Are you looking for some original boy nursery ideas? 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.
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The top unique themes that I'm loving this year are:
We'll explore all of these themes and more in this post.
Some of the most popular color combination choices that we'll cover in this blog are:
So, my first piece of advice to help make the process a little less overwhelming is to pick one thing that's 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 unique thing for each nursery that'll really make it stand out including:
Now, let's check out the 19 best boy nursery ideas.
IMAGE SOURCE | CLARE AND GRACE DESIGNS
Creating an accent wall is one of my favorite boy nursery ideas. In the room pictured the wood accent wall makes the room. When it comes to installation you may not know where to start.
Not a problem, they make easy solutions to create the same look. Below you'll see my choice for wallpaper that looks like beach wood.
The black, white & grey color scheme is gorgeous and modern. If you're 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.
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
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
IMAGE SOURCE | CADEN_LANE_BABY
This nursery is one of my all-time favorites. They chose a cactus theme and just went for it. The huge cactus was a DIY string art project!
This's a great example of a truly unique nursery theme. You don’t have to stick to the traditional themes that you always see.
To find more nurseries like this check out my post 61 Best Finds for a Cactus Nursery Theme
If you love this boy nursery idea and want to steal the style, stick to a green and white color scheme. Adding touches of natural color would look amazing as well.
The other selections in the room compliment the theme. I love how they've mixed a modern and a boho style. They've definitely created a one-of-a-kind space. To score the boy nursery bedding and other similar finds see below.
If you love this nursery, check out my top picks to steal the style below.
WHERE TO FIND
ONE | MODERN NATURAL CRIB
TWO | BRASS CHANDELIER
THREE | NURSERY BEDDING
FOUR | CACTUS PILLOW
PICTURE SOURCE | KRISTINLMAY
Let’s talk about this accent wall for a sec. Polka dots are a fun and playful boy nursery idea. 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.
For this accent wall there're 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's a link to white polka dot decals that would look awesome on the walls.
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!
I love the sophisticated neutral color scheme that they chose for this room. If you copy this color scheme add white, black and brown. This will transition with your boy as he grows.
Check out everything you need to re-create the look in your baby’s nursery below.
WHERE TO FIND
ONE | WHITE & NATURAL CRIB
2 | RUG | SEVERAL SIZES AVILABLE
5 | MODERN CACTUS PILLOW COVER
MODERN NURSERY IMAGE SOURCE | LECLAIRDECOR
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.
If you're loving this boy nursery idea, I found some wall decals below and additional finds that'll 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
PICTURE SOURCE | CARLYZUBA
Most nurseries incorporate some wall art. Why not make the art the central focus of the room? To do this choose three to four 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 Kate and Laurel. To look at the entire art collection go here.
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.
I've 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.
Find out how to steal the look if you're loving this boy nursery idea with animals.
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
IMAGE SOURCE | THEPINKWINNIE
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?
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.
WHERE TO FIND
ONE | GREY AND WHITE POUF
TWO | STAR PILLOW
THREE | SIMILAR MID CENTURY MODERN CHAIR
FOUR | SIMILAR NAUTICAL PRINT
FIVE | RUG
SIX | SIMILAR WHALE PILLOW
SEVEN | CONVERTIBLE CRIB/TODDLER BED
IMAGE SOURCE | KELLIUNIVERSE
What I love about this idea is it's simple! But it's also bold and creates an instant statement. In this nursery they've used wood panels to create their accent wall.
You can also simply paint the wall black. I've 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.
Set off the black wall with white furniture such as a 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.
If you love this nursery, check out the finds below to re-create the look in your son’s room.
STEAL THE LOOK
ONE | SIMILAR BABY ROCKER CHAIR
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
IMAGE SOURCE | COZYNURSERY
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.
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
BLUE NURSERY IDEA | IMAGE SOURCE | VICTORIAYAHARA
Adding a graphic wallpaper behind the crib is a great way to make a statement in your son’s nursery.
If you're looking for baby boy room ideas for small spaces this nursery is a great inspiration. 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.
To get more ideas about decorating in a small space check out my post 19 Best Ideas for a Small Nursery.
Wallpaper work just as well in a large nursery too. Just choose a bold graphic wallpaper that incorporates your color scheme and go for it!
The dark blue and white color combination works well for this small space.
See my finds below to create a similar space for your baby boy including a mini crib.
STEAL THE LOOK
ONE | BLUE PATTERN WALLPAPER
TWO | WHITE SMALL CRIB
THREE | BEAR BLANKET
IMAGE SOURCE | REIHMANROAD
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.
Check out my top picks if you're loving this modern nursery.
COPY THE STYLE
ONE | WHITE MODERN CRIB
TWO | MODERN LIGHT FIXTURE
THREE | MODERN BABY BOUNCER
FOUR | MODERN ROCKING CHAIR
IMAGE SOURCE | MONTEDESIGN
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!
To copy this boy nursery idea, stick to the neutral color combo of white, grey and tan.
Check out some similar finds below to re-create this look in your son’s nursery.
ONE | LLAMA ART
TWO | MODERN ROCKER
THREE | MODERN POLKA DOT WALL PAPER
FOUR | SMALL WHITE RUG
FIVE | RUG
SIX | CRIB
SEVEN | BAMBOO PENDANT LIGHT
JOANNA GAINES NURSERY IMAGE SOURCE | JOANNA GAINES
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.
Check out some of my favorite finds below to re-create the look for your son.
STEAL JOANNA’S STYLE
ONE | SIMILAR MODERN BABY BOUNCER
TWO | MODERN ROCKING CHAIR
THREE | BLACK CRIB
FOUR | SIMILAR BEIGE AREA RUG
FIVE | MID-CENTURY MODERN DRESSER
SIX | BLUE MOROCCAN BLANKET
IMAGE SOURCE | OURLITTLEREDBRICKHOME
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 room's focal point. 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.
Check out the finds below to create your own cozy nook for your baby in your home.
WHERE TO FIND
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
UNQUE BOY NURSERY IMAGE SOURCE | CHRISTINA_M_
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.
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
IMAGE SOURCES | CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT| AMBER INTERIORS | PAGE JONES PHOTO | PROJECT NURSERY | POSH BABY
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.
WHERE TO FIND | CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT
ONE | LIGHT BLUE RUG
TWO | RED RECTANGULAR RUG
THREE | MULTI-COLOR RUG
FOUR | ROUND RUG
IMAGE SOURCE | HOUSEWITHEMILY
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'll 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.
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 BASSINET
FIVE | SIMILAR CLOUD MOBILE
IMAGE SOURCE | PROJECT NURSERY
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.
This nursery has all the right rustic vibes that fit perfectly with the cows. If you want to incorporate the rustic style, try mixing natural textures and wood, iron and even brick.
I found this peel and stick brick wallpaper that can be easily applied to achieve the look of the accent wall.
STEAL THE LOOK
ONE | COW RUG
TWO | BUFFALO PLAID THROW BLANKET
THREE | COW PILLOW COVER
FOUR | GALVANIZED LETTER
FIVE | LADDER SHELF
SIX | PEEL & STICK BRICK WALLPAPER
SEVEN | TUFTED CHAIR
EIGHT | COW WALL ART
IMAGE SOURCE | CLARA LOO
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!
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.
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
If you love this theme, then check out my top picks to pull it off in your son's room.
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 | SIMILAR BEAR PILLOW COVER
EIGHT | MOUNTAIN PILLOWS
IMAGE SOURCES | CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT | PROJECT NURSERY | CIRCU | HGTV
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.
A reclaimed wood wall looks great with some faux taxidermy for an epic rustic animal theme. Check out below my favorite moose and deer head and the best peel and stick wood panels.
If you want to go for the rustic animal nursery theme, then check out my favorite finds below.
STEAL THIS STYLE
ONE | MOOSE HEAD FAUX TAXIDERMY
TWO | LIGHT EASY PEEL & STICK RECLAIMED WOOD PANELS
THREE | 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're inspired to start and have found what'll be the one thing for your son’s nursery. Whatever you choose to 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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