I can’t believe it, but it’s time to start thinking about nursery number TWO. And better yet, nursery number two for a BOY! What a huge change this is going to be, but I’m excited to tackle it head on and make it perfect for our sweet son who will be here before we know it! (If I survive this Texas summer, that is!)
I’m calling this blog post, Baby Boy Nursery Inspiration Take One, because honestly, I’m still not positive which direction I want to go. I haven’t decided 100% what colors and style I want to go with, but I think I have a pretty good idea. This is more or less a starting point, or a brainstorm session if you will. And that seems to be a theme with this pregnancy. I’ve just felt different than I did with Adeline. I haven’t felt that strong maternal instinct yet like I did with Adeline, or that strong bond yet, but I know a lot of it has to do with mentally accepting the idea of loving another baby and accepting that Adeline’s “baby years” are coming to a close. I think a part of me was sad when I learned it was a boy because I so badly want to experience newborn Adeline again and I know I can’t. So in my mind, having another girl was my way of getting to experience that again. Even though it would be a completely different baby. And in all honesty, I think I needed a few days to grieve not having another girl, since Adeline is all I know, and I’ve loved it so much. I’m thrilled to welcome a son though, and truly can’t wait to experience that relationship. I’m also excited to take a little break from all the pink!
Ok, now that that heart-rant is out of the way, let’s talk decorating! With my first pregnancy, I remember it feeling very overwhelming thinking about how to decorate the nursery, and I once again am feeling a little overwhelmed. I LOVE it so much though, and am so excited to put all my energy into it! I’m planning on posting throughout the process, and then doing a big reveal once it’s all done.
The past few days I’ve been thinking in my head what direction I want to go with little boy’s nursery. I think more than anything I know the directions I don’t want to go. I’m realizing how picky I am with little boy things, so hopefully I don’t offend any boy moms out there! Here are the directions I know I don’t want to go – overly woodland creature, sporty, nautical or preppy, primary colors, blue everything, overly outdoorsy or little man cave-ish, or overly baby blue. I told you I was picky!
I think I’ve settled on something neutral, calming, and classic, with accents of animals here or there. I’m leaning towards a brown/cream/navy color scheme. Adam is about as manly as they come, and while I’d love more than anything to do a nursery that would reflect his Daddy with buffalo plaid, fishing, and hunting accents, it just doesn’t feel right to me. I want the nursery to feel like a sweet and quiet place for our little boy, almost like a retreat for him, and me! We’ll see if that actually comes to life, but in my head it makes sense. Maybe I just suck at decorating for boys, who knows. Once he’s ready for a toddler room though, I’ll be more excited to deck it out in whatever his interests are! Trucks, cars, dinosaurs, the great outdoors…who knows who this little guy will be!
So now you’re probably wondering what on Earth the nursery is going to look like, after ruling out pretty much everything. I put together a mood board with colors and styles and ideas, and am so far loving this direction. It could very well change and do a 180 next week, but for now, I’m feeling it. I should also note that he will be the first ever natural born Texan Ingle, so we’ll definitely have to include a few little nods to Texas.
What’s your boy style? Do you have any tips? At what point in pregnancy did you start decorating?