Fun Nursery Themes We’re Loving Right Now

When should you start the nursery decorating? Around 18-20 weeks is when I started getting my energy back and excited about preparing for a newborn. This gives you time to get ready and stretch out the expenditures before the baby comes. Pick your nursery theme around this time, and order a crib.

But, how do you choose a nursery theme? Recent baby rooms have lost the bright, childish color in modern trends, and focus on cool, neutral and monochromatic colors. But don’t worry, these trending baby rooms are still playful and fun! This actually helps in keeping it simpler with girl and boy nursery themes… Many of the nursery room decor I’m loving can be for all kinds of babies.

Safari-themed nursery

Think cute illustrations of safari animals, subdued and neutral tones, exposed wood accents. Baby versions of these creatures make for a great baby room idea because they instantly make the room fuzzy and inviting. If you want something more colorful, try a woodland-themed nursery with this quilt for inspiration.

Meri Meri Organic Cotton Safari Baby Mobile

aden by aden + anais Elephant-Print Cotton Changing Pad Cover

Lightning Bug Faux Giraffe Head

Southwestern baby room

Think woven and loomed blankets with sunset colors, furniture with exposed wood details or even branches, pictures of drawn desert animals. Let’s avoid skulls and teepees, please. I adore tassels and they definitely fit this baby room idea.

Ulvik Macrame Wall Hanging

Desert Fox Art

nuLOOM Southwestern Tribal Area Rug

Cactus Peel & Stick Wall Decal

Gender neutral nursery theme

Think ample natural light, neutral and muted colors, knitted or woven wall hangings and rugs. This is my favorite trend. Hygge style is one that will fit this theme. This is a nursery that you could use for multiple children and feels very loving and comfy.

HALO Bassinet Essentia Nautical Net Swivel Sleeper


Botanical-themed baby room decor

Think leafy plants, decorations with leaves, creative pots, natural wood or white furniture. You’ll get a lot of mileage out of air plants and thick, green-leaved plants. Use high and low spaces.

Gold Branch Peel and Stick Giant Wall Decals with 3D Leaves

Macrame Plant Holder

Mid-Century Modern Fiber Clay Planter

Dark accents

Think geometric shelves, sophisticated vibes, mobiles with circles. This is a very modern and trendy choice that moves away from childish, but for some, the orderly feel is a soothing space for your baby.

Babyletto Lolly 3-in-1 Convertible Crib

Nobia Diamond Wall Shelf

Ocean-themed nursery

Think underwater, waves, sea creatures. We’re not talking anchors and sailors anymore. This is a theme with a mysterious vibe that outlines instead of using full blocks of color to help lighten it up.

Mare Wave Wallpaper

Cascade Organic Matelasse Baby Blanket

Lambs & Ivy® Ocean Blue Musical Mobile

Some other baby nursery theme ideas: 

short arrow If you’re looking to create a statement, go with a feature or accent wall. Big backdrops demand center attention; keep this the focus and don’t go too big with other decorative details. You can use decals, dimensional walls and large framed art sets. 

short arrow Neutral Rainbow Set Photos (Who knew muted colors could be so adorable?)

short arrow You’ll swoon over Oh Deer Wallpaper Mural and some bonus Deer Swaddling Blankets for your woodland themed nursery.

short arrow This sweet Moon, Clouds and Stars Decal will make a perfect start for a space themed nursery.

short arrow And since you’ll be spending a lot of time holding your newborn, a rocking chair to complement your baby nursery theme is definitely necessary. This one comes in the color of your choice.

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Mariko is a high school English teacher who has three children, illegible handwriting and an obsession with mail-order artisan ice cream. She lives in Hawaii, but she makes a point to eat her way through big cities as often as she can.

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