Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Baby Boy's Nursery Inspiration

Today I am so excited to share the nursery inspiration board I created for Baby Boy's nursery. I have been hard at work on this room already trying to get the bigger projects tackled so that I can move along to Madeline's big girl room transformation. It is still a long way from finished but I just can't wait to see it all come together.

This room is so, so different from what I had planned if Madeline had been a boy. You can see that post here. I decided to use navy as my focal color for this room because I feel like it is a color that he can grow into - suitable for sweet little babes or bigger boys, too. I love decorating with blues but I personally usually opt for lighter shades so I am also loving that this is something so far from what I have done before.

The curtains were a big part of my inspiration for this room and I knew from the moment I found out that I was pregnant that I would choose navy buffalo check curtains if we were to have a boy. In fact, we found out the baby was a boy in the middle of a 30% off sale at Carousel Designs so I ordered them to be made within 48 hours of learning the news.

We are using Madeline's crib, which is the white one pictured, (similar here and here) and I have gone back and forth on other furniture so many times. When this room was a guest room there was a beautiful armoire in the room. I toyed around with the idea of keeping it simply because they just don't make furniture like they used to but I have almost decided to sell it and go with a dresser instead. You really can't beat the convenience for a nursery, especially in a small room, and it would be a piece that would more easily grow with him.

I think I've shared before that I have been on the hunt for the perfect glider. That is something I didn't splurge on when I was pregnant with Madeline and I really regretted not getting something a little nicer and more comfortable. While her chair is great for snuggling and reading books with a toddler, it has very little recline. Which is just not ideal for nursing a newborn around the clock or for trying to catch a little sleep on nights when the baby is sick or extra fussy. I contemplated moving it to the nursery but the thought of spending so much time in it again in those early months gave me quite a bit of anxiety so I broached the topic with Corey of purchasing another chair, which he was more than willing to do since he travels and it will be me doing all of the feeding and rocking while he is away.

After so much research and visiting Buy Buy Baby and a couple specialty stores in town, I decided to go with the Babyletto Kiwi glider. I ordered it from a local baby furniture store and I'll share more about it once it arrives and I've had some time to be sure I like it but my reasoning was that it is small scale (the nursery is the smallest of our bedrooms), and that it swivels, rocks, and reclines giving me alllll the features.

I fell in love with this name sign on Etsy and have already ordered it to hang above the crib. Madeline has a wooden monogram above hers right now and I have just loved that so I can't wait to see this personalized touch hanging soon.

I shared my stenciled art project here that I will be using for some simple decor on one of the walls and have another little project to finish up, too, as far as artwork goes.

I first came across the giant Melissa and Doug giraffe when I was shopping for Madeline's nursery (before we knew if she was a boy or a girl). I used it in my boy inspiration board way back then and still love him. He just has such a sweet face, which I love in stuffed animals, so I knew I would use him in Baby Boy's nursery, too. I've actually already purchased him and Madeline goes into the nursery to give him a hug and pet him every day so he doesn't get lonely waiting on baby!

I am so excited to see everything come together. We are preparing to make the transition for Madeline from crib to big girl bed and I know that is when the nursery will really start to look like a nursery because we will be able to move the crib in. Her room is getting a big makeover, too, so there is lots of decorating going on in the W household right now that I will be excited to share with you, soon!


  1. Ohhh I love your inspo board!!! So cute for a baby, but definitely mature enough to grow with!

  2. It looks precious! I adore buffalo check!

  3. Such a sweet room! I love navy blue for a boy’s room and the buffalo check is a classic. Good luck with the transition to a toddler bed!

  4. So so cute! I love all things buffalo check!!!!!!

  5. Love the navy buffalo check. You have such a good eye for design.

  6. I love these choices! I am really drawn to those sophisticated nurseries that aren't too cartoony. Your artwork is going to fit into that design perfectly!
    Kristen //

  7. I love the fact you had ideas for a boy's nursery as soon as you found out you were pregnant! Having a starting point really helps! I think you've done the right things colour wise as they do grow out of the baby blue (quite) quickly. It is going to look amazing - J x

  8. I think that it's so sweet that the giraffe has stayed in your nursery design! I love the navy blue! I can't wait to see how it comes together!

  9. That is the perfect mix of classic and little boy! Love it, and he'll definitely be able to grow into it!

  10. I love this!!! Will you please come over and help me finish B's nursery?!?


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