We’re going gaga over green in a trend that refuses to exit the nursery interiors space. It’s a versatile colour that naturally lends itself to safari, woodland and jungle themes and works wonders in its paler forms to create a serene backdrop for theme-neutral nurseries that feel fresh, clean and modern.

Metaphorically speaking, green is the colour of fresh shoots and growth, so it’s an apt choice for a newborn boy’s room, representing the promise and development of all that’s in store.

From feature and wood-panelled walls and stylish wallpaper prints to plants, soft furnishings and stuffed animals, there’s a sliding scale of commitment to the green cause to match your appetite. Check out these 16 hand-picked boys’ nurseries where green work makes the dream work!

A spot of DIY wood panelling in pale pistachio and hand-painted watercolour sweet branches and leaf decals from The Lovely Wall Company bring the magic of the outdoors in. The wicker shelf was an unbelievable roadside find and introduces a vintage element to Scout’s natural nursery.


A spot of DIY wood panelling in pale pistachio and hand-painted watercolour sweet branches and leaf decals from The Lovely Wall Company bring the magic of the outdoors in. The wicker shelf was an unbelievable roadside find and introduces a vintage element to Scout’s natural nursery.


There’s a rustic feel to Colton’s keep-it-simple nursery, styled with a subtle jungle accent. The less is more approach focuses all the attention on the showstopping cot bed while the mono wall prints add character and personality to the pastel mint wall. An adorable elephant laundry basket completes this sedate walk on the wild side.


Benjamin Moore’s Backwoods green sets the scene in this dreamy voyage into the wilderness. It’s a powerful punch of colour, but neutral furniture and floor coverings temper the luxurious shade. DIY board and batten create one half of the feature wall while the other half is created by a row of jungle friends prints lit by individual wireless picture lights. A leafy pattern on the bedlinen mirrors the staggeringly lifelike artificial olive tree from Amazon.


A design pallete of leaves and laurel hues creates a tropical feel in this nature-inspired nursery. The colours are minimised to achieve a modern, clean feel and the untreated wood of the cot, mobile, and clock help reinforce this pared-back natural feel. The only departure is the woolly burst of colour from the pom-pom garland strung along the cot railings. We adore the ‘love you to the moon and back’ lettering on the storage crates. It’s always the detail that gets us!


This vibrant nursery channels cool Cali vibes with its accents of ochre peppering Benjamin Moore’s Chrome Green and a modern mono rug from Anthropologie. The ceiling light fan and louvred shutters give the nod to beachside living, and the super-cute bodysuit and surfboard hint at a life on the waves for Baby Axel.


Joseph’s sweet nursery gets a green-fingered touch from the accessories rather than paint or wallpaper. It’s interesting to see how even the most minor injection of green can introduce a sense of nature. The faux Alocasia plant and flower garland by @cottagetoys create an indoor garden with none of the maintenance or mess. How cute is the soft toy, bound to the Olli Ella See-Ya Suitcase and ready for adventures and escapades?


We’d look this happy if we had a nursery as green and serene as this safari-inspired makeover. A compact room is given the illusion of space with a colour-blocked wall in seafoam green with a magical sprinkling of golden star decals to boot. Hues of grey in the cot, canopy and carpet add a soothing touch to this room full of promise and adventure.


More adventure awaits in Hari’s sweet little corner of the home shared by IKEA’s Djungelskog plush lion and the infamous H&M giraffe. Safari might be the theme, but this time it’s Farrow & Ball’s Calke Green that provides the backdrop. It’s a wonderfully rich shade that highlights the wall art beautifully. It’s House of Hari’s own personalised initial and Born to be Wild prints that cement the safari direction, bringing a splash of colour that coordinates perfectly with the bed linen.


For a less committed approach, consider adding colour with soft furnishings. The moss green canopy here adds warmth to this wintry Nordic scene and allows for a swift change of palette at any time.


There’s no doubt what the order of the day here is with Fox and Weaves’ large display letters heralding PLAY and artfully straddling the glade green colour blocked wall. Hints of russet brown in Mama Potrafi’s hanging pear storage and Florrie and Olive’s tasselled lion face lend an autumnal feel to Theo’s Scandi nursery. We love the hand-stencilled alpine trees helped along by templates from @dizzy_duck_designs.


Mirror mirror on the wall, which is the fairest green of all? Turns out it’s a crocodile kinda green. Deep and interesting and an excellent contrast against natural wood, pampas grass and hints of tan and tangerine.


You would only want to get this close to an African elephant when it’s on a print from @iamfy. Giant-sized wall art brings the jungle safely into Ted’s nursery with all the style but none of the drama. Sister Elyn appears to be giving a tutorial on the difference between a monstera leaf and a palm leaf print, perfectly placed on the neutral wall painted in Slate III from @paintandpaperlibrary.


Has anyone seen an elk? That’s the name of this fabulous wallpaper by @coloraydecor. It’s a refreshing break from the more conventional jungle and safari room themes and packs a punch with its dominant print. The greyscale tones of the Elk work in perfect harmony with the storage system and cot, creating a stylish nursery that ticks all the boxes on form and function.


Nursery goals! You know the design team was a good choice when your kitchen coordinates with your feature wall, painted in Valspar’s Zinc Blue. Even the rainbow print got the ‘shade of sage’ memo. A plentiful use of white elsewhere and neutral carpeting disguises the small proportions of this nursery. That cot was just made to be tucked into the nook between the window and the cupboard. And we spy a trio of Aykasa crates beneath the cot in a perfect palette for Jesse’s Scandi


A vibrant burst of terracotta canopy lets the sunshine into this stylish safari-inspired space, complete with precision-scalloped walls in Farrow & Ball’s Bancha. The detail is kept to a minimum, but every piece plays its part perfectly in this production, including the plush giraffe and IKEA’s glove puppet Burmese python. Even the door gets in on the green scene.


This banana-leafed haven is such a dreamy retreat and evidence again that green and copper-hued colours work so well together. A welcome interlude of colour in the form of a rainbow-shaped cushion injects a childish vibe into this charming room with a two-tone leaf cushion joining the jungle dress code.

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