Baby Boy Decorating Ideas: Sophisticated Gentleman Nursery

A sophisticated room for a little gentleman! This nursery board for a baby boy is elegant and will stand the test of time, with unique pieces that will grow up with baby or can be moved to any other room in your home. It’s got a Mid Century Modern vibe — and it’s great inspiration for a unique modern space for a new baby boy.

1. West Elm Short Drum Pendant Lamp – Natural Linen ($149)
2. West Elm Wallpaper Print Window Panel ($69-$84)
3. Petit Collage Unframed 8×10 City Prints on Wood – San Francisco, New York, London, Paris ($15 each)
4. Oversized Gold Sunburst Mirror from Target ($77)
5. Graco Lauren Classic Crib in Walnut ($169)
6. Etsy seller dwellbeing Mid Century Modern Wave Dresser ($320)
7. Anthropologie Maggie Club Chair ($2,698)
8. Nate BerkusMetallic Pouf ($120)
9. Anthropologie Flutter Pattern Rug (starting at $78)

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The Look For Less: A Playroom For All

Since I first published this family room/ playroom featured in Lonny Magazine back in April, you wouldn’t believe the amount of emails and comments we’ve received asking for advice on how to create a similar space on budget.

Your wish is my command, dear readers!

Here’s a design board of affordable alternatives to create a similar look for less.

- Pendant Lamps: The original basket-like wood pendant lamps in the original design (Design Within Reach (DWR) – Koura Pendant) retail for almost $2,000 — eek! Go for these Woven Seagrass Pendants (on sale of $64.99 each from West Elm) for a similar look and an unbelievable price difference.

- Subway Art: The subway art in the original design are the lyrics to Madonna’s ‘Little Star’ by LA artist Matthew Heller — but this Horizontal Subway Art Sign from Wall Bling on Etsy ($60) looks like a great affordable alternative to us!

- Modular Sofa: The KARLSTAD Loveseat and chaise lounge in Lindö beige ($978) from Ikea gives your family plenty of seating room — looks comfy too!

- High Pile Rug: A Flokati Rug ($79.99) from Ikea is inexpensive item that will give you and baby a soft place to play. It’s 6’7″ x 4’7″ but if you want a larger rug, like the one in the original design, you can purchase two and tape them together on the back with rug tape.

Mellow Yellow: Rugs for the Nursery

The Coqo Anthropologie rug in yellow seen in this nursery is very popular {complete details for this nursery can be found here}. Unfortunately, this color has been discontinued so I’ve been searching for a few alternatives to share with you.

Anthropologie also has available the Whorled Trapunto Rug {also available in charcoal and red}, pure wool with floral blooms that swirl and ricochet. This rug would give any room a fun splash of color.

If you’re looking for a rug that’s symmetrical like the Coqo from Anthropologie, you’ll probably like the Andalusia Rug {also available in expresso} from West Elm. This rug is handwoven with exotic patterns inspired by a traditional silk scarf.

This last option is from Bev Hisey and I absolutely love it! It’s a hand-tufted wool carpet with a Moroccan inspired symmetrical pattern.

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