Woodland Baby Boy Nursery Makeover
A baby boy nursery gets a woodland themed makeover with deep green, cozy lighting, and peel & stick watercolor style wall mural on a budget.
This post is sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart.
Oh, my heart! My dream of decorating a baby boy nursery finally came true!
To clarify, no, this was not for our own baby. (That kitchen is closed, y’all.)
My cousin Rachel had a precious baby boy a couple of months ago, and I always swore when she and her husband Daniel could finally bring home their baby (after several years of loss) that I wanted to give them a nursery.
I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate this rainbow baby than with a space where they can feel peaceful together in the wee hours of the night just soaking up all of that squishy baby goodness. They really are the sweetest, most loving people on earth and deserve every single bit of happiness.
Robert and I jumped right in and totally forgot to snap before photos before getting to work, but this is a photo Rachel sent me of what the room looked like a few months ago.
They really made it so cute to begin with by adding the board and batten themselves.
Then, Robert and I just came in with some paint, a couple of furniture pieces, and decor from Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart.
I put up the peel and stick mural wallpaper while Robert painted the green in a color block around the room using this painters tape trick.
I love how the raw wood ledge breaks up the focal wall behind that sweet crib! That part was totally Rachel and Daniel’s doing.
When designing this one, they only had one request: a woodland theme.
It was all because of that little carved bear on the dresser that has a special meaning to them.
We swapped out their older changing table dresser for this washed wood style dresser so they could have extra drawer space.
Above it, I pulled together a dapper looking bear, rabbit, and deer in the art to carry the woodland theme.
I placed this seagrass hamper beside it and a tripod lamp next to their sentimental bear so they could more easily manage messy middle-of -the-night changes.
One of my favorite things in Regan’s nursery is having a mirror right beside door.
Ever since she was just a few months old, she’s loved smiling at herself in that mirror while I’m holding her as one of our morning routines, so it felt right to put this starburst mirror here so Rachel and Daniel can do the same with baby Bowen.
For this corner, we placed this gray patterned rocker that’s so lightweight and comfy along with this olive sherpa pillow to keep handy for propping up baby for feedings.
I like having a small side table next to nursery rockers for keeping pacifiers and burp cloths within reach.
And instead of using the overhead light, I prefer to place lamps around room for cozy, ambient lighting to keep baby sleepy. This reactive glaze lamp is my favorite. I like to have a couple of plants to freshen the air too.
They already had the crib, so I just pinned this bed skirt around the crib frame to make a DIY crib skirt in order to hide storage bins underneath.
And I used this tripod lamp for more ambient lighting. I swear by lamps with sleep promoting light bulbs in kids’ rooms to read a story before bed and help baby nod off.
This chunky striped pillow added a little bit of geometric pattern in contrast with the organic mural above that (which they’ll remove before sleep while baby is still little, of course).
It all will transition so easily for when he’s ready for a big boy bed one day! This room could definitely pass as a gender neutral nursery too.
If you want to know about any of the sources we used from Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart, you can find them all listed here:
- Gray patterned rocker
- Washed wood dresser
- Seagrass hamper
- Sunburst mirror
- Side table
- Tripod lamp set
- Reactive glazed table lamp
- Olive sherpa pillow
- Cream striped pillow
- Eyelet bed skirt
- Green glazed planter
- White planter
- Terrazzo planter
- Succulent plant
This boy nursery was so much fun to put together that I might have to make a few boy room mood boards sometime. Would y’all be down for that?!