A Baby Blue Plaid Nursery
This baby blue plaid nursery is my most classic boy’s room design to date. It captures my love for a classic blue aesthetic more so than any room I’ve tackled yet. This room is for my 3rd son and will be the 5th little boy room I have designed for my little guys. Needless to say, boy’s rooms have become one of my favorite rooms to dream up designs for.
Design for the Baby Blue Plaid Nursery
I plan to work on installing this full design slowly over the next few months. For now I have the necessities – a crib, dresser, nightstand, and chair that were passed down from baby’s big brothers. I love this blue leather ottoman that I added, it is the perfect size and the perfect blue!
The curtains were a priority because this little guy will need a dark room to nap in if I ever sit him down. They were custom made, and were my splurge for the room, since many of the other big items were repurposed.. I ordered them several months ago and once they came in we hung them with this beautiful brass french return hardware.
I have also started adding in some of the decorative layers to the room. This affordable artwork is the perfect blue to match the curtains. The brass lamp belonged to my husband’s Grammy. The original shade had literally disintegrated, so I swapped it out for this affordable one to add some warm and texture. The brass mobile is another piece that I purchased right away when I found out I was having another little boy.
Baby Blue Plaid Drapes
This fabric for these drapes was the starting point for the design of this room. I fell in love with the classic baby blue plaid in this beautiful thick textured fabric. The drapes were custom made with a double pinch pleat and blackout lining. I love how the structured style and blue plaid fabric create a classic look for the nursery. I ordered the fabric through the custom drapery shop I had these made at, but this link appears to be for the same fabric (although I can’t vouch for the shop). For those that want to check with your local fabric shops, this is the Montparnasse Rain by Swavelle / Mill Creek Fabric.
Completing the Baby Blue Plaid Nursery Design
I ordered this striking blue scallop mirror for over the dresser and can’t wait for it to arrive. Once that is in I will finish sourcing the remaining artwork for the room. I also will make one of these heart mat photos for him with a newborn picture and his birth stats printed on the mat. I have done this for my older two boys and It makes such a sweet memory for their walls.
My original design plan also had this gorgeous wallpaper as part of it. I am still trying to decide on how I want to install it. I am leaning towards installing the wallpaper the full wall and painting the baseboard and doors a soft baby blue. The other option is to install a chair rail and wallpaper the top half, similar to what I did in big brother’s room. Installing it 1/2 way up the wall is a great option in a kid’s room. It limits the temptation for them to touch or pick at it. There is a great mystery in both my family and my husband’s on which sibling peeled/ picked the wallpaper. I am sure it’s in my boy’s blood to do the same, so it’s best to prevent it if I can.
I also plan to swap out the door hardware to the same sets that we have installed on the main floor. The old sagging ceiling fan will get changed out to a new fan or light. As much as I would love to install a gorgeous statement light, a ceiling fan is practical, especially in a nursery.
Baby Blue Plaid Nursery Sources
This post contains product links that may contain affiliate links. When you use the link to make a purchase, I may make a small commission. This is not an additional cost for you, but helps me to produce this blog and content for you to enjoy. My full disclosure is here. Thank you!
How to Create a DIY Playroom Mural
This projects is almost so easy, I feel silly writing a “how to” for it. It is worth noting that I got the idea to start this DIY playroom mural during my boy’s naptime, and started it that evening. It took me one post kid bedtime paint session (and audio book pairing) and then one…
A Classic Airplane Themed Boy’s Bedroom Design
It’s hard to believe I just designed my second bedroom for my son, his new classic airplane themed boy’s bedroom! How is he big enough for a “big kid” room? But here I am teaching him how to make his bed, with his adorable airplane print sheets. Time is a thief. When I started planning…