Nurseries create a welcoming and safe space for your baby to grow, play, and sleep. Designing your little one’s nursery is one of the most exciting parts of preparing for parenthood.
After all, you and your baby will be spending a lot of time in this special room, so you want to make sure that you create a nursery that you and your little bundle of joy will love.
Your baby’s nursery design can be as simple, whimsical, or elegant as you want it to be. It’s more than just a small space for changing diapers and sitting on a rocker with your baby — it’s a space to show off your home decor skills. This exciting project is all about setting the right mood and creating an environment where you and your baby can be comfortable.
If you are looking for some decorating ideas for your newborn’s nursery, we are here to help. Read on to discover the top 10 baby nursery ideas for newborns.
10 Creative Baby Room Ideas
Here at Pepper Home, we pride ourselves on making sustainable custom decor that your little one won’t outgrow. You can shop our nursery and kids collections to find one-of-a-kind pieces to add to your little one’s calming and relaxing sanctuary.
Whether it’s the perfect throw pillow or gorgeous curtains for the windows in your nursery, you will be sure to love all of our custom fabrics, designs, and style inspiration.
Use a Pastel Color Scheme
When it comes to choosing the right color palette for your baby’s nursery, a pastelcolor scheme will help to create a soothing and relaxing environment where your baby can sleep and grow. A pastelcolor scheme also makes it easier to maintain a gender-neutral nursery look if you so choose.
Newborns are drawn to color, which is why you may decide to fill your nursery with beautiful hues of your favorite pastel shades instead of sticking with white walls. Most babies start to really perceive colors between the ages of two and four months old, which is a wonderful time to start introducing them to colorful fabrics, books, and toys in their nursery.
You can achieve this by moving beyond neutral colors and adding a little whimsy to your nursery room. Some of the most popular pastel colors to use when it comes to decorating your little one’s nursery walls are:
- Blush pink
- Dreamy lavender
- Baby blue
- Soft yellow
- Cheerful coral
- Sage green
- Earthy neutrals
- Soothing whites
Once you have chosen your favorite pastel shades, you can request a swatch of your
favorite fabric or paint colors so that you can see it in your space before committing to a design, and choose the color palette that best matches your vision for the space for your new baby.
Remember to use softer colors in your baby’s toddler bed or crib sheets to create the perfect sleep environment for your little one and to save brighter and deeper shades for your baby’s play area.
Add a Chandelier
Adding a gorgeous chandelier to your baby’s nursery is a glam way to add light to your space. A bright chandelier will give a warm and welcoming feel to your nursery while also providing a great deal of light for you and your baby to enjoy.
Try to place your new chandelier in an area of the room where natural light from the window can pour in and reflect off of the glittering crystals and glass elements. This way, when you wake your little bundle of joy up from their snooze, they will be greeted with beautiful light and your warm smile.
Paint an Accent Wall for a Pop of Color
Another way to bring color, joy, and happiness to your newborn’s space is to paint an accent wall.
Accent walls are wonderful for adding a pop of color to a space. In a nursery, the accent wall should be the dominant wall in the room and is typically behind where you will be placing your baby’s crib. This way, every time you and your family walk into this space, you will be instantly greeted with gorgeous color and symmetry.
When it comes to choosing the perfect color or design for your baby’s accent wall, the sky’s the limit. To style a little boy’s room, you can choose anything from a muted purple, green, or serene blue or even opt for a brighter paint color like yellow. For a baby girl’s nursery, you can create a perfectly pink accent wall in your nursery and fill the space with feminine designs and delicate touches that will come together for a whimsical yet sophisticated look.
If you want to add a touch of elegance and playfulness to your little one’s nursery, we recommend designing an accent wall with our Frida Pink Wallpaper. This intricate design is filled with beautiful colors, flowers, and animals and is the perfect wallpaper to feature in your baby’s nursery.
Your sweet pea will love gazing at all of the gorgeous designs as they grow, and this accent wall will be sure to make a statement in your home. Best of all, our Wallpaper Calculator makes it easier than ever to fill your space with fun (and perfectly aligned) patterns.
After you have selected the perfect color and look for your accent wall, you can then fill your baby’s room with plush stuffed animals, wall decor, and soft blankets that bring out the gorgeous colors from your accent wall to tie the room together.
Try a MinimalistModern Nursery Look
This year, one of the most popular trends for baby nurseries is about creating a space with a minimalist modern look. This nursery theme is simpler, but a minimalist-themed nursery can still be one of the focal points of your home.
To style a minimalist modern kids’ room or nursery, focus on utilizing gender-neutral inspired textiles and furniture, with warm tones and soft colors like creamy white, brown, gray, yellow, and orange. Try to incorporate nature-inspired elements into your space, such as a wooden crib, wicker furniture, and earthy green potted plants.
To create a truly minimalist look, make sure that you don’t overcrowd your baby’s room and instead focus on highlighting all the essential pieces that you need to create a cozy space for your little bundle of joy.
If you’re wondering how to create the minimalist space of your dreams, don’t hesitate to reach out to our in-house design experts for Complimentary Design Experience. We’ll get back to you with advice tailored to your space and desires within three business days.
Decorate With Natural WoodNursery Furniture
When it comes to selecting the best furniture pieces for your newborn’s nursery, many parents love selecting furniture made of natural wood. Natural woodnursery furniture is known for its durability, solid design, and charm that you and your growing family can cherish throughout your baby’s precious first years of life.
One of the most essential items that every baby nursery needs is a stunning wooden rocking chair. This way, you can relax in your comfortable chair as you bond with your baby and rock your little one to sleep.
Other popular wooden furniture items for your baby’s nursery include natural wood cribs, changing tables, polished dressers, and classic wooden toy chests.
Our Style Guides and Spice Market can help you choose these finishing touches for your baby’s special space.
Create a Gallery Wall Full of Nursery Decor
Another decorating trend that new parents love is to create a special gallery wall full of nursery decor. You can do this by choosing four, six, or eight photo frames and filling each one with a colorful, correlating print of your choice.
Most gallery walls in baby nurseries feature animal prints, princesses, or natural elements such as the sun, moon, Earth, and glittering stars. As your baby grows, you can hold your little one and walk around the nursery, pointing out all of the beautiful designs, and teaching them about each picture.
Over the years, your gallery wall will bring back sweet memories of learning and teaching your baby new words.
Use a Wall-Mounted Changing Table
If you want to save space in your child’s nursery, a great idea to implement is using a wall-mounted changing table. This way, you can have all of the furniture essentials you need while giving your little one extra crawl space to play and grow.
Hang Custom Curtains
Most sophisticated baby rooms also have beautiful custom curtains that help to block out light at night so that your little one has a more restful sleep. We recommend adding our elegant Emma Lavender Curtain to your child’s nursery for a look that’s as sweet as sugar.
Pepper Home offers a variety of options for custom curtain designs. We offer five construction options (tailored pleat, grommet, pinch pleat, rod pocket, and ring top) alongside a variety of trims like pom poms, tassels, rick rack, and bands.
We recommend our blackout curtain options for your baby’s room to help your little one benefit from full light blocking at night, helping them sleep through the evening (and through their daytime naps).
To make the curtain creation process as easy and accessible as possible, use our Curtain Calculator to determine the appropriate length and size for your space.
Create a Reading Nook With a Rocking Chair
When designing your newborn’s nursery, it’s important to create a dedicated reading area for you and your little one. Reading to babies has many benefits, and it’s never too early or too late to start. It can help with their language skills, emotional learning, and even establishing a routine.
Reading with your baby is also a wonderful way to bond with your sweet pea and is a memory that you will always treasure.
To create the perfect reading nook for you and your baby, choose a corner of the nursery for your rocking chair. You can add a chic lamp or a dazzling chandelier to this space, or even a wall-mounted bookshelf, so that your baby’s favorite books are all nearby.
10. Make the Space Personal With Wall Art
Last but not least, if you want to make your baby’s room extra personal, adding some colorful wall art is a wonderful way to add your own unique touch. Simply choose your favorite children’s theme or even make a wall art design that features your baby’s name for a design that’s both beautiful and extra meaningful.
Make Your Baby’s Room Feel Just Right
We hope you have enjoyed reading about all of these gorgeous design ideas to create the perfect nursery for your little one. Remember to choose elegant pieces and fabrics that you will love and to focus on creating a relaxing and calming space to make your baby’s room feel just right.
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