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Football nursery decor for your little quarterback

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Is your family full of football fanatics? Before you go crazy with your favorite team's mascot, check out these nursery decorating ideas for a baby boy. We'll show you how to incorporate tasteful accents with a little football flair.
Vintage football art print | Sheknows.com

Ah, a football-themed nursery. A classic way to decorate for a baby boy.

Before your husband starts plastering your little guy's room in floor-to-ceiling official team gear and Fathead decals of his favorite player, take a look at these ideas for giving your nursery a little football flair.

The sports-themed touches will make any papa proud and the stylish accents will keep you from feeling like you're in a locker room.

Get started with these football nursery decorating ideas.

Vintage ball

For a stylish take on the football theme, we love an old-school slant on the classic sport. The industrial vintage feel is hot right now and would look fantastic in a nursery that could easily transition from toddler to teenager as he grows.

Industrial metal furniture can serve as a changing table while Baby is young and can hold toys for when he gets older. A muted color palette of gray and blue gives the space a sophisticated spin (because let's be honest, the nursery is really for Mom anyway). Every future sports fan needs his own chair to kick his feet up and watch the game with Pop, so don't forget this touch.

Our picks:

Vintage Sports Canvas

Vintage sports | Sheknows.com

Rosenberry Rooms, $119

Crib Sheet in Grey Stripe

Grey striped crib sheet | Sheknows.com

Land of Nod, $29

Industrial Metal Console

Industrial metal console | Sheknows.com

Hudson Goods, $1295

My First Anywhere Chair

My first anywhere chair | Sheknows.com

Pottery Barn Kids, $89

NFL Lamp Base

NFL lamp base | Sheknows.com

Pottery Barn Teen, $79

Go big or go home

If you'd like to make a bold decorating statement in the room, start with a large wall mural of a vibrant game. The bright colors will stimulate Baby and give him something to look at while he's hanging out in his crib.

Personalized wall art and a growth chart are fun ways to document his milestones, while colorful locker-style baskets can help keep toys stored now and stash sports gear later. A shaggy football-shaped rug is perfect for tummy time and practicing his crawl.

Our picks:

Football Wall Mural

Football wall mural | Sheknows.com

Murals Your Way, $173

Crib Fitted Sheet

Crib fitted sheet | Sheknows.com

Land of Nod, $29

Football Shaggy Raggy Rug

Football shaggy raggy rug | Sheknows.com

Rosenberry Rooms, $180

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