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Wondering how best to decorate the baby's room? We are sharing beautiful and practical decorating ideas for the nursery. These nursery ideas will help you create the nursery of your dreams – and make the most of the space.
The key to decorating a nursery is incorporate nursery items and materials that bring joy, make for an efficient space, and are comfortable for babies and parents.
We scoured the Nursery Design Studio archives for the very best decorating ideas for the nursery. From layouts to paint colors and lighting- these nursery decorating ideas cover everything you need to think about when decorating a nursery.
Take a look at these beautiful decorating ideas for the nursery perfect to kick start your nursery design project.
1.NURSERY DESIGN STYLE
Your spaces should reflect you and things that you love and are drawn to. There's no denying that the baby's nursery is one of the most important rooms in your home-so choose a nursery style that reflects your preferences. Take this Nursery Design Quiz if you need help identifying your style.
Take inspiration from this modern nursery with clean lines, a monochromatic color palette, natural materials, and minimal nursery décor.
Be inspired by this traditional nursery featuring dark warm tones, art, textiles, and ornate nursery furnishings.
Embrace the classic nursery design style which features elegant nursery furniture, gorgeous decorative accessories, and luxurious finishes which lend a touch of sophistication and glamour to the nursery.
This mid-century modern nursery design has the characteristic angled legs on furniture and plenty of wood. But it also has textures, natural materials, and a dreamy color palette.
6.CALIFORNIA COOL NURSERY
Achieve the California cool look with crisp whites, natural woven materials, and earth tones.
Design a Boho nursery with an eclectic mix of colors, textures, patterns, and of course, natural materials.
Create a Scandinavian-inspired nursery that's warm and cozy with lighter woods, organic textures, and a light color scheme.
9.COZY RUSTIC FARMHOUSE
Opt for a cozy Rustic Farmhouse nursery full of character and charm with furniture and nursery decor-new and old.
10.MODERN TRADITIONAL NURSERY
Embrace the Modern Traditional nursery design style with its timeless design elements and modern influences to create a space that's interesting yet timeless.
Bring your nursery walls to life with these stylish nursery decorating ideas. Whether it’s stunning wallpaper design, pretty murals, or other wall features- these ideas can bring character to your space.
11.HANG REMOVABLE WALLPAPER
Decorate the nursery walls with removable wallpaper to add drama to the nursery walls and create impact. Peel-and-stick sheets, a temporary wallpaper solution, are easy to install and remove, making them one of the best decorating ideas for the nursery.
Curating artwork to add vibrancy to white walls is yet another favorite decorating idea for the nursery.
13.WALLPAPER THE CEILING
Make a statement by decorating the nursery ceiling. Whether it's paint or wallpaper- adding pattern and color to the ceiling brings drama and interest to the nursery.
14.CHOOSE A beadboard FEATURE WALL
A simple beadboard feature wall can elevate the nursery with texture and depth.
15.CREATE A BOOK DISPLAY
Another easy way to decorate nursery walls? Create a focal point in the nursery by adding a lovely book display.
16.INSTALL batten board
Introducing texture and even color to the nursery walls with batten board to enhance the nursery design.
17.DECORATE WITH WALL DECALS
Looking for an easy and budget-friendly decorating idea for the nursery? Wall decals make adding interest and personality to the nursery walls super easy.
18.HANG A TAPESTRY
Consider hanging a tapestry to add a pop of color, pattern, and texture to the nursery walls.
19.TRY TWO-TONE WALLS
A striking two-tone wall can add visual impact to a nursery design.
20.cREATE AN ARCH BACKDROP
Transform a nursery wall with an arch design to create contrast and interest.
22.COMMISSION A MURAL
With lots of mural designs and styles, adding large-scale peel-and-stick murals such as landscapes and patterns are certainly an easy and impactful way of decorating the baby's room.
23.HANG A GALLERY WALL
A nursery gallery wall is easy to achieve. Combine a variety of art prints, and mix and match frames to add interest.
Bring wall-to pattern to the nursery to exude timeless elegance and add a sense of intrigue. Choose a wallpaper that has a subtle pattern, so the design isn't too busy.
25. GO FOR A FEATURE WALL SHELF
There's so much beauty sometimes in simplicity. Add a feature wall shelf to the nursery and style with artwork, nursery decor, and plants to create a stunning understated look.
26.REACH FOR THE CEILINGS
This nursery idea is all about making a feature of the nursery ceiling with a gorgeous beadboard decor.
Choosing the paint colors for the nursery is an important decision when designing a nursery for a baby. The nursery paint color you pick can affect the atmosphere you want to create in the baby's room. Here, are some of our favorite nursery paint colors to create an inviting and beautiful nursery.
Contrary to popular belief, white is a beautiful paint color for a nursery look that's simple and timeless.
28.BLUSH PINK NURSERY
In this beautiful nursery, the blush paint color makes the space so feminine and so chic.
Incorporate a lovely cream color to create a warm and subtle backdrop for the nursery.
Want to give the nursery a bit of mystery and drama? Take a page out of this nursery where black paint creates a cozy yet intriguing cocoon.
In this nursery, the taupe lends a combination that is eye-catching yet not over-the-top.
Take a cue from this nursery design and go with terracotta nursery walls that ooze with warmth.
33.SAGE GREEN NURSERY
This nursery proves how gorgeous sage green can be with its calming and grounding attributes when used for decorating a nursery.
34.GRAY GREEN NURSERY
Not ready to go all-in with green tones. Try a gray-green chameleon paint color that can at once look blue in some lighting and green in others.
It's always a good idea to pick a nursery paint color that gives a moody vibe and moody green fits the bill every time.
Decorate the baby's nursery with a deep shade of navy to add depth to the walls.
For a nursery that's well designed- the nursery furniture needs to be aesthetically pleasing, practical, in sync with the nursery style, fit the nursery layout, and above all be safe for the baby. Below, find out the top tips for nursery furniture shopping.
37.INVEST IN CRIB THAT GROWS WITH BABY
When it comes to decorating a nursery, choosing a crib is a big decision. Invest in a convertible crib, which can transition easily to a toddler bed later on.
38.GO FOR A NURSERY DRESSER
If you want to make the most out of your nursery square footage, consider getting a nursery dresser that can serve as a diapering station with a lot more storage space and longevity.
39.PICK A COMFORTABLE NURSERY CHAIR
Creating a soft and cozy nursing nook for you to bond with your baby is key when decorating a nursery. Choose a nursery chair that's so comfortable, that you would mind sitting there for extended periods.
40. CHOOSE A SIDE TABLE WITH STORAGE
No nursing nook is complete without a side table to go next to the nursery chair. Get a side table that has ample storage to store for nursing supplies among other things.
Nursery lighting plays a role in creating ambiance in the space. A well-lit nursery design will have the perfect balance of warmth, coziness, and function. Take a look at lighting ideas for the nursery.
41.LAYER THE NURSERY LIGHTING
Introduce multi-layers of lighting- ambient, decorative, and task lighting to give the nursery an elevated look and ambiance. In the nursery, add lighting options such as an overhead light fixture, scones, a table lamp, and a floor lamp.
42. BRING IN A STATEMENT LIGHT FIXTURE
Make a statement with an oversized nursery light fixture.
43.INSTALL WALL LIGHT
Consider installing wall lights in your nursery design, such as on either side of the nursery dresser. Wall lights can especially play an important role when decorating a small nursery where you might have a hard time finding space for a table lamp or floor lamp
Nursery decor adds personality as well as color and texture to the nursery design. Turn a boring nursery into an exciting one by incorporating some of these nursery decor ideas.
44.HANG A NAME FLAG
What better way to personalize the nursery than adding a flag bearing the baby's name?
45.INSTALL NURSERY WALL SHELVES
Nursery shelves are one of our favorite decorating ideas for the nursery. It adds nursery storage and a decorative element while making the most of the vertical wall space.
46.DECORATE WITH METAL WALL ART
Make a playful statement in the baby's room with this lovely metal wall art.
47. LAY A RUG
We kid you not- a rug can make or break a room design even a nursery. Lay a gorgeous nursery rug to add design, texture, and comfort to the baby's room.
48.DRESS UP THE WINDOWS
Nursery window treatments are a nursery must-have. Look to nursery blackout curtains to give privacy, helps control lighting, and maintain a comfortable temperature in the nursery.
49.BRING STORAGE BASKETS
We can't think of a more versatile nursery storage option than baskets to store everything from books to swaddles and toys.
50.ADD WhIMSY TO THE NURSERY DESIGN
A nursery is, after all, a space for a curious little one. So don't forget to bring whimsy to the space with some whimsical nursery decor such as fairy lights, a canopy, and a mobile.
Last Updated on May 9, 2022 by Tira Attygalla