19 Best Boy Nursery Ideas

19 Best Boy Nursery Ideas

Do you need ideas on how to decorate your son’s nursery? There's so much cute stuff out there for girls, but it's a little harder to find the cute boy stuff, am I right? Well, you've come to the right place! In this post I'll provide you with tons of inspiration with the top 19 baby boy nurseries and give you advice to create the look in your son’s nursery.

I've even included baby boy room ideas for small spaces. Plus, I'll let you know where you can score all the stuff to pull off the look.

So, my first piece of advice to help make the process a little less overwhelming is to pick one thing that is going to be the central focus of his room. Then with that in mind you can make selections like, your boy nursery bedding and nursery wall decor that compliment that one thing.

In the examples below I'll show you the one thing for each nursery. It may be wallpaper, a wood panel wall, a light fixture, awesome art, a show-stopping rug, a certain color scheme or even one of the unique baby boy nursery themes in this post.

If you try this method, it should make creating his nursery a little more fun and less stressful. This should be a fun and exciting time in your life, enjoy it!

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Boy Nursery Idea #1 Barn Wood Accent Wall

 IMAGE SOURCE | CLARE AND GRACE DESIGNS

Accent Wall

Here's one of my favorites. This room just looks rich and sophisticated. The wood accent wall makes the room, but you might not have your own Chip to install it.

Not a problem, they make easy solutions to create the same look. Below you will see my choice for wallpaper that looks like beach wood.

Color Scheme

The black, white & grey color scheme is gorgeous and modern. If you are dying for a little color, you could always choose one accent color to introduce into the room with little accessories such as a pillow or a pouf.

Baby Boy Nursery Wall Decor

I'm a huge fan of the whimsical wall art. I love the idea of introducing a sweet or inspirational quote in your baby’s nursery. My favorite is the one I found below. Check it out and tell me if you love it too.

All of my favorite finds to copy the style can be found below.

WHERE TO FIND

ONE | FAUX FUR RUG

TWO | GREY POUF |TONS OF COLORS

THREE | BLACK BUFFALO PLAID PILLOW COVER | $7!

FOUR | BLACK & WHITE TEEPEE

FIVE | ON THE NIGHT YOU WERE BORN DOWNLOAD ART

SIX | BLACK & WHITE RUG | MANY SIZES

SEVEN |BARN WOOD WALLPAPER

EIGHT |WHITE CRIB

Idea #2 Unique Nursery Themes

IMAGE SOURCE | CADEN_LANE_BABY

Unique Baby Boy Nursery Theme

This nursery is one of my all-time favorites. They chose a cactus theme and just went for it. This's a great example how the theme of your nursery can be anything.

You don’t have to stick to the traditional themes that you always see. The huge cactus was a DIY string art project!

Accessories to Compliment Your Theme

The other selections in the room compliment the theme. I love how they have mixed a modern and a boho style. They have definitely created a one-of-a-kind space. To score the boy nursery bedding and other similar finds see below.

To find more nurseries like this check out my post 61 Best Finds for a Cactus Nursery Theme

Boho Cactus Nursery Finds

WHERE TO FIND | CLOCWISE FROM TOP LEFT

ONE | MODERN NATURAL CRIB

TWO | BRASS CHANDELIER

THREE | NURSERY BEDDING

FOUR | CACTUS PILLOW

Idea #3 Create a Polka Dot Accent Wall

PICTURE SOURCE | KRISTINLMAY

Polka Dot Accent Wall

Let’s talk about this accent wall for a sec. First of all, love! If you're going to do an accent, I think the wall behind the crib is an awesome choice.

I recommend the crib and the accent wall on the opposite wall of the door, if you can. That way you walk in the room and the first thing you see is the crib and the gorgeous accent wall.

How to Create It

For this accent wall there are a few ways to accomplish this. You could get modern dotted wallpaper, add dots with paint, or the easiest method, polka dot wall decals.

I did this in my daughter’s room, and I get tons of compliments. It's easy, cheap and not permanent. Below there is a link to white polka dot wall decals that would look awesome on the walls.

Crib

This's one of my favorite cribs. You can find it here. The mix of white and natural plus, the modern lines with the delicate feet. It makes a statement… that says I’ve got style!

Color Scheme

I love the sophisticated neutral color scheme that they chose for this room. If you copy this color scheme it'll transition with your boy as he grows.

Modern Polka Dot Nursery Finds

Check out everything you need to re-create the look in your baby’s nursery below.

WHERE TO FIND

ONE | WHITE & NATURAL CRIB |$400

2 | RUG | SEVERAL SIZES AVILABLE | STARTING AT $88

3 | WHITE CIRCLE WALL DECALS |$20

4 | LEATHER OTTOMAN CUBE |

5 | MODERN CACTUS PILLOW COVER | $10!

Idea #4 Create a Statement with Wall Decals

MODERN NURSERY IMAGE SOURCE | LECLAIRDECOR

Wall Decals

Wall decals are an easy way to create an accent wall in your nursery. There are tons of fun wall decals to choose from. Simply select your favorite and then stick them on the wall behind the crib.

The fun part is that they don’t have to be uniform. Choose a wall decal with color to add a little interest to the room. In the picture this is actually wallpaper but you can create the same look so much easier with wall decals.

Best Finds for Modern Blue Bird Nursery

I found some wall decals below and additional finds that will create a similar look in your son’s nursery.

STEAL THE LOOK

ONE | GREY MODERN GLIDER

TWO | RUG

THREE | MID-CENTURY MODERN CRIB

FOUR | REUSABLE FABRIC BIRD DECALS

FIVE | SIMILIAR POUF

Idea #5 Make Wall Art the Focus of the Room

PICTURE SOURCE | CARLYZUBA

Baby boy nursery wall décor animal nursery art

Most nurseries incorporate some wall art. Why not make the art the central focus of the room? To do this choose 3-4 large prints that are the same theme and group them together.

Notice how they hung the frames horizontally over the crib and on the wall to the left of the crib they have another grouping that creates a square. Above the crib they have chosen black and white animal prints by one of my favorite artists, Kate and Laurel. To look at the entire collection go here.

Modern & Natural

I love how they incorporated plants throughout the space to give it a natural vibe and instantly liven up the room. The color scheme is natural and neutral so that it draws our eye to the animals on display.

Crib Love

I have looked at a lot of cribs and this is one of my favorites. The modern look and color would look chic in any nursery. To see all of the cribs I recommend in every category including best storage, best modern, best price and more check out my post 10 Best Modern Cribs Compared.

Top Picks for Modern Animal Nursery

Find out how to steal the look for your nursery below.

WHERE TO FIND

ONE | SIMILAR MID CENTURY MODERN ROCKER

TWO | KATE & LAUREL ANIMAL ART | GIRAFFE | ELEPHANT | LION | LLAMA

THREE | POUF | MULITPLE COLORS AVAILABLE

FOUR | AREA RUG

FIVE | BABYLETTO WHITE CRIB

Idea #6 Modern Twist on a Traditional Theme

boy nursery ideas

IMAGE SOURCE | THEPINKWINNIE

Modern Nautical Theme

We've all seen the nautical theme in nurseries. I love how they have created a modern twist on this traditional theme. How did they do this?

  • First, they kept the color palette simple and stuck to black, white and shades of grey.
  • Second, they did not overwhelm with the theme. There are just a couple touches like the pillows and the nursery art above the crib.
  • Third, they chose modern pieces both big and small from the gorgeous chair to the whale pillow.

Best Finds for a Modern Nautical Nursery

Follow their lead, check out the best finds below and create your own modern nautical theme. Or use the formula described above for any of your favorite themes to create a modern twist on that theme as well.

STEAL THE LOOK-

ONE | GREY AND WHITE POUF

TWO | STAR PILLOW

THREE | MID CENTURY MODERN CHAIR

FOUR | SIMILAR NAUTICAL PRINT

FIVE | RUG

SIX | SIMILAR WHALE PILLOW

SEVEN | CONVERTIBLE CRIB/TODDLER BED

Idea #7 Create a Statement with a Black Wall

IMAGE SOURCE | KELLIUNIVERSE

Black Wall

What I love about this idea is it's simple! But it's also bold and creates an instant statement. In this nursery they have used wood panels to create their accent wall.

You can also simply paint the wall black. I have also seen this done with black chalkboard paint which looks awesome and will be fun for him as he grows.

I recommend sticking to just one wall so the room is not too dark, and the best wall is often the wall opposite the door and put the crib there as well.

Contrasting Furniture

Set off the black wall with white furniture such as this white crib and a white dresser or changing table. Try adding a black and white area rug to give the room interest and dimension. The gold custom name sign really pops against the black wall.

Best Black & White Nursery Finds

If you love this idea check out the finds below to re-create the look in your son’s nursery.

STEAL THE LOOK

ONE | LEVO BABY ROCKER

TWO | GRAPHIC BLACK AND WHITE RUG

THREE | BLACK WOOD PEEL AND STICK PANELS

FOUR | CUSTOM GOLD NAME SIGN

FIVE | SMALL WHITE RUG

SIX | WHITE MODERN CRIB

Idea #8 Modern Woodland Animal Theme

IMAGE SOURCE | COZYNURSERY

Modern Woodland Animal Theme

I wanted to show you this space as well because I think it's another gorgeous example of taking a classic theme and putting a modern twist on it. They accomplished this by choosing pieces that are modern such as the table, the wall art and the toy bins.

I love that they were not afraid to add color, fun art and interesting painted walls. It just ends up looking like such a fun room for a boy. If you steal this style this room will take your son into his toddler years and beyond.

My Top Picks for a Modern Woodland Nursery

Check out my finds below to create the same modern woodland animal themed nursery.

STEAL THE LOOK

ONE | MODERN BEAR PRINTABLE NURSERY ART

TWO | MODERN TOY CHEST

THREE | ABC HAMPER

FOUR | SIMILAR FOX RUG

FIVE | MID-CENTURY MODERN PLAY TABLE

Idea #9 Create a Statement with Bold Wallpaper

BLUE NURSERY IDEA IMAGE SOURCE | VICTORIAYAHARA

Graphic Wallpaper

If you're looking for baby boy room ideas for small spaces this nursery is a great inspiration. Adding a graphic wallpaper behind the crib is a great way to make a statement in your son’s nursery.

Many people might be afraid that a large graphic will overtake a small space.  But, as you can see by this example it adds character to the room. This would work just as well in a large nursery too. Just choose a bold graphic wallpaper that incorporates your color scheme and go for it!

Best Finds for A Small Bold Nursery

See my finds below to create a similar space for your baby boy including a mini crib.

To get more ideas about decorating in a small space check out my post 19 Best Ideas for a Small Nursery.

STEAL THE LOOK

ONE | BLUE PATTERN WALLPAPER

TWO | WHITE SMALL CRIB

THREE | BEAR BLANKET

Idea #10 Show-stopping Light Fixture

IMAGE SOURCE | REIHMANROAD

Light Fixture

This room has a lot of ideas to get you inspired. But let’s talk about this light fixture. It really makes a statement in this nursery. It sets the tone for the modern style of the room.

If you're stuck and having a hard time coming up with ideas to decorate your son’s nursery, why not start with a jaw-dropping light fixture?

Then from there you can choose pieces that have the same style but don’t need to compete with the light fixture. Like in this nursery they have chosen simple, modern furniture and a simple color scheme.

Best Finds for A Modern Nursery with Statement Lighting

COPY THE STYLE

ONE | WHITE MODERN CRIB

TWO | MODERN LIGHT FIXTURE

THREE | MODERN BABY BOUNCER

FOUR | MODERN ROCKING CHAIR

Idea #11 Create an Accent Wall with Neutral Graphic Wallpaper

IMAGE SOURCE | MONTEDESIGN

Neutral Graphic Wallpaper

I've already shown you bold and bright graphic wallpaper and here's another idea. Create an accent wall with neutral, modern graphic wallpaper. The wall then becomes the central focus of the room and really sets this nursery apart.

Choose the wall opposite the door and place the crib in front of your accent wall. Take a cue from this room and pair the modern wallpaper with modern furniture and wall art. Here they have kept the color scheme simple and neutral and it just works!

Best Finds for a Stylish Neutral Nursery

Check out some similar finds below to re-create this look in your son’s nursery.

SIMILAR FINDS

ONE | LLAMA ART

TWO | MODERN ROCKER

THREE | MODERN POLKA DOT WALL PAPER

FOUR | SMALL WHITE RUG

FIVE | RUG

SIX |CRIB

SEVEN | LIGHT

Idea #12 Get Inspired by Celebrity Style

JOANNA GAINES NURSERY IMAGE SOURCE | JOANNA GAINES

Copy Joanna Gaines’ Style

When we need a little inspiration why not look to your favorite celebrity interior designers for ideas? You know that Joanna Gaines from HGTV will have an amazing nursery for her son so why not steal her style.

Joanna has combined modern, farmhouse, midcentury modern & Moroccan styles to create this one-of-a-kind high end look for her son, Crew.

If you love this nursery check out the full article, Joanna Gaines Nursery Inspiration, where I show you the exact pieces she bought and then show a less expensive option with the same look.

Top Picks for That Joanna Gaines Nursery Style

Plus, check out some of my favorite finds below to re-create the look for your son. Number one and four are the same that Joanna has, and the others are a less expensive option.

STEAL JOANNA’S STYLE

ONE | LEVO ROCKER

TWO | MODERN ROCKING CHAIR

THREE | BLACK CRIB

FOUR | CREAM MAGNOLIA RUG

FIVE | MID-CENTURY MODERN DRESSER

SIX | BLUE MOROCCAN BLANKET

Idea #13 Create a Cozy Corner with a Canopy

IMAGE SOURCE | OURLITTLEREDBRICKHOME

Canopy

This canopy creates a cozy nook in the corner of this small nursery. This's another great idea for those of you looking for baby boy room ideas for small spaces. You could create a nook like this in the corner of your master bedroom if you are sharing with your baby.

You could even create a nook in your living room if you don’t have a nursery. You can also incorporate a canopy in the corner of any nursery to create a cozy nook.

What I love about this idea is you can use the canopy to create the statement. You can choose a bright fun color to add color to your son’s nursery. Then add whimsical accessories that have the same vibe, and you'll create a fun, magical space for you baby boy.

My Top Picks for a Nursery Nook

Check out the finds below to create your own cozy nook for your baby in your home.

STEAL THE LOOK

ONE | MOROCCON AREA RUG

TWO | SIMILAR ANIMAL PRINTABLES

THREE | YELLOW MOROCCON BLANKET

FOUR | SIMILAR WOODLAND ANIMAL PILLOWS

FIVE | MUSTARD YELLOW CANOPY

SIX | WHITE & NATURAL MODERN CRIB

Idea #14 Create a Unique 3-D Wall

UNQUE BOY NURSERY IMAGE SOURCE | CHRISTINA_M_

3-D Wall

The star of this room is the wooden brick 3-D wall. Have you ever seen a wall like this? This wall is made of teak wood that comes in a brick pattern.

Several bricks are together in one tile that has a mesh netting on the back and can be easily glued to the wall. Check out the link below to learn more about this product.

Since the wall makes a statement on its own, you can keep the rest of the nursery rather simple. In the nursery pictured they chose very natural colors with a modern twist on a lion theme.

Top Picks for 3-D Wall Lion Nursery

See below where to find similar items to re-create this unique nursery, including an adorable custom lion pillow.

STEAL THE LOOK

ONE | LION DIGITAL ART PRINTS

TWO | 3D WALL PATTERN

THREE | CUSTOM ARROW CRIB SHEETS

FOUR | SIMILAR LION PILLOW

FIVE | CRIB

SIX | SET OF BLACK AND WHITE PILLOWS

SEVEN | DIAMOND WHITE AND BLACK RUG

Idea #15 Colorful Show-Stopping Boho Rug

IMAGE SOURCES | CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT| AMBER INTERIORS | PAGE JONES PHOTO | PROJECT NURSERY | POSH BABY

Boho Statement Rug

If you're digging the boho vibes, why not make the rug the center of attention in your son’s nursery? To get the look choose a rug with a bold pattern and deep reds, or blues along with softer colors such as greys, browns and yellows. Below are some of my favorites.

If you love this look you might like my post, 21 Best Ideas for a Boho Nursery.

My Favorite Boho Nursery Rugs

WHERE TO FIND | CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT

ONE | LIGHT BLUE RUG

TWO | RED RECTANGULAR RUG

THREE | MULTI-COLOR RUG

FOUR | ROUND RUG

Idea #16- Think Outside the Crib

IMAGE SOURCE | HOUSEWITHEMILY

Unique Crib

You can think beyond the idea that you need a traditional crib in your son’s nursery. Why not choose a bassinet that will take up less space and give the nursery an airy feel like this unique rattan bassinet? It will then become the central focus of the nursery and you can build the room around it.

Complete the look with wicker baskets, a flowy canopy and a whimsical cloud mobile. This will create a one-of-a-kind, natural, boho, whimsical nursery that your baby boy would create sweet dreams in.

Best Finds for a Whimsical Boho Nursery

Check out similar finds below to re-create this nursery.

 STEAL THE LOOK

ONE | WOODEN FLOATING SHELVES

TWO | BELLY BASKET

THREE | WHITE CANOPY

FOUR | RATTAN BASINETT

FIVE | SIMILAR CLOUD MOBILE

Idea #17 Create a Farmhouse Cow Theme

IMAGE SOURCE | PROJECT NURSERY

Cow Theme

I love everything about this nursery especially the cows. Notice how they just gave a little cow touch with a couple of art pieces and a rug.

Farmhouse Style

This nursery has all the right farmhouse vibes that fit perfectly with the cows. If you want to incorporate the farmhouse style, try mixing natural textures and wood, iron and even brick. Look for patterns such as buffalo plaid and use soft and natural colors.

I found this peel and stick brick wall paper that can be easily applied to achieve the look of the accent wall. If you're loving this farmhouse cow style check out the best finds to steal the look below and you can find similar style in my post, 45 Best Farmhouse Nursery Finds.

Top Picks for a Farmhouse Cow Nursery

STEAL THE LOOK

ONE | COW RUG

TWO | CUSTOM BUFFALO CHECK THROW BLANKET

THREE | COW PILLOW COVER, $10!

FOUR | GALVANIZED LETTER

FIVE | LADDER SHELF

SIX | PEEL & STICK BRICK WALLPAPER

SEVEN | TUFTED CHAIR

EIGHT | COW WALL ART

Idea #18- Create a Cute & Fun Woodland Theme

IMAGE SOURCE | CLARA LOO

The Woodland Theme

There're several ways to achieve the woodland animal theme. This's one of the most popular boy nursery themes right now. I love this take on the theme because it's cute and sweet and would look adorable in your son’s nursery.

The woodland animals that they found are cozy, cuddly and playful. Don’t you just want to wrap up in the soft, adorable wolf rug? Check out the link below to see this rug plus, it also comes in other animals such as bears and foxes!

Woodland Wall Decor

Whether you want a custom piece, something rustic, cute or sweet there are options out there for you. If you want to opt for faux taxidermy in your baby’s nursery, then these adorable moose and bear heads below are a great option.

If you want to go the real taxidermy route, no judgment, I just can’t help you. Below are some of my favorite woodland nursery wall art and decorations to get that sweet, fun woodland animal nursery style.

If you like this room check out my post, Best Ideas for a Woodland Nursery Theme

Best Picks for a Woodland Animal Nursery

STEAL THE LOOK

ONE | MOUNTAIN ART

TWO | WOLF BASKET

THREE | SIMILAR LITTLE MAN CAVE WOODEN SIGN

FOUR | MOOSE HEAD

FIVE | BEAR HEAD

SIX | WOLF RUG

SEVEN | BEAR PILLOW COVER

EIGHT | MOUNTAIN PILLOWS

Idea #19 Rustic Reclaimed Wood Wall

IMAGE SOURCES | CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT | PROJECT NURSERY | CIRCU | HGTV

Reclaimed Wood Wall

The reclaimed wood wall adds instant charm and character to your baby’s nursery. To create a similar look, you can use these easy peel and stick reclaimed wood panels pictured below.

Your friends will think that you hired a carpenter or have some serious DIY skills but really application is quite simple. *fist pump* Cuz, we don’t have time for that.

A reclaimed wood wall looks great with some faux taxidermy for an epic rustic woodland look. Check out below my favorite moose and deer head and the best peel and stick wood panels.

Animal Heads and Wood Panels for Your Nursery

STEAL THIS STYLE

ONE | MOOSE HEAD FAUX TAXIDERMY

TWO | LIGHT EASY PEEL & STICK RECLAIMED WOOD PANELS

THREE | GREY PEEL AND STICK RECLAIMED WOOD PANELS

FOUR | WHITEWASH DARK BROWN PEEL AND STICK RECLAIMED WOOD PANELS

FIVE | DEER HEAD FAUX TAXIDERMY

SIX | BROWN AND GREY TONES PEEL AND STICK RECLAIMED WOOD PANELS

So now you've seen the top 19 boy nursery ideas. I've shown you how to pick one thing and create an epic room around it. I hope you are inspired to start and have found what'll be the one thing for your son’s nursery. Whatever you choose make sure you have fun creating his nursery and be sure to take pictures to share with your son when he's older!

Feel free to save your favorite idea to your Pinterest boards just click on the red P on the picture!

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