I’m beyond excited to be sharing our blue and grey nursery reveal for our baby boy! This room has been a challenge for Brandon and I to bring together so late in my pregnancy, but I love how it turned out and it’s a relief to be finished before our little guy’s arrival!!
Honestly, I just can’t believe this room is finished…well it’s like 87% finished ha! I may swap out some throw pillows and baskets, add a little more wall art, and there is still one small blank wall I want to add family photos to once our little guy is here. But, all the major DIY projects, furniture, and decor is complete, yay!! So let’s get this tour started and the story of how it came it be!
Ever since I can remember, I dreamed of creating a beautiful, dreamy nursery. It’s funny though I always imagined a pink and floral, super girly nursery. Although I’ve always wanted a boy and a girl, when I found out we were having a boy, I was totally stumped on a nursery design plan!
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The only thing I knew for sure was that I wanted blue and grey colors even though I know that color scheme is a bit overdone for baby boy nurseries! Also, I wanted it to have a coastal vibe, but not a full blown nautical theme. So, I tried really hard to come up with a fresh take on a blue and grey nursery design with touches of coastal decor since we live in Charleston, love being by the water, and we plan on taking our little guy to the beach often!
The other challenge for designing this space was the large room size. To work around this I focused on more large scale furniture and a feature nursery accent wall!
The nursery accent wall is my favorite view in the room! We started with a DIY board and batten wall painted grey and then we installed this beautiful wallpaper with coastal vibes. This was our first time installing wallpaper and it was definitely a small challenge, but not as bad as I thought and totally worth the end result! It’s difficult to see the wallpaper detail in these photos, but I love it in person! The wall was finished off with the loveliest crib that was a gift from my family and a DIY wood sign!
I always knew that I wanted a wood sign over our baby’s crib. Originally, I was planning on doing his name in my calligraphy, but since we are still undecided about the name and keeping it a secret until he’s born, we decided to do a quote instead.
The wood sign is really special because Brandon came up with the quote himself and I designed the sign and incorporated my calligraphy into it. Then, we both made the sign together! It’s totally one of a kind at this time 🙂
Below is a better view of this full wall, which includes the door to the hall. We painted the doors and trim the same gray color (Mindful Gray by Sherwin Williams) as the board and batten and I love how it looks against the white painted walls (White Dove by Benjamin Moore).
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To help tie the space together, I put down this cozy, soft, rug that I love! I wanted an affordable rug that was made of a natural material, mostly white or off white, and soft feeling underfoot. After lots of rug research, I came across this rug and I love it so much, it’s the softest rug I’ve ever owned and the natural white color is perfect! I haven’t had any shedding issues with it so far even though it is made mostly of wool.
We added DIY bookshelves to the reading nook that I love too! They are my favorite DIY project in the space (besides the sign). I will be sharing the full tutorial soon for them!
Also, I finished off this nook with a cute, nautical wall sconce. It came hard wired and I had my electrician turn it into a plug in light with a dimmer light switch. It helps provide a coastal vibe and I think it’s so cute! I debated spray painting it blue, but ended up leaving it black which ties in with the other oil-rubbed bronze hardware in the room.
I totally love the whale stuffed animal on our DIY end table, he’s so soft and adorable! He definitely will need a name, but I’ll let our little guy name him and I guess I’ll just call him Mr. Whale in the meantime haha!
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Lastly, is the dresser wall with our DIY IKEA TARVA dresser hack. I decided to use this dresser for lots of extra storage and to fill the large wall as a nursery changing station.
After updating the dresser, I was totally stumped on what to put on the actual wall above the dresser. It’s a bit awkward with the slanted ceiling, so I kept it functional by adding this accordion peg wall rack and a pop of color with some cute sailboat art by a local Charleston artist, Texture Design Co.
I couldn’t resist buying this little, anchor sweatshirt for our little boy! I can’t wait to take him to the beach in it this fall!
Well that’s a wrap on our blue and grey coastal nursery! As I said earlier, I will likely make a few more small updates, but it’s ready for our baby boy! We are super excited for his arrival any day now! I’m feeling much more ready too since his room is finished!!
Blue and Grey Coastal Nursery Sources:
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- Laminate wood flooring
- Crib Blanket, similar here
- Bamboo blinds (blackout)
- Curtain Rod
- Basket on floor – TJ Maxx
- Whale stuffed animal
- Ceiling flush mount light
- Vintage lightbulbs
- Rocking Chair
- Ottoman Pouf
- Nautical Wall Sconce Light
- Throw blanket
- Navy Changing Pad Cover
- Changing Pad
- White rope basket
- Wood picture frame
- Sailboat art print
- Accordion Wall Peg Rack
- Baby Sweatshirt with anchors
- Wood Baby Rattle
DIY Project List:
- DIY Board and Batten Wall
- DIY End Table
- DIY Nursery Bookshelves – Tutorial coming soon!
- IKEA TARVA Dresser Hack
- Premium Laminate Wood Flooring install – Pergo Outlast review
- Wood Sign – Custom quote and handmade sign that we made, click here for info on DIY signs
- Paint Colors Used:
- Board & batten, trim, & doors – Mindful Gray by Sherwin Williams – Eggshell
- Walls – White Dove by Benjamin Moore
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