From friendly woodland creatures to bold safari-inspired prints, there are so many trendy nursery themes for little boys, but a classic boy nursery never goes out of style! We love a stylish mix of white and neutral accents. Use these eight special pieces to put together a traditional nursery with a modern feel for the newest member of the family.
1. Curtains: Cost Plus World Market 2. Lamp: Target 3. Beary Special Gift Set: Baby Aspen 4. Classic Cable Knit Blanket: Baby Aspen 5. Dresser: Pottery Barn Kids 6. Chair: Ikea 7. Crib: Restoration Hardware 8. Rug: Land of Nod
Neutral Nursery Foundation
There’s something so serene about a neutral bedroom, and a white or ivory nursery foundation is a great gender-neutral start. Add a soft blue accent wall for a splash of color and blue blankets, bedding, and toys when you get the news that you’re expecting a boy.
Nursery Essentials Worth the Splurge
Design a nursery around a great classic crib! The Kennedy iron crib, from Restoration Hardware (7), is an antique-inspired piece with a distressed finish that gives it the look of treasured heirloom. This beautiful crib can remain in your family for years to come.
Another focal point in any nursery is the dresser. The Emerson extra wide dresser, from Pottery Barn Kids (5), is a practical piece with plenty of storage for a growing baby boy.
Planning Tip: A dresser with a changing table topper will last for years as you transition the space to a big boy room.
Finally, you’ll probably be spending a good amount of play time on the floor, so a soft rug is essential! The Walk Softly rug (8) boasts a cloud-like feel we can’t resist. A shaggy rug also adds great texture to an all-white space.
Budget Friendly Nursery Decor
Decorating a nursery doesn’t have to break the bank! You can create a unique inviting space with a few affordable accents. Bring in a cozy reading chair for snuggles and story time before bed. This gingham chair from Ikea (6) looks luxurious and comes with a surprisingly affordable price tag. As an added bonus, the cover is removable and washable. Block out light with smocked white curtains from Cost Plus World Market (1), and add a warm glow to a reading nook with a classically chic lamp (2).
Decorating Tip: Re-purpose baskets and containers you already have for a chic and organized changing table (5).
Classic Baby Gifts
Baby shower themes often play off the nursery design, and these blue baby gifts will fit right in with this classic boy nursery inspiration. The bear-themed gift set is packed with both precious and practical gifts for the new baby (3), and a blue cable knit blanket (4) is the perfect accessory for the neutral crib.
Are you inspired by classic nursery design? Share your favorite element of this “cribspiration” in the comments.