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A classic gray and blue baby boy nursery featuring reclaimed accent wood, plus lots of ideas and inspiration to help you decorate for your own bundle of joy!

A stunning gray and blue baby boy nursery featuring a reclaimed wood accent wood.

Baby Boy Nursery Decorating Ideas

Welcome to reveal day for my baby boy’s nursery! I’m so excited to finally share the finished space with you! Hopefully as you work your way through this post, you’ll find some nursery decorating inspiration that will help you as you prepare to welcome your own baby boy!

So without further ado…I welcome you to Baby Boy Shaughnessy’s new digs!

Mom setting up classic grey and blue nursery
Grey crib nestled again reclaimed wood accent wall in baby boy nursery
Grey crib and blue mobile set against reclaimed wood accent wall in baby boy nursery

My favorite part about this room is easily the reclaimed wood wall. The whitewashed effect of the look works perfectly in this sun-filled space. If you’re thinking of doing the same, I’ve a full tutorial on adding a wood accent wall that might interest you.

Baby boy nursery featuring blue and white mobile over grey crib set against reclaimed wood accent wall.

The mobile is a simple gray, blue and cream felt ball mobile that I purchased on Etsy and was made all the way over in New Zealand. It’s simple and monochromatic – perfect for little eyes that only see black and white for the first while!

The colors in the mobile were also the starting point for the decor in the room. Shades of gray, white and blue are perfect for a classic baby boy nursery.

Speaking of gray, the walls are painted BM Stonington Gray. It’s a lovely mid-tone gray that works well on this south-west facing room.

Grey crib with animal printed swaddle in baby boy nursery

While I’m not a big “theme” person, I do like to work with a color scheme. My whole house colors focus are grays and blues, so this room is very in keeping with the rest of the house, while still being very appropriate for a baby’s nursery. You’ll also notice that I added a fun touch of turquoise which brings a whimsical and child-like feeling to the space.

A white changing table with grey baskets for storage below, near a grey crib

When I was purchasing the furniture, the gray version of the changing table was unfortunately out of stock so I opted for white. Even though it’s technically “mismatched” I really like the bright white and I think it ties in well with the rest of the decor.

Grey and white storage bins in baby boy nursery

All baby boy’s clothes are in the dresser and other larger items are neatly stacked in his newly revamped closet. But I like to keep necessities such as diapers, burp clothes, bibs and his little socks in the baskets and bins on his changing table. We’re planning to cloth diaper this little guy just like we did with Cian – here’s hoping it goes as well this time around!

Baby boy onesie hanging on changing table in nursery
Blue and white mobile hanging above grey crib, and adorable world map with animals print on wall in baby nursery

My other favorite thing in the baby’s nursery is this giant World Map. My toddler son loves to come into the baby’s room and point out all the animals on the map.  I love the matte gold frame and the fun pop of turquoise.  The rain drop curtains (which are available in a bunch of different colors and lengths!) are equally adorable and keep the space light and bright while adding to that whimsical feeling that we all want in a baby boy nursery.

Nursery artwork: framed world map with animals print
Cozy white chair, lamp and rustic end table set in baby nursery

I wanted a slightly industrial vibe for this space to add a more masculine touch, and I think the metal accents achieve that perfectly without being cold. The tripod lamp, vintage fan and metal shelf add that industrial feel that will allow this room to eventually transition from a nursery to a big-kid room.

Stuffed animals and blanket nestled in grey and white bins in nursery
Mother folding onesies in white chair in baby nursery

Look at that belly! Baby C is on track to be well over 9 lbs…just like his big brother was!

Rustic endurable with tray featuring wooden frame, flowers and books in baby boy nursery

I found this free printable and thought it was darling. It *might* have even made me tear up. Not that that’s hard to do these days, since I seem to be crying over every little thing. The frame is from Ikea and I added a white wash treatment to it to tone down the color.

Gray and blue baby boy nursery with rustic, industrial touches like this wooden frame with meaningful quote
Nursery decor featuring rustic touches like this hanging frame with wood sign and adorable animal figurines

I love this round shelf. It actually came in a set of three and Cian got the other two for his room. To stave off a bit of jealousy, his bedroom is getting a mini makeover, too. Stayed tuned for pictures of that next week!

Classic baby boy nursery with rustic touches like this wooden dresser and end table

I love how the nightstand and chest of drawers have a nice modern feeling to them thanks to the grayish wood and metal hardware.

Clock and stuffed elephant set on dresser and adorable wall art with bear on the moon in classic and rustic baby boy nursery
Baby nursery with clock and stuffed elephant set upon wooden dresser, and

Every piece of art in this nursery is so adorable! Minted have such an amazing selection that just picking three prints was really difficult!

Gray and blue baby boy nursery featuring rustic touches like reclaimed wood accent wall

I couldn’t be happier with how this nursery has come together! I hope my baby boy will love it as much as I do! I sure hope he does because once he hits the 6 month mark, he’ll be doing a lot of sleeping in here. Until then, he will mostly sleep in the bassinet in our master bedroom.

Pregnant mother to be sitting on white chair in classic and rustic blue and gray nursery

Brian, Cian and I are so excited to meet the newest addition to our family! Only a month left now…it’s starting to feel very real :-)

Baby Boy Nursery Product Sources

Wall Treatment: Reclaimed Weathered Wood White by Stikwood Tripod floor lamp  Chest Nightstand Epic Crib (gray) Crib Mobile Changing Table Changing Pad Changing Pad Cover Organic Crib Mattress Organic Fitted Crib Sheet Crib Skirt Accent chair Round wall shelf  Tray Vintage fan Map Art Fish Upon A Star Art Always Have Courage Art Felt Wall Hanging Raindrop Curtains Rug Blue and White Vase Baskets (Target Dollar Spot) Ceiling Light (Lowe’s) Wall Color: Stonington Gray by Benjamin Moore Trim/Door Color: Decorator’s White by Benjamin Moore

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  1. I absolutely love this precious space! The reclaimed wood wall is easily my favorite part as well and I actually like that the crib and changing table don’t match–I think it looks better that way!

  2. Sandra Nystrom says:

    Oh! I love everything about it. I love the wall ,I love the colors and I particularly love the antique fan. Great job.

  3. What a sweet space for your new little one! It’s so calm and peaceful; perfect for long rocking and cuddling sessions with the little one. I could go on and on about all the little touches that I love – the round shelf, the world map, the Stikwood wall, that gorgeous chair, and so much more. Congratulations again on your new little one!

    1. Thanks so much, Leslie! And thank you for being such a loyal reader!

  4. lscibilia says:

    Jenna your nursery is so, so adorable! I love the Stikwood wall, the color palette and that bit of industrial. So many great pieces that you can use as your sweet babe gets older. Hope you’re feeling good in these last few weeks. Looking forward to seeing your little one when he arrives!

    1. Thank you so much, Lisa! I’m feeling good…albeit very large haha :-)