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Baby Boy’s Room/Guest Room


Since we had to combine our second son's nursery with our guest bedroom so the grandparents would still have somewhere to sleep when they visited, we chose a themeless and timeless classic blue room with furniture that doubles as guest bedroom furniture as well as serving the typical nursery needs. We also wanted the nursery to still be all about our son despite the addition of a big guest bed. The space is so calming and relaxing!

Design Inspiration

We re-used our guest bedroom furniture and gave it some new life with some crisp white paint and new hardware.  We kept things fresh, clean, and uncluttered because the room is still pretty small and the big bed takes up a lot of space.  The inspiration was just our son, and our desire to create a calming space for him to grow in. 

Decorating Style

I usually try to use what I have and create budget friendly spaces that are cozy and inviting.  In most of our house, we have warm colors like deep reds and golden taupes.   It is pretty much all about comfort!

Project Details

  • Crib bedding was purchased on sale from PBK.  It was being discontinued so we got it for a deal.  I liked that it was just simple and had no theme.  We did add a cute little crib sheet in a small nautical print for a touch of fun.
  • Ribbon mobile over the changing table was inspired by Etsy creations but handmade by Mom.
  • Crib is Europa from Target and is convertible so it will grow with our son.
  • Dresser that doubles as changing table and double bed were pieces we already had that were "inherited" from the grandparents.  They were both a deep cream with gold accents and old tarnished hardware.  They definitely needed some love!
  • Word decal and name decal were ordered from Etsy site Open Hearts Creations.  We applied the name decal to a piece of plexiglass over an art canvas to create a lasting piece of art for our son to keep.
  • White frames were found at Target and showcase a large 8X10 of baby's birth announcement and his newborn portraits.
  • White curtains were also from Target.

Favorite Items

Large pictures of baby and personalized name art created by Mommy and Daddy!


Our advice is to not be afraid to refurbish and use what you have.  My husband accomplished the furniture polishing and painting very easily and quickly.  We do still plan to purchase a bookcase to house some of baby's toys and books and special mementos as he grows.  We opted to not have a rocking chair or glider because of the limited space.  We usually rock the baby in our room anyway since he is still sleeping there for a few months.


Friday 17th of June 2011

Nice. I like the way you kept it simple and how you managed to be practical about the decor, considering that this nursery also serves another purpose.


Tuesday 14th of June 2011

Very lovely, peaceful and calming room. You did a good job decorating this room while keeping in mind it's other purpose as a guest room.  It's really not easy to get excited about decorating a multi-purpose room and at the same time trying our best to keep it low-key and to not go overboard.