When we found out we were having our second boy, I immediately started doing searches for nursery theme ideas. I had already done a safari themed nursery for my oldest that I loved and wanted our new baby to have something special of his own. For both boys, the idea was to get furniture that would grow with them and a design that could be tweaked as they moved into toddlers without redoing the whole space. I decided on a “modern forest” theme for Knox. I wanted something that felt clean and peaceful, but also inviting with touches of playfulness. I love the look of a black and white nursery, and chose to add touches of cognac and forest green for some warmth. After putting together an inspiration board, I started looking for pieces that I felt went with the theme. There aren’t a lot of places to shop in person where I live, so I did most of my shopping online. I decided on the main furniture first and then filled in the accent pieces and décor after that. Having the big stuff in the room helped me feel out where things should go and what the space still needed. It took a few tries and exchanging things in and out, but I love the end result and hope Knox will too!
We picked our home office to turn into the nursery instead of a bigger space, like one of our guest bedrooms. We wanted the nursery to be right next to the master and knew we would have to work with a somewhat small space. I, personally, wanted to create a magical perspective on the natural world for our baby boy. I’ve never been big into blue/pink/koala bears/princesses and other cheesy baby decors. On the other hand, I’ve always been obsessed with preppy looks and old-world style. Nothing like the antic, cozy, and warm library feel of a very old house or manoir, but of course, we wanted the room to still be a fun and bright space for a very young kid. The nursery is filled with gentle but vibrant tones and soft, natural textures such as linen and cashmere fabrics with classic & timeless plaid & tartan as well as pieces of furniture that baby boy won’t outgrow in a few months and can keep for a long time. The wall art and different pieces have been carefully curated to tell my future little knight the most extraordinary stories!
I loved putting together this nursery for our son, Jackson. A little bit of old, with new, and this space became the perfect haven for our little guy.
Designing our sons nursery originally started with a coastal inspiration. I rushed an placed my order for crib bedding, found the perfect shelves and then we decided to move…. to the country! I really didn’t want to continue with the theme living “out west” but wanted to keep the base items I already had and that’s when I found the most perfect wallpaper foe his nursery! I adore this wallpaper that allowed me to keep the warm, neutral tones and baby blues! I love that it gives me the same feeling our daughters nursery did; it’s not too babyish, room to grow (with them and design projects to come), flows with our house while standing out and just feels calming.
I love wallpaper in babies/kids rooms! It gives you such a great foundation to bring in classic neutral pieces that you can reuse for another baby down the road (his rocker, crib and dresser were all from big sisters nursery!) and it leaves such a fun start to their big kid room!
Peter Pan was my favorite movie growing up, so I always knew that my first baby would have a Peter Pan-themed nursery. At our 20-week anatomy scan, we found out our baby had a congenital heart defect that would require open heart surgery in the first week of life. The nursery became my “happy place” where I could do something productive with my anxious energy and be excited for our baby despite the challenges we had ahead of us. We didn’t find out what we were having, so I kept it gender-neutral and used greenery/wood decor, which was loosely inspired by the “Lost Boys Hideout.” My favorite part is the vintage Peter Pan book collection that I acquired throughout my pregnancy through various thrift book websites; one of the books dates back to 1911. The other accent pieces were made by myself, a talented carpenter friend, or various Etsy shop owners. The leaf wall decals were purchased from an Etsy shop that makes beautiful watercolor decals. One of my favorite pieces of furniture is the tree stump storage ottoman that holds our baby’s stuffed animals. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
This project was so much fun to put together. I really wanted a space for my son to be able to grow in. I went with neutral tones, and fun boy features for his room! I love this space, it is very relaxing and fun!
While I was pregnant I went to project nursery a lot to check for nursery ideas. I wanted a cozy baby nursery for my baby boy but I did not want the traditional baby blue color most moms used for boys nursery. When I went on project nursery Instagram page I saw wall paneling in some nursery photos and I wanted that so badly for Asher’s nursery. Then I saw how people incorporated dark colors in baby boys room and I fell in love with that idea and chose navy blue and my dark hue. I am a gray lover so I added grey to the rest of the walls as my light/neutral color. I built this nursery during the lockdown because I had a pandemic baby so I started with Tatget for my nursery needs since that was one of the few stores opened. Then when Homegoods opened up mama went crazy 😜
Imagine laying in the pool, looking up at the stars. No worries, just allowing your imagination to run wild. That is what I think of when I look at our nursery. I wanted a space that was fun and colorful, but also relaxing for our baby boy. I incorporated stars as an ode to our son’s name, Luca, which means bringer of light. The teal Clarence wallpaper also helps tie in the bathroom which has a bit of an ocean theme. I hope this room with age gracefully as he grows.
When I found out I was having a boy, I really had no idea what I would do for the nursery. Expecting to have a girl, my Pinterest was filled with floral wallpaper and pink everything. When I started looking at what style I wanted for our baby boy’s nursery, I was slumped. I originally wanted to do blue wallpaper and keep it very gender neutral. After much contemplating, I realized wallpaper would probably not be the best idea since we are currently renting out house lol. I was back to square one.
I came across a photo on Pinterest that had a featured wood wall and I immediatly knew that’s what I wanted to do. Putting together the wall was actually kind of fun! I told my husband my vision and we worked together to make it happen. After the wood wall was put up, the rest of the nursery just kind of came to life. I decided I wanted to be more adventurous and add little pops of color. Getting the multi-colored rug was a little out of my comfort zone, but I LOVE how it ties the room together! This is definitely our favorite room in the house and I can’t wait to make so many memories in here!
My client’s wanted a “travel” themed nursery, without it being a theme, and something that their son can transition into as he grows. The room has extremely tall ceilings so I knew I wanted to do some kind of accent wall. I remembered seeing the Luna wallcovering and knew immediately that was the one I wanted to use! From there, it all just fell into place…from the compass inspired light fixture and art, to the rocket rug! When it was all said and done, my client loved it, but wanted a bit more pop to the room. Adding the Constellation’s wallcovering to the ceiling was spot on, and their sweet baby boy can dream of adventures for many years to come!
The highland cow print above the dresser was the inspiration for my son’s nursery. We ended up going with a southwest/highland cow theme. My favorite pieces in his room are the rug and macrame above his crib.
Our house is surrounded by woodland and trees so I wanted our son’s nursery to showcase the animals he would see every day. I knew I wanted woodland themed.
I teamed up with Elisabeth from Etsy E Design shop Crowning Joie Designs. Elisabeth worked with me to bring my vision for a woodland themed nursery to life. I had seen Cedar Tree wallpaper on Project Nursery website early on in my pregnancy and LOVED it. This was our starting point/ inspiration and it went from there! the final result is a beautiful, mid century/ modern /Scandinavian /woodland themed nursery and its the nursery of my dreams!
My tips and advice are:
1. invest in affordable design help like Crowning Joie, it is a great idea to do this before you start to spend money… it really helps to have expertise, direction and insight for your vision, an Etsy shop like Crowning Joie is an easy, affordable way to do it. My final months of pregnancy and labour happened during Covid 19 Quarantine so I couldn’t get out and shop. An Online shopping list was key when I couldn’t go out and browse the shops.
2. Start with an item that you love and let everything else flow from there!
My little boy arrived in May and LOVES his room, especially the wallpaper!
Our nursery became inspired after we found this wallpaper shortly after finding out we were expecting a little boy! We knew we wanted this to be the accent wall, but we also wanted to add a textured wall, using 1×4 trim. We decided to go with a dark grey for this wall and go with a lighter grey for the other two walls. We went with a simple 3-in-1 white crib, functional for our growing boy. Additionally, we came across this beautiful navy dresser with brass hardware which then inspired us to add gold accents throughout the room. We added the hatch changing table to the top of our dresser. We found a neutral rocking chair, along with some simple white shelving. I then found this simple pouf from crate & barrel which can be used as an ottoman or extra seating. A rug adds warmth to any room, and we went with a simple design to not take away from the space. Our faux fig leaf tree adds a pop of interest, next to our floor lamp giving additional lighting on those late newborn nights.
This sweet hunting nursery was sent to us by a grandmama-to-be (Diane Easley) and was designed by her daughter, Katie McClanahan. Katie came across our Washed Linen in Gray Crib Collection on Instagram, and thought it would be the perfect addition to her baby’s room.
Katie found her inspiration for this space on Pinterest, with a little help from her husband who is an avid hunter and fisherman. Hence the hint of woodland style decor. A new dad must be thrilled to be able to have some say in his baby boy’s room!
For a nursery inspired by the outdoors, the deer head wall accent and buffalo plaid curtains are the ideal accents. Often hunting inspired rooms are designed with dark colors such as red and black. This room’s light color palette is chic and clean. The simple design can easily go with any style room. You don’t always have to go full lumberjack to bring a woodsy feel to your nursery. The subtle infusion of a few rustic accents adds just the right touch to this hunting themed nursery.
The soft gray and muted blue colors creates a serene and cozy room. The patterned buffalo check nursery curtains and area rug compliment the solid gray linen crib bedding perfectly. Katie added personalization to the room by adding a monogram to the crib rail cover. The gorgeous area rug from Lulu and Georgia brings warmth, texture and relaxed sophistication to the room. White floating shelves hold favorite books to read in the comfy glider from Best Chairs. Watercolor hunting and fishing inspired prints were a gift from a friend. The cottage style crib was purchased used, and repainted white.
When we saw the pictures of this amazing farmhouse nursery on Instagram, we were completely in awe! The iron crib, rustic wood accents, vintage decor and shiplap walls make this baby boy nursery a cozy and comfy space for neutral baby’s room! Designed by Morgan Ravenscraft Wages for her new baby, Rhett Allen, we couldn’t wait to share this adorable nursery with you! See more of this farmhouse nursery on our Blog!
My husband and I waited five year before finally successfully conceiving. With a little help from science and lots of patience we were expecting our first child. It was so surreal at the time to be decorating a nursery. I felt the room had to be very personal and somewhat reflect our life style that would soon be welcoming this tiny human into our family.
While I was pregnant, my husband and I decided early on to wait until our baby’s birth to find out the gender. Because of this, deciding how to decorate a nursery was a bit of a challenge. Neutrals are great, but being someone who loves color and lots of it, I knew an all white and gray nursery wasn’t for me. I decided to decorate the nursery in black, white, and grey with lots of patterns and textures and throw in the whole color wheel to brighten things up.
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Elliott’s woodland inspired nursery was lots of fun to create! A majority of the items were handmade by me and I hope you enjoy viewing them!