Personalizing the nursery for a new baby can be fun and set the tone for his future interests. Themes for baby boy nurseries range from male-dominated fields like sports and construction to gender-neutral concepts like animals and children's characters. With so many options in the marketplace, every family is sure to find the perfect decor for baby's room.
Incorporating farm animals into a little guy's nursery is easy whether living in the city or the country. Wall colors in pale blue, light green, or soft browns can help give the room a classic nursery look while bold reds make the theme more modern.
Baby Barnyard by Trend Lab is a trendy pick for farm themes. The neutral, pastel color scheme features soft yellows, greens, blues and browns with a standard red barn alongside common farm animals. The four-pieced crib set includes an appliquéd quilt, crib sheet, crib skirt and bumper pads for under around $175. Additional accessories like themed clocks, an animal mobile, window valances and storage caddies are also available with prices ranging from around $20-$50.
The Brandee Danielle Appletree Farm set brings a bit of whimsy to the farm theme. Simple farm images including animals, a barn, trees and a pond in colors like green, blue and red stand out against the white background of this set. The four-piece crib bedding set sells for under $300 and includes matching quilt, bumper, crib sheet and crib skirt. Add coordinating decorative pillows, window valances, mobile, lamp shade, toy bag, or wicker basket for around $20-$40 each to round out the nursery decor.
Nursery themes featuring jungle animals and patterns create a more exotic, adventurous atmosphere. Neutral wall colors help make jungle themes stand out and adding a nursery mural to one wall can enhance the overall look.
The Glenna Jean Tanzania 3-Piece Crib Bedding Set features a cheetah-print paired with various shades of brown. The fitted crib sheet, crib skirt and quilt are available for around $200 and give a more abstract jungle look. Additional accessories including dark brown throw pillows, crib bumpers and window valances range in price from approximately $30-$100. Throw in a few stuffed animals like lions, cheetahs, giraffes, or monkeys and the room will feel complete.
For just under $50, the incredibly affordable and sweet Jungle Buddies 4-Piece Crib Bedding set can instantly add wild style to any little boy's nursery. Included in the set are a comforter, printed crib sheet, crib skirt and bumper set in bold greens, blues, yellows and browns. The comforter features a large appliqué lion head along with other jungle animals.
For the baby hiker, camper or hunter there are plenty of fun themes featuring forest settings or patterns.
The Woodland Toile Collection from Sweet Jojo Designs is an ultra modern design using simple graphics and colors. The print features various leaves and animals in light browns, blues, grays and greens. For under $190 the 9-piece set comes with a solid fitted sheet, printed blanket, printed crib skirt, bumper, decorative pillow, diaper stacker, toy bag and two valances.
Realtree AP Camo Crib Bedding Collection features real tree camo just like actual hunting attire. Included in the three-piece set are a reversible comforter, crib sheet and bed skirt for only $70. A matching diaper stacker is also available for around $25. Get the future outdoorsman accustomed to forest surroundings with this unexpected nursery set.
Featuring brown, a spring green and white accented with some pops of blue, the North Country set by Glenna Jean is an example of a simple forest theme. Bears, plants and rain drops take center stage next to a striped pattern. The three-piece set sells for under $170 and comes with a bear print crib sheet, striped crib skirt and bear print quilt. Additional decorative items from this collection include curtains and valances.
Car, trucks, fire engines, trains, planes, spaceships and trucks continue to be favorite themes for a boy's nursery. Any little boy will love his brightly colored nursery featuring favorite ways to travel.
The Construction Zone Set by Sweet Jojo Designs pairs dark shades of blue, green and brown with a soft yellow and features trucks like a cement mixer as well as construction tools. The 11-piece set includes everything needed to create a construction zone right in your baby's room. For under $200, the set comes with a comforter, crib sheet, crib skirt, diaper stacker, toy bag, decorative pillow, three small wall hangings and two window valances.
Firehouse images like trucks, hoses, fire hydrants and Dalmatians take center stage in the Geenny Fire Truck 13-Piece Crib Bedding Set. Deep red accents jump out from the pastel blue, yellow and tan color scheme. The set includes a quilt, bumpers, fitted sheet, crib skirt, two window valances, diaper stacker, toy bag, two pillows and three wall hangings. For around $135 this adorable firehouse-inspired set comes with everything needed to set the stage for any baby hero.
Future pilots and aviators will adore the subtle look of the Aeroplanes collection from Lolli Living. The 4-Piece Crib Bedding Set sells for under $160 and includes quilt, skirt and two fitted crib sheets. The reversible quilt features graphics resembling drawings of airplanes on one side and a blueprint-inspired drawing of propellers on the other.
Sweet Jojo Designs has created the Space Galaxy collection to spark the inner explorer in even the youngest of astronauts. The 11-piece Crib Bedding Set retails for under $200 and comes with a comforter, crib sheet, crib skirt, diaper stacker, toy bag, two valances, a rocket pillow and three wall hangings. The collection features deep blue backgrounds with brightly colored rocket ships and planets. Other decorative items from the collection include a hamper, lamp shade and changing pad cover. Each sells for under $40.
Cowboys, horses, cows, sheriff's stars and lassos will liven up any baby boy's room. DIY projects like gluing rope to picture frames, hanging a collage of horseshoes, or adding in a rocking horse can add to the theme.
Those with a larger budget can check out the Western Silk Crib Set by Little Crowns Interiors. Beautiful cow-print fabrics including silk and microsuede coordinate red, brown and off-white solids to create a sophisticated cowboy look. The set comes with a crib sheet, crib skirt and tie-on bumpers for $950. Add in a Brown Faux Hide Rug for about $160 to complete this understated theme.
The Wild West collection by Sweet Jojo Designs offers a classic western theme for little cowboys. For just under $200 the 11-piece set includes quilted comforter, crib sheet, pillow, dust ruffle, two window valances, diaper stacker, toy bag and three wall hangings. The entire collection pairs standard colors like cream, brown, blue and red with patterns like a brown hide, red bandanna and cowboy scene. Additional accessories like a mobile, curtains, changing pad, laundry bag, wall decals and lamp shades range in price from about $25-$55 each.
For a set that's geared toward babies, opt for the Cowboy Baby bedding by Trend Lab. With cartoon-style horses, horseshoes, cowboy boots and cowboy hats, the set features a variety of browns, blues and yellows that are easy to match with the other decor in your nursery. For just under $170, the 6-piece set features quilt, two solid crib sheets, crib skirt, diaper stacker and one window valance.
No theme is more universal for babies than teddy bears. Options range from whimsical to sophisticated and often feature shades of brown. Fill the room with stuffed bears your baby can enjoy as he grows.
Teddy Bear Chocolate
The Teddy Bear Chocolate bedding set by Sweet Jojo Designs fits into the sophisticated category. Light and dark browns contrasted with cream make up the color palette of this adorable set that showcases different teddy bears. Get 11 pieces including crib blanket, sheet, crib skirt, decorative pillow, diaper stacker, toy bag, two valances and three wall hangings for around $190.
The Honey Bear collection incorporates traditional brown teddies alongside bumblebees and honeypots as well as greens and blues from the sky and trees. This incredibly affordable and whimsical option is available in a three-piece set that includes sheet, bed skirt and quilt for under $40. Additional coordinating accessories like wall hangings and a mobile are also available for around $20-$30 each.
Beloved and popular children's characters are so versatile, they work for little boys of all ages, growing with your child. In addition, it's generally easy to find character-themed knick-knacks for a fully decked out nursery your baby boy will love.
My Friend Pooh
Winnie the Pooh and his friends are arguably some of the most iconic characters for a nursery. The My Friend Pooh set from Disney combines the whimsical characters of the classic storybook with pale greens, yellows and ivories. The 4-Piece set comes with a quilt, fitted sheet, crib skirt and diaper stacker for just under $170. Room decor featuring Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga and Roo are very easy to come by so coordinating an entire nursery will be no problem.
Mickey Mouse Best Buddies
Mickey Mouse has lots of friends, and they are all famous. The Mickey Mouse Best Buddies Crib Bedding Set showcases simple graphics like mouse ears along with Mickey and his best friend, Pluto, in a muted color palette of blues and grays. For under $170 the set comes with a comforter, sheet, crib skirt, and an organizational bin.
The characters from the Finding Nemo movie inspire this imaginative bedding from Disney. The Disney Nemo 3-Piece Bedding Set is available for around $70 and includes a reversible quilt, printed sheet, and dust ruffle. Brightly colored characters, including main character Nemo and his friends from school, stand out against the bright ocean background. Additional items from this collection include curtains, mobile, rug and wall hangings with prices ranging from $13-$43.
Themes featuring sea travel offer a quintessential look for boy nurseries because they tend to use blue tones. Features like ships and anchors can inspire the little sailor in any baby.
Blue and Brown Surf
The Blue and Brown Surf collection from Sweet Jojo Designs is the ideal option for those looking to mimic an island getaway. Shades of brown and aqua blue give that ocean vibe while a Hawaiian leaf print adds in some tropical flare giving little dudes everywhere a relaxing place to sleep. This nine-piece set is available for around $250 and comes with a sheet, crib skirt, comforter, bumper, pillow, two window valances, and a diaper stacker.
The Nautical Nights set provides a traditional nautical theme that features blues, whites and reds combined with anchors, ship steering wheels and sailboats. For under $200 the 11-piece crib set includes sheet, crib skirt, comforter, pillow, two valances, toy bag, diaper stacker and a set of three wall hangings. Everything needed to create some little sailor's delight comes in one cute collection.
Set sail with the Baby Buccaneer Set from NoJo. This whimsical pirate ship theme features blue tones along with typical pirate graphics like a ship and pirate monkey. Included for just under $35 are a comforter, printed crib sheet and striped dust ruffle. Add to the room theme with animals or nautical decor.
For future athletes, a sports theme can be ideal. Choose a specific sport like baseball or football for a more focused nursery or opt for an overall athletic feel with decorative items that feature a variety of sporting equipment.
The Future All-Star Collection features muted tones of blue, brown and red with adorable animals holding different kinds of sports balls. The four-Piece Crib Set comes with a sheet, crib skirt, quilt, and diaper stacker for around $140. You can find other coordinating accessories, ranging from sports rugs to baseball glove clocks, online or in stores.
Deeper green, blue and burgundy take center stage alongside large sports balls in the Belle Sports Star 3-Piece Crib Bedding Set. The collection comes with a fitted sheet, crib skirt and quilt for around $60. Sports themes are so popular, it should be easy to find additional accessories to finish off this nursery theme.
Big Ideas For Little Boys
Decorations for a baby boy's nursery can show off the parent's personality or feature something he will likely love in the future. Choosing a theme that you can update easily as your little guy grows will help save money and make the most of the time and energy that were already put into decorating.