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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Look at that belly! Baby C is on track to be well over 9 lbs…just like his big brother was!
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.
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!
I love how the nightstand and chest of drawers have a nice modern feeling to them thanks to the grayish wood and metal hardware.
Every piece of art in this nursery is so adorable! Minted have such an amazing selection that just picking three prints was really difficult!
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.
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 :-)