Nursery Theme Ideas For Boys
Starting With The Basics
Who says you have to go traditional when designing a nursery for your baby boy? Sure, blue is a great color and you can use it in any way you like, but don't be afraid to veer off the straight and narrow path and try something a little daring.
Below are some tips and ideas for how to make your baby's nursery unique.
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Make it Cute
Know your Tastes
Your baby boy's room will be a part of your existing decor. Consider it an extension of the style you already love and live with. Do you have a penchant for roosters or cats? Why not continue the theme into baby's room?
Or maybe you love to play golf. Why not do up baby's room with a mini golf course theme? There are so many themes in your home right now that can be continued with a few baby nursery accessories. You can even dress it up with a fun kids room door sign.
Whatever your tastes, you're sure to find something you can pull out and highlight as the focal point of the nursery. It may be as simple as bringing out your favorite colors in bolder shades in the nursery. You can also use those shades in pastel shades.
Matching decor and baby items are an excellent touch for making the baby's room cool and comfortable.
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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
What little boy's room wouldn't look darling with accents of things that go zoom? Instead of going traditional with the usual cutouts and dÃ©cor from the home stores, use your imagination. Does your husband have a vintage toy plane you could hang from the ceiling with wire? Are there any antique toy cars, trains, or baby gifts in the family? Why not set up a train along a chair rail in the room? Or decorate the floor with painted train tracks or a train track rug?
Is someone handy with their hands? Why not get them to help shape a crib into a car or train with paint and wood? As long as everything is safe for baby, you can go wild with your imagination. Block print your own white curtains with blue, red and yellow cars, boats, trains, or planes.
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You're not in Kansas anymore
If you imagine your boy will be an adventurer, why not get him started with his own enchanted forest to dream in? You can paint trees on the walls that arch over the window frames and seem to pop out from every direction. It's amazing the effects you can get with paint. If you're not an expert muralist, hire someone who is.
Local art colleges usually have many gifted students who'd love to make a few extra dollars. Go with forest themed colors like rich browns and greens. A green throw rug on a dark wood floor would look wonderful.
You can do all sorts of accents from a moon hanging from the ceiling to baby teddy bears peeking out from nooks. It's easy to add leaves and branches to the decor with accent pillows and bedding.
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There's not a child around who isn't fascinated with animals. Instead of going all out and trying to include every animal you can think of, why not tailor your dÃ©cor down to one? Pick one dog breed that you and your family are particularly fond of. Or select several breeds and go with a Best of Show theme. Showcase stuffed dogs in all sizes. Add wooden ears to the exterior of the crib and paint on a doggie face.
Slipcover a nursery rocker in doggie printed fabric. Use toy dogs in various sizes attached to cording as curtain tie backs. Or use dog leashes to keep curtains curtailed. Create a mirror decorated with doggie bones around the edges. Of course as long as there are baby boys, there will always be doggie bedding or puppy baby blankets available. For a special touch, include photos of dogs you currently or previously have had in your family over the years.
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Cartoons are a hit with all kids. But today's cartoons will quickly look dated as baby grows. You want a nursery that can grow with your child. So, stick to the classics. Classic Mickey and Minnie (from back in the 1930s) have proven to interest and excite every generation of kids. Find old dolls at online auctions or at flea markets. You can find old Pez dispensers, framed art, fabrics and more bearing the golden oldies' images.
You might include movie reels to hang on the walls to hearken back to the day when cartoons were shown reel-to-reel. Make pillows out of old t-shirts bearing the images. Print vintage images from online onto fabric sheets and iron or sew onto fabric to make a quilt. How far you take the theme is limited only by your imagination.
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