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5 Timeless Baby Boy Nursery Ideas for Cherished Moments

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Congratulations on your baby boy! Designing a nursery is an exciting chapter of your life that is filled with endless possibilities. It’s an opportunity to infuse love, comfort, and style into the first space where your son is going to live and grow. While you definitely have a million things going on in preparation for his arrival, we have made it easy for you to check the “Nursery set-up” off your endless checklist with this compiled list of Baby Boy Nursery must-haves by theme from Levtex and beyond. Whether you’re seeking a serene sanctuary, a playful woodland, or a jungle safari, I hope this blog post will help guide you through the process.

"When choosing a nursery theme, it's important to select one that you love and that will grow with your child. You don't want to choose a theme that is too specific or that you will get tired of quickly. Instead, opt for a timeless theme that can be easily updated as your child grows older. Some popular nursery themes include animals, nature, and transportation. These themes are both versatile and appealing to children of all ages." - Jamie Meares, Nursery Designer

DINOSAUR: Roaring into Baby Boy Nursery Ideas

Although the idea of a dinosaur-themed nursery can seem busy, with bright colors and giant t-rexes and stegosauruses, there is another way to approach it, keeping it fun and interesting while still providing a comforting and cozy atmosphere. The Kipton Collection, to me, does exactly that. It incorporates the typical blues and whites you would find in a boy’s nursery while embracing the dinosaur motif throughout the room and without feeling like the dinosaurs are roaring at you. Each element of this room is carefully curated to create an immersive and aesthetically appealing environment for both your baby boy and you. I especially love the dinosaur mobile - the plush dinos circling each other to your favorite lullaby is just so cute. 

There are plenty of other fun accents that can bring together the dinosaur theme. My favorites are the Kipton decorative pillow, the Kipton playmat, and the Kipton lamp (all shown in the picture below). I love the use of simple accents, especially ones that stick to the theme so well. 

Dinosaur-themed nursery

SAFARI: Exploring Wild Nursery Themes for Your Baby Boy

If you love the idea of incorporating animals into your nursery, I think the safari theme is a great option. The Levtex Baby Zuma Collection fills the room with bright images of the jungle - lions, giraffes, birds, and trees make the space feel cozy and fun. Having something on the wall that ties into the theme really pulls the space together. This is true for all themes, but I feel like in the Safari theme, especially, it feels like you are expanding the jungle. The wall decals are included in your Zuma crib bedding set for this reason.

Each of the pieces in the Zuma crib bedding set makes use of the same animals, colors and patterns seen on the wall and in the quilt, really tying the whole room together. I love the addition of a coordinating decorative throw pillow like the Zuma Lion decorative pillow. Accessorizing your favorite armchair, rocker or glider with a pillow keeps the safari motif alive throughout your nursery. Your baby boy will definitely dream of the jungle in this room! 

Safari-themed nursery

BLUE WOODLAND: Tranquil Blues and Woodland Wonders for Your Baby Boy's Space

Like the dinosaur theme, the Trail Mix Crib Bedding Set is a forest and woodland theme is grounded in shades of blue, gray and white to create an inviting and classy nursery. To achieve this look, the centerpiece of the room is the moose motif with the blue mountain backdrop. I love how the appliqued moose appears in the quilt as well as on the hamper and in the musical mobile and how the recurring image of the mountain ranges in the decorative pillow, the quilt, the wall decals, and the blankets give the theme an interesting perspective and create a beautiful backdrop.

Adding the Trail Mix lamp to the room adds a little something cool and unique while also providing a source of warm, indirect light in your nursery.

GREY WOODLAND: A Quiet Oasis in Neutral Tones for Your Baby Boy's Nursery

Maybe you want something a little less blue - you don’t want your nursery to scream “boy” in the way the blue themes tend to do, but you still want to keep the animal theme. The Night Owl Nursery Collection does exactly that. The owls roosting in the trees as the central element of this theme creates a more quiet and tranquil environment, only furthered by the calm gray and cream tones.  

Grey woodland-themed nursery

I particularly love the Night Owl playmat is adorable. Playmats and rugs are a great tool to utilize because they can contribute to the theme while adding a different texture to the floor. I think this playmat does exactly that.

CALL ME BY MY NAME: Personalizing Your Baby Boy's Nursery with a Name-Based Theme

The name you’ve chosen for your baby boy is incredibly important. Wanting to highlight it in your nursery is a great way to personalize the nursery. While Levtex does not offer specialized name decals or signs, here are a few from the Etsy marketplace that will make the space really feel like home. 

Call me by name nursery theme

We love these options created by artisans all over the USA.  When embracing a name-based theme, the nursery will need a more basic background to highlight the centerpiece of the room: the name. That’s why I recommend utilizing solid colors and textures. Maybe you paint the room one solid color, like a blue or green, and choose a crib bedding set that complements the color you’ve chosen. 

Levtex has great solid colored and textured bedding to work perfectly with this theme. The Willow Grey Crib Bedding Collection is one of my favorites and is flexible enough to work with a boy or girl nursery.  Its the perfect choice for those parents who are planning to be surprised by the gender of their baby.. 

Willow Grey Crib Bedding Collection by Levtex Baby
"When decorating a nursery, it's important to create a space that is both calming and stimulating. You want to create a room where your baby can relax and sleep, but you also want to provide them with plenty of opportunities for sensory exploration. One way to achieve this balance is to incorporate a variety of textures and patterns into the nursery décor. For example, you could use a plush rug under the crib and a soft blanket in the rocking chair. You could also hang patterned curtains on the windows and place textured pillows on the bed. By incorporating a variety of textures and patterns, you can create a nursery that is both visually appealing and tactilely stimulating." - Emily Henderson, Interior Designer

Well, that’s just a little something to start you off!  There are many other ideas for baby boy nurseries at Levtex Home.  I hope you found something from these captivating design trends, timeless classics, and innovative ideas that will make your baby boy's nursery a space he'll love and cherish as he grows. Your nursery will be perfect because you have put thought, time, and dedication into making it just that.

Good luck! 


Q: What are good colors to put in a boy’s nursery?

A: Great question! As touched upon in this article, blues, whites, and grays are traditional colors found in boy’s nurseries. People are also drawn to warm natural tones - browns, taupes and greens.  Ultimately, the decision is really up to you! There is often so much pressure to choose the “right” colors for your son’s nursery, but if you like it, then it’s right for you!

Q: How to choose the right theme for a baby boy's nursery?

A: Selecting the perfect nursery theme is a personal decision that should reflect your style and preferences. Consider what resonates with you and your vision for the nursery. Whether it's dinosaurs, safari animals, woodland motifs, or a personalized theme based on your baby's name, trust your instincts and choose a theme that brings joy and comfort to both you and your baby.

Q: How do you make a nursery homey?

A: The nursery is going to be your son’s home for the foreseeable future, so it will be home just by virtue of that. However, there are things you can do to make the nursery feel more homey. The first is to remember lighting! Soft lighting will create a much more cozy environment than harsh white light. Focus on lamps and soft ambient lighting as opposed to bright overhead lighting. The second thing is to incorporate natural elements, like potted plants, wooden accents, or woven baskets add a touch of nature and organic beauty to the nursery. These elements can help create a soothing and earthy atmosphere. Finally, incorporate soft textures throughout the nursery, such as plush rugs, cozy blankets, and decorative cushions. These tactile elements make the space feel inviting and snug.

Written by Joanne Levin


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