Design Inspiration

A Nursery Design Fit for a Wild One

After weeks of anticipation and debate between my kids, we discovered we are expecting a baby boy! And with more than half the pregnancy already over, it is time to get to creating the nursery! I started by sifting through the secret Pinterest board I had been pinning to for the last few months. Honestly I felt a bit sad as I was deleting all the sweet little girl room pins—it always seems easier to design for girls to me.

But as I started wading through the boy ideas, I began to get excited. Since we didn’t find out the sex of our first son before he was born, I have never had to design a nursery for a boy before. My daughter’s room was rather simple as I had a toddler to contend with at the time, but now that both kids are school age, I have more time to dream and plan the perfect space for our new little guy!

So it seems I’ve gone a little nursery wild! It’s fitting since I’ve fallen in love with an amazing Keep the Wild in You print. I went back and forth, agonizing about whether I should go with a more modern black and white nursery design or the popular woodland theme. But the more I thought about it, the more I felt like the print would enable me to bring both possibilities together, and I’m loving the results! I was able to incorporate woodland elements, bold touches of black and white and some modern geometric pieces with punches of color to create my perfect blend! Check out what I’ve come up with for my son’s modern adventure-themed nursery.

Keep the Wild Nursery Design Board - Project NurseryAdventure Pennant Flag | Geometric Pendant Light | Swaddle Blankets | Heirloom Bear Blanket | Babyletto Crib | Kilim Crib Sheet | Keep the Wild Print | Stump Side Table | Brave, Strong & Courageous Print | Black Bear Pillow Cover | Geometric Table Lamp | Hand-Painted Geometric Wood Blocks | Mock-up of Hacked IKEA Dresser

So far we’ve snagged the crib, the poster and an unfinished dresser that we plan to transform inspired by this chic IKEA hack. The room has been painted all white so we can start with a completely blank canvas. The dresser is assembled and awaiting paint and handles. I am slowly acquiring all the different elements, and I can’t wait to share the big nursery reveal with you all when it’s ready! What do you think of my plan to blend these different ideas all into one room?


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