Baby Nursery Ideas

Whether you're starting from scratch or sprucing up what you already have, these baby nursery ideas are sure to inspire. You'll find fun ideas (jungle-theme nursery, anyone?), DIY nursery decor, nursery wall art, and much more.

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    Walk on the Wild Side

    The key to a jungle-theme nursery? Don't get too wild. Limit the theme to accents, like the giraffe head mount, faux fur throw, and brightly patterned rug in this gray nursery. The subtlety allows for an easy change of room style as the child ages.

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    Baby Blues

    Blue isn't just for boys. A blue nursery is a peaceful escape for any gender. This baby nursery captures eclectic style with butterfly wallpaper, dreamy drapery, a midcentury chest of drawers, and a dazzling chandelier. 

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    Make a Statement

    For a cheap nursery idea that looks expensive, try a statement wall. You'll keep costs down by only decking out one wall while adding character with a bold print or color. This bright wallpaper, for example, is the perfect backdrop for personalized nursery wall art.

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    Pretty in Pink

    A traditional girl's nursery doesn't have to be stuffy. Keep it fresh with light colors and patterns. Floral wallpaper and drapes add contrast, while white carpeting keeps things neutral. Oversize stuffed animals add playful style. 

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    Play with Space

    It's OK to embrace the architecture and character of your space. Natural features like exposed beams and a vaulted ceiling enhance this rustic nursery. An unfinished wood crib and gallery wall of vintage mirrors adds to the rustic charm. 

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    Keep It Neutral

    Waiting to find out if it's a boy or a girl? A white room with bright pops of color is the perfect gender-neutral nursery idea. Plus, you can still have a theme! This baby nursery idea features painted raindrops and a blue crystal chandelier. 

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    Modern Look

    If you want to incorporate modern furniture, like an acrylic crib, into your baby nursery but fear a cold and overly sophisticated look, try adding playful elements for balanced style. Colorful nursery artwork, for example, adds dimension and can be changed as the child grows.

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    Chalk Time

    For super easy DIY nursery decor, look no further than a chalkboard wall. It's pretty, practical, and turns into a great doodle space as your child grows. This baby nursery uses it as a space for Bible verses and inspiring quotes. 

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    Under the Sea

    You won't have to dive deep to re-create this ocean-theme nursery. Just use a lot of textures. A chevron rug, grass-cloth wallcoverings, and a velvet sofa add different dimensions to this nursery while sticking to a common color palette. The blue nursery idea makes monochromatic look magical.

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    Light and Dark

    Navy blue nursery walls sound dark and daunting, but they can actually look fresh. The trick is to bring attention to other parts of the room with light and fun patterns. This baby nursery features a huge window that allows plenty of light, as well as an eclectic striped rug and bright red accents. 

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    Arctic Circle

    Pay homage to up North with an Arctic-inspired nursery. Go for light blue walls and lots of warm white texture. This baby nursery, for example, features a shag rug, tree-trunk-inspired stool, and cuddly bedding all in a cozy cream palette. Arctic animal artwork brings the baby nursery theme full circle. 

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    In the Clouds

    Let your little one's imagination run wild with a fun wall print and bright colors. The black-and-white baby nursery mural amps up boring white walls to pair with a bold yellow ceiling. A cloud-shape rug keeps the room's imagination alive. 

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    Lots of Art

    Nursery wall art can be tough to choose since kids' tastes change so fast. Here, wall stickers create a basic frame so the contents inside can continuously change. This nursery uses wall stickers as a spot to showcase artwork. 

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    All Grown Up

    A neutral room makes it easy to switch from a crib to a bed without a total makeover. Soft blues and browns work for both an infant and a growing boy. Large stuffed animals and a toddler bedding set that matches the rest of the room keep the look cohesive. 

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