Nursery Decorating Ideas ...
Outer Space to Dinosaurs

Enjoy our baby boy’s nursery decorating ideas from Outer Space to pre-historic Dinosaurs and all time zones in between...

The secret is out...you are going to have a baby boy. Yayy! Did the baby shower transport you to a world of blues in every hue? After all, blue is traditional. Think that decorating a baby boy nursery is not as much fun as a baby girl nursery? Think again.



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There is no limit to the cool nursery decorating ideas for baby boys. Pick your theme from occupations (firefighters, pirates), activities (construction, transportation), sports (soccer, baseball) and animals (jungles, rainforests)…and we have not yet mentioned cartoon characters (Peanuts, Diego) and the all time favorite DINOSAURS!!

Of course, this is a nursery. Your baby will not begin to appreciate the baby boy crib bedding and other nursery design until he reaches his toddler years.

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Then what exactly should you concentrate on for the baby boy nursery?

1. As Always...Safety First.

Whether it is the furniture, bedding or accessories, your first priority has to be the safety of your baby. In these early months, he depends completely on you to keep him from harm.

It's a BIG responsibility.

Avoid nursery decorating ideas that seem unsafe such as long drapes that could smother a baby or lamps with stuck-on beads that could choke him.

On the floor, add kids rugs. Not only do they give the floor added theme and texture, they are great for cushioning soft baby bottoms.

2. Dark Walls and Light Furniture.

The most part of your decorating budget will be invested in the wall colors and nursery furniture. You must get them right if they are to serve you for a long time. Darker wall colors are more suitable for the baby boy nursery.

A deep shade of green would suit sports as well as animal themes. A blue wall would be the perfect backdrop for an ocean theme. In keeping with the darker walls, lighten up the furniture. Go for whites or lighter shades of wood.

Some parents worry about the cost of creating a themed nursery. They want a room that can grow with the baby. Read this interesting article to find your fit.

3. Nursery Decorating Ideas to Brighten Up the Walls.

There are many nursery decorating ideas that will brighten up the room. Painting the walls a neutral color will certainly last across future changes in themes.

Neutral walls do NOT have to mean boring walls. You can paint the walls in stripes, stencil in theme specific designs or choose from a wide range of wall murals, stickers, posters and borders.

Even putting up framed photos of your baby, yourself, siblings and other relatives helps stimulate the baby’s senses too.

4. Organizing the Nursery

Your tiny bundle of joy is going to need enormous quantities of products – several changes of clothes in a day, umpteen diapers, creams, wipes, bed sheets...in short tons of nursery storage! Not to mention the generous array of toys that are bound to find their way in.

A good nursery decorating idea would be to introduce loads of shelving and storage in the room right away. Make sure all items needed at a moment’s notice are within easy reach of you (but not within easy reach of your baby). Having plenty nursery storage will also allow you to get the clutter out of sight in no time.

5. Not a Theme Person?

Choosing a particular theme for your baby is your personal decision (the baby cannot speak for himself...yet!). It is important that you feel just as comfortable in your baby boy's nursery.

If themes are not your favorite way to decorate the room, choose a color scheme. It usually helps to have an inspirational item (crib bedding or toy) or photo. It would give you the visual idea of how harmonious the chosen colors are.

There are many masculine shades in colors other than blue. Talk to the experts at the paint centers to find the right shades for you.

Adding kids rugs, like this super fun Country Road Kids Rug, will provide your little one loads of fun time and could even be the focal point of the room.

6. Personalize the Nursery

Simply add large wall letters to spell out the child's name and hang on the wall. You could also decorate with other knick-knacks such as baby clothes, booties and frames of your baby's hand and foot prints.

There are many artists who specialize in painting newborn babies. Of course some of these designs will have to be incorporated after the baby arrives. But it is a great nursery decorating idea that creates a unique space for your baby.

Embroidering their name on pillows or buying personalized chairs is another cool way to show whom the room belongs to.

popular bo nursery themes

  1. Airplanes
  2. Dinosaurs
  3. Sports
  4. Pirates
  5. Firefighter
  6. Space /Rockets - Star Wars Theme
  7. Transportation
  8. Construction
  9. Boy cartoon characters

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