Your infant’s bedroom isn’t just for sleeping. You and your new baby will spend lots of time in the nursery playing and relaxing, nursing and reading together. So why not create a space that you want to be in! The easiest way to put together a welcoming baby nursery is to pick a theme and go from there. Here, 10 baby bedroom themes that both you and your baby will love.
Baby nursery theme number 1: Modern
An uncluttered, minimalist space makes for a classy baby nursery. To add visual interest, include some pops of color on the walls or some bright accessories.
Baby nursery theme number 2: Baby girl
If a girly nursery is what you’re going for, look for floral patterns. These provide a nice alternative to an over-the-top pink theme.
Baby nursery theme number 3: Baby boy
Nautical is a popular trend for boy rooms and a good way to feature the traditional blue color in a fresh way.
Baby nursery theme number 4: Natural beauty
Whether you choose a tree mural or paint the ceiling with faux clouds, a nature-themed nursery can be very soothing. For this nursery theme, keep it simple. An earthy paint color and a few strategically placed paintings, pillows, and throws can go a long way to create a serene environment.
Baby nursery theme number 5: Animal accents
Animal-inspired décor is adorable — who doesn't love to look at creatures and critters around the bedroom. Consider placing an animal mobile above the changing table (high enough so that it is out of your baby's reach, for safety's sake). When you change your baby's diaper, point out the names of the animals ("That’s a horse, and horses say, 'neigh'"!).
Baby nursery theme number 6: A is for alphabet
An alphabet theme adds an educational element to your new baby’s bedroom. Frame letters of all sizes on your baby’s wall to create an original spin on alphabet art. Then point out the letters to your new baby while you sing an alphabet song.
Baby nursery theme number 7: Polka party
If you prefer a pattern that doesn’t scream “baby” but is still appropriate for a nursery, polka dots are a good option. You can keep them to a minimum (say, just on his bedding), or go further (dotting the walls!).
Baby nursery theme number 8: Color splash
If you don’t want to go the traditional pink or blue route, think about focusing the room around a different color or set of colors. Pale yellows and greens are popular choices.
Baby nursery theme number 9: Character fun
Take a cue from your favorite baby book or cartoon for a character-themed nursery. One sweet option is the Peter Rabbit series. From bedding to wall décor, you’ll be able to find plenty of bunny accessories to adorn your baby’s room.
Baby nursery theme number 10: Earth-friendly
Be kind to the planet by choosing furnishings and bedding that are made using sustainable materials and processes. Your baby will thank you some day!
If decorating isn’t your forte, don’t worry. The only things your baby’s nursery really needs are a safe crib and YOU!