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Kortney Gruenwald is an internationally published journalist, writer and founder of lifestyle blog Western Charm. Originally a west coast American girl, she is currently living in Germany but still fueled by iced lattes (even in winter)....

Little boys, little joys

One of the most amazing parts of expecting a baby boy is planning his nursery. It is the room where he’ll have the earliest impressions of life and his first feelings of boyish curiosity. This will probably be the only room he won’t destroy growing up, too, so choose carefully. Here are 10 trendy nursery ideas that your baby boy will love.

Little boys, little joys

All boys are fascinated by planes. To achieve this look, choose a deep blue wall color with various aviation-inspired accents and decor. Take a trip to your local antique store or search online for wooden planes — they will be your staple decor piece with this theme.

Little boys, little joys

You can't go wrong with a design inspired by the ocean — but don't confuse this idea with nautical (this comes later). For this theme, stick to a blue wall color and surround your baby with faux sea life and other deep-sea inspired accents.

Little boys, little joys

For the more humble baby, a parent can't go wrong with a country- or farm-inspired nursery. Make your main decor pieces wooden tractors or faux farm tools (baby friendly). This is a great time to create a cow or farm animal crib mobile or paint the walls a bold barn red.

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Because boys will be boys. Please baby and daddy by creating a stylish nursery centered around vintage race cars. Order vintage race car poster prints and wooden car replicas online — these will be your accents. Use the colors in the posters to inspire a color palette. Add some black-and-white checkered curtains to bring the look together.

Little boys, little joys

Simple, trendy and timeless, you can't go wrong with the nautical theme. To steal this nursery look, stick to a white and navy color scheme. Focus on beach-inspired accents such as seashells, anchors and wooden sailboats.

Little boys, little joys

For the mom who wants her baby boy to be inquisitive in every aspect of life, create a science-inspired nursery. Paint your walls a natural green or spacey blue. Invest in or create a solar system mobile and other accents that scream exploration.

Little boys, little joys

For the baby with music enthusiasts for parents, this affordable and simple theme will be a longtime hit. Stick to a black-and-white color palette, but don't be afraid to include little unexpected bursts of color throughout the space. For accents and wall decor, invest in antique instruments or adhesive music note wall decals.

Little boys, little joys

Inspire your baby boy to be a globetrotter and explorer. The main decor in this nursery will be world maps, globes and vintage travel posters. Stick to dark blue for the wall color. To add sophistication to the space, scout your local antique store for a vintage leather suitcase.

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