I’m so so SO excited to be sharing my son’s outer space baby nursery with you today! So much time, thought, and love has brought this room together! I love how his nursery is soft but also has fun pops of color. It really makes a statement for a baby boy nursery and can also work really well as a gender neutral nursery.
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During my second pregnancy when we found out we were having our second boy I was lost with how I wanted to decorate his nursery. When I was pregnant the first time with his big brother I decided on his nursery theme so quickly – it was an animal theme with neutral colors and soft blue accents. However, this time around I really had NO clue what theme or direction I wanted to go in for my new little guy’s room.
Then one day I was browsing online and I stumbled upon the most ADORABLE outer space crib bedding set ever! I never even considered doing an outer space baby nursery until seeing that super cute bedding and it literally inspired EVERYTHING you see in this room. It really is amazing how discovering one piece of decor can inspire and provide direction for an entire room! After discovering that bedding I spent countless hours designing the rest of the nursery around it and I couldn’t be happier with how it all came together!
The watercolor outer space artwork truly ties this whole outer space baby nursery together! I have individual 8″ x 10″ prints featuring the sun, the moon, and the earth over the dresser and I also have a larger 11″ x 14″ print featuring the entire solar system over the bookcase. These prints are so adorable and look perfect in his room. They include beautiful soft and colorful watercolors over a gray starry night background. They are so cheerful and are the perfect addition to an outer space baby nursery or outer space bedroom! There are also individual planet prints available for purchase, as well as the entire 12 print outer space wall art collection! You can also download FREE matching art prints here!
One of the items that I believe coordinates PERFECTLY with the bedding and artwork in my son’s outer space baby nursery is the area rug! The second I saw it I knew it would be the perfect addition to the nursery. I love the rug’s hexagon shaped pops of color and it inspired me to add other hexagon accents to the room – the end table and the dresser draw pulls.
One of my favorite parts of this nursery is the rocking chair. I absolutely love this chair and it’s super comfortable! I didn’t have a rocking chair with my first son and I always regretted not getting one. So I was very excited to shop for one this time around. I knew I wanted an upholstered wing back chair but the ones I had my eye on were all super expensive. While the one I purchased isn’t cheap by any means, it’s definitely much more affordable than other similar chairs I loved that were waaaay out of my price range. AND the one I purchased looks just as nice as the pricier ones!
I’m also obsessed with the white star wall decals. I knew I wanted to put something dramatic over the crib and I’m so happy I went with an entire statement wall of star decals in an ombré pattern. Since I went with white colored stars it remains soft and doesn’t overwhelm the room. It truly complements the decor and helps to tie everything together!
One thing I wanted to note is that each piece of white furniture in the nursery is from a different company but the shades of white I chose really look identical to each other! Since I was buying white furniture I was a little hesitant to buy pieces from different companies and I worried that some pieces may look off-white against others. However, I was pleasantly surprised that this wasn’t the case!
The crib and bookcase are from sister companies so the shade of white on both pieces are an exact match. The shade of white on the dresser literally looks almost identical to the crib and bookcase. The style even matches the bookcase and they look like they’re part of the same set. FYI – I went with the “white stain” color for the dresser. It also comes in a “white” option but that is more of an off-white color. “White stain” is closer to pure white, like the other furniture in the room. Finally, the shade of white on the end table also looks almost identical to the other furniture. All four pieces really compliment each other and I don’t notice a difference in their colors at all!
I also just want to note that the changing table topper on the dresser is actually from my other son’s Pottery Barn Kids dresser. We just removed it from the PBK dresser and painted it white. Also, I chose white for the bookcase baskets and changing table baskets; however, the baskets are painted white and small chips of paint keep coming off. If I were to buy these again I would definitely choose the natural, unpainted version of these baskets.
I seriously can go on and on about my son Nicholas’ outer space baby nursery. It was so much fun to design and I loved seeing my vision come to life! I’ve gotten so many complements on it and it’s a perfect gender neutral nursery for either a baby boy or baby girl!
I listed all of the nursery sources below. Feel free to comment and ask if I missed anything!
– Outer Space Baby Nursery Sources –
Sun, Earth, and Moon Wall Art: Pink Pineapple
Solar System Wall Art: Pink Pineapple
Bedding: Crate & Kids
Rug: Pottery Barn Kids
Rocking Chair: Target
Dresser Draw Pulls: CB2
Floor Lamp: Target
Changing Pad Cover: Crate & Kids
Star Wall Decals: Etsy
Bookcase Baskets: Crate & Kids
Changing Table Baskets: Crate & Kids
End Table: Unison Home (no longer available)
Sun Nightlight: Crate & Kids (no longer available)
Star Pillow: Pottery Barn Kids (no longer available)
Wall Paint Color: “Gray Owl” by Benjamin Moore
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