Baby Boy Nursery Design Inspiration
I am completely giddy with excitement over this post — because with two babies in heaven, I really never would have thought I’d be designing another nursery for our third baby. A couple weeks ago we cleaned out Layne’s room (that was turned back into a guest room for Christmas guests) once again so that we could start preparing for John’s arrival. There were so many emotions and tears this past weekend while putting together John’s crib in the same spot where Layne’s crib would have been. Meanwhile, we were just overwhelmed with joy and thankfulness that God is giving us another baby to fill that room.
With all this time at home right now, I couldn’t help but dream of the nursery we’d get to bring our rainbow baby home to. While I plan to keep it pretty neutral in look like I designed Layne’s nursery, I knew that I definitely wanted it to be different. It didn’t feel right to bring home John to a room I designed for Layne — because that’s Layne’s room. It’s hard to explain, but I wanted John’s room to be his own. He isn’t replacing Layne, so I wanted John’s room to be for him.
So today on the blog, I can’t wait to share with you a little glimpse at the design plans that I have for John’s nursery. (You can also go back and see the design that I had for Layne’s nursery, HERE.) I can’t wait to bring the little nugget home. In the meantime, I’ll be making his room perfect for him. This post is a real look at what pieces I’m investing in to put our nursery together in hopes that it helps any other momma friends out there needing some inspiration.
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Baby Boy Nursery Inspiration
Neutral Nursery with Pops of Blue
To be completely transparent, I’ve never been a huge fan of super cheesy kid rooms. I’ve always wanted our children’s rooms to be designed in a way that is an extension of our home’s style — while having their personalities incorporated in a way that could grow with them. For John’s nursery, I decided to take the base of what I planned for Layne’s nursery and add some color. Dusty blues and vintage blues are among my favorite accent colors, and I was really inspired to incorporate them in the nursery when I saw this rug and this rug. I plan to keep the nursery mostly neutral colors (whites and grays) because they’re calming, and the blues will serve as great accent pieces that will break things up for the eye and add a lot of dimension into the space.
The paint color on our walls is Reflection from Sherwin Williams, and our trim color is Pure White from Sherwin Williams. Reflection pulls a bit of blue undertone, so I think adding the vintage and dusty blues into the room will pull the space together perfectly. Meanwhile, you may remember back when I was pregnant with Layne that I had Rob construct a shiplap feature wall on the wall that the crib will go on. Not only did I want to do this for the love of shiplap. But, I also wanted to make the room feel bigger by making the vaulted ceilings feel taller as well as make the crib the focal point of the room. You can find our shiplap wall tutorial, HERE.
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Neutral Nursery Furniture
I’ll admit, I have already ordered the majority of our nursery furniture. What can I say? This social distancing sure put me in nesting mode early. But baby stuff is expensive, y’all. No joke. We are paying for it ourselves. However, after a lot of searching and digging, I have found that there are ways to create a designer nursery on a budget. It’s all about investing in the right pieces.
crib // dresser // nightstand // glider and ottoman // skinny bookshelf
Similar to Layne’s crib, we went with this Davinci crib that had a storage drawer underneath. I really liked this crib above all the others for one reason: storage. Not to mention, it is also convertible, so it will grow with John. As we began cleaning out our things to prep for the nursery the first time around, we found that our home has a serious storage shortage. I plan to use that bottom drawer to store crib sheets and bedding. Meanwhile, I really loved this super long dresser that will double as a changing table. I plan to order the dresser as well as this matching nightstand for next to my glider as soon as the stores open back up. I already had this skinny bookshelf from when I did Layne’s room, so we’ll be using it in John’s room.
On the other hand, I haven’t picked out a glider yet because I really want to be able to sit in them at the store before purchasing. Rob and I are pretty tall, so I want to make sure that we invest in one that I’d be able to rest my head on when leaning back. (and I honestly don’t want the hassle of ordering online and possibly having to return it.) I love the look of this Davinci one. Not to mention, it has amazing reviews, so I hope to go with this or something very similar.
Nursery Decor and Accessories
faux tree // rectangular rug // round rug // floor lamp // table lamp // curtains // wood cutouts // round mirror // bedding // blanket
As far as decor and accessories go, I have already ordered this vintage blue rug to go in front of the crib. I also really want this round alphabet rug to layer on top of it, but I haven’t ordered it yet. Meanwhile, I did also order this floor lamp for the corner by the dresser and this matching table lamp for the nightstand. When it comes back in stock, I plan to order this faux tree to place in a basket in the corner between his crib and the window to add in some greenery. (only $59.99!)
For the windows, I plan to purchase these curtains when the stores open back up. Above the dresser, I am still toying between mirror options. I have a rectangular mirror already that I’ve had for years, but I can’t stop looking at this gorgeous round one from Target. That is what I still need to decide on once I get the space more put together. Then above the crib, I plan to do large wood cutouts of 1 Samuel 1:27-28 – “For this child we have prayed…” My dad may be able to make them for me, but if not I’ll plan to order them from this small shop on etsy.
Lastly, I plan to incorporate subtle mixed patterns and textures to create a really cozy space for our little one. I really love this bedding collection paired with this blanket — it’s all already on my Babylist registry!
Well there you have it, friends! What do you think of John’s nursery so far? I don’t think I could be any more excited or emotional putting this room together for our sweet rainbow baby. God is so good, y’all. I hope this inspired any other momma friends out there planning their own nursery!