Cute nursery décor ideas

Cute nursery décor ideas

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Creating a warm and inviting nursery for your little one is an exciting journey. The right decor can make all the difference in creating a space that’s not only pretty to look at but also comfortable and functional. With a touch of creativity, you can transform your baby's nursery into a cute and cosy haven.

In this guide, we will provide you with loads of ideas and inspiration for nursery decor, including furniture, colour schemes, flooring suggestions, and decor for various themes. We'll also link you to the best flooring options for children's bedrooms, such as laminate, carpet, and engineered wood. So, let's dive in and discover the magical world of adorable nursery design!

Nursery design theme ideas

Choosing a theme for your baby's nursery can be a delightful way to create a cute space for your newborn - here are a few ideas to spark your imagination:

  1. Woodland Wonder: Bring the magic of the forest indoors with a woodland-themed nursery. Use earthy tones, animal prints, and tree decals to create a calming and natural environment.
  2. Dreamy Pastels: Use soft pastel hues like mint green, blush pink, and baby blue for a dreamy and calming nursery. You can add touches of gold or silver metallics for a touch of elegance.
  3. Under the Sea: Dive into an underwater adventure with an ocean-themed nursery. Sea creature wall decals, nautical accents, and soothing blue hues create an enchanting undersea atmosphere.
  4. Adventure Awaits: Create a nursery inspired by travel and adventure - use maps, globes, and vintage suitcases as decor pieces, and neutral tones with pops of vibrant colours to inspire a sense of exploration.
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These are not just great themes for baby’s nursery, but also as ideas for playroom themes for when they grow up! Our guide on how to create the perfect playroom has lots of ideas for different ways you could change up your nursery as your child grows. Now you’ve got some ideas going, jot them down using a Pinterest board or even drawing out how you can imagine it looking, then we can move on to the practical and decorative elements.

Nursery décor ideas

Choosing the right furniture and accessories is really important when it comes to designing a nursery, because these will work together with your design to create a comfortable and functional space for your little one. From cosy rocking chairs for those precious bonding moments to clever storage solutions and decorative accents, we'll guide you through the process of picking furniture and accessories that not only meet your practical needs but also make your nursery look great.

Nursery furniture

The essential pieces to consider and invest in include a secure crib that meets all the necessary safety standards -choose a crib that fits with your desired theme and with an adjustable mattress height to fit your growing baby too.

A changing table with plenty of storage space is a practical addition to any nursery. Look for one with drawers or shelves to keep nappies, wipes, and other essentials within easy reach. On the other hand, a dresser will add more storage space for the baby’s clothing and accessories. Consider one with a changing pad on top to convert it into a dual-purpose piece of furniture to save room in a smaller nursery.

A comfortable chair is a must-have for those late-night feeds and soothing cuddles, and gives you space to relax too. Opt for a rocking chair or glider with comfy cushions for maximum comfort.

Nursery wall décor

The walls of your baby's nursery are like a blank canvas waiting to be filled with whimsy and wonder. Here are some fun wall decor ideas for their nursery that will add charm and personality to the space:

  1. Wall decals or stickers: Choose from a range of adorable wall decals featuring animals, stars, or favourite storybook characters. They are easy to apply and remove, making it a breeze to update the room as your child grows. Try woodland or zoo-themed decals like we suggest in our guide on how to create an animal-themed nursery.
  2. Gallery wall: Create a gallery wall showcasing framed prints, photographs, or even handcrafted artwork. Choose frames in coordinating colours or mix and match for an edgy look.
  3. Wall shelves: Install decorative wall shelves to display stuffed animals, books, or cute knick-knacks. This not only adds visual interest but also provides convenient storage solutions.
  4. Wallpaper: Wallpaper can instantly transform the nursery into a magical space - opt for fun wallpaper patterns like clouds, animals, or flowers.


Nursery accessories

Accessorising your baby's nursery adds those special touches that make it truly adorable. Create a cosy feeling with soft lighting. Use table lamps or wall sconces with adjustable brightness settings to suit your needs throughout the day and night. While you’re up there, hang a cute mobile above the crib to captivate your baby's attention. Choose one with soothing colours and gentle movement for relaxation.

Install curtains or blinds with playful patterns or soothing colours to add a decorative touch to the windows and place a soft rug or playmat on the floor to create a comfortable and safe play area for your little one. We think it’s best to opt for designs that are easy to clean and maintain with a growing little one!

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Nursery flooring ideas

When it comes to nursery flooring, it's crucial to prioritise comfort, safety, and durability. We explore the best child-friendly flooring options in our Ideas Hub, but here are some flooring options to consider:

Laminate offers a practical and budget-friendly solution. It is easy to clean, resistant to scratches and has a smooth surface for playtime.

Carpet provides a soft and comfortable surface for your baby to crawl and play on. Opt for carpets with stain-resistant properties to minimise maintenance. Find out more about the best carpets for children’s bedrooms in our guide.

Engineered wood combines the natural beauty of wood with strength and durability. It is an excellent choice for creating a warm and inviting atmosphere in the nursery.

Remember to choose flooring materials that are easy to clean, hypoallergenic, and free from harmful chemicals to create a safe and healthy environment for your little one.

Incorporating these nursery decor ideas, furniture suggestions, and flooring options will help you create a cute and charming space that your baby will love. Let your imagination run wild and enjoy the process of designing a nursery that reflects your style and creates a cosy haven for your little bundle of joy.


Published: 20-07-2023