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Boy Nursery Ideas & Designs

You’re getting ready to bring home your little man to his carefully decorated room, but what exactly does a baby boy’s nursery look like these days? The options are truly endless. You can stick to a traditionally blue color palette or switch it up with a unique theme that will have his imagination running wild. Here are a few ways to implement different baby boy room ideas to create a safe, fun and relaxing space for you and your son.

Run with a Theme

When it comes to baby boy nursery themes, picking one can be tough. Start by thinking about what toys or hobbies your boy might grow up to like; sports, motor vehicles and the great outdoors are perfect starting points for baby boy nursery ideas. However, if you want to go simple and change it up as your child grows, you can do something as easy as plaid or stripes and build on it as he develops his own personality. Here are a few themes for a little boy room that’s sure to delight:

  • Clean and simple
  • Curated eclectic
  • Monochromatic magic
  • Starry night
  • Outer space adventures
  • Woodland wonderland
  • Rustic outdoorsy
  • Jungle and safari
  • Wordly travel
  • Natural Neutrals
  • Wild West
  • Vintage playland
  • Planes, trains and cars
  • Toys, toys, toys
  • Library love
  • Under the sea
  • Nautical Adventures
  • Alphabet Explosion
  • Sports and games
  • Circus carnival
  • Dinosaur dreams

Pick a Color

Lots of boy nurseries use a similar color palette: blues and greens, maybe a hint of red, but you don’t have to stick to the norm. Try out one of these fun baby boy room color combinations for a nursery that’s sure to wow:

  • Blue and yellow
  • Navy and gray
  • Red and gray
  • Orange and blue
  • Red and blue
  • Blue, yellow and orange
  • Turquoise and orange
  • Wood and white
  • Dark green and white
  • Mint green and wood
  • Black and white
  • All the colors!

Be Practical

Beneath a sweetly decorated nursery lies the essentials that make it functional: a crib, changing table, dresser and often a nursing chair. Try to be practical with these pieces and go for sturdy, basic designs that can grow with your little guy. With plain furniture, you can implement any baby boy room ideas you’d like by using toys, bedding and decor to bring a theme to life throughout the space. Then, as he changes his mind a million times throughout the years, you can change the baby room decor into kid- and teen-friendly designs of his choosing.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a boy nursery renovation or are building a designer nursery from scratch, Houzz has 1,752 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Chango & Co. and Laurie Jones Design. Look through nursery pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a boy nursery design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful boy nursery photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.