Decorating for your newborn baby’s room can be very exciting, creating a stylish nursery with a touch of whimsy and youthfulness that can be as creative as your imagination. If you don’t have any idea where to start, you may want to begin with your budget. Another consideration is room to grow, if you want items in the room to remain there as your child grows older. When you consider the space, you should also take into consideration your own enjoyment. You will be spending a lot of time in this room, so you need to feel comfortable and enjoy the color scheme.
Think about late night feedings or afternoon play time with your baby. When it comes to color selection, you could use pastel hues, but you could also go with a gender neutral palette. This way, as your child gets older, they can transition with some updates in furnishings without having to do as much changing. Have a look through the collection of stylish nursery ideas that we have put together for you below to get some ideas for your own baby’s room. Enjoy!
Above is an excellent example of a gender neutral nursery, in grays, yellows and whites. Modern, comfortable and still a very stylish nursery!
When designing a stylish nursery, consider the basics: A crib, plenty of storage such as a dresser, wall shelving or a bookshelf to store books, a comfortable chair or sofa for you to sit and feed your baby—at ottoman to kick up your feet. You will need window treatments to block out the light when your baby is sleeping. A changing table, storage containers for stuffed toys, night stands for table lamps and extra storage, a garbage container, laundry basket. The image above gives a lot of great ideas, its neutral yet very playful.
Above: The red, white and blues in this nursery will last well into the tween years. They are the perfect colors for baby and adult to enjoy alike.
Above: Purchase convertible furnishings that your child will grow with. Cribs can transform into toddler beds, while changing tables can transform into dressers. There are furniture lines that will allow you to change their function over time. This will save you a lot of money in the long run and keep your decor matching. Note: There are gliders and recliners that can turned into a regular armchair when they are removed.
20. An eclectic mix of colors and patterns were used to create the art above our baby’s bed. Most of the letters were covered in scrapbook paper or painted with acrylic paints. The quilt was made by my daughter, mother, grandmother, and mother-in-law.
Above: The inspiration for this nursery was a beautiful mid-century modern globe. It was very unconventional in appearance, with the ocean rendered black and countries in bright saturated green, red, orange, and yellow. The designers came up with a design that was fresh, vibrant, sophisticated and anything but ordinary. They selected a color palette of: green, yellow, black, and cream with orange and red accents.
Black chalkboard paint covers two walls while a third boasts a custom colored wallpaper map. Random width stripes of green and cream create a lively canopy overhead. A new wall unit anchors the space while providing ample storage. They cushioned and lit the window seat for cozy reading. Incorporating a roll-out changing table helped free up floor space, a precious commodity in this small bungalow.
Above: This Peter Rabbit themed nursery is adorable and perfect for a little girl. Notice how the carpet ties all of the colorful components in this room together.
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