Baby Boy Muratet has been around for 2 months now, and we’ve got just a few finishing touches to go on his awesome nursery. (It’s really just those last details- isn’t the final 10% of a project the hardest to get done?) But, we’ve also got two nieces arriving in July, and I’ve had so much fun watching their rooms come together, and it made me think about how we might have decorated his room if Little Man was a Little Lady instead.
Surprisingly, (or not? I dunno) I don’t think I would change much. We didn’t set out to make his room particularly BOYish, we pretty much just went with what we like. Our house is primarily neutrals with lots of pops of blue, so that extended into his room. But if a little girl were inhabiting that space, I think it would be fun to mix it up a little with a few girly touches.
I wouldn’t swap out any of the furniture- I think the chair, crib, and dresser are all classic. And yes, I would definitely keep the dresser navy. I LOVE navy- and I’ve never particularly prescribed to the idea that boys are all blue and girls are all pink.
That’s not to say I wouldn’t love a touch of feminine flair- and I think this this rug is AMAZING! I love the boho details, the fun fringe, and that gorgeous berry color. ALL THE HEART EYES! I wish our local Target had more of the Opalhouse items in stock so I could see it in person.
I love the brick wallpaper we chose for the crib wall in the current room, but I also fell hard for the abstract gold dots when I saw them in the store. I like that it’s a touch of funky glam, but isn’t too wild. It’s also a modern touch, where other details are more bohemian. I’d also swap out the grey striped curtains for some breezy white sheers to balance out the darker rug. I love the detail of the tiny black pompom trim that adds a little something special.
Another item from the Opalhouse collection that I absolutely love is this pretty textured pouf. It would also balance the darker rug, and I think it’s a fun juxtaposition with the more tailored and streamlined chair.
I would pick up the accents in the rug with the mint storage boxes for the dresser shelf. I really like that these ones have a textured detail that makes them a little more special.
So what do you think? It feels like a girl’s room to me, but it isn’t over-the-top feminine. It was fun to play around and compare the two spaces. I’ll leave you with a side-by-side: