction rather than a wilderness/camping vein. I’m not talking matching mobile and bumpers and wall art, but more of a sprinkling of perfect pieces.
- Adventure Awaits Sign | Signs from the Pines // I might have a mild obsession with globes and maps, which makes this pallet wood sign a perfect addition to a baby boy nursery
- Map Alphabet & Numbers | Cheeky Albi // No character prints in this room. These map pictures can easily be used down the road in the kids’ playroom
- Adventure is Out There Print | Wall Art Printables // This piece will grow with baby and be right at home in a kid’s room
- Upholstered Glider | Wayfair // I’ve known since baby number one that I wanted a chair like this in the nursery. I’ve yet to get one, but with two toddlers and a perpetually-noisy house, I’m making it a priority this time
- 4 Cubby Wall Shelf | Wayfair // I can’t take credit for this idea; I saw it in the beautiful nursery at Sloan and Co. and knew I wanted to incorporate something similar in mine
- Moutains Crib Sheet | Finley Baby // I fell in love with the unique colors in this crib sheet, as well as with the understated pattern
- Arrows Crib Sheet | Feather Their Nest // I’ve loved arrows for a while, but I feel like they’re becoming a little overdone. I don’t want to make the dominant theme in the nursery, but I would like to incorporate them in a small way
Baby Girl Nursery Inspiration
I’ve given a lot of thought to using to a few specific colors in a girl nursery, but in the end I decided I prefer dainty floral patterns. The walls in what will be the baby’s room are already gray, making them the perfect backdrop for whatever fun prints we decide to use.
- Mama & Baby Giraffe | Be Wild & Free // How precious is this floral watercolor print? The Etsy shop was similar ones with elephants, but these giraffes are my favorite
- Tassel Banner | Hobby Lobby // I know the colors of these tassels might not match perfectly with the other colors I’m likely to include in the room, but I can’t stop picturing it draped over the crib or hanging from a bookshelf
- Upholstered Glider | Target // This is the other glider I’m considering. I know I want gray, so now it’s about looking at price and reviews
- Run Wild My Child Sign | Handy Gerl // I loved this sign from the minute I saw it. I’d love to include several pops of gold in the nursery
- Floral Crib Sheet | Fox Hill Baby // This is the perfect crib sheet. I love that it’s pretty and dainty, but it doesn’t have stereotypical pastel colors
- Floral Pouf | Target // Initially, I just wanted a cute pouf to go with the glider. Then I found this beauty. I think it’s perfect, with it’s subtle floral theme and unexpected color
I like arrow crib sheet for the baby boy room! But that Adventure Waits sign is awesome, too! Some cool ideas here
Thanks, Alex! I have to be honest, I think I’d use the Adventure Awaits sign in pretty much any room of my house. I love it!
Such cute ideas, I love the Floral Pouf for the little girls room and the 4 Cubby Wall Shelf for the boys room.
Thank you, Nathacha! I’m thinking I might need to work both those pieces into my house somehow even if they don’t end up in a nursery 😉
Jenna @ A Savory Feast says
Both of these ideas are so cute! I love the idea of an adventure theme for a baby boy’s nursery.
Thanks, Jenna! With the two older siblings this kid is getting, he/she better be ready for an adventure 🙂
These are really cute Abby! So fun that you’re dreaming and planning and having fun 🙂
Thanks, Kelsie! I’ve got plenty of time for dreaming 🙂
Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh says
Such cute ideas! I really love the simplistic details. If I were to have another baby, I’d go with simple and clean!
Thank you, Joanna! I’m sure the ideas are at least a little bit me projecting; since this is baby #3, I’m definitely going to need a place in the house that’s simple and clean.
Laura Gilleland says
These are the cutest ideas! Do you have any inkling of which gender your baby will be? I am going to guess girl! Either way your nursery will be adorable with this as your inspiration.
Thanks, Laura! My husband thinks it’s a boy, and I was kind of feeling the same way, but lately I’ve been thinking girl. Only a few more weeks until we know and get to get started on the nursery!