Decorating a Nursery

Decorating a nursery is one of the most exciting parts of preparing for your baby. You'll want to make sure that the space is safe and comfortable, but also stylish enough to fit into your home. So where do you start? With some inspiration! It's easy to get overwhelmed with all of the decorating options out there, but no need to worry - we've got them all covered here.

Get inspired.

In order to create a nursery that is both beautiful and functional, it is important to get inspired. Start by looking at baby magazines. You can also look at baby websites, Pinterest boards, Instagram profiles and stores that sell children’s products like Pottery Barn Kids or Baby bunting. However we believe this is the time when you should support local independently owned stores just like Looking at other people's nurseries will give you ideas for colour palettes, furniture arrangements and decorating themes. Try searching “other people's nurseries” on Pinterest or Instagram! Don't forget to take a look at our nursery collection. It's full of stunning unique items that you wont find anywhere else. 

If you are having trouble finding what inspires you in the real world, then pick up some children’s books and flip through them until something catches your eye! Many authors actually use photos as inspiration when writing their stories--this means there might be an image from a book that could inspire your nursery design too!

Buy a theme.

Decorating a nursery is an exciting project, but it can be daunting to pick out the right theme. Here are some tips for picking the right theme:

  • Choose a flexible theme. If you choose something too specific, like Mickey Mouse or Winnie-the-Pooh, then your options will be limited once you have selected your decorating materials. It is better to choose something more general so that you have room to create a variety of looks without getting bored with the same motifs over and over again. Some good starter themes include: Animals/Nature; Space/Astronomy; Fantasy/Fairy Tales; Sports Teams; Popular Characters (Star Wars, Hello Kitty, etc).

Read up on the basics.

While you might be excited to get decorating, it's good to read up on the basics of creating a safe and comfortable environment for your baby.

  • Keep the room safe. Make sure there are no sharp edges or electrical outlets within reach (keep them at least one foot away from the furniture), and always keep any toys, bottles, etc., out of your child's mouth.
  • Keep the room clean. Changing tables should have high sides in order to prevent falls; use waterproof pads underneath diaper changing pads and sheets; wipe down all surfaces with disinfectant daily; avoid carpeting if possible (it can trap bacteria).
  • Keep the room light when possible so that your baby does not get too hot or cold; especially during nap time, remember that it's better for him/her to sleep with enough light coming in through windows than without any at all! Also make sure there are no lamps near where he/she sleeps as they could ignite him/her while asleep if they fall over one during his/her slumber time! A good rule of thumb here would be never place anything too close by unless absolutely necessary such as night stands next to beds etc... This goes double when considering placement near any type of heater since these tend heat up quickly once turned on—even just sitting next to something like this could cause serious burns if touched improperly while still being plugged into outlets which aren't grounded properly yet so make sure all electrical appliances are properly unplugged before attempting any kind of maintenance work!

Keep the room neutral.

Neutrals are a great choice for a nursery because they’re so versatile. Most of the time, you won't want to change your baby's room as he grows up and gets older—so neutral colors can help you avoid any decorating headaches down the line. And if you add things like stuffed animals, toys or even artwork that has only subtle color changes (like black and white), then it will still look beautiful with an older child.

Neutral colors also make it easier to match things with other rooms in the house. If your kid has a neutral nursery with white walls and wood floors, then all his clothes and furniture should match too! This is much better than having one color dominate everything else in the house.

Invest in furniture that grows with them.

You'll want to invest in furniture that grows with your child. Look for pieces with storage, neutral colours, and easy clean-up features. The best part? You can get lots of these in our store. When it comes to buying new nursery furniture for your little one, there are a few things you should keep in mind:

  • Buy furniture that is versatile. This means being open to different styles so you don't outgrow it after a few years if styles change drastically between now and then—but also making sure that whatever style you choose will work well with any other styles (or themes) your child decides on later on down the road. If they're into musical instruments at age 10 but don't want anything electronic when they hit 15? Keep reading! We've got great suggestions below.
  • Buy furniture that has storage space built right into it—and leave room for more! Having an abundance of storage space will help keep things organized while also making sure nothing gets lost or buried under clutter over time - especially since kids tend not only be messy themselves but may also end up bringing home extra toys from friends' houses during playdates or sleepovers too."

Use durable materials.

You'll want to use durable materials for the furniture and decor in your nursery. You'll be able to pass these items down to other children in the family, or donate them to charity at some point in the future. Durable, sturdy materials are also more likely to withstand wear and tear than cheaper versions, so it's worth investing up front if you can afford it.

  • Use safe materials that are easy to clean
  • Use non-toxic paints and finishes
  • Choose durable fabrics that can be easily laundered

Collect special items now and work them into the design later - as they grow up.

One of the best ways to get ready for your baby's arrival is by collecting special items now and working them into the design later. You can save baby's first tooth, put together a photo album of your child's first year, or even make a scrapbook with cutouts from magazines and papers. Remember that everything is temporary, so don't fret if you have to redecorate when they're older!

Make sure you have enough storage space.

  • Baby's clothes and shoes can be stored in large baskets on the floor.
  • Remove the lid from your toilet tank to store diaper rash cream, baby lotion and shampoo bottles upside down inside the tank.
  • If you have room underneath your bed, it's a good place to store extra blankets and sheets that you don't need right away (but might want later).
  • You should also make sure that there is enough room under your changing table for all of your supplies: diapers, wipes, soap or body wash, lotion or powder (or both), hand sanitizer and cotton balls/q-tips; try storing them in labeled containers as well!

You can decorate a nursery that is stylish and functional for your newborn

You can decorate a nursery that is stylish and functional for your newborn. Here are some tips to keep in mind when creating the perfect space:

  • Use safe and non-toxic materials
  • Choose furniture that can grow with the child
  • Choose durable materials that will last as long as possible
  • Make sure you have enough storage space for all of your baby’s belongings


If you're still struggling with how to decorate a nursery, don't worry. Even the most creative people can feel stuck when it comes to designing a new space. There are so many options that sometimes it's hard to figure out which one is best for your baby's needs. The key thing is to keep trying until something clicks (and if nothing does then maybe this isn't the right time for interior design work!). As long as you stay open-minded about different styles and keep an eye out for inspiration in everyday life then there should be no problem!

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