If you’re looking for modern farmhouse baby nursery inspiration, you’re going to love this nursery mood board with a black, white, and blue-green color scheme. This nursery was designed for a baby girl, but it could be used for gender-neutral nursery design as well.
The moment I found out that we were having a baby girl, my mind was spinning with daydreams of her nursery design. Fairly quickly, I had a vision for the nursery….modern farmhouse with some boho vibes.
I spent the rest of my pregnancy collecting inspiration on my Pinterest board from other nurseries and finding products that fit within my vision.
As a little girl, I grew up with all the frills, bows, curls, and pink you can imagine. Even my room was painted pale pink. Needless to say, I grew up wanting somewhat of the opposite for my little girl.
I was certain that I wanted some nontraditional baby girl nursery colors – neutrals like white and black alongside a pretty sage…seafoam…blueish greenish.
I love the contemporary look of my modern farmhouse baby nursery color scheme, which could totally be used as inspiration for a gender-neutral nursery too!
If you follow along on our Instagram stories or subscribe to our newsletter where we give monthly updates about our renovation of our fixer upper, you know that we’ve been working hard building out our baby girl’s nursery.
I can’t wait to get the room done later this summer! In the meantime, I wanted to share with you all of the inspiration behind my design plan, so without further ado…here’s our modern farmhouse baby nursery inspiration board!
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Our Nursery Mood Board
1) Round Mirror –
We had a small round mirror hanging on the gallery wall above my son’s dresser in his woodland nursery and it was definitely his (and my) favorite part about the nursery.
After every single diaper change, he would want to stand up and stare in the mirror. Once he was old enough, it led to giggles and silly faces.
I’m convinced that you should work a mirror into every nursery for those fun times and memories. It’s really hard to find a large round mirror at a decent price, I did a lot of searching.
I love this sleek and modern round mirror that is super budget-friendly! I’m not exactly sure where in the room I will work in a round mirror, but I’d love to find a place for one!
I absolutely LOVE the look of the fun wood bead light fixtures that are super popular with the farmhouse style. The bummer part is that they are extremely expensive. This wood bead flush mount light is gorgeous, but it comes at a price tag that is over my budget.
So, I think I’m going to attempt DIYing a wood bead light fixture in the nursery. Wish me luck! Don’t worry….I’ll be sure to share the full tutorial with you guys, so stay tuned!
UPDATE: We never ended up trying this, but here’s a good wood bead chandelier tutorial if you want to try something like this!
3) Area Rug –
If you follow along on my Instagram stories, you may remember a couple of months ago when we ripped up all the laminate in our baby girl’s future nursery to find gorgeous original hardware floors.
To make a long story short, we decided to ditch the idea of putting in carpet (to match the other bedrooms of the house) and instead, restore the original hardwoods.
Since we’re going to have pretty hardwoods in here, having a nice, big area rug is a must! I absolutely love how this blue-green area rug fits right in with the style of the nursery and brings out the color in the accent wall. The exact one in our mood board is no longer sold, but here’s something similar!
UPDATE: Here’s a round-up of some great modern farmhouse rugs and you can find out which one we ended up going with!
4) Floor Lamp –
To add some ambiance to the nursery, I’d love to add a floor lamp in the corner of the room over the top of the rocker to provide some additional lighting for bedtime stories and late-night feedings.
This bell-shaped metal shade floor lamp fits in perfectly with the modern farmhouse look of the room, don’t you think?
UPDATE: Here are some great budget-friendly farmhouse floor lamp ideas and you can see which once we decided!
5) White Dresser –
One of the first things that I knew I wanted in our little one’s nursery was white furniture, which is definitely on point for the farmhouse style.
The dresser is one of the only pieces of furniture we’ll need to buy. I love this simple white dresser that I found with the black vintage-style cup drawer pulls. The contrast of the black and white fits right in with the crib we chose and it looks like they were made for each other. The one shown in our nursery mood board is no longer sold, but here’s something similar.
6) Gray Rocker –
We actually don’t need to purchase a rocker for our modern farmhouse baby nursery, but I thought I would still include one in our mood board for inspiration for you.
We have a vintage chair (that is super comfy) that we scored at a thrift store a few years back that will be going in here.
We actually purchased the chairs in a set and had both of them in our son’s room for the last couple of years. Since we don’t need two chairs in there, we’re moving one of them into our little girl’s nursery.
If we did need to purchase a rocker for the nursery, this gray upholstered rocker would be at the top of my list. Since you end up spending a lot of time in the rocker, it is super important that is very comfortable. The rocker shown in our mood board is no longer sold, but here’s a very similar option.
I was looking for a slim hamper for the closet that had some farmhouse charm and this collapsible hamper with wheels totally fits the bill.
I love that it has wheels on it for easy transport. This even means that I can probably get big brother to help with our baby girl’s laundry since he’ll be able to take it to the laundry room himself…that’s a big win in this mama’s book!
One of the things I am most looking forward to DIYing in our farmhouse baby nursery is our accent wall. We thought about doing a shiplap wall like we’ve done in the past (check out our faux shiplap wall in our bathroom and shiplap accent wall in our living room at our old house), but wanted to try something new.
I’m semi-obsessed with board and batten, so of course, that is my next go-to! Amanda at A Crafted Passion recently did a board and batten wall in their master bedroom that turned out awesome. You’re definitely going to want to check out the full DIY board and batten tutorial! We’re going to be doing something similar.
UPDATE: Check out how our board and batten wall turned out!
Speaking of accent walls, let’s talk about the color that the pretty board and batten wall is going to be. You may remember this amazing blue-ish green-ish color from when we painted our front door last year.
I sorta kinda fell in love with the color (which is In The Moment by Behr Paint) then and I knew I wanted to incorporate it more throughout our home. I can’t wait to see how it looks on the board and batten accent wall.
10) Main Wall Paint Color –
The other walls in the room will get a treatment of this light gray color. It’s a warm gray, but not too beige. I think it will be a great contrast for the darker and more colorful accent wall. Learn more about the color – Behr’s Chic Gray here.
The baseboards and window trim will remain white if you’re wondering. We always use Behr’s Snowy Pine for our trim and doors.
11) Hanging Wall Planters –
I definitely want to incorporate a lot of greenery into our farmhouse baby nursery (probably faux or succulents because as good as I am at mommin’ my babies, I’m a horrible plant mama).
I’m loving these hanging wall planters! This is a great way to add some dimension and life to the walls.
12) “Loved” Word Wall Art –
I plan on adding a fun gallery wall to the room and this “loved” word wall art will definitely make its way into the design as a little reminder to our little girl just how much she is loved.
UPDATE: Check out the finished gallery wall in the nursery!
13) “Wildflower” Sign –
I love the modern look of this “wildflower” sign. There’s something so special about wildflowers and what they represent is something I definitely know my little girl will grow up to be: independent, strong, and beautiful.
This modern wildflower sign going to look awesome worked into the gallery wall that I’m planning.
UPDATE: Here’s how the gallery wall turned out!
14) Faux Olive Tree –
I definitely wanted to add lots of greenery into the nursery and had my heart set on incorporating a faux tree. I love the farmhouse look of the fiddle leaf fig trees, but I wanted something a little more unique. I thought an olive tree is a little more delicate and would fit right in with the farmhouse feel of the room.
15) White Crib –
I looked at A LOT of white cribs before deciding on one (in fact, I’ve got a whole post all about white farmhouse cribs!).
What I really loved about this white modern farmhouse crib (in addition to the great price) is the charcoal / almost black accents. I like the clean lines that they create. I think it makes the crib super unique and gives it a modern feel.
16) Boho Fabric for Custom Baby Blanket –
We worked with an Etsy Seller to create custom bedding for our son a couple of years ago (you can see the custom blanket here!). Our little guy is obsessed with the blanket and sleeps with it every night and naps.
It’s withstood lots of rough and tough play and TONS of washing. We knew we wanted to go back to the same Etsy Seller for our little girl’s bedding. Unfortunately, it looks like her shop has since closed!
I fell in love with this unique boho fabric, which will match our farmhouse baby nursery perfectly. Here’s something similar available on Etsy.
17) Feather Wall Art –
This hand-cut wood feather wall art is going to look amazing on the gallery wall that I’m designing. The exact one shown in our mood board isn’t available anymore, but here’s a pretty similar option!
I’m ordering it unfinished (just like the “loved” word) so I can paint it or stain it any color I want…because I’m not sure what I’m going to really want until I see it all together.
UPDATE: I ended up leaving it natural I love it…see how it all turned out here!
If there’s one thing I know about nurseries, it’s the absolute need for lots of simple storage and organization!
There are so many little things that go in nurseries, you’ve gotta have good systems in place to keep things clean and organized.
UPDATE: We’re still loving this basket 5 years later and we’re using it as a laundry hamper!
I love this adorable nursery pillow with “I am a Child of God” design. With the floral wreath, it’s going to bring a feminine touch to our farmhouse baby nursery and add a little more color. It’s a great option!
This exact one shown in our nursery mood board is no longer sold, but here’s a very similar option!
20) Boho Belly Basket –
I’ve always wanted one of these cute little belly baskets. I’m not sure what I will use it for yet, but as I said…you can’t have too many options for simple storage in a baby nursery.
Maybe we’ll use this boho belly basket for little baby shoes or burp cloths. You can’t pass it up at that price though!
Ah….the anticipation of this farmhouse baby nursery is killing me. I can hardly wait to finalize our nursery plans, finish it up and start decorating for our sweet baby girl!
I don’t think it will be done by my due date, but that is ok! She’ll be sleeping in our room the first few months anyway.
I’m loving the modern farmhouse look with the boho-inspired touches, like the feather wall art and boho fabric blanket. I’m looking forward to some DIY projects that we have planned for the room, like that board and batten accent wall and a few other surprises we have up our sleeves.
After we’re done with this room makeover, I have a feeling this will be one of my favorite places in our home. Stay tuned! 🙂