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Old Jan 7th, 2016, 13:58 PM   1
BellaRosa8302
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Baby Boy Nursery Ideas?


Hi ladies! I have had this issue since the first trimester, but still have yet to resolve it! I cannot settle on a theme for my son's nursery. I'm starting to feel slightly panicked about it, since I only have 10ish weeks until my due date...

I just don't like "character" bedding (i.e., Pooh, Monsters Inc, Mickey Mouse, etc). and I don't like bedding that has cartoonish looking animals (i.e. jungle animals, teddy bears, etc). I considered a nautical theme, but I'm just not sure.

We are also NOT painting the walls, since we want to keep the nursery paint color gender-neutral (for possible future babies), so whatever it is has to go with cream colored walls.

Not finding much I love on Pinterest or Etsy either. It was so much easier choosing a theme when I had my daughter!!!

The only thing I do know is that I want blue; maybe different shades of blue - from baby blue to navy. Maybe I can add in a theme later??

Anyway, I was hoping some of you who have done your nursery might like to share photos or ideas of what you have done.

Thanks!!!



 
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Old Jan 7th, 2016, 14:06 PM   2
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Nautical themes are pretty popular and they often come with blue colors. Or maybe some jungle animals? If we had room for a nursery I would be doing a space themed one with different planets and constellations, rocketships, cute little aliens etc



 
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Old Jan 7th, 2016, 14:36 PM   3
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We chose to do a mint aztec theme for our son. We incorporated a lot of arrows and gold into the decorations. It's not "baby-ish" so he will be able to grow into it. I'm not sure how to upload pictures but the bedding is the Gold and Mint Aztec Bedding by Caden Lane. Hope this helps!



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Old Jan 7th, 2016, 15:06 PM   4
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I wanted to do a nautical theme for a boy, with different shades of blue. No characters or animals either. I had found a very classic looking (Sadie and Scout collection) bedding set in shades of blue and it goes well with cream walls

I think there's no need to go over the top with a theme, nice matching colors and some decoration elements and tadda!



 
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Old Jan 7th, 2016, 16:51 PM   5
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http://projectnursery.com/2012/06/ga...d-automobiles/

my boys don't get their own nurseries (they're sharing a room, but baby will stay with us for quite some time), but if they had, i would have done something like the first room, but with vintage trains. something basic and simple and classic



 
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Old Jan 7th, 2016, 17:09 PM   6
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My theme just came to me and I was stuck on it boy or girl but we're having a boy. I chose a children's literature story book theme. I'm stenciling a bunch of quotes from stories on canvas to hang on the walls and then I am buying a Peter pan clock and making a flying key Harry potter mobile and a diy stack of books lamp. My mom is making my bedding and it's blue with brown and white polka dots and blue stripes. I have started his library already. But it's very personal I have always loved reading and my husband and I both love books, right now his bedroom was our library and office and I really don't know where I can put all of our books but I'm going to figure it out. I think our second choice would have been a nature mountain theme. I want him to grow into his room and for it to not look too childlike. Oh, and my favorite is a signpost in the corner pointing in all different directions and to different storybook locations. Neverland, Narnia, pooh corner, Hogwarts etc... my husband is making it for me.



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Old Jan 8th, 2016, 07:27 AM   7
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I'd definitely go with the nautical if your walls are already cream colored and you don't want to paint them!!



 
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Old Jan 8th, 2016, 07:51 AM   8
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Both my boys have cream walls, vintage furniture mixed in w new and I don't know how to describe it properly but I guess accents in happy / rainbow colors. Eg I have made both of them a felt mobile in a range of happy colors. One has blue w all colors birds curtains, the other cream w rainbow trims. Quirky things like a collection of colorful book illustrations and a 60s fabric on the window in the door with sun prints on it etc. Not really a theme but happy, mostly gender- neutral and cohesive. My advise would be just go with how you feel. Doesnt have to be a theme as such. I think different shades of blue would be nice. I would throw in some teal and orange prob because sometimes I feel blue can be too cool of a color by itself. But that's just me. And it depends om how sunny the room is also. Have fun decorating! I can't wait to do one for my next mini 💜



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Old Jan 8th, 2016, 11:46 AM   9
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Danna, Thanks! I will look into that collection

jtink, thanks for the photos! Very cute! planes/trains/automobiles are the first thing I think of when I think of little boys; I just haven't found a "set" that I like in that theme. Those pics show some great ideas!

Sara, I adore your idea!!!!! I'm an elementary school teacher & bookworm myself. I just might have to look into doing something similar... if you don't mind a copycat, of course! That way, I can still do bedding in shades of blue, but then I can add storybook elements. Thank you so much for sharing! I'd love to see pics if you have any to share along the way



 
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Old Jan 8th, 2016, 13:54 PM   10
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We kept things really simple in my son's room, but if there's any theme it's maps. We love to travel (he does too, thankfully!) and geography. He has a very nice globe wall decal. It's almost like a fabric. He also has a framed map of California with illustrations of all the state animal/bird/fish/tree/etc that's really lovely. I didn't want much on his walls b/c of earthquakes, and he never had a crib bedding set... But I would have sought out an explorer/map/etc type look.

I love the children's literature idea. I'm a children's librarian; it would have been perfect! Maybe if baby #2 doesn't end up sharing a room with big brother that'll be the theme! Books basically are my son's theme, really, since he doesn't keep toys in his room, just books. Are there are A LOT! I love that he loves to read! And travel ;-)



 
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