Baby boy nursery ideas for baby and beyond

baby boy nursery ideas

by Lily Anderson |
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Parents around the UK are itching to update their homes and take on a new project. Whether you're expecting or looking to give your home a glow up, baby boy bedroom ideas for nursery and beyond is a great place to start.

Does this sound familiar? If so, there's no better place to get started than deciding on a theme. Whether you're searching for a neutral theme or something more daring, you've come to the right place.

Here at Mother&Baby, we've created a whole guide to baby boy bedroom ideas for the nursery and beyond.

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Before we start running down what to buy, it's essential to decide on a theme for the room.

Not sure what direction to take it in? We've created a virtual mood board to inspire the best baby boy bedroom ideas for you and your growing family.

1) Dinosaur bedroom

Whether it's a nook in the nursery or the whole room, a dinosaur theme is a fun way to decorate.

Not only can you buy Tyrannosaurus Rex bedding or Velociraptor toys, but you can also create amazing wall features like this one.

It's bound to get a rawr or two!

2) Paw Patrol bedroom

Bring your little one's favourite TV show to life thanks to incredible bedroom accessories like the Paw Patrol Job Pups' Wall ClockPaw Patrol Kids Sling Bookcase and Paw Patrol 2 in 1 Inflatable Flip Out Mini Sofa.

3) Astronaut bedroom

Take your youngster on a journey into outer space without leaving the nursery.

From a fun Planet Neon Light to a personalised room sign, there are plenty of ways to bring the galactic adventure to life.

Any parents who are great at DIY will be over the moon to try their hand at building a bed spaceship or even painting a glow-in-the-dark star scene on the ceiling.

4) Jungle bedroom

Who doesn't like animals? If your infant adores learning about tigers, elephants, monkeys and giraffes, then they'll enjoy a whole room designed with these magnificent creatures.

We're talking about everything from this Lion-themed Foldable Kids Large Toy Chest to the little details like Mousehouse Gifts Kids Safari Themed Photo Frame.

Read next: The best jungle-themed nursery inspiration

5) Under the sea bedroom

There's so much that you can do with an underwater theme!

For starters, there's inspiration from classics like Finding NemoThe Little Mermaid and Shark Tale, but you can also choose to go down a more generic route.

Take this to the next level thanks to the JOYYI Kids Night Light Projector, which has two settings to choose from: Sea world or stars.

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How to bring baby boy bedroom ideas to life?

Now that we've run down our favourite baby boy bedroom ideas, it's time to put your design skills to the test and discover all the products to help you create the nursery your kids will love.

The best baby boy bedroom idea buys

aden + anais swaddles are award-winning muslins, winning Gold in the Best Product for a Newborn category in both 2018 and 2017 in the M&B Awards – and for good reason. They are soft, practical, and multi-purpose. You can use a big muslin as a baby blanket on warmer days, or layer up by folding it over. Not to mention the fact that they'll look amazing on display.

Mum tester Emma said: "This product is amazing, and I would definitely recommend it to friends and family. It is easy to use and very soft, and the instructions on the box are easy to understand. The designs are very cute, and are also a very good size compared to others I’ve tried, meaning these have durability, and will last a lot longer than other ones on the market."

The elegantly rounded corners and chic Skandi-design set this distinctive cot apart from the crowd. It’s available in white, grey, or natural and has an adjustable bed base with three different mattress positions to suit your baby from birth to toddlerhood. We love the neutral, minimalist, and modern design that'll suit most room themes.

It’s designed for use with the Snuzkot mattress which can be bought separately. However, a standard cot mattress measuring 68 x 117cm should fit just fine.

One reviewer said: "We love our cot. Easy to assemble and everything came as it should. It expands to become longer as your child grows. Although we just moved him to a single bed when he outgrew the cot. It has lasted well, he's 2 now and just moved into a single bed and the cot still looks great."

If you've gone for a space theme in your nursery, these astronaut stickers are the perfect fit for your mini space explorer! Educative and decorative, the set is complete with the solar system, stars, and rockets. They can be stuck on all sorts of surfaces and better yet, you can reposition them to create fun and exciting space-scapes.

Review: "I'm so pleased with these stickers, they are great quality, easy to apply and look superb! They have been the perfect decoration in my little boy's playroom. I can't find any fault with them whatsoever."

Great for a gender-neutral bedroom or a more subtle safari theme, this simple cot mobile depicting sweet grey elephants will help soothe your little one to sleep. It’s wooden with a string for hanging, although advice on the product says not to hang this directly over your baby’s cot. It's also very affordable. What's not to like?

Review: "Adorable!! Been looking for a grey elephant mobile for my little ones nursery, this is the only one I could find! Obviously it doesn't attach to his cot, but I knew beforehand so not a problem. Super quick delivery!"

This colourful dinosaur toddler bed has a removable dinosaur canopy your child will love. Low to the ground with protective sides, it has a handy pull-out under-bed storage drawer for filling with toys and books. How rawr-some!

One reviewer said: "Lovely bed... son absolutely loves bedtime now! Looks great and easy to build."

Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Bath and Room Thermometer
Price: $48.93

The Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature thermometer can be used in the bath and bedroom. Stand-out features include the LED warning light, which lets you know when the bath is getting too hot. It’s also got an easy-to-read screen. We think this will make the perfect addition to your baby boy's bedroom.

Review: "This thermometer is a must have for a newborn, making sure both the room and water are at the best temperature is a must. The easy-to-use tap-to-read display is great and really convenient during bath time. The room temperature is accurate and alligns with my central heating temperature."

Read next: The best baby room thermometers for checking the nursery

What room is complete without a cosy rug? This cotton lion headpiece will set the theme for your child's nursery. The design and price get a big thumbs up from us.

Review: "Really love this! Made my boy's room a bit more fancy!"

A botanical changing mat is a useful addition to your jungle-inspired nursery. This one is 100 per cent waterproof, wipeable, and padded with foam to ensure maximum comfort.

One customer said: "Really lovely mat the print makes a change from all the usual baby changing mats and predictable colours. Feels good quality too and cleans up well. What more can you ask for in a changing mat?"

Read next: Woodland theme nursery inspiration

 Space Moon Stars Rocket Sun Planets Kid's Wallpaper
Price: £18.14+

Take your baby's nursery into outer space with this self-adhesive wallpaper (though traditional wallpaper is available too). This showcases a tonal night sky with planets, rockets, and stars.

Review: "Wallpaper really transformed the space. My favorite room in the house by far! The quality is really great!"

Whether you opt for a theme or not for your child's room, this midnight-blue three-piece furniture set is all about storage. And, trust us you need plenty of it.

Although this is an expensive purchase, it does include a convertible cot to toddler bed, a dresser with a removable changing top and a compact wardrobe. And, if bought separately, this would cost £219 extra.

Our favourite thing about this range is that it's good quality and can still be used when they get older. Result!

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