A baby boy’s room is home to many laughs, tears, and firsts. It hosts late-night visits, messes, and countless memories to be forever cherished by parents. Because parents and baby will spend many hours in the nursery, a nesting parent’s job is to take this blank canvas and turn it into a welcoming baby haven.
When beginning to think about nursery room decor, there are many questions to ask. The easiest way to begin your baby boy’s nursery is by settling on a single starting point, whether it’s a theme, color or a favorite art piece. Stumped for inspiration? We’ve pulled together a list of baby boy room ideas from gender-neutral to classic baby boy style.
Browse the nursery ideas below and let inspiration strike. With an idea in mind, personalize your nursery with heartfelt room accents like custom wall art, pillows and more.
1. Plan a Gallery Wall
Give your baby something to look at by making an eclectic gallery wall that mixes different prints and fabrics.
2. Combine White and Gray
Want a classic and modern nursery? Opt for white walls and light gray to create a soothing space. Frame and hang your favorite quote to inspire your baby boy as he grows.
3. Colorful Crib Mobile
Find a colorful or fun crib mobile that will catch your baby boy’s eye, entertain or even help him fall asleep.
4. Fun Area Rug
If you’re decorating a large room, consider starting with an eclectic area rug to set the tone and style of your decor.
5. Delightful Decals
Hanging decor over a crib can be unsafe, so opt for delightful wall decals when working with your nursery color theme.
6. Southwest Style
A baby room theme is always more fun. Teepees, feathers and plenty of wide open space makes a Native American theme ideal for boys.
7. Peter Pan
Drift off to Neverland with framed map canvas print and a Lost Boys theme of never growing up or getting old.
8. Jungle Safari
An African-themed safari through jungles will help inspire wanderlust.
9. Deep Blue Ocean
Deep blue ocean themes can help your little one get a good night’s sleep. Use some sea-creature throw pillows to complete the theme.
10. In The Trees
Every boy loves to dream of climbing trees and communing with animals in a forest.
11. Drift to Outerspace
A ceiling of stars, planets and unexplored worlds will set your baby boy up for a life of exploration.
12. Best in Show
Don’t leave your dog out of the celebrations! Incorporating an area for your dog to watch over your boy is the best way to insure a lifelong partnership between the two.
13. Ships in the Night
Blue-green tones are ideal for your new baby boy. Choose a deep blue accent frame or artwork to set off a light colored wall.
14. Safari Theme
For cute boy room ideas, look no further than African-inspired decor. It’s simple to create a jungle scene with giraffe animals or a zebra rug.
15. Go Boho
Vintage rugs, free-flowing design and macrame art embraces creativity. Inspiring your child to live their best life is part of the allure.
16. The Big Top
Big top baby boy nursery ideas make your son the main attraction with circus-themed inspiration.
17. Farm Life
Scenic walls can include murals of farms and rustic room accents.
18. Modern Art
Get creative with some artwork from van Gogh, Warhol or Dali. Hanging artwork will not only inspire you, it will inspire your little one!
19. Shades of Gray
Sophistication can be achieved with more traditional colors that will ultimately be easily to adapt to other themes. Use a variety of gray shades for inspiration!
20. Pretty Pastels
Rules are meant to be broken and baby boys are no longer represented solely by blue. Choose some pretty pastels to offset your baby boy’s nursery.
21. Geometric Goodness
Choose geometric designs and patterns to encourage his playful side.
22. Metallic Color Scheme
Choose metallic wall art to bring out your boy’s mechanical side.
23. Wizards World
Make magic a part of your baby boy’s life from day one with a nursery wall mural.
24. Delightful Dragons
Dragon mobiles, sheets and artwork are fun ways to awaken your baby boy’s imagination.
25. Chevron Stripes
Chevron is a hot new trend that’s ideal for nurseries and can be easily incorporated with a rug, baby blanket, wall art, or by painting a wall.
26. Hanging Canopy
Use a canopy over the baby crib to masquerade as shimmering decor when creating a place to sleep.
27. Angel Wing Decor
Make heaven on earth with a pair of angel wings protecting your little one.
28. Fantastical Creatures
Let your imagination go wild with fantastical creatures that can be brought into the nursery with art prints or tapestries.
29. King of Your Heart
Consider a royal theme for your prince. Deep purple and gold plated frames serve as handsome accents.
30. Honey Bear
If you’re decorating a large room, start with an area rug to set the tone and style of your decor. Nothing comforts like a bear theme.
A boy’s best friend is his dog, but real men love cats. Set the tone for kindness early on in his life with a pet-centric nursery theme.
32. Repurposed Vintage
Decorate with antique windows and soft colored toys to create a vintage theme that will comfort you and your little one.
33. Hot Air Balloons
Encourage your little one to fly high in life with a hot air balloon theme. Wall art, wooden baskets and framed tabletop photos are a fun way to implement this style.
34. Hollywood Glamour
Turn your nursery into a movie set—your beautiful design will deserve an Oscar.
35. Building Blocks
A classic design inspired by geometry will be one way of getting your boy to appreciate math.
36. Fly Away
Whether you choose modern jets or vintage aircraft, flying machines are a great theme for design.
37. Automobile Ambition
Cars are the perfect addition to a boy’s nursery. It won’t be long before he’ll be asking for the keys.
38. Coastal Inspiration
Surfing, beaches and ocean scenes will help your little one embrace the sea.
39. Dinosaur Design
Harken back to the Stone Age with a dinosaur-inspired design. Think about a brontosaurus pillow or custom name plaque for impact.
40. Cube Storage
Storage is important in a nursery. From diapers to toys, label your bins and baskets for an extra level of organization.
41. Wild, Wild West
Cowboys are born, not made! This rustic design will bring out the cowboy in your baby boy.
42. Simple Scandinavian
Tall fjords and viking warriors are the inspiration behind a Scandinavian style baby boy room. Use an ombre to get the design you need.
Sparkling nightlights compliment any nursery theme well. They will help light up the room as your boy drifts off to sleep.
44. Nothing But Neutral
Beautiful, calming neutrals are ideal for any gender. Don’t forget to include a colorful bean bag chair or inspired artwork.
45. There Be Pirates
Sail the Seven Seas with a pirate-inspired nursery.
46. Sports Inspired
Start the love of games early with a football-inspired nursery.
47. Tailored Valances
A bold valance and window panel can tie any nursery theme together.
48. Bright Colors
When using unique, modern furniture and decorations, keep bright colors to a minimum so as not to overpower the room.
49. Bluebirds Dancing
Incorporate hand painted trees, blue birds dancing along branches and even a rug designed to look like a tree.
50. Rustic Barn Doors
A wood pallet provides the perfect backdrop for a barn door.
51. Crocodiles and Lions
Fun animal-inspired floor pillows and wall hangings of stuffed animals create the perfect baby boy nursery.
52. Stuffed Animals
Decorate your baby’s room with nostalgic oversized stuffed animals that he’ll be eager to play with as soon as he’s big enough.
53. Wild Side
Embrace your baby boy’s wild side and create an appreciation for animals with baby nursery ideas inspired by wildlife.
54. Organizing Shelves
Keep your changing table uncluttered with storage that makes things easy to reach. Or, make your wall art functional by using it to store items typically kept on a changing station. baby-boy-room-ideas-organizing-shelves.jpg Organizing shelves in baby nursery.
55. Monkey Business
Stuffed monkeys suspended from the ceiling make a fun mobile idea for jungle nursery designs.
56. Creative Crib
Make your crib a focal point of a room as it protects your most valued possession.
57. Black and White
Break away from blue by using geometric patterns in a black and white color scheme.
58. The Road Less Traveled
Two roads converged in the woods. Show your little boy the importance of being unique and making his own decisions. Choices light the way.
59. Lighting The Way
Any lamp can be modified to match your theme—nightlights and colorful rugs will help show the way.
60. Mid-Century Modern
Geometric walls and antique furniture is a way to bring a savvy mid-century pop to your nursery.
61. Little Lion
The addition of baobab tree art and some cleverly placed lion pillows will help your little lion grow into a jungle king.
62. Clean and Natural
Bright, airy and easy to clean decor is a great way to start off with your little boy’s nursery. Add subtle pops of color in books or blankets.
63. Small Spaces
A small nursery can speak volume with large wall hangings and simple decor.
64. Modern Montauk
Reflect the best of Montauk island life with vintage bicycle artwork and navy accents against a soft white.
65. Gray and Blue
Choosing a nursery theme doesn’t always mean saturating the room. This nursery sprinkles elephants in small ways throughout the room.
66. Paper Lanterns
A string of brightly colored paper lantern lights adds a festive look to your baby boy’s room.
67. Modern Chic
Blend in some swaddling blankets that work with your decor. There’s no better compliment to a nursery than your beautiful baby boy.
68. Cacti and Blooms
Neutral walls and cactus plants with colorful blooms are the perfect way to create a soothing desert environment.
69. Hipster Throwback
Think about adding pouf seaters and fun themed bean bag chairs to your 60s tribute.
70. Abstract Art
Cloud art, geometric decals or even finger paintings are the perfect addition to a nursery.
71. La Mer
Seagrass mats, carpeting and baskets are the perfect way to add appeal to a light blue design.
72. Little Adventurer
Inspire the adventurer in your life with old maps, trapeze style shelving and an old world feel.
73. Block Style
Don’t be afraid to make a strong statement with your nursery design, like this large, bold name display.
74. Camp Pendants
Create a summer camp feeling with hanging pendants that feature your baby boy’s name.
75. Words, Words, Words
Hoping your boy is an aspiring author? Inspire them early on with word walls and word art.
76. Will-O-The Wisp
Inspire a love of reptiles and snakes with a swamp-themed nursery. Adding a clever accent like a burned wood name sign will make it even more personal.
Natural decor will help your little man mature with an appreciation for forest life. Design a modern, masculine nursery with industrial fixtures and reclaimed wood.
78. Floating Shelves
Wall shelves are a seamless way to jazz up nursery walls with books or fun decor.
79. Barnyard Friends
Choose an extraordinary dresser and set against unique wallpaper. With small hints of color, this nursery allows the walls to tell a story.
80. Baby Swaddles
Wigwams and teepees are a fun theme for nurseries. Create your custom papoose from baby swaddlings and cuddle with your little boy.
81. Lantern Poms
Lantern pom lighting and bold colors create an authentic Asian nursery.
82. Knights and Castles
A large tapestry is easily updated as your baby boy matures into a knight in shining armor.
83. Cartoon Characters
Cartoon characters offer a fun way to implement a 3D room design.
84. Great Plains
Antlers and outdoor lanterns will make your little man feel like an early explorer.
85. Birds and the Bees
Let your ideas take flight with a bird and bee themed nursery. Create a mobile with flying birds while using bees buzzing by on flowers for the wall.
86. Faux Fur Rug
Not only does faux fur rug give your nursery a classical look, they serve a practical purpose.
87. Ombre Design
Let your walls take on a clever design with ombre painting techniques.
88. Bahama Mama
Create a peaceful island oasis for you and your baby boy with faux palms and an island-themed design.
89. Chalkboard Wall
Chalkboard paint means you can decorate your boy’s nursery with hand-drawn art that can be changed with the seasons.
90. Desert Dreams
Southwest design inspires whimsical greenery and a vintage rug.
91. Dramatic Accent Wall
A dark accent wall can be made even more dramatic with white or light blue-green accents.
92. Pirate Chest
Chests come in a variety of colors and styles and provide the perfect place to store toys.
93. Double The Trouble
Multiple cribs are a breeze if you’re expecting twins or even triplets!
94. Navy Seal
Deep navy blue accents with a peaceful light blue wall will ensure your baby boy falls asleep under guard.
95. Textured Elements
A variety of textured damask colors and patterns can tie a nursery together.
96. Tribal Teepee
Teepees are simple to design and make the perfect complement to your nursery decor. These create perfect places for reading and playtime.
97. Catching Dreams
Dreamcatchers keep nightmares away by spinning them into their web. Choose from mobiles and hanging decor to keep your baby sleeping peacefully.
98. Planes and Trains
Airplanes, automobiles and trains make adorable additions to your baby boy’s room. Encourage your baby to have an adventurous spirit with decor that welcomes travel.
99. What Does a Fox Say?
Foxes add a whimsical element to any forest-creature design. These woodland-inspired pieces help finish your forest nursery.
100. Balloon Display
Create art from your baby boy’s name with bold, balloon letters as the room’s centerpiece art.
101. Reading Corner
Getting ready to raise a scholar? Add a wall full of books that you can read to your little one.
102. DIY Changing Table
Improvise with a handmade changing table and decorative pails in place of the standard, big-box store baby supplies.
103. Nautical Nest
White and navy blue offer a timeless aesthetic that can easily transition into a big boy room.
104. Cozy Rocking Chair
Add a comfortable rocking chair to the corner with a decorative throw pillow for a welcoming seat to rock your little one to sleep.
These DIY room ideas will help inspire you if you’re stuck. No matter what nursery theme you decide on, remember that your baby boy will be impacted by it from early on in life. Choose easily adapted ideas that can later be integrated into a boy’s bedroom for years to come.
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