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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IMAGE SOURCE | CLARE AND GRACE DESIGNS
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.
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.
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
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. 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!
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
WHERE TO FIND | CLOCWISE FROM TOP LEFT
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. 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.
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.
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 it'll 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 |$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!
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.
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
PICTURE SOURCE | CARLYZUBA
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.
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 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.
Find out how to steal the look for your nursery below.
WHERE TO FIND
ONE | SIMILAR MID CENTURY MODERN ROCKER
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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
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
TWO | MODERN TOY CHEST
THREE | ABC HAMPER
FOUR | SIMILAR FOX RUG
BLUE NURSERY IDEA IMAGE SOURCE | VICTORIAYAHARA
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!
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
IMAGE SOURCE | REIHMANROAD
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.
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!
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
SEVEN | 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.
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
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 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.
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
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
FOUR | SIMILAR LION PILLOW
FIVE | CRIB
SEVEN | DIAMOND WHITE AND BLACK 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.
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 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.
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
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 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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
STEAL THIS STYLE
FIVE | DEER HEAD FAUX TAXIDERMY
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!
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