When we found out we were having another boy, I was eager to start planning the nursery! I wanted it to be classic, modern, and woodsy all at the same time. The home we live in now is a craftsman style with a rustic look, and our baby boy nursery ideas coordinate with that style.
When coming up with baby boy nursery ideas, I used these words as inspiration: classic, modern, comfortable, antique brass, rustic, and wooden. I did not want the room to be too cheesy, as I’d like for it to be a space that can transition to his big boy room. Todd and I also chose an art piece that would be encouraging for our son. The room is on the small side, but is able to fit everything we need. I have loved putting this room look together, and I hope this gives someone else some ideas for their baby’s nursery!
The walls in his room used to be baby blue, but we painted them a greige color: Accessible Beige by Sherwin Williams. We had it mixed at 75%, and it does look lighter and a bit more gray on his nursery walls.
The crib is the same one that we used in Davis’ room, and I still love it. The Jenny Lind style of crib is classic, yet it lends well to rooms with modern touches. Davis’ big boy bed is also Jenny Lind. For a glider, we wanted something comfortable and easy to clean, yet we didn’t want to spend a fortune. And, we needed something that wouldn’t be too large. When choosing the rug, I knew I wanted a traditional look with some reds and blues. His room only has one window, but we still needed some drapes. These pom pom curtain panels from PB Teen were exactly what I was looking for – and I searched around A LOT! Bonus – they are blackout drapes! I seriously love them! I found this antique brass curtain rod from Amazon that was inexpensive, but the round finials add a statement.
For the pillows and throws in the nursery, I wanted classic patterns and comfort. I also love any southwestern look for throw pillows, but ultimately I chose a navy and white buffalo check pillow for the glider. The sheepskin throw was a must! I’m planning to lay it on the floor as a comfy spot for our newborn.
The art may be my favorite aspect of the room! I am OBSESSED with this piece from House of Belonging. I love that the words promote courage, confidence in the Lord, and that it states that “Everywhere I go, I know my God is with me.” As I said earlier, I am incorporating a fox and a bear somewhere on a wall in the nursery, and I may include a smaller round mirror.
The wooden side table that I found is one of my favorite parts of the nursery! I found the same one, plus a couple other similar pieces.
An ottoman or pouf is necessary to put your feet up on while rocking the baby in the nursery. I wanted something with a softer top, and my mom found a great one at HomeGoods! It has a similar look to the ones pictured below.
Baskets are an essential part of a nursery, child’s room, playroom, etc. When Davis was little I stored his stuffed animals and toys in a basket on the floor, so that when he was old enough for us to lay and play, or when he was crawling, they were within reach. Storage with a purpose that also looks nice is key in a nursery!
For accent pieces on the dresser and bookshelves, I went with the same aesthetic as the rest of the room. Bookends are great for kids’ rooms, as well as picture frames.
I am anxious to get this room completed! I have a few more projects to complete, but I am hoping to share the Before and After of our baby boy nursery by some time in September. Stay tuned!