Your baby’s nursery is going to be its first home. Thus a lot of memories will be made here. Are you wondering how and where to get started?
We have highlighted a couple of decoration ideas you might find interesting. These ideas are stylish, gorgeous, fun and easy to get started. Create a specialised nursery for your little one, ensuring you put a touch of love in every spray of paint and piece of nails hammered.
1. Rainbow Room
Emma Chapman from A Beautiful Mess made a rainbow-tinting ode to joy in her baby room. She started with a neutral palette and then added pops of colour with paint and knobs. A patterned rug adds a sophisticated note to the space while keeping things playfully colourful.
This playful nursery from Chango & Co., designed by a team of professionals, features a bright palette of colours and patterns. The geometric wall treatment in blue, green, coral and white luminosities creates a contemporary feel, while the pale wood crib and arced bentwood bookshelf add a retro vibe.
3. An Accent Wall
An accent wall is a great way to add a pop of colour to your child’s nursery. You can choose a neutral colour like white or grey, or go all out and paint an entire room in a single hue. If you’re unsure what colours will work best in your space, I consider using a palette of two or three complementary colours. For example, you could start with a light blue and then pair it with a yellow or green accent wall. Or you could use a bright red and complement it with a soft pink.
4. Mixing Patterns
When layering patterns, you can mix prints in different styles and sizes. For example, you could pair a large-scale print with a small-scale print. Or you could layer two different-sized prints together. You can also mix patterns in different colours. For instance, you could add a solid colour to your patterned window treatments.
5. Vintage Eclectic
Vintage eclectic inspired by Erin Williamson Design is a style that combines elements of different eras and styles. It is often characterised by bright colours, bold patterns, and unexpected shapes. Vintage eclectic is an excellent option if you love the idea of mixing old and new but don’t necessarily want to go full retro. For example, you can combine a touch of vintage accessories such as an old-school rocking chair with a modern Persian rug.
6. Bring Nature In With Chinoiseries
A chinoiserie nursery is a room filled with objects inspired by Asian culture. These rooms are meant to stimulate children’s imaginations. Parents often buy furniture and decorations that reflect their interests as they add a taste of nature to the nursery. Some examples are Chinese lanterns, bamboo screens, Chinese paintings, silk carpets, and porcelains. The goal is to provide a safe environment for children to explore their surroundings and for parents to make precious memories.
7. Graphic Black and White
Naomi Alon Coe, an interior designer at Little Crown Interiors, chose a bold, graphic palette for her clients’ nursery. She wanted to demonstrate that you don’t need colourful rooms to create a stimulating design without limiting yourself to using pastels. Instead, she went all out with a graphic palette of grey and black.
8. Your Windows
If you are looking for ideas about nursery curtains, then you might like to think about blackout curtains. These are great for blocking light and keeping your baby asleep at night.
If you live in a suburb, you could consider adding blinds to your child’s room if you are worried about them getting distracted by loud noises from traffic and passersby.
With these curtains, you have many colour options to choose from. This allows you to create a space full of patterns and colours.
9. Striped Ceiling
Sissy + Marley Interior design painted a bold striped ceiling in shades of grey and white to help brighten up the light and airy nursery in taupe and cream. The paint treatment helps bring the high ceilings down to make the room feel cozier.
10. Your Flooring Needs to Be Top-notch
You need a floor that will last. Hardwood floors are durable and easy to maintain, while laminate wood and vinyl options offer less expensive solutions. Carpeting is great if you like the feel of a rug under your feet, plus it comes in handy during those floor playtime. Vinyl tile requires minimal care, and ceramic tiles are ideal for kids’ rooms because they’re easy to keep clean.
11. Midcentury Modern
This elegant midcentury modern-inspired nursery design is perfect for any family looking for a contemporary yet timeless space for their child. The crib and changing table has clean lines and rich wood finishes that blend effortlessly with the rest of the house while adding a touch of glamour. The room decor is primarily neutrals with metallic accents and notes of greenery.
12. Touch Of Pink
Pink is an excellent choice for a nursery decor piece because it is soft and pretty. You will need to choose your colours carefully since pink can be very bold or subtle depending on what other colours you choose. Try choosing pastel shades like lavender or light blue if you want something more subdued.
13. Room to Grow
This nursery from Chango & Co., designed by the team at C&C, features an elegant palette of neutral hues and soft textures. A modern design scheme includes clean lines, sleek furniture, and graphic patterns. The space is ideal for growing children, as the designer intended, with a large play area, a stylish changing station, and plenty of storage options.
Murals are usually painted directly onto the surface using any medium, including oil paint, watercolour, acrylics, chalk pastels, graphite pencils, charcoal, tempera paints, wax crayons, ink, and even fingernail polish!
Some murals are done entirely with markers, while others may feature an outline drawn first with a brush and then filled in with coloured pencils or pens. These paintings create a great focal point for your baby’s crib area.
15. Get More Buskets
When decorating a baby’s nursery, include lots of baskets. They are great for storing toys, blankets, books, and more! Baskets are also helpful in keeping baby clothes organised.
16. Gallery Wall
This gallery wall combines art, photography and three-dimensional items to create a cozy space for nurses. The collection may include photographs taken at the hospital and any artwork of choice.
17. Nursery Organization
You need to think outside the box and devise innovative ways to organise your space. A great example of this is by getting baby clothes onto a rack. Parents often struggle with keeping the nursery organised because there isn’t enough storage space. This is why such racks were created to provide plenty of storage space while still maintaining their sleek design.
18. Wall Decals
Wall decals are great for adding fun and personality to any room. Baby rooms are often small spaces, so decorating them with something like wall art will help to create a cozy atmosphere. Wall decals are easy to apply and remove, making them perfect for temporary decorations
These nurseries’ designs feature lovely floral wall covering. The colours and pattern add warmth and bring joy to the room.
20. Bold And Daring
Bold and daring designs are great choices for kids’ rooms. Bold colours and patterns can bring out your child’s personality. A bold statement wallpaper design will give your kid’s room an intense, moody look.
21. Monochromatic Scheme
This room is designed to give you a sense of calmness and serenity. Neutral colours, soft textures, and soothing lighting create a calming atmosphere. A monochrome scheme allows you to focus on the details of your decor while keeping the space feeling cohesive.
22. Play With Neon
The neon name sign brings a sense of boldness and a playful attitude to the baby’s room!
23. Rattan Accents
Rattans are tropical hardwood tree species native to Southeast Asia. Rattan furniture is made of woven cane material that is durable and easy to clean. They come in many different colours and patterns. Rattan accents are perfect for adding a unique touch to your child’s nursery.
A canopy bed is a crib bedding designed to resemble a tree branch. It is often made of fabric and can be used in children’s rooms. Canopies are usually placed above a child’s crib.
Some models feature a canopy that extends down to the floor, while others stop short of the floor, leaving an opening for the child to crawl through. This creates a playful and cozy nursery for your little one.
Nursery bookshelves are great for keeping your child entertained while you’re busy doing other things around the house. These shelves are also perfect for displaying pictures of your loved ones.
26. Throw Pillows
Throw pillows are an easy way to add a pop of colour to your baby’s room and make it feel cozier. Ensure you don’t put them near the crib; the same applies to loose beddings inside the crib.
27. Get Inspired By Nature
Are you a nature lover? Ensure your baby’s nursery is filled with natural elements, including seagrass, rattans, and jute. These materials give warmth, texture, and richness to the space.
28. Window Treatments
Window treatments add personality to any window. They come in many styles like Roman shades, roller shades, vertical blinds and pleated shades. These decorative accessories give your baby’s nursery windows an elegant and stylish appearance.
29. Introduce Contrast
Contrast is an essential element in design. It helps us to understand what we see. It also gives us a sense of scale. When you put something next to another thing, it will help you to notice details that you might not otherwise notice. For example, a gold medal crib beside woven materials and wooden chairs creates contrast in the design because it stands out against the other elements.
30. Statement Wall Print
A statement wall sign, art or graphic will immediately add visual interest to your nursery decor. These signs can help you create a focal point in your room, whether it’s a playroom, bedroom, or even a bathroom
31. Nursery Layout
This is an important aspect of designing a child’s room. It should be designed with the best possible functionality and aesthetics. Nursery layouts are often designed to maximise efficiency and minimise clutter. For example, a crib may be placed against a wall to save space and allow easy access.
32. Wallpaper A Small Baby Room
A tiny baby room needs a bold wall pattern to give it an edge. Go with something fun and colourful, like an animated wallpaper.
33. Arch Feature
A painted arch creates a dramatic focal point while adding enough colour to give the space a touch of style.
34. Room To Grow
Before buying any furniture for your nursery, think about what will happen when your child grows its crib. Will you still love the same bedding? Can you easily convert your nursery into a kid’s bedroom? If not, you may need to consider buying pieces that can grow with your family.
35. Lay Down A Rug
A rug creates a sense of calm and comfort in any environment, especially when expecting a child. It also helps kids feel safe, secure and grounded in their surroundings
36. Mix Wood Tones
When designing a nursery, choose colours that will help you create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Use soft pastels while mixing different wood tones to keep your baby room feeling calm and serene.
37. Add Texture
Textures and tones are great ways to freshen up any room. A nursery is no exception. Using three statement pieces will help you get started. You could choose a beaded wall hanging, a woollen rug and a wicker basket.
If you prefer, opt for a faux plant instead of a real one. Indoor plants are a great way of adding a splash of green to your baby’s nursery. You could also try using a small collection of items with a similar tone and feel.
38. Incorporate Some Storage
Babies don’t need a lot of room, but they do need enough to keep their stuff which is usually a lot. A well-designed nursery should provide plenty of storage for all the essentials, including toys and books. You also need somewhere to change your baby’s diaper, and if there isn’t enough space, consider adding a changing table.
39. Safety First
Before you start designing your nursery, many critical factors must be considered. You should consider what hazards could happen if your child were left unsupervised in the room. The most common hazards include choking, suffocation, burns, electrical shock, poisoning, and drowning.
Safety is paramount in any space, especially in a nursery. If you are worried about safety, then you might want to think about hiring someone else to help you design your nursery.
40. Leverage Colors in Various Forms
Add accent colours and design in the room to keep the space interesting. Beige walls will remain warm and cozy even when your baby grows. Free-standing furniture can be moved around the room. Make sure the base is sturdy enough to avoid tipping.