Designing a space for your little man to grow, sleep, play, and thrive is such a special experience. Baby boy nurseries are a joy to fill up with precious details, handsome touches, and of course, lots of love. Whether you’re planning a modern nursery, something more traditional, a room with pops of fun color, or one with a soothing, neutral palate…we’ve got you covered. Here, 26 baby boys nursery ideas to inspire! 

A Wild & Crazy Print Mix

Modern baby boy nursery ideas

Photo: @nichole_blough

While a red, white, and blue color palette doesn’t seem wild, it definitely is once you mix and match fun prints!

Coastal Calm

Modern Baby Boy Nursery Ideas

Photo: @annavynguyen

A sandy beach and wind-swept afternoon are the inspiration behind this beautiful nursery, featuring beech wood, trendy rattan, and more natural touches.

Adorable & Antique

Modern Baby Boy Nursery Ideas

Photo and purchase: Kathy Kuo Home

If a wood crib feels too boho or modern for your taste, consider a brass or antiqued silver crib to elevate the room while setting a sweet old fashion tone.

Icy-Blue Boho

Modern baby boy nursery ideas

Photo: @byhilaryrose

Bohemian baby rooms don’t have to be beige. A soothing shade of blue (plus paneling) on the walls takes this boho baby boy room to the next level.

Bold to the Max

Modern Baby Boy Nursery Ideas 

Photo: Domino

Minimalism? Not here! Embrace the maximalism movement by stocking your baby’s nursery with color, collectibles, and whimsy in every corner.

A Traditional Treat 

Modern Baby Boy Nursery Ideas

Photo: @clarybosbyshell

The epitome of baby boy chic is a few bolts of fabric, yards of wallpaper, and one gorgeous light fixture away…

Puppy Love

Modern Baby Boy Nursery Ideas

Photo: Poor Little It Girl

Your baby’s room doesn’t need to look babyish…even if you are wholly embracing a themed nursery. Take this cute-as-can-be puppy mobile. It gives off all the sweet vibes of a doggie-themed nursery without any of the cheese. 

Mid-Century Swoon


Black, white, and natural tones is the ultimate mid-century modern take on a baby boy nursery. SNOO, of course, adds the ultimate touch!

A World of Wonder

Modern Baby Boy Nursery Ideas
Photo and purchase: Maisonette

This oversized, plush Earth and the matching rug brings a globe-trotting feel to your little one’s corner of the world.

A Green Dream

Modern baby boy nursery ideas

Photo: Making Home Pretty

This mossy green nursery is a refreshing change of pace to the traditional blues of a baby boy’s room, bringing a serene and sophisticated feel.

Eclectic Avenue

Modern baby boy nursery ideas

Picture: @simplynursery

A hodgepodge of art and mirrors in different shapes and styles is a wonderfully unique way to make your baby boy’s room stand out. The modern mix coupled with natural tones really make this room shine.

Neat & Navy 

 Modern baby boy nursery ideas

Photo: @mrssarahgoodman

Who says the blue you choose for your baby’s room needs to be baby blue? This chic navy accent wall is a gorgeous jumping off point for all sorts of cool design ideas for a blue boy nursery.

An Elevated Neutral

Modern baby boy nursery

Photo: @laurynmc

The crisp wall panels paired with the nubby, warm carpet is exactly the texture this lovely neutral-tone nursery needed to come to life!

Flight of Fancy

Modern baby boy nursery ideas

 Photo: @natalia_avalos_interiors

Look up! The sky blue walls are an effortlessly elegant complement to this show-stopping ceiling. What a fabulous way to create sophisticated whimsy in your little one’s room.

European Flair

Modern baby boy nursery ideas

Photo and purchase: Spoonflower

A classic style with a touch of sweetness makes these curtains easy to integrate into your baby boy’s room.

British Beauty

Modern baby boy nursery ideas 

Photo: @no22_londonterrace

Don’t be scared of themed nurseries! The key is knowing when to stop. Take a cue from this adorable London themed nursery for Baby boy that totally drives the theme home without veering into over-the-top territory.

 A Pop of Blue

Modern baby boy nursery ideas

Photo: @aliciasummersinteriors

When painting or papering the walls of your baby boy’s nursery is not possible, a pop of color still is! Painting secondhand furniture is an easy way to create a burst of color in the nursery.

 A Crisp Classic

Modern baby boy nursery ideas

Photo: Courtney M Browning

Going all-white in a nursery is brave…but also seriously beautiful! The aesthetic is fresh, clean, and just gorgeous. And the custom monogram is the cherry on top!

Check, Please!

Modern baby boy nursery ideas

Photo: Happy Home Fairy

This black and white nursery manages to be both chic and friendly thanks to the warm and familiar buffalo check wallpaper and the sophisticated striped carpet. Best part? The style is big-kid enough to effortlessly grow with your child.

A Statement Piece 

Modern baby boy nursery ideas

Photo: Barron Bucket List

This statement wall is just amazing, blending both playful beach and sophisticated marble vibes. Its energy provides a lovely balance against the classic neutrals in this baby boy’s room.

Vintage Americana

Modern baby boy nursery ideas

Photo: @candlewoodcottage

Vintage baby rooms are a fun way to flex your love of a particular period in history or just an excuse to go antiquing and put something unique together. The patriotic theme in this space is especially lovely.

A Moody Chic Retreat

Modern baby boy nursery ideas

Photo: Hunter Premo

Pastels and the soft colors are most definitely not a must for baby rooms. Today, dark and moody nurseries are trending big time. (PS: Look at that swing! Perfect for all the babies who love to rock!)

Brighter Days

Modern baby boy nursery ideas
Photo: Decor Pad

A shock of electricity, this vibrant blue on walls and ceiling is perfect for a spunky baby boy room

Ship-Ship Hooray!

Modern baby boy nursery ideas

Photo: tarynwhiteaker_designs

Shiplap wallpaper is such a fun and fresh way to get that farmhouse feel without the undertaking of installing the real deal.

A Touch of Grandpa

Modern baby boy nursery ideas

Photo: Beth Hart Designs

This baby boy’s room feels like a comforting hug from the past, highlighting that old can definitely be new again.

Handsome Elegance

Modern baby boy nursery ideas

Photo: Pop Sugar

Girls aren’t the only ones who can be glam! Your pint-sized prince will adore growing up in this space, silver pouf, ornate mirrors and more.

About Jenny Studenroth Gerson

Jenny Studenroth Gerson is an Atlanta-based lifestyle journalist and novelist (Let Me Let You Go, 2020). Her work can be seen in publications including HuffPost, Cosmo, and WSJ, among many others. Jenny has researched thousands of baby names, combed through hundreds of nursery designs, and curated dozens of baby shower guides, making her absolutely the mom—and writer—you want to talk to when planning for Baby. When not meeting deadlines, she is chasing toddlers or chugging coffee—or both! Find her on Instagram @ourlifeinrosegold for mom hacks and more.

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