Modern Baby Boy Nursery

by Jessica

Modern Baby Boy Nursery Decor in Aqua, Gray, Lime Green, Light Blue and White

Modern Baby Boy Nursery Decor in Aqua, Gray, Lime Green, Light Blue and White

I am happy to share pictures and take you on a tour of this modern baby boy nursery design by Jessica Flannigan. As you can see, the nursery is decorated and ready for the baby that is due to arrive in the latter part of April.


This busy mom is a blogger as well as a genius with DIY and crafts projects.


See more modern baby boy nursery pictures with decorations to make yourself in our photo gallery.




My favorite of all the items that she made for her son's room is the ceiling mobile.



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See what you need to make it here




Even large paper lanterns are really cheap and can be re-purposed after having been used as party or baby shower decorations for added cost efficiency.




How to make a paper lantern nursery ceiling mobile.





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Let's get to know the obviously talented expectant mother-to-be a little better.

Jessica is the freelance writer behind the blog Live the Fancy Life and is expecting the arrival of a baby boy, Jessica is a lady with an eye for color among many talents and we appreciate her walking us through the decorating process.





Q Did you have an idea of the look or nursery theme that you wanted from the beginning or did you make decisions as you went?




Q Did you have any problems finding a baby bedding set that reflected your chosen color scheme?
A Rather than being an issue to be dealt with, the crib set helped to focus the color scheme. I wanted the palette to be subtle and not to include a wide variety of colors. The fabric of the bedding worked as a guide. We had the crib set custom made on Etsy by Nursery Dreams. The bedding is beyond perfect and our experience with Nursery Dreams was a positive one.

Q I notice the names of certain cities displayed in several framed pieces. Is there a story behind the artwork or did your selection just have to do with color and design?
A The style of the city art works with our vision for the space but we had the art designed by Lisa Barbero to give our baby boy an early view of places that have meaning to us. My husband grew up in Austin, Texas but his parents are from Kandy, Sri Lanka and my hometown is a small rural Minnesota town called Benson and we now live in Minneapolis. To create the personalized artwork Lisa took pictures of our hometowns and designed the four prints just for us.


We wanted a modern look with clean lines and a neutral wall color accented with pops of color throughout the space from the moment we found out we were expecting.




We were working with a small area and our goal was to create a clutter-free space filled with color and light. We used white to keep things airy and a gray wall color as a calming influence contributing to our desire for a peaceful atmosphere.

Q Could you tell us about the paper lantern and star cluster that you created instead of a crib mobile?
A I made the paper lantern cluster for visual interest to carry the eye upward. But the main reason for the location of the decoration was to give the baby something interesting within his line of vision from the changing area to the rocking chair. The piece adds a pop of color and a "WOW" factor to the room. This is one of our favorite items in the room and I hope that our little guy finds it as attractive as we do.


Q Books obviously play an important role in your baby boy's modern nursery design. Are there any special titles here that you can tell us about?
A The bookshelf is a special piece that was made for me by my colleagues. Each of the guests at my recent baby shower brought a book that contributed to the baby's library. The colorful jackets attract the attention of every child that visits. Even my friend's child, that is only a year old, was immediately drawn to the bookshelf and it was great to see how excited my 5-year-old cousin was to see all those books. We now have 52 books on the shelves and I can't wait to start reading them to the baby.


modern baby boy nursery wall decorations shelf arrangement vintage suitcases and doll




Q Do you have any tips or specific modern nursery ideas that you can share with others visiting Unique Baby Gear Ideas that are just getting started?
A Start shopping for the perfect nursery rocker or glider early! Our original plans were to buy a modern glider but after trying one after the other, we decided that they were too uncomfortable for what they cost.

Set a budget and shop sales whenever possible. We worked out a budget early in the process and by making some compromises and sale shopping we were able to stick to it. As an example, instead of a more expensive (and less comfortable) rocker, we found our chair at Ikea that was actually less than the amount we had budgeted. We spent less than we had planned and got a great chair.

My last tip would be to shop on Etsy for those one-of-a-kind items that do so much to personalize a space. All of the artwork that you see in our nursery photos came from Etsy and I picked up lots of nursery decorating ideas while shopping there. Every one of the sellers that we worked was more than willing to customize items in their stores to suit our needs for a very cheap price.

From the webmaster:

Jessica's generosity does not end with sharing her modern baby boy nursery decorating ideas; she has provided shopping resources for many of the items that went into the creation of yet to be born baby's room.

ARTWORK

City artwork: Lisa Barbero on Etsy
ABC’s print: Apple Blossom Prints on Etsy.
Sleepy art print: Sycamore Street Press on Etsy.

CRIB SET, etc.

Custom baby bedding and changing table pad cover:
Nursery Dreams on Etsy, cost $279

Furniture:

Crib and changing table: $788
Ikea Poang chair in white: $169
Mimic cube side table from Crate and Barrel: $79

Decorative Nursery Accessories:

Small zinnia closet door pull in aqua: Anthropologie $6 per pull
Lime green organizing and storage bin: Target $12.99 each
White framed mirror: Target $26
White hanging wall shelf: Target $26
Vintage style green suitcases: Land of Nod $19 a set
Ugly baby doll: Minneapolis Pacifier Stores $15

Nursery Window Treatments

Nursery curtains: Target $18.99 per set
White faux wood blinds: Home Depot $29.99

Lighting Resources

Nursery Lamp: Home Goods (not available online)
Drum light fixture: Lowe's Home Center $59

The Paper Lantern Cluster

Round hanging paper lanterns: Martha Stewart lanterns
White and star shaped lanterns: The Paper Lantern Store

Total cost for the ceiling decoration was $26 including ceiling hooks and fishing line.

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Color of room
by: Erin

Hello -

I'm pretty sure I asked once but could you give me the color of gray you used for the paint on the walls. thank you!
erincourtney17@hotmail.com

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How Much Did it Cost
by: Leora

I realize that achieving a safe and attractive nursery for a little one is priceless but I have to ask for the sake of practicality; could you provide an estimate of how much the project cost less the paint supplies since we will not be painting?

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Awesome
by: Anonymous

I would love to know the color of the walls too,
Please email me vaheaghababyan@yahoo.com

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Love gray!
by: Anonymous

I'm like everyone and would love to know the paint color please :)
Erincourtney17@hotmail.com

Thank you!!

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lanterns
by: Anonymous

What sizes did you use for the lanterns? Is the small white ones 6inch? And is the large blue one 18inch?

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Baby bedding sets
by: Anonymous

Hi, I love your colors, I already look on Etsy and I couldnt find the Baby bedding set and changing pad, where did you find it?
Thanks.

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Chair
by: Jessica

LOVE the nursery! Is your chair from ikea comfy? And does it rock? We are struggling to find a chair for our nursery.
Thanks!

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re: baby nursery
by: kitty

I love the color scheme in this room and I've been looking for a nice gray paint for my room just like this! I would love it if you could help me and post the the name of your gray paint and the brand.

I'm also interested in knowing where I can get the book case. It is perfect for my grandson's room.

Thank you in advance and my email is kitten3582 at aol.com

Once again, thank you for all your great decorating tips.

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Book shelf
by: Anonymous

Could you please tell us where you found the bookshelf?

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Book shelf
by: Anonymous

Where is the bookshelf from

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lantern
by: Anonymous

Where can I buy these lanterns? Please email me. emma.music at live.com

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Changing Table and Crib Resources
by: Anonymous

HERE is the changer and HERE is the crib.

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FURNITURE
by: Anonymous

Hey I really love the look of this room and I'm wondering if you could tell me where you got your crib and change table from?

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Crib
by: Anonymous

Could you tell me where you got the crib and dresser? Thank you!

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Gray Paint Color
by: Anonymous

The gray paint is from Martha Stewart and the color is called "Flagstone".

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Creative Eye!!
by: Andrea

What a beautiful room! I love the color scheme and the personal touches. I too am craving the name of the gray paint color. Could you please email me the name, andreapoel at yahoo.com. Thanks a million!! Hope you are enjoying the room!

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SO CUTE!
by: Anonymous

LOVE this look! What is the paint name and where did you buy the bedding?
My email is: zimmer.shannon at gmail.com

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Nice work
by: Crystal

This soo... Cute, I love it! I would like to know the paint color and where I can purchase the bedding set
Email: cavazoscrystalelena at gmail.com
Thank you

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:)
by: Raleah

Unique:) Loving the decor

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nice
by: Anonymous

beautiful!

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Colors are great
by: Raleah

I love the colors!

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Love this!
by: Raleah

I love the modern look!

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Paint
by: Anonymous

Just to put this out there, our nursery is a nice light true gray like this one and we got our paint from Lowe's line called Wet Pavement.

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Paint color
by: Anonymous

Did anyone find out the paint color? If not, has anyone painted their room a gray color like this one? If so, what color did you use and did it turn out like this room?
Thanks!

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classy!
by: Christina Sylvester Skinner

The colors are so calm and everything is very simple and clean. Love! It seems that it would easily change from baby to toddler. Great work!

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Paint color
by: Anonymous

I also would like to know thepaint color...email julieart5000@gmail.com Thanks:)!

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love it
by: cheri

I was thinking of grey and clean also.. love the paper lights and star ideas. REally makes the room. What color is that grey and who sells it? I found Benjamin Moore's Elephant's ear.. I was wondering if that the same color..
Thanks for all the great tips.

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PAINT!
by: Jessica

I would also love to know the paint color. It is the perfect grey! jessicagorecki@gmail.com
Thanks!

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Paint Color Please
by: Kristi

I would love to know the paint color. kristisummer@gmail.com
Thank you!!!

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very cute
by: virgie

Love this nursery very cute I would use this style of nursery for when I have another baby..

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paint color
by: Dawn

Very beautiful room! A friend of mine wants to recreate this look. Please email me with the paint color you used on the walls.
sdlaraia@sbcglobal.net
Thanks!

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LOVE
by: Vickie E

this nursery is one of the best I have ever seen

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paint color
by: Rachel

I also would love to know what the paint color was in this room. Thanks!

you can email me at imreallyrachel at gmail dot com

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bookself
by: Anonymous

where was the bookself purchased?

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beautiful for a boy or girl
by: mary gardner

this is really beautiful!

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cool and clean
by: rebecca

I love the clean and cool feel of this room.

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where can you get the lanterns?
by: Carrie S

I LOVE this room. My son's room is a similar color & I have been looking for lime green & bright blue accents & have had a difficult time finding them. I LOVE the paper lanterns! IN L-O-V-E!

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IN LOVE!
by: Anonymous

I am in love with this nursery. I am trying to da a nursery in a similar color theme for my son and I LOVE the paper lantern art!

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paint color
by: Anonymous

I love the paint color

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Crib
by: Anonymous

I love the crib . Where can I buy it

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GORGEOUS ROOM!
by: Anonymous

I'm not sure if you check this anymore of not, but your baby room is adorable. I am in love with the bookcase your colleagues made for you. Do they have a pattern or tips on how to make it. I would love to replicate that somehow. Thanks!

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paint color brand
by: Anonymous

what was the paint color

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