Design Finds: It’s a Boy!

Design Finds - Its A Boy  - How to Adapt our Gender Neutral Nursery to a Boys Nursery


This month our May Monthly Mood Board was devoted to all things baby and we put together a gender neutral nursery.  The items we picked for the monthly mood board are great all on their own or you can use those items as a base for your nursery and expand on the décor to make it more suited to either a boy or a girl.  In today’s post we have selected additional elements to add to our gender neutral nursery to transform it into a nursery fit for a boy.  By designing the nursery in this way you can get a head start on everything and then add the last little details once you find out if you are having a boy or a girl… or better yet, these items can easily be added once baby has arrived if you are getting surprised.  Check out below for our picks to make this nursery fit for the most adorable of little baby boys.

1.)    First we selected a rug to add to the room.  We kept the rug in shades of blue for a boy, but selected one that still worked with our Penguin theme.  Penguins are always diving into icy cold water in search of fish so this Jaipur Coastal Living Schooled Aegean Blue Hand Tufted Wool Rug from Layla Grayce was the perfect addition adding a school of fish swimming right under your little penguins crib.

2.)    Next we selected a nautical window treatment that also has a manly feel to it.  The best part about the Caspian Striped Curtain Panel from Posh Tots is that it can grow with your child.  It works with the nursery décor, but is not too babyish to make the shift to a toddler room.

3.)    You can never have enough storage in a kid’s room.  We love the Tricolor Wall Shelf in Blue from The Land of Nod.  It makes the perfect spot to start your child’s book collection.  Use just one shelf or stack a few and make a bookshelf wall.  It is secured to the wall so there is no fear of a bookcase tipping over on your child.

4.)    No nursery is complete without a great rocker or glider.  We selected the Grano Glider Recliner in a Charcoal body fabric with the Missoni pillow from Monte.  We love this glider for its modern, streamlined look.  It is not too big and bulky so it will fit into even the smallest of nursery spaces.  It also gives you the option to prop your feet up and recline (the gliding stops when chair is reclined).  This gives many options for comfort for mom or dad on those late nights.

5.)    Every nursery needs some lighting for those late night feedings.  We love the two toned shades of blue that really represent the Arctic Ocean waters the penguins live in.  We used the Blue Lighten Up Floor Shade with Graphite Base from The Land of Nod.

6.)    Lastly, we love the idea of using this Toy Caddy in Blue from Rosenberry Rooms.  It is the perfect addition to place next to your glider.  It is great storage for some of baby’s favorite toys and stuffed animals as well as a convenient place to roll up and place some baby blankets and burp cloths that may be needed when feeding or rocking baby to sleep.

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