5 things to consider when decorating a nursery

My sweet friend Jessica and her husband John are adopting! They have a son, Mason, and soon will welcome a baby boy into their lives – baby Cooper. John and Jessica have gone through the adoption process and are now just anxiously waiting for their baby to join their family. They have the sweetest story which you can see here. In anticipation of their newest little bundle of joy, I’ve pulled together a few baby boy nursery inspiration images. I always love a nursery that is colorful, textural, and able to get messy! (This first inspiration picture is just my favorite!) These days, it’s no more themed borders and chair rails, nursery spaces have no limits. Dark, light, southern traditional, mix and match or themed, there’s no right or wrong way to make your nursery a special space you’ll love! Here are a few important things to consider when designing the perfect space for your little one:

Easy access :: being able to quickly and easily access the things you need daily, like diapers, wipes, books, toys, is key. Unique storage solutions are an important element of any nursery. Try baskets, wall shelves, or hooks.

Softness :: from newborn to crawler, consider what textures your baby will come in contact with. Soft rugs, plush toys, and warm textures are important to keep your little one comfortable and warm. Add throw pillows, poufs, or a palette to create comfortable spots all around the space.

Color :: this can be a tricky topic … some people say color is important to stimulate your baby while others argue that neutrals are more soothing. Either way you choose, be sure that it’s a space that YOU feel comfortable in and enjoy as well. After all, mama and Daddy will spend just as much time in there as baby.

Personality :: are you a traditional southern family, a collector of paint by numbers, a lover of antiques, or an avid traveler? Show some personality in your nursery with collections, gallery walls, artwork, or anything else to show your style. It doesn’t have to be all baby themed, and pastels, vibrant colors, textures, and accessories are just as important in a nursery as the rest of your home.

Reality :: you can design the most beautiful nursery but the reality is, as your little one grows, you will be adding more and more pieces, parts, and toys. Be sure to consider reality when designing your space. While a monochromatic minimalistic space might be great in theory, how will it look in when it’s covered in baby toys

Congratulations Jessica, John, and Mason! I can’t wait to meet baby Coop!


  1. You are so talented. Happy to call you my friend! Love you!!

  2. You're the sweetest Jessica! Hope it gives you lots of inspiration for baby Coop! Love you!



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