Last month I started panicking about the fact that I was nowhere near finishing the nursery for our little boy due in August. Now, just 6 weeks before his due date, it’s all finished and ready for sweet Knox. I can’t believe it!
I’m so excited to share this space with y’all because I’ve never decorated a nursery before (my daughter arrived two months before we moved across the state) and because I’ve teamed up with five of my talented blogging friends to share all of our spaces. If you’re looking for nursery inspiration (boy or girl) look no further.
At the bottom of this post you can find all the links to their nurseries, so don’t forget to check them out. It’s okay if you drool a little bit…I did.
I adore how this room turned out because for once my vision actually came to life and because it’s the brightest room in our home and I’ve been dying for the chance to turn it into a space we’ll actually use. I love that our little guy will get to enjoy all this natural light. My daughter and I have already been spending a lot more time in here, playing and anxiously awaiting his arrival.
As you can see, it’s a neutral nursery that is easily adaptable for a boy or a girl. My design goals were a modern and soft space with a boho vibe…
The first thing I knew I had to have for this nursery was a juju hat. I’ve wanted one of these beauties for a while because they’re so fun and full of texture, but when I saw a photo of one above a crib on Pinterest I knew this room had to have one.
It brings that soft element that I think all nurseries should have and ties in perfectly with this plush rug we scored at Costco. My friend Rachel at laurel + blush made our juju hat and isn’t it incredible?
The detail is gorgeous and I love that a handmade piece is the focal point of Knox’s room. I’m also not mad about the fact that it’s light and I don’t have to worry about it falling off the wall…mom brain is crazy, you guys.
The other thing I knew we had to have for our boy’s room was a plant. Totally normal, right?? Maybe not in most homes, but in our house it is! Besides being a staple in any boho space, plants bring so many benefits to a room which is why they’re all over our house. Some of these benefits are:
- Reduce carbon dioxide levels
- Increase humidity
- Reduce levels of certain pollutants
- Reduce airborne dust levels
- Keep air temperatures down
All good things for a nursery, don’t you think? My husband added, “Makes for a calm wife” to the list when he read this post, lol…
I’ve had Spike, a Majestic Palm, in here for a few months already and he’s done really well because of all the natural light and the frequent watering schedule I have him on.
Thankfully, most of the large pieces in this room are either re-purposed from our daughter’s nursery or things I found secondhand. My mom was kind enough to re-cover the cushions on the glider we had on hand and all I had to do to our IKEA crib was switch out the hardware to make it fit for a boy.
Isn’t it crazy how the smallest updates can totally transform a piece of furniture?
The print above his bookshelf is from my friend Kristine’s blog, The Painted Hive, and I love the contrast it adds to the room. And that sweet message? I tear up if I read it too many times. Blame it on the hormones!
The dresser was one of my secondhand finds and I’m completely obsessed. I bought it, in excellent condition, from a neighbor of ours and easily transformed into a custom piece with a little Annie Sloan Paris Grey Chalk Paint and gold spray paint. I had been eyeing a dresser with the same design at a couple of furniture stores, but of course they weren’t real wood and they would have cost me an arm and a leg. I’m so happy we found this piece and I’m grateful to the family that sold it to us.
Aren’t these shelves the best? I didn’t have a vision for large picture ledges in this room, but when I saw these five ft. long ledges at a local swap, for free, I knew I had to use them. These are handmade, but I’ve found a nearly identical version (just as long) that I’ve linked for you guys below.
I’ve had such a blast filling these with fun, eclectic pieces and I’m digging how it all came together. And, just like the ledge gallery wall in our living room, I love that I can switch things out easily and update them as he grows up.
I spent a lot of time choosing each piece on this wall, but this blanket kind of steals the show, right?
This 100% cotton throw is from Humble Weave and I’m so happy they sent it to me because I’ve been obsessed with their blankets for a long time. It adds that perfect modern touch to the space and it’s so soft and luxurious, I know Knox is going to love it just as much as I do.
Well, that’s our boy’s nursery! This room has such a peaceful, quirky vibe and I’m not afraid to admit I come in here at least five time a day just to sit and relax for a few seconds. Oh, and in case you were wondering…yes, those drapes are blackout. I love my light, but when it comes to a dark room for a sleeping baby I don’t play around;)
Don’t forget to check out all of the gorgeous nurseries my friends are sharing today. The links to all of their blogs and a full source list for the pieces in our nursery are below. I hope you enjoyed Knox’s room and thank you so much for stopping by!