Once you’ve gotten the good news that you have a little one on the way, whether it is your first or your fifth, you can’t shake the overwhelming excitement!
Once those happy baby jitters have passed, it is time to get down to the nitty gritty- designing your ideal nursery for baby boy or girl.
Nurseries can be tricky to decorate, especially if you are expecting a little boy.
While girl’s rooms can be full of flowers and princess crowns until they are well into their tweens (when they often switch up their décor to include posters of their favorite boy bands!), boys often outgrow their traditional baby blue décor in favor of a more “grown up” style when they reach grade school.
To keep yourself from having to change your decorating style every two years, going for a fun yet grown up space from the get go will keep everyone happy.
You Can’t Go Wrong with Wood in a Nursery
Jacque and Cameron from The Baby Cubby went with a woodsy theme for their baby boy’s nursery, which included a navy blue ceiling, pops of fun colors, warm wood tones, and an otherwise bright white room.
A GoodDiaper Pail is Key to an Ideal Nursery for Boys and Girls
Rather than skimping on pieces like the diaper pail and going for the cheapest option, Jacque picked out a beautiful pail that matched the décor of the room perfectly.
While it may seem like an unnecessary expense at the start, buying something like a pretty diaper pail that you have to look at multiple times a day is worthwhile in the long run.
Art for Creativity and Inspiration
Speaking of another beautiful component of your nursery that is also highly functional, consider adding a glider. Glider chairs can be fashionable, adding a nurturing yet inviting touch to your nursery design.
Don’t feel like you have to fill your baby’s room with only baby-centric art.
Paintings and photographs in frames that match the décor of the room can keep the room feeling more grown up. Things will be perfectly kid-like once the toys start leaping off the shelves onto the floor!
Jacque opted to keep her woodland theme going with an adorable teepee that is super fun for her little one to play house in now, but will create a fun reading nook as he grows older.
Jacque chose an adorable felt garland to hang above her crib, with a cute woodland creatures quilt adding warmth and whimsy to the space.
You can find cribs like this on Kidsco, who reviews the products for babies and toddlers.
Seating for Kids and Mom and Dad Is a Must
A super comfortable armchair in the corner is a nursing chair for now and a reading chair as your baby grows older.
As with most of the pieces in the space, it is all about versatility. Designing a nursery that can transition into a boy’s room without going out and redesigning the whole space again is important to your wallet!
Check out more of this awesome and ideal nursery project at Baby Cubby!