Nursery Painted in Pastels Is Surprisingly Perfect for a Baby Boy

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Let me be the first to tell you that pastels are most definitely not reserved for girls! The wall color in this nursery done for baby Jude will testify as much. It's such an inviting space and you'll love to see how it all came together after being gutted down to the literal bare bones.

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The Oeuf crib was a splurge, but almost everything else in this room was sourced on a budget. I love the tall shelving unit that helps solve a space and storage problem, and the way the baskets are staggered adds a creative element to the whole thing. 

The dresser was a thrift store treasure, given some paint and spruced up with new knobs. What a great find!

Hanging planters spray-painted white makes for great stuffed animal baskets!

This little book nook is fantastic -- I think the corner shelving looks really smart and I love all the small personal touches.  

This fabulous trunk was made by a family member and given as a wedding gift. They turned it into a window seat by adding a simple cushion. Delightful!

Are you on board with a bold (yet calming) wall color like this? I think it works so well with the rest of the room furnishings and am especially pleased with the way it all came together. A job well done!

See more photos of this room and read more about its renovation and subsequent transformation at Simple Soul.

Would you paint a baby boy's room in pastels like this?

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jalaz77 jalaz77

I like it. I have to say though. I am so sick of seeing every paint job done with white trim and wood floors. Not EVERYONE has white trim and wood floors. Hard to get a really good idea of what paints looks good with wood trim and carpet besides beige.

Truel... Truelove77

Yes I would alas I cant due to the fact I have 2 girls who love there pink and lavender but if I had a boy this room would be inspiration enough for me Love it!

Willa... Willa-wonders

That looks fantastic for a baby boys room. Nice change from a darker or "cloud" blue. Or nutral colors.

leona24 leona24

I don't like it very much. First the room looks tiny and crowded. And the colors and theme are dull and boring.

nonmember avatar Okiemom

I love the colors, but am I the only one who is completely sick of the bunting flags? They seem to be in every kids room picture I've seen in the last year! My son's room was painted a wonderful periwinkle blue with yellow accents and was the most restful calming room in the house. Pastels are assuredly not just for girls!

nonmember avatar Cecilia

Love this! Anyone know the colour and brand of the paint on the walls?

nonmember avatar Natalie

Where did you find those corner book shelves? I love that little nook.

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