Got a spare room at home and planning to convert it into a nursery to welcome your baby boy into the world? A little lost about what goes where and how to go about it? Well, we’re bringing you some of the top tips and ideas so you can nail the perfect nursery décor for baby boys.
Nursery Décor for Baby Boys
When we talk about nursery décor for baby boys, we automatically think in shades of pale blue and white. The choice of these particular colours is further reinforced by some of the latest cartoons that all our nephews watch and adore. But decorating a nursery for boys is not just about adding the right shades or characters. It’s a lot more. Here are some ingenious tips to help you execute the most innovative nursery décor ideas:
- Plan ahead
- Choose a theme
- Keep the décor clutter-free
- Paint over wallpaper
- Brighten up the room
- Don’t forget the crib
- Decorate the wall
- Organise your storage space
Let’s elaborate on each tip below to help you decorate the nursery in the best manner possible.
Yes, the baby’s not due soon, but the nursery needs to be all set for his arrival. This means planning ahead, buying furniture, décor, and all his essentials and setting up the nursery to your liking. Do remember to budget for the expense while you plan and decorate, so you don’t end up splurging more than you should before your little bundle of joy arrives.
Choose a Theme
Most of us would choose a blue and white combo for nursery décor for baby boys, but there’s no restriction on that. However, what is necessary is to determine the theme you want to shine through. Underwater themes, space themes, royalty themes, and forest themes, are just some of the options to consider. You can also opt for a colourful nursery theme that works well for both boys and girls, or a white gender-neutral version too. Check out our nursery décor ideas for baby girls while you’re at it for more inspiration.
Keep the Décor Clutter-Free
The key to decorating a nursery for boys is to keep things simple and to keep it clutter-free. You will need a lot of space for storing random odds and ends and to walk while you rock your baby in your arms, so free up floor space for all of that. Simple, sleek, but cute at the same time should work the best. Remember to add a cosy nook to the room where you’ll be nursing the baby and a changing table for those dirty diapers.
Paint Over Wallpaper
By now, you’ve probably got some nursery décor ideas lined up to experiment with. But first, let’s focus on the walls. While wallpaper is available in beautiful textures and colours, we’d advise you to opt for paints as it is a lot easier to wipe down painted walls in case of a mess. However, if you really do want to go with wallpaper, search for washable options in the market that will not peel away from the wall, fade, or stain, when you try to wipe the walls down.
Brighten Up the Room
Nightlights, wall lights, ceiling lights, bright airy windows, and breezy curtains can turn your nursery into a space your baby will love. Keep the overall décor and theme light and bright, but add the appropriate fixtures so that the room is well lit for those all-nighters you’ll be pulling soon enough.
Don’t Forget the Crib
The focal point of most nurseries is the crib, and you’ll have to make sure that the selection is perfect. Choose one that is sturdy, safe, and in tune with the rest of the themed décor. Wooden cribs work best, which you can then decorate with cosy blankets, stuffed toys, a hanging mobile, and lots of additional touches.
Decorate the Wall
When you’re decorating a nursery for boys, don’t forget to get creative with the walls. You can paint the walls as per your theme, stick some wall stickers, or simply add family photos to one wall that can include your baby’s best moments later on. The options are endless.
Organise Your Storage Space
Babies need a lot of stuff. A spare set of clothes, packets of diapers, baby wipes, tubs of anti-rash creams are just the starting point. While you may think there’s not a lot that your baby needs or owns at first, it’s all going to accumulate, including the toys he’ll get as he grows and the gifts that will pour in upon his birth.
So, you need to be smart in terms of storage. Plan for a spacious closet for essentials as well as plenty of open shelves for toys and books that you want to put on display. You’ll also need dedicated space for items that you will need daily at regular intervals, including his diapers, wipes, and other essentials.
Ultimately, there are a lot of ideas for the best nursery décor for baby boys, but you need to determine how you want to welcome your child into this world and set up his room accordingly. You’ll also need to childproof your home if you’re about to have a baby to make it safer for the little one. Stay tuned to Zameen Blog for more home décor ideas and reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to send in your suggestions.