How to Create the Perfect Baby Boy's Nursery

Our son's nursery, we did board and batten on the walls, and ikea built ins to add character. 

Our son's nursery, we did board and batten on the walls, and ikea built ins to add character. 

 

Decorating your little boy's nursery can be therapeutic. No one told me that while pregnant I would go a little crazy preparing for Tucker to come. I am not a particularly patient person on my best day and adding being uncomfortable and about to have a huge life change made me become a little nuts about planning.

Boy nursery, with board and batten walls, lots of natural light. Wall colour is BM Hale Navy.

Boy nursery, with board and batten walls, lots of natural light. Wall colour is BM Hale Navy.

Luckily I was able to channel some of that into Tuck’s nursery. This room turned out better than I could have hoped. It’s like we poured love into it. Even now that Tuck is nearly 2, I still feel happy walking into that space. There is something so special about your first child's nursery, it's definitely the sweetest room in the house. 

I read this quote while pregnant and I really resonated with me. I can tell you that I feel it even more now. 

She loved the a little boy very much, even more than she loved herself
-Shel Silverstein

The design:

We kept it pretty simple, wanted it to a sophisticated boys room. We went with one of my favourite navy colours, Benjamin Moore Hale Navy. Don’t be surprise if it pops up in the new house. I love this colour because it’s so close to black but isn’t as serious or imposing. My original plan was going to be wood display shelves, but Kevin really pushed me to bring bright colour into the space and I’m so happy we did. Kevin often teases me about my affinity for monochromatic spaces, truth is I like them a lot more online than  in my own home.

DIY shleves, turned out better than planned. Simple styling for this boys nursery.

DIY shleves, turned out better than planned. Simple styling for this boys nursery.

The art and fabrics also brought colour into the space but the orange shelves really pop and tie the room together. I’m always looking through pictures trying to decide what brings a space to the next level. It’s often the one thing that steps out of my comfort zone.

Nursery Art, can never go wrong with colourful animals.

Nursery Art, can never go wrong with colourful animals.

I love board and batten in kids spaces, it’s formal but somehow still fun. I was so happy when I found out the ikea bookshelves would fit. I had been wanting to do try Ikea DIY bookshelves forever. They show up on pinterest all the time and truth be told they are fantastic bang for your buck and didn’t take as long to build in as expected, which rarely ever happens.

Nursery DIY Tutorials:

We did 3 major DIY projects in this room:

1)      Board and Batten

2)     Built in Ikea Bookshelves

3)     Orange Display Shelves

I’ve linked to the blog tutorials we followed, sorry we didn’t do any tutorials ourselves. Wish we had, but these got us through, hope they help you out too.

I’m so happy we did this project and with how it turned out. I’m excitedly planning Tuck’s new room in our new house. It’s slightly bigger which should help since he’ll be switching to a double bed in the next few years.

Thanks for following along, and I’d love to hear about any of your renovations.

 

Source:

Bookcase: Ikea billy

Crib set: local store

Light: rosenberryrooms.com

Art: local store

Roman Shade: theshadestore

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