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Gray & Yellow with Geometric Shapes Baby Boy Nursery Mood Board

2014 August 10
by Becky

It only took what feels like three years to get a handle on what exactly this new baby’s room would look like, but I’ve finally got an idea.

More than an idea, a “mood”.

With Ethan, I knew what I wanted to do before we even knew he’d be a boy…it didn’t matter. Robin’s Nest blue was going on the walls, birch trees were following, and a big orange chair would be our hangout. But this time? I just knew I liked arrows, triangles, and geometric shapes. After a quick Pinterest browse, I found out pretty much everyone else in the world likes those things this year too.

But, with a little forceful decision making (like how I just up and decided to paint the walls the same Rock Gray we loved from our master bathroom renovation), I slowly started formulating a plan.

Without further ado, here it is: Gray & Yellow Geometric Nursery Mood Board


Mustardy yellow.
A pop of bright blue.
Geometric shapes including arrows and triangles.
Industrial details.
And warm wood tones.
The perfect baby boy nursery.

I’m going to go through this nursery mood board item by item, but seriously, it’s a MOOD BOARD. Some of these things are so far beyond our price range it’s laughable. But they offer inspiration to people like me who refuse to believe you have to spend $1700 for a rocking chair to make a beautiful room. Seriously, $1700.

1. Lights. After assuming we’d go with something bolder (like yellow), I agreed with my friend Catrina this simple, metal pendant light from Home Depot would be a great light for our nursery. It’s got the industrial look I love, a bit of shine, it’s a great size, and everyone can get on board with the price tag, $29. (Young House Love designed one over at Shades of Light that’s yellow and not a bad deal at all.)

2. I’ve loved these lighted, industrial signs forever but never had the right spot for one. Well a nursery can handle it, I’m just not sure I’ll actually hang it with the cord—not only do I hate seeing cords, but I seriously doubt we’ll be making the effort to switch a sign like this on and off much.

3. Storage. The 32″ of wall space between our hallway door and the closet door needs something..this beautiful, again industrial, basket storage bin would be perfect. Though I’m pretty sure we can find something below the Restoration Hardware price of $249.

4. Our real crib, purchased from Target the minute I got a plus sign, is amazing. We love love love it. We’ll be going minimal with no bumpers or blankets, just cute fitted sheet and a very simple skirt. (Our old crib had been taken apart and put back together too much…it was thrashed.)

5. Rugs are so tough, it takes me forever to find one I like. And while this one from Urban Outfitters may be too much pattern on the floor (what with my wall design and all…but that’s for another post), I love the geometric design and the price. We’re testing it out now, to send back or to keep? That is the question.

6. Artwork…there’s so much I hope to hang in our nursery. The triangle alphabet offers great color, the deer is out of stock but I’m pretty sure I can use it as inspiration, and the Be Brave print is a free printable. I could go on all day, can’t wait to get a gallery wall going in there.

7. We need shelves. I’m hoping we can DIY some lovely triangle shelves like these. I love the set of three, the stain, crisp corners…awesome.

8. A mid-century style dresser will serve as our changing table. And yes, it will be bright yellow. We built the door-less closet into our new nursery just for this purpose and I can’t wait to share what I’ve done with an old thrift store find. With the help of some tapered legs, we’re loving the result. Can’t wait to top it with an adorable changing pad cover like this one from Modfox.

9. Wire basket…in yellow…I’m sure something like this will come in handy.

10. This sweet little triangle side table, while on the pricey side (for a tiny little table) would just make the cutest little reading nook addition…I found us forever piling books on Ethan’s make-shift side table that I never even liked. Wondering if this is something we can DIY? Gotta talk Stu into it.

11. A footstool or pouf like this one is a necessity. Gotta put the feet up while nursing and for some rocking momentum.

12. And there’s this chair. It’s called the Finn Rocker and wanting this is like wanting a crib coated in gold or crystals lining the ceiling. I wasn’t kidding when I said this chair rings in at whopping $1700. FOR A CHAIR. I will never understand things like this. But I have a funny feeling our old rocker will continue it’s comfy tradition in the new nursery…ever if it is orange instead of the most perfect mustard yellow. We’ll live. And dream.

Wanna see my inspirations unfolding in Pinterest form? Here’s my Gray & Yellow Baby Boy Nursery board so check it out.

Follow Becky Voboril’s board Yellow & Gray Baby Boy Nursery Ideas on Pinterest.

And there you have it. A whole room. Sure it still needs curtains, a pillow or two, a crib sheet, some wall shelves (like the generic ones shown) but I work better under pressure.

Next up I’ll be talking about paint, hosting a very exciting GIVEAWAY, and revealing the wall design…pretty excited about it all. 

4 Responses
  1. Cara permalink
    August 11, 2014

    Absolutely in love with all of it. Looks great, Becks. Can’t wait to see it all come together. Cool digs for a cool cat, that Baby V.

    • Becky permalink*
      August 11, 2014

      Awww thanks!! Can’t wait to see how all your projects turn out!

  2. Kristan permalink
    August 12, 2014

    Love. It. All. Super similar to what I had originally planned on for us before I went to vintage airplanes last minute! All of your handiwork is such an inspiration. Here’s to finishing it all up and a healthy third trimester :)

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