Home Magazine

Surprise: It’s a Boy, Not a Girl! Re-decorating the Nursery

By Simone Design Blog

Imagine the following situation. Your baby is on the way! The doctor says it’s going to be a girl! The excitement, planning and decorating for the nursery begins. The paint colors and the furnishings are all designed for a little girl. The decorations for your baby shower are all pink and all the gifts are for a girl. Everything has been carefully crafted to welcome your new daughter. Then a day before or maybe even the same day the baby is born, you are suddenly holding your baby and….it’s a boy! After the initial shock wears off, you realize that you now have to transform the girl-oriented nursery to accommodate a baby boy. You experience the dreaded thought of having to spend additional money to re-decorate the nursery.

There’s enough stress in becoming a new parent. Your life has been changed forever. There are many expenses involved in having a new baby. And now, after having already gone through the process of budgeting for a nursery, you have to go through this process again on a tighter budget. You cringe at the thought of having to spend the money.

It doesn’t have to be that way! You can still have that nursery of your dreams. With careful planning and with DIY creativity, you can transform the nursery yourself using materials found in both discount and online stores. You can paint furniture and walls, sew curtains, and put up wallpaper all by yourself. Painting the wall is always more budget-friendly and a quick fix than wallpapering. Another simple and inexpensive way to re-decorate the baby boy’s room is by using removable vinyl nursery decals.

There’s the traditional blue.

decor boys nursery4 Surprise: Its a Boy, not a Girl! Re decorating the Nursery HomeSpirations

Via:

 

Go bold with chocolate brown!

decor boys nursery5 Surprise: Its a Boy, not a Girl! Re decorating the Nursery HomeSpirations

Via:

 

For a more neutral look, this white-dove-colored bedroom is very serene and gender neutral.

decor boys nursery6 Surprise: Its a Boy, not a Girl! Re decorating the Nursery HomeSpirations

Via:

 

If you don’t have time to repaint the pink room, consider adding a room border in blue or green. Look for the borders that are already decorated and self-adhesive. Your local discount stores, like Target, can be a great source for border selections.

decor boys nursery7 Surprise: Its a Boy, not a Girl! Re decorating the Nursery HomeSpirations

Via:

 

decor boys nursery1 Surprise: Its a Boy, not a Girl! Re decorating the Nursery HomeSpirations

Via:

 

Maybe you’d like to paint his room in stripes. With some imagination and painter’s tape, you can create a masterpiece.

decor boys nursery3 Surprise: Its a Boy, not a Girl! Re decorating the Nursery HomeSpirations

Via:

 

You can always go for a simpler and softer look.

decor boys nursery8 Surprise: Its a Boy, not a Girl! Re decorating the Nursery HomeSpirations

Via:

 

For a further DIY option, personalize the room by placing his name over the crib using painting or decoupage. Alternatively, buy packets of wooden letters from a craft store, and cover them with fabric or anything decorative that you have available.  Design the letters to match your nursery theme. Add a ribbon, and the letters are ready to hang.

decor boys nursery Surprise: Its a Boy, not a Girl! Re decorating the Nursery HomeSpirations

Via:

 

A little boy needs a room in which he can grow and have adventures. He needs a space to exercise his imagination and creativity. Just as you chose a theme for the girl’s nursery, choose one for your new son that will keep him occupied and stimulated. For boys, you can’t go wrong with cartoon characters, cars, boats, trains, or sports. There are so many ways that you can be frugal and stylish at the same time while redecorating the nursery from being for a little girl to being for a little boy. Visit the local thrift store and look at the stack of paintings there. Maybe you have a nursery rhyme book that has seen better days; carefully tear the pages out and frame them.

When it comes to accessorizing, you can also do this yourself. For instance, one inexpensive way to make some colorful art is to frame some leftover wallpaper or fabric scraps. For the growing boy, make decoupage using the alphabet in a variety of sizes and textures. Just frame it using inexpensive pieces bought from the art store.

decor boys nursery9 Surprise: Its a Boy, not a Girl! Re decorating the Nursery HomeSpirations

Via:

 

Babies are always lying on their back. Instead of just having an over-the-crib musical toy, make the nursery fun by hanging colorful cartoon characters you’ve cut from nursery books. Tape them to the ceiling with heavy duty tape or, if you can, use wire along with the heavy duty tape to extend the objects from the ceiling. It will definitely keep him entertained!

decor boys nursery11 Surprise: Its a Boy, not a Girl! Re decorating the Nursery HomeSpirations

Via:

 

Finally, look around your home and find things you can repurpose for the nursery. For a personal touch, include family photos.

On a personal note, I became an aunt yesterday to a baby boy. I’m thrilled and excited by that, and I intend to spoil him rotten! Originally the baby was expected to be a girl. Apparently the results of the ultrasound were misinterpreted and so the parents were told that they would have a baby girl. They found out that their baby would actually be a boy only one day before he was born. I know that they will have to re-decorate the nursery and this is my way of helping them.

 

Simone


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Review: Boy Gets Girl (Raven Theatre)

    Boy Gets Girl Written by Rebecca Gilman Directed by Cody Estle at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark (map) thru March 2 | tickets: $36 | more info Check for half-pric... Read more

    The 23 January 2013 by   Chicagotheaterbeat
    CULTURE, THEATRE & OPERA
  • Boy Or Girl? Drumroll Please...

    Emotions are at an all time high there at the very busy household. After my scan last week it was confirmed that we are having a GIRL! I was so moved I cried... Read more

    The 24 September 2012 by   Verybusymama
    LIFESTYLE
  • Cyber Monday: Surprise – It’s a Real Thing!

    Click your way to consumer happiness. Photo credit: Upnapistim For a thing that didn’t really exist until 2005 and even then was sort of a joke, Cyber Monday,... Read more

    The 29 November 2011 by   Periscope
    CURRENT, LIFESTYLE, SHOPPING, SOCIETY, TECH
  • It’s a Boy. It’s a Girl. IIt Won’t Be Breaking News on Twitter!

    TAKEAWAY: The announcement of the much awaited Royal baby will be made the old fashioned, traditional way, on an easel, not on social media. Let’s hear it for... Read more

    The 18 July 2013 by   Themarioblog
    MEDIA, SOCIAL MEDIA, TECH
  • In My Simplified World We’re a Boy and a Girl

    I have always believed that there is a world beyond this one, that is just reachable through art, and dreams. When I was growing up I had a very intense... Read more

    The 13 April 2013 by   The Persephone Complex
    SELF EXPRESSION
  • Wedding Page Boy and Flower Girl

    A wedding ceremony is not merely a program held for uniting the couple, but it is a complete process of doing so with full of celebrations. In doing so, a... Read more

    The 13 June 2012 by   Artsyweddingblog
    LIFESTYLE, WEDDING
  • My One-Stop Shop For Mother’s Day? Surprise…It’s A Drugstore!

    Have you been inside a CVS lately, beauty mavens? If not, it will most definitely surprise you. Gone are the days of the “plain jane” drugstore where you’d go... Read more

    The 02 May 2012 by   Beautyblogger
    HAIR & BEAUTY, LIFESTYLE

Add a comment