Hi friends! Today I’m sharing my ideas and inspiration for little man’s nursery. I’m really excited to finally get going on the decorating part of the nursery. Michael and I want to keep it simple and not too theme-y, especially since we plan on moving within a year or so. But if we were to have any theme or direction it would be to include a few nautical accents. We chose nautical because it has meaning for both of us: he grew up on a lake and likes to fish and I grew up swimming and love the water, and I’m a DG (our symbol is the anchor). Plus, it encompasses our love of exploring and traveling. I’m thinking more rustic fisherman type of nautical and not as much cutesy wales nautical (even though that stuff is fun too).
Nautical pieces I’d like to incorporate:
- Porthole mirror (babies like to look at themselves, yes?) for over the changing table
- Map or globe (with “Adventure Awaits” printed on it) for above the crib
- Oar with pegs to hang clothes/jackets from
- Zinc initial or letters
- In general: bold stripes, anchors, zinc/galvanized steel pieces, reclaimed wood
I don’t want to go overboard with too much nautical stuff (no pun intended there), but just a few accent pieces. I like that some of these things can grow with him and we could use in a big boy room, but I still want it to have some baby cuteness to it. I’m thinking of incorporating some cute stuffed animals to soften it up a bit. Any other ideas?
Some of my inspiration images:
I love the weathered look of some of the items in this room (not a huge fan of the whale print).
This is Giuliana and Bill’s nursery for baby Duke. If it’s good enough for G, I think I’m on the right track. I like the rustic/natural look and the porthole mirror, although the room feels too dark for me.
Love the map feature wall behind the crib in this one. I would want to do something on a smaller scale though.
Love this oar/paddle idea. I like that the hooks make it functional too.
I love the idea of incorporating the letters of the alphabet into the decor and love the colors and patterns used here! We don’t have enough room for this, but I’d like to do something like this idea.
Love the bold rug in this room and that it’s not quite as dark as the other ones. The wall color here looks similar to what’s in our room too.
What do you think? What are your favorite boy nursery ideas? I’ve also thought about completely changing my mind and doing something totally babyish and cute.