Friday, 23 October 2015

Baby Boy Nursery Decor Inspiration


With less than 10 weeks to go until the due date of our second son, we are both getting quite conscious of the fact that we have yet to sort out the nursery. It's taken us a bit of time to plan exactly what to do in terms of organising a bedroom space for our new arrival. We live in a three bedroom house which hasn't got a conventional layout. And while we love our little house dearly, we know it's not our forever home (more on this in a future post). 



Our bedroom and LO's bedroom are on the first floor, and then you go up a second flight of stairs to the family bathroom and an 'L' shaped third bedroom which we currently use as an office/general dumping ground because we are really lacking in storage space elsewhere (we have no garage or loft which has gradually become more and more annoying!). 

A few months ago, we had the idea to get the 'L' shaped bedroom split into two small rooms- one to be used as an organised storage space and the other as LO's new bedroom. But we have recently decided we can't really afford to get the work done to split the room with a proper stud wall and door. Mr F then suggested that instead of moving LO out of his bedroom which he's so comfortable in, why not make the top bedroom into the nursery? This means that we don't need to worry about keeping the storage area properly blocked off as a newborn isn't going to be interested in climbing storage shelves like a toddler would, and we will probably only live here until baby is one anyway. So we will keep one section as storage and block it off with a nice curtain on a rail instead, and then the main section as baby's nursery.

With this in mind, I've been spending my evenings doing what I love- browsing gorgeous nursery decor ideas on Pinterest. So for my first idea, I have gone with a grey elephant theme, inspired by a fleecy elephant blanket I bought in TKMaxx- so far my only purchase for new baby. I then started looking at grey elephant themed ideas on Pinterest. As LO had quite a creamy toned nursery, I am keen to do something a bit different this time. I love grey and a pop of yellow together and although we know we are having a boy, it's also fairly gender neutral. I'm very indecisive so may well end up changing my mind totally, but for now, here are a few of my ideas for a grey elephant themed nursery...


Toy elephant- from Zulily

Kid's Alphabet Print- The one above is no longer available but there are lots similar, such as this one from Strawberry Jam Studio shop on Etsy.

Four nursery art pictures- from Dalloway Place Kids shop on Etsy. 

Elephant mobile- from Love Felt Mobiles on Etsy.

Elephant cot bedding- similar bedding available at this shop on ebay or Mama and Cub shop on Etsy.

Bunting- from Raenne shop on Etsy.

Nappy storage bins- I can't locate where I found these but there are lots available online.

So these are some of my ideas so far. I gave found some of the items a bit pricey so I may look around a bit more. We will also be getting a new carpet and decorating too, but I have yet to decide on the colour. Grey or white walls? A light grey carpet maybe? If you have any ideas, please let me know in the comments section as I'd love a bit more inspiration. 



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  1. I love the elephant theme. Logan has lots of elephant things! x

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    1. Thank you Alex. I saw a few bits on pinterest and thought how lovely and simple the grey was, and to add a pop of colour is nice too. I'm a massive fan of simple decor and neutrals, greys etc. ooh you'll have to let me know where to find a few more elephant things! Xx

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  2. Ooh I love everything! This is exactly what I wanted, yellow and grey with an elephant theme, although I've found it so difficult to find yellow that I have been thinking of turquoise and grey instead. Maybe I need to get over to Etsy to get the yellow I originally wanted! x

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