Congratulations on the upcoming arrival of your baby boy! Setting up a new nursery can be a big job. The first and most important part is coming up with baby boy nursery decorating ideas. Here are some things to consider for inspirational help in coming up with the perfect theme for your little man.
Mom and Dad’s Favorite Things
The first thing to consider is none other than WHAT DO YOU LIKE/ WHAT DOES THE OTHER PARENT LIKE? There are so many baby boy nursery decorating ideas to be found in the things you like most. The baby is just that a baby, and I’m sure he will love anything you pick out special for him. He will have no idea what his room is decorated with for several years anyway.
Chances are since he will be brought up by you he will learn to love a lot of the same things you do as well. Now, if your favorite thing is unicorns that probably isn’t the route you want to take for your baby boy, but maybe there is a sports team that is strongly supported in your house. Do you find the stars and night sky soothing? Turn the nursery into a space theme. Was Dad a fan of Power Rangers or The Ninja Turtles when he was a boy? Bring back those memories in the nursery for your baby boy.
You are in control and can turn your favorite things into the perfect nursery theme for your little guy.
Brother or Sister Favorites
This idea may not apply to everyone, but another inspiration for coming up with baby boy nursery decorating ideas is to ask his big brother or sister if they are old enough to tell you what they like. Did you strike out on ideas from your favorite things or could it be that you still have too many to pick from since you can find almost anything these days.
This would be a good time to let the kids who have gotten their big kid rooms help with coming up with ideas they think would be best for their new baby brother. You can let them come up with their own ideas or you can give them options to choose from that you are having trouble narrowing down.
Giving them control like that if your can handle their decisions might actually make the adjustment of having a new brother more special when they get to show their new baby brother his room that they helped pick out. The ideas a kid can come up with sometimes might just surprise you.
Themes Geared Towards Babies
An option to consider if you really want your nursery to look like a room made for a baby is to pick very soft and light colors. This can be just solid colors or you can find animals or patters that match the color.
One option would be to do a teddy bear theme with light brown as the main color. There is also traditional baby blue, and you could incorporate some elephants into it with wall decorations and stuffed animals. One of my favorite colors is green and there is plenty of frog decorations out there to make your nursery unique.
There is also the option of finding an awesome pattern in the color that speaks to you instead of finding animal stuff that matches your color of choice. This is a very broad category to resort to when trying to narrow things down but sorting by color could spark an idea for the perfect nursery design.
When your read the heading “Popular Characters” the first thing that probably popped into your head was characters like Mickey Mouse, Olaf, Winnie the Pooh, or Lightening McQueen. While these are all valid ideas and could be made into very cute baby boy nurseries, if you were trying to stay away from Disney and the likes it doesn’t totally knock this category out of the running.
Nurseries can be decorated in more grown up character themes as well and still be the cutest of nurseries. Star Wars for example. Maybe pick your decor around a particular character from Star Wars. My personal favorite would be a nursery done in a Harry Potter theme focusing on a specific Hogwarts house for the color scheme. There are also a ton of superheros that would make for an awesome nursery theme (maybe Dad’s favorite).
Boys and Their Toys
What nursery theme would be good for a baby boy? Their toys could also provide good ideas for a nursery theme. I’m not just talking about baby boy’s toys but also men’s toys. Look at things boys take care of like their own babies.
Does the truck or car in the driveway get a weekly wash and wax? Does every tool have a proper place in the garage? Are there regular fishing trips planned throughout the year? Maybe hunting season is as anticipated as the upcoming arrival of that little future hunter.
How cute it would be to have a fishing themed room with a mobile that is a fishing rod with fish hanging down over the crib. Add a singing fish to the wall and there your have it. Turn that hunting passion into a camouflage themed room, maybe even with a real deer head on the wall. These themes might even grow with them so you can keep some of the decor for their big kid room when it’s time.
Your options for baby boy nursery decorating ideas are limitless. I had three girls before I finally got to create a nursery for my son. I had planned out a boy nursery with every child in hopes I was having a boy every time. When I finally found out I was having a boy I had such a hard time choosing which one I wanted most since I knew my son was going to be my last child. I hope these ideas help you narrow down your options for your perfect baby boy nursery.