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Now that we’re SO CLOSE to our house closing, and we have ordered both our bedroom furniture and baby boy’s nursery furniture, I thought I’d share some of my inspiration for our little guy’s room.

If you followed me over from Weddingbee you already know how much I adore a good theme.  That said, I don’t make inspiration or mood boards because I have no idea how to put them together. I do however, have photos of the items that will be going in the nursery.  Hopefully they will suffice as inspiration since they are closer to the reality!

What is our nursery theme going to be?  First, let’s start with what I did NOT want in a boy’s room. While these are perfectly awesome ideas for other people, they just did not make sense for us. Sports themes were a no-go for me.  I don’t think The Scottish had as strong of an opinion but I couldn’t help but feeling like a baseball or football or hockey styled room would be to forceful or limiting.  Even a room that encompassed all sports would be limiting.  What if our Wee One wants to do gymnastics or play the violin exclusively?  Why force him to love a sport he might not be interested in or any good at?

I also wanted to avoid all jungle and animal themed rooms because well, it seemed that the jungle theme is the go-to in marketing for a boy’s nursery just as a princess themed room is the go-to for a girl’s nursery.  Not interested!

So where did that leave us?  I decided an educational theme was a good approach because it would encourage learning in a warm and cozy space.  My first thought was using the alphabet as my starting point, while also pondering numbers, when it hit me, GEOGRAPHY!  Our baby boy is going to learn how to travel internationally at a very young age and since we have family in two continents and since his Daddy loves to travel, it just made sense.

The first picture I found that caught my attention was this image from a shop on Etsy.  I loved it so much that I ordered the decal in baby blue and now I can’t wait to see it in his room!

image via Etsy

The photo above is actually similar to our color theme as well except we’ll be doing light gray walls with gray bedding and curtains and light blue and light green accents through the room.  My color board skills are similar to my inspiration board skills but I did find something close to our color scheme on Pinterest.  Just imagine the green and gray a bit lighter.

image via Pinterest

I haven’t ordered curtains yet but I’m looking at these chevron blackout ones from Pottery Barn Kids.

image via Pottery Barn

And The Mother bought me a globe similar to this to sit on a small bookshelf we purchased from IKEA.

image via Toys R Us

The rest of the furniture was ordered through an online company that I’m still weary of and will be a dark brown color.  We have a crib, changing table, and a recliner to assemble once we are in our new home.  So don’t expect a full nursery reveal for a while!

And finally, I really wanted a few prints for the wall so I ordered a print of Minnesota and a print of Scotland from a fellow Bee’s Etsy shop, Franny and Franky Designs.  We chose to do the prints in a light green with one tiny light blue heart where the Twin Cities are located in Minnesota, and one tiny heart on Scotland where Glasgow is located.

image via Etsy

So, what do you guys think?  Any suggestions of items to add?  Once we get all the bedding and accents in I think it will look very cohesive but I’m still curious to see how it turns out!  If you had to design a nursery tomorrow, what theme would you choose?

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14 Responses to “Around the World with The Wee One”

    • Stephanie

      Haha, yay! What a cute toy! And good point, I was actually thinking we needed a puzzle or a clock with children from around the world on it. I love the term Geobaby. 🙂

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  1. Jenn

    Not that I ever plan on having children, lol, but I always heard it was good to have some bright, primary colors in high contrast to help stimulate their optic nerves and whatnot.

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    • Stephanie

      That makes sense because so many kid’s decor and toys are BRIGHT or primary color. Too bad I LOVE pastels and dark, moody colors. I’ll have to see if I can incorporate something brighter, thanks for the tip!

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  2. The BFF

    I LOVE the etsy print. That will be totes adorbs. Can’t wait to see it all come together!

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  3. Christina Lembo //Franny & Franky Designs

    I love that theme and I can’t wait to see the prints up in the room! I, too, am a big fan of themes in general 😉

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  4. Anita

    I love the geography theme!! I would do something very similar, along the line of a Travel theme. Definitely would get a wall decal with the Dr Seuss (I think) phrase “Oh, the places you’ll go!” The hubs and I are still a year out from when we want to try to start a family, but now I don’t think I’ll get that theme out of my head!!

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