9 Unique Nursery Themes for Your New Baby

Decoration and Design
By Dikran Seferian October 11, 2021

Picture your little one out there, all grown up and seizing the day. You can nurture that concept by channeling your creativity and going for a one-of-a-kind themed nursery room. More importantly, you can make it all the more special with some DIY ideas. There are some interesting designs that parents delight in; any of these ideas could provide your baby with a mentally stimulating environment, surrounded by a gentle aura.

Although we’re not sure what the future holds for your new baby, you can always get creative with your imagination. Whether they’re a captain at sea, camping in the wild, or hosting the fanciest tea parties, our little minions will surely have the best childhood.

The Royal

A Castle-Shaped Crib Can Give Your Baby the Royal Treatment They Deserve

A Castle-Shaped Crib Can Give Your Baby the Royal Treatment They Deserve

Treat your newborn like absolute royalty in this kingdom-themed baby nursery; adorning the walls with elements of Victorian architecture will reinforce the theme. If you're feeling crafty, get some cotton and glue them onto some lamps to make them look like clouds. These will make for a perfect chandelier above a castle-shaped crib in which your baby will be having the royal slumber. Bring it all to life by installing fluorescent lighting within the window-like shelves of the castle to make it look even more realistic. A couple of plush animal friends outside the cot will help fill out some of the extra space; after all, what is a royal without its royal subjects?

The Captain

Nautical Baby Nurseries Are a Timeless Classic Room Design Style for Newborns

Nautical Baby Nurseries Are a Timeless Classic Room Design Style for Newborns

With a sea-faring baby nursery, you can celebrate the adventurous spirit of childhood. With your baby as captain, you will set course to a journey of precious memories that will last a lifetime. The classic nautical choice of color, in this case, would be blue; but of course, there are no rules to follow, especially when it comes to color and creativity. You can adorn the walls with patterns of anchors, steering wheels, abstract waves on the wall, and gentle giants of the high waters. With a little decor, you can turn your baby’s cot into a boat by hanging a couple of plush lifebuoys off the sides. You can take the nautical theme to a new level by going for some thematic pillows and rugs.

DIY Idea: If you do decide to hand make the lifebuoys, all you will need is a water noodle, some tape, and white wallpaper. Attach both ends of half the water noodle together into the shape of a donut, and cover it up using the wallpaper. You can dress it up further with a color rope that speaks to the rest of your color choices.

The Bohemian

Color Design Concepts Are Limitless With A Boho Baby Nursery

Color Design Concepts Are Limitless With A Boho Baby Nursery

Bring in some culture to the interior with a boho baby nursery. You can Personalise the room by putting up a DIY crocheted wall piece. A Persian rug can be especially thematic for this baby nursery. No Bohemian setting is complete without reminders of nature. A plush cactus standing by the cot or other organic elements will introduce a welcome touch of wilderness.

This room doesn’t really have an underlying color, leaving room to incorporate a variety of different ones. While the room can boast a plethora of patterns and textures, you can maintain calm by having main furniture items complement each other. For example, a baby dresser and crib of richly colored oak can set the stage for color and mismatches everywhere else.

The Gardener

A Green Room Wall Is Always a Good Idea

A Green Room Wall Is Always a Good Idea

Step away from the more common farm animal-themed nurseries and give your baby’s green thumb a try. A couple of indoor plants around the room, and a gentle shade of green for the wall would bring the garden into your baby’s sanctuary. Some cute pictures of trees and handmade wall decor would be a great addition to the baby nursery room. You can also introduce complementary colors to the greenery by bringing in a warm-colored sofa. As for the cot bedding, you can match it with the wall by going for the same color.

DIY Idea: For the wall decor, you can make a small rainbow out of a few foam sticks, watercolor, and some cotton for the clouds.

The Dreamer

https://stock.adobe.com/images/parents-sitting-in-nursery-with-baby-daughter/144860178 - The Cloudy Nursery Room Is as Dreamy as It Gets

 

Let’s face it, your little one is going to be sleeping for most of the first year of their life. Why not embrace the state of slumber as the state of the nursery as well? Your little bundle of joy can be floating in the clouds inside a dream-themed nursery. Select colors like pastel blue and off-white to set a relaxing tone. You can’t go wrong with a few handmade items, like clouds, moons, or Mr. Sandman as decor. To complement the muted and soft colors, you can opt for hardwood flooring and very light-colored baby furniture to ground the room and maintain a sense of organic calm.

The Party Animal

Bring Color to Your Child’s Life with Party-Themed Stuffed Animals

Bring Color to Your Child’s Life with Party-Themed Stuffed Animals

Every day is a party as long as there’s a baby in the equation, and this can be complemented with a color-studded party animal-themed nursery. To celebrate life, you can paint the room in blooming colors. A mini dining table with chairs would accommodate the tea parties. Get a little crafty and make some party banners to hang on the wall. Pairing it with a set of string lights will add a sparkle of magic to the atmosphere.

Eventually, you’ll have toys everywhere, so why not incorporate them into the decor? As for the crib, going for white can strategically bring out the rest of the colors.

The Minimalist Animal Lover

Minimalism Can Give You and Your Child Some Peace of Mind

Minimalism Can Give You and Your Child Some Peace of Mind

This can be a simplified version of the safari theme. If you’re a fan of minimalism, then look no further than an animal-themed baby room, with a touch of minimalism. To maintain simplicity, white can be the dominant color for the nursery furniture, with lightly colored stuffed animals laying atop the baby bedding. Let the walls speak of wildlife by hanging pictures of animals drawn in a childlike manner, mostly in black and white with some minimal coloring. If you already have kids, why not let them have the honor of drawing these pictures? Otherwise, channel your inner child and try drawing your own masterpieces.

The Mountaineer

A Cool Blue Mountain Theme Could Give the Room a Soothing Vibe

A Cool Blue Mountain Theme Could Give the Room a Soothing Vibe

Send your baby off to an adventure in this hiking-themed baby nursery. Although more commonly a baby boy room theme, there’s no valid reason why you can’t use it as a baby girl nursery.

The wall is the centerpiece here, featuring ceiling-high drawings of mountains with snowy peaks. A handcrafted tent near the crib will be a perfect camping spot for your baby to rest in after a long trek. For extra comfort, you may want to put some cot bedding in the tent.

DIY Idea: You can make the tent at home with material similar to that of the Viking hut. As for the wooden horse, you will need some carpentry skills; otherwise, you can always ask a professional for help.

The Modernist

Modernist Rooms for Kids Are Amongst the Newest Design Trends

Modernist Rooms for Kids Are Amongst the Newest Design Trends

If themed baby rooms aren’t your thing, consider going for a more elegant design such as a modern interior. Although a bold color choice for a nursery, black cleverly takes up the background, accompanied by a white-colored nursery furniture set. You can add some beehive shelves on the wall for an extra touch of modernity.

DIY Idea: Handcraft a crib mobile with a few tiny plush toys, a small hoop, and some string. If you have the skills, you can even cut down on costs and build the beehive shelves at home, too.

Before getting started with the nursery project, there’s one thing that should always be your top priority, and that is the kid’s safety. When laying out the design, make sure there are no potential safety hazards, even if it means compromising a design idea you had in mind. Take all the time you need for planning; not only will you avoid costly mistakes, but also reduce a great deal of stress, especially during pregnancy.

Written by
Dikran Seferian

Written by Dikran Seferian