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This double crib nursery is perfect if you have twins. The aim here is to mix neutrals and accents of blue for a beautiful, simple nursery design. It’s simplistic, yet elegant and shows that you don’t need to go overboard with the color blue to make a baby boy nursery.
This incredibly minimalist nursery keeps things simple and elegant. What we love most is that the incredible view of the sky and the ocean outside is just as part of the room as the blue armchair. Talk about smart accents!
By DM A+D
Looking for a way to keep your nursery easy to gender swap for future babies? This (nearly) all white room is a great option. By keeping the blue accents in the carpet, not only does the room come to life in a very unique way, but it also leaves the option of converting it into a baby girl nursery easily with a carpet swap!
This is for those parents who want to add a little more color to their nursery without going overboard. The cooler tones of blue and teal could have looked like too much very fast but by keeping the paint minimal through bold stripes, the room gets a colorful, yet simplistic vibe that we love.
By Chango & Co.
Who says a baby boy nursery needs to be blue? This room uses an ashy gray theme as the dominant décor but we love the fun splash of color on the walls with the framed portraits. Of course, there’s still an element of blue with the couches and lamp but it’s a more toned down, subtle version for parents who want to keep things more muted.
This is another great example of how simple accents can add a lot to the room but can just as easily be swapped out in the future for female babies. We love the coziness of the knitted animals.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with different complimenting colors. This brilliantly simple nursery uses a bright teal-green for one wall brining an otherwise simple room to life with a burst of color. You can always play around with other colors but choosing soothing tones like blue and green can help you and your baby feeling calmer.
We love this adorable marine themed nursery. The ocean makes for a great themed nursery because of the natural shades of blue. The patterns and shapes of the sea and harbor are a great way to keep your baby interested as he grows.
If you’re not a fan of paint, you can always experiment with wallpapers. This cozy nursery shows that sometimes crowding your walls with designs can have a pleasing effect on the eyes too (and keep your baby entertained as he looks around!).
Worried your nursery is too small? Take a page out of this designer’s book and use your walls to create 3D drawings that can really open up small spaces while keeping things interesting and unique. The addition of your baby’s name can be a great personal touch.
By DM A+D
This room is another example of how wallpapers can be a great way to bring interesting elements and color to the rom. This particular choice is great for the burst of color it brings to a simple room. If you have a wallpaper that is really crowded, balance it out like this room does with simpler furniture and carpeting.
Colors aren’t the only thing you can play with when decorating your baby boy’s nursery. This room sticks to a simple color scheme of black and white with teal accents. However, it goes all out with patterns from the checkered wallpaper and polka dots for the bedding and changing station and interesting shaped lamps and toys to keep the baby fascinated.
If you really want to go all out with blue for your boy, a good option is to choose different shades in the same family of blue and play around with them. Contrasting darker and lighter shades like it’s been done here can have a soothing effect on the eye without being too bland or repetitive.
By Holly Marder
Neutral colors for your baby are great in terms of blending in with other décor in an existing room if you don’t have a separate nursery. It looks simple, subtle, and elegant.
By Koti Homes
Transform a boring wall by playing with brick wallpaper. It not only adds color and texture to your room, it also means you don’t need to experiment too much with other elements in the room to make things interesting.
This carnival themed nursery is one of our favorites for the creativity. The nursery is simple and neutral if you look at it but the simple addition of a colorful piece of artwork and the brilliant backlit board over the curtains makes the room instantly unique.
By Max and Duke
A black and white color palette never gets old! The trick is to balance out both the colors so it seems balanced. We love how the walls are color blocked to fit both black and white in a way that seems super clean and chic.
Sometimes, you can use the simplest patterns and create your own unique twist by playing around with placement. This off-center stripe running through the walls may be irritating to those who prefer perfect symmetry but we think it looks super cool and goes perfectly with the funky patterned curtains and wall décor.
We love the simple, clean design of this nursery. The best part? Plenty of natural sunlight! Don’t feel like you have to place your baby’s crib up against the wall. Placing it asymmetrically in view of the windows will make sure he gets plenty of Vitamin D and has a great view to look at once he’s old enough to stand in his crib.
Earthy tones can be soothing to your boy. But to keep things from getting dull, add some character to your room by experimenting with the ceiling. This spider web pattern is great and goes beautifully with the wooden wallpaper. If you want to add some color, you can play around with bedding and accessories while still keeping the room neutral
By Andrea Bento
This gorgeous nursery takes inspiration from the ocean once again but does something the other
rooms haven’t done so far; it uses a blend of colors, shapes, and lights on the walls as dominant décor.
The constant blend of wave patterns, silhouettes, and colors in shades of blue, white, gray and teal make the walls an interesting canvas to explore for the baby without the need to crowd the space with too many pieces of furniture.
By Tamas Toth
This room may look simple but a closer look will reveal that the designer used carefully placed elements to balance out all the elements perfectly. We love the bright blue cabinet that matches the mountains on the wall.
By Arc cocoon
Small spaces can be tricky to decorate. But this beautiful, quaint little nursery uses teal and lavender to brighten up an otherwise darker themed room. If you want a creative, aesthetically pleasing way to hide any unpleasing storage spaces you have in the room, we love the subtle curtained cover. Not only does it look simple and add color, it is also functional!
This room is great for longer term usage as your baby. The room transitions from a newborn crib area to a wider playing area complete with a basketball hoop to give your boy plenty of space to play in as he grows older.
Designing a room with transition in mind is a great way to minimize costs of redecorating and let you simply swap out the crib for a bed later on without needing to change much.
A beautiful, calming neutral theme never did anyone any harm. Don’t feel forced to add color just for the sake of it, a little hint here and there can be good enough. When you stick to a neutral palette, you allow yourself the flexibility to experiment with accessories and colors later on while keeping the décor modern and interesting.
We like the traditional blue wall and the simplicity of the baby’s initial. But notice how the painting of subtle clouds and airplanes adds more interest to the wall than simple paint would have. Once again, playing with patterns for your rugs and curtains is a great way to make a plain room look more interesting and lively.
The trick with playing around with different elements is in knowing how to balance them perfectly. This room uses wallpaper, paint, patterned carpets, and a statement red ceiling fan but manages to balance everything out by the placement. The walls all follow an airy theme with sky blue colors and a strip of air balloons running through the top.
In contrast, the carpet matches the fiery red of the fan with similar rusty and maroon tones without being too bright and overcrowding the space. We love the way it all comes together with a simple, clean finish.
Blue, red, and white is a beautiful combination for a baby boy nursery. Especially when going for a coastal theme. We love the rich, colorful vibe of this room. The striped white paint with red initials ties in very nicely with the rest of the room. Walls are a great place to experiment with design as they don’t crowd the room with clutter.
Symmetry is always important in designing a room because it helps everything in coming together. The placement of the red shelves is important because they frame the crib but also tie in with the stripes on the wall that would have otherwise looked very out of place and jarring.
A softer, pastel palette can be a great option for parents who want a more soothing environment for their child. This room gives an almost nostalgic vibe with its low hung chandelier and baby blue accents.
If you want the room to feel more personal for your baby but don’t want to paint his initials or names on the wall, you can choose to get accessories engraved like the towel and cushion here to give it a personalized feel.
This nursery features gorgeous wooden furniture placed in contrast to rich, navy blue walls. The finish is sophisticated and a blend of traditional and modern design. The minimalist approach makes it look like a room that can easily be converted into an adult bedroom as time goes by. But the playful touches in accessories keep it looking youthful.
This room uses a gender neutral color palette of rich, coffee colored wood and yellow for a rich, sophisticated finish. The use of wood in a baby’s room may seem like a bolder choice as opposed to using lighter and trendier colored materials but it’s sturdy and looks incredibly elegant without ever going out of style.
Minimalistic and slightly old world with the frills at the base of the crib a nice nod to Victorian nurseries, we love how this room looks open, airy, and comfortable. There are no jarring patterns, no wild color palettes, and no specific accents but the space still comes together beautifully.
This nursery also uses wood but the result is more rustic than contemporary right down to the rocking horse. The powder blue accents of the feeding chair, teddy elephant and blanket and bedding is a nice way to customize it for your boy.
Because the texture of the wooden furniture, it is smart to have soothing elements in contrast to it to balance it out. For example, the feeding chair, walls, curtains and rug are all simple without too much going on to keep the room looking balanced and soothing.
Large baby boy nursery room featuring lovely blue walls and a large area rug. There’s a white nursery bed and a white drawer cabinet on the side.
You’re having a new baby boy, congratulations! Below you can find our ultimate guide to nursery design for baby boys.
Parents who know that they’re expecting a boy often choose to decorate the nursery accordingly to celebrate the occasion. Out of the 31,535 homes we surveyed, 22.71% of families identified their nursery as a boy’s nursery. When designing a nursery, there are several important features that parents should include:
Cribs are available in just about every shape and size, from simple wooden cradles to models that convert into toddler beds. The crib is possibly the most important piece of furniture in the room, as it’s where babies spend the majority of their time. It should be safe, supportive, and durable enough to last through the entirety of early infancy.
The Changing Table
While not all parents choose to invest in a changing table, it can be a lifesaver when it comes to keeping a nursery clean and orderly. For nurseries with limited space, a portable changing top can be placed on top of any cabinet or table to turn it into a working changing table instantly.
Babies aren’t the only ones who spend plenty of time in the nursery during their early months. Parents also frequent the room, and it’s important to have a place for mom or dad to relax as they feed, read, and play. Chairs, sofas, and rocking chairs all make good seating choices.
As your child grows, so does his collection of clothes and toys. It’s important to include plenty of space for storage in any nursery so that you can keep up with gifts for birthdays, holidays, and doting grandparents.
The right layout can make any nursery feel comfortable and cozy, regardless of budget or space constraints. There are a couple of essential elements that can be found in any well-designed nursery:
Flooring can help to bring a room together, and choosing the right material is critical to completing any nursery design. Out of 26,582 homes surveyed, the most popular choice of flooring materials found in nurseries included:
Carpeting is a popular choice, as it’s safe, soft, and matches with almost any style of nursery. Carpets, though- even the stain-resistant variety- can be hard to care for around small children. Hardwoods, tiling, and other smooth flooring choices are also popular choices in nurseries because they’re easy to keep clean and maintain over the years. You can add rugs to make hard floors less dangerous in the event of tumbles or falls.
The type of wall covering a nursery uses typically depends on the overall design of the room. Parents who want a more subtle look may stick to matte paint, perhaps with colorful accents to add some aesthetic interest. For a more popping look, you can find wallpaper designs with colorful shapes and patterns that appeal to an infant’s developing sense of vision.
Babies are visual creatures, and a stimulating environment can help them to learn and develop as they grow from infant to toddler. In a boy’s nursery, decor should match the general color scheme of the room, perhaps add bright accents to blue palates or neutral tones. You can add wall art, stuffed animals, patterned wallpapers, and more to make a nursery more enjoyable.
The size of a nursery typically depends on budget, space constraints, and personal preferences. Out of 24,123 rooms surveyed, here are the most popular size options for nurseries:
While compact nurseries might seem small, with some careful furniture arrangement, they can provide plenty of space for a growing baby. Storing clothes, toys, and other loose items in built-in closets or adding vertical shelving can help to increase floor area, giving toddlers more space to play and explore. It also frees up room for a larger crib or a more comfortable armchair.
By far the most popular size option for nurseries, medium-sized rooms offer plenty of space for both parents and toddlers to roam around. Mid-sized nurseries are often smaller the bedrooms for children and teens while still providing plenty of space for all of the necessities.
Large nurseries can be a bit expensive to design and decorate, but they’re a popular choice amongst parents who aren’t constrained by space in an apartment or small home. Large nurseries offer space for toddlers to grow into children and teens without the hassle of having to move between rooms.
Extra large nurseries are the least common sizing choice, primarily because most families simply don’t have the space to give their baby a sprawling room. Families that have more than one infant living in their homes, such as parents with twins or triplets, may opt for an expansive nursery to make sure that they have enough space for multiple cribs and toys.
There are countless stylistic choices when it comes to boys’ nurseries, but the classics still seem to be the most popular options. Of 95,830 surveyed, we found that most families prefer themes that work with the design scheme of the rest of their home. The most popular choices include:
Contemporary Nursery Example
Bold patterns contrast with smooth paneling to help bring a contemporary edge to this nursery. The sleek design of the toys and furniture also helps to modernize the room.
Traditional Nursery Example
This room’s decor is very typical of a traditional boy’s nursery, contrasting white and beige with bright accent colors such as blue and orange.
Transitional Nursery Example
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Combining both contemporary and traditional elements, this room includes design elements from across the decades. Purple and white accents give off an elegant, almost regal impression.
Modern Nursery Example
This modern nursery uses a combination of monochromatic colors accented by a dark, masculine red to create a color scheme that would look just as good in a boy’s nursery as it would in a teenager’s bedroom.
Eclectic Nursery Example
While this design is relatively minimalistic, it combines a variety of elements to create a visually stimulating forest scene. Grey overtones contrast with bright blues, oranges, and whites to create a unique yet attractive color scheme.
Scandinavian Nursery Example
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Pale, cool colors are typical of Scandinavian interior design, bringing to mind the frosty Nordic landscape. Rugs, blankets, and other plush accents help to make the room feel cozier.
Beach Style Nursery Example
Nautical themes work well in boy’s nurseries, using decor such as anchors and compasses to bring the beach feel to life. This room uses bold navy, red, and white accents to create a luxurious yachting feel.
Farmhouse Nursery Example
Antique furniture, unfinished woods, and a traditional crib give this nursery a quaint country feel. Light blue accents and animal decor make the otherwise somber room more toddler-friendly.
Rustic Nursery Example
Natural woods give this room its rustic appeal, from the carefully crafted crib to the beautiful mahogany rocking horse. The nursery uses blue and white accents to soften the otherwise overwhelming wooden design of the room.
Craftsman Nursery Example
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This nursery has a clean-cut feel that’s emphasized by a simple color scheme and bold geometric shapes. Its large size also helps it to look more spacious and organized.
Shabby-Chic Nursery Example
This shabby-chic design combines masculine steel-grey elements with soft pink accents to create a boy’s nursery with a unique color scheme. The room also contrasts sharp edges with fluffy furs and sheer curtains for a more interesting look.
Mid Century Nursery Example
Reminiscent of the styles of the 1960s, this nursery uses a funky geometric accent wall as its focal point and yellow highlights to offset the monochromatic color palette.
Industrial Nursery Example
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A barred crib and matching shelving complete this industrial-style nursery, which uses dark brown hardwood and steel grey walls to bring a nineteenth-century factory feel to the room.
Mediterranean Nursery Example
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White, brown, and blue bring together the traditional Mediterranean look of this room, while bird and flower accents give the nursery a fresh, natural appeal.
Tropical Nursery Example
The centerpiece of this tropical nursery is the exotic fern tree, which contrasts a beige and navy beachfront palette with bright green, palm-like leaves.
Asian Nursery Example
This nursery is designed with feng shui in mind, using straight lines and earth tones to create a calming effect. The decor also includes trees, flowers, and butterflies to add a natural element to the room.
Victorian Nursery Example
Elegant White and beige overtones along with design elements such as a chandelier and a patterned rug help to complete the Victorian style of this nursery.
Southwestern Nursery Example
Painted blue wooden furniture and yellow walls with a whimsical wallpaper border give this small nursery a certain Southwestern-style charm, while plenty of pillows, blankets, and stuffed animals make it feel comfortable and cozy.
When most people think of boy’s nurseries, they think of cribs and mobiles and dressing tables in various shades of blue. Plenty of parents choose to outfit their baby’s room in a less traditional color scheme, however. Out of the 71,729 homes that we surveyed, neutral and earth tones appeared to be the most popular:
Color is one of the most important aspects of nursery design, as it’s the feature that will stand out most to an infant. A rainbow of colors can be overwhelming for toddlers, but adding vibrant accent features to more neutral tones can make a room more interesting to a developing mind. There are a couple of ways that you can add a fresh splash of color to a nursery:
- Add an accent wall: Painting a single wall a different color can add some interest to a room and make it appear larger. For parents who didn’t know the gender of their child before birth, it’s also an easy way to make a boy’s nursery more gender appropriate. Painting a blue or grey accent wall against neutral tones such as white or brown can create a roomier feeling while also adding some color to the room.
- Hang wall art: Whether it’s dinosaurs, sea creatures, or superheroes, art can help to make any nursery more complete. Paintings, murals, and more can make a nursery more appealing and stimulate the imagination. You can even add a child’s art to help encourage self-expression.
- Paint furniture: There’s no question that every nursery needs certain elements, such as a crib or a changing station. Many of these come in neutral colors, but with a little paint, furniture can become the focal point of the room. Boy’s nurseries often include cribs and changing station in shades of blue, grey, and other neutral tones.
White Nursery with Navy Accents
Beige Nursery with Splashes of Pale Blue
Blue Nursery with Black and Brown Highlights
Yellow Nursery with Green Accents
Gray with Black and Blue Patterns
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