Nursery Design Ideas

There is something so exciting and special about designing a nursery space! It’s a fresh space, that a new human will occupy, giving it a whole new meaning. Whichever style you choose to deck your nursery out in, make sure above all that it is a space that makes you relax and is comfortable and practical for both you and your baby. After all, you will be spending a lot of time in the nursery! Whether your nursery is a combination of old and new or you are starting from scratch, there are a few very important things to consider when working on your nursery design. First and foremost, the crib! The crib should of course adhere to all safety protocols, but should also be an investment piece. This is where your baby will spend most of their time, and many cribs now a days convert into toddler, then big kid beds, so it’s a piece that can stay in your family for a long period of time.  There are options for furnishing your baby’s nursery, and ample opportunity to add personality and fun to it! You can opt for a traditional changing table, or add a changing pad to the top of your favorite style dresser. One thing is certain, baby items quickly take over a home, so having sufficient storage in the nursery is always a good idea. When looking at nursery ideas, you’ll want to gage how much storage you think you’ll need. This can help make decisions for furniture simpler. Though furniture in your nursery design is an important decision in the overall process, working on the nursery layout is equally important. You will want to include a glider or rocking chair with sufficient room to rock the baby, and a crib that isn’t in direct sunlight, unless of course you invest in light-blocking curtains for naps! A changing table should be positioned so that things are easily in reach, like clothing, diapers, and other odds and ends. Anything you can do to make life a bit easier is welcome in a nursery space. There is no shortage of nursery design inspiration for whatever your needs and style are. If you want a simple and minimalistic nursery, or a bold animal themed space, it exists.  Remember this is a space you will spend a lot of time in, and however it looks, make it something that brings you joy to see! This is why we’ve compiled our favorite nursery design ideas, to help you on this exciting journey.

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Nursery & Guest Room Combo

Nursery & Guest Room Combo

You may have lots of guests when you have a new baby, so why not make the nursery work double duty. Add a day bed for an easy solutions to extra house guests.

A Cozy Cocoon

A Cozy Cocoon

This serene nursery space is filled with creature comforts. A faux-fur rug, plush blankets, and sweet butterfly wall art will have parent and baby feeling snuggled in and as cozy as a bug in a rug.

Eclectic Jungle Nursery

Eclectic Jungle Nursery

Let's go on an adventure. A nursery can be one of the most fun rooms to plan. Try picking a theme and adding revolving your furniture around that.

A Splash of Blue in a Mid-Century Nursery

A Splash of Blue in a Mid-Century Nursery

Pops of blue fill this nursery along with mid-century style. An accent wall adds just enough color, allowing the curtains and accents to carry the blue color throughout the room against soft, neutral tones. A macrame wall hanging adds visual texture and a boho element to the design! 

Rustic and Pink Nursery

Rustic and Pink Nursery

We love the way weathered wood tones mixes with soft pinks to create magic in this rustic nursery. Try mixing your accent color with neutral tones for a balanced color scheme. The grey and cream rug anchors the nursery with plush texture and pattern, letting the pink wall color take center stage! A crochet garland hangs from the ceiling, adding a whimsical element. 

Storage Story

Storage Story

It's incredible how quickly kid clutter adds up. One second you're looking for a perfectly clean kid's room, and the next feels like a tiny tornado has whirled through the space. So it's a good idea to have smart storage solutions to make cleaning up easy. Here we've added a large square basket for storage and paired it with a reading lamp to serve as a bench for storytime.

Nursery Nook

Nursery Nook

If you're working with a smaller nursery space, consider buying a circular or oval crib. The absence of corners will save a surprising amount of space while still providing enough room for your little one to snooze comfortably within.

It's a (Cute) Zoo In Here

It's a (Cute) Zoo In Here

Having a baby can be hard work. Between feedings, changings, and nap times, parenting can feel like being a zookeeper, making it hard to keep your nursery looking tidy and cute. Consider adding lots of closed storage to your nursery space for easy tidying, giving you more time to enjoy your tiny tyke.

Baby in Black and White

Baby in Black and White

A lot of people think that nurseries have to be pastel. But the nursery is as much space for the parents as it is for their child. When designing your nursery, consider color schemes that will make both you and your little one happy. In this space, we chose a graphic black and white color palette but added some neutrals to give the room a softer, more restful feeling.

Bohemian Baby

Bohemian Baby

Your baby's nursery is as much a space for you as it is for them. You're not obligated to have a cutesy theme if you don't want one (though it's okay if you do.) Feel free to pick style choices that you enjoy. Whether they are boho (like in this design), modern, glam, or rustic, any style can work so long as the space is safe and cozy for your baby.

Ready for Reading

Ready for Reading

They say reading is fundamental, but it should also be relaxing and fun. If you'd like to inspire literary curiosity in your little one, consider a designated reading area replete with a cozy rug in a fun pattern and nice lighting. This toches will make an enticing and fun space for reading.

Dino Delight

Dino Delight

This sweetly styled nursery utilize the space under the crib for extra storage. A timeless design hack perfect for easy clean-up of baby sundries that will never go the way of the dinosaurs.

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