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Nursery Ideas: Get Inspired With Four Beautiful Themes For Your Baby’s Room

By Pehr
Jan 06, 2022  •  Last Modified Apr 26, 2024

Decorating your nursery is probably one of the most exciting things you’ll get to do as you prepare for the arrival of your brand new baby. But sometimes it can be a little tricky to know where to start. We’ve got a few tips on how to help you structure the design process and some nursery ideas to get the creative juices flowing. Let’s dive into our top tips and some beautiful baby room ideas.

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How to structure your baby nursery design process

There are so many factors to consider when you start to work on the design of your nursery. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all of the choices you’ll have to make. Many parents have so many baby room ideas they just don’t know where to start. Here’s how we recommend tackling the design process!

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Step 1 - Get Inspired

If you’re reading this article, chances are you’ve already gotten started on step one of the design process. So, congratulations, you’re well on your way to the nursery of your dreams! Searching online or visiting stores for nursery ideas will help you narrow down your vision. It helps to pick an element to build off of. Whether it’s a beautiful print, the perfect wallpaper, a dreamy colour palette, or a specific theme this will help inform the decisions you’ll have to make next and ensure you end up with a cohesive feel.

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Step 2 - Choose a Layout

Layout is an important step that is often overlooked but it is such a key part of the design process. Determining the layout of your nursery ahead of time will help you make decisions about furniture items, narrow down wall decor ideas, and determine the size of the rug you’ll need for your space. Plan your layout now, save time later.

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Step 3 - Design Time

Now that the key elements of your space are in place it’s time for the fun part. Choosing your finishing pieces will help tie everything together and create the look and feel you pinned down in step one of the design process. Think about items like decorative pillows, bedding, and adorable mobiles to complete your nursery. We also love finding unique items from different sources to help bring it to life:

  • Vintage
    It always makes something have more soul and interest and it's fun to have a couple one-of-a-kind things in the mix.
  • Personal
    Family mementoes like photos, old prints or textiles.
  • Budget-friendly
    If you see something you love that's not in your budget, figure out a way to make it on the cheap. Paint and Etsy can always be your friend.

Nursery ideas to get you inspired

Ok, let’s get to the fun part of this article: the design inspiration! We’ve gathered a few of our favorite nurseries to help you narrow down a design aesthetic that suits you best. Even better? We’ll give you a few tips on how to achieve the look in your own home. Ready? Let’s go!

Parisian Nursery

Inspired by our Jolie Collection
pink bow mobile hanging above crib

We adore this nursery style for a few reasons. First, it’s a great option for parents who don’t know the sex of their child or who want to keep the design style gender-neutral. This rustic nursery design is also great for parents who love to incorporate vintage or antique pieces into their interior design. For example, a beautiful wood storage piece like the one pictured above works great to inject a rustic chic vibe in the space.

When you’re accessorizing a space like this, it’s a good idea to stay away from any bold colours and stick with neutrals and soft shades, like this muted pink. A simple check pattern on your textiles is a great option to bring more of the rustic country aesthetic to life throughout the nursery. Pair the textile check pattern with a stripe wallpaper in the same shade and you’ve got yourself a beautiful, cohesive space to spend quality time with your new baby.

Modern Celestial Nursery

Inspired by our Luna Collection

modern nursery designSwaddle - Luna Dusk

We adore this modern celestial-inspired nursery. When it comes to baby room ideas, a dark accent wall is not the obvious choice. But, when we designed this nursery we couldn’t remember why! The beautiful deep shades create a dreamy and peaceful atmosphere which is exactly the vibe you want to channel while you’re spending time with your little one.

When your paint is a deep hue like it is in this nursery, it’s best to keep the rest of your furniture and accessories light. These wood accents in a light wash help create balance and openness in the space so does the Pom Pom Rug in Ivory which is available in three different sizes.

We have the perfect textiles and storage options to accessorize a space like this. Our Luna Dusk pattern crib sheet and swaddle blanket are an excellent complement to the celestial-themed nursery. Round out the look with our Pom Pom Baskets in Fountain Blue & Ivory.

If you love the celestial theme but want something a little bit lighter, this softer version of the aesthetic is a great option. Instead of a dark accent wall, try a more muted shade like this dusty rose. For textiles, mix and match our Luna Dawn collection with our Checkmate collection in Fog.

Whether you opt for the darker or lighter palette, this precious two-tiered Celestial Mobile is the perfect finishing touch.

Animal-Themed Nursery

Inspired by our Noah's Ark Collection

animal-themed nurseryPrinted Bin - Noah's Ark

When it comes to brainstorming nursery ideas for your baby’s room, animal-themed nurseries often fall somewhere near the top of the list and it’s no wonder. This theme always makes for the most precious spaces. Plus, when it comes to the animal kingdom, there’s no shortage of adorable and majestic creatures to draw inspiration from. We love this Noah’s Ark-themed nursery because it’s fun, colorful, and features so many of our favorite animal friends. The decorative accents in this space include so many different colors, so we recommend keeping your furniture white. This will also help your nursery space feel clean and open.

As always, a mobile is the perfect finishing touch to any nursery. This Noah’s Ark design is too cute but if you prefer something a little simpler, our two-tiered mobile in Dream-A-Little Dream Cream is the perfect alternative.

Wallpapered Nurseries

Inspired by our Magical Forest & ABC Collections

forest-themed nursery designChasing Paper x Pehr Wallpaper - Magical Forest

With so many adorable creatures across our prints, we just had to include another animal-themed option to get you inspired. If this design is for you, you will love our Magical Forest Wallpaper as the starting point of your design process. Build off of the pattern and colors that appear in the wallpaper when you’re selecting your crib sheet, blankets, and storage baskets. Navys, neutrals, and marigolds are great options for your palette. To bring some earthiness into the design, select furniture with natural wood finishes and complete the look with some greenery. And, of course, the mobile is always the perfect final touch for your nursery space. Our Classic Magical Forest Mobile is the perfect fit.

clean and modern nursery spaceChasing Paper x Pehr Wallpaper - Stripes Away

We hope you feel excited and inspired to start your nursery design journey! Take it one step at a time and you’re sure to create a beautiful environment where you’ll share so many special moments with your new baby.

Frequently Asked Questions

Many first-time parents wonder when they should start the process of designing and decorating their baby’s nursery. The truth is, there is no right or wrong answer to this question. But, there are a few guidelines that can help you plan! Typically, most parents wait until the end of the first trimester to begin preparing for baby’s arrival. From there, it’s advisable to create a workback schedule with a bit of buffer room between the completion of the nursery and your due date. Decide what you’ll check off your list each week and do your best to stick to the plan. You’ll be grateful when your nursery space is ready and organized ahead of time!

There are so many easy ways to make a small nursery feel bigger. The first step is to plan your layout carefully. Give some thought to the best way to maximize the space you have available and make it as functional as possible. One great way to make the most of a space is to use vertical storage solutions for clothing, toys, wipes etc., to make your space feel more open. Be sure to stick to light, neutral colours for paint, wallpaper, and furniture. Incorporating a large mirror into the space can also help open it up. Just be sure that large furniture items are safely secured to the wall!

There are a few key pieces of furniture that should be included in your nursery. These items will help make life a lot easier once your baby arrives.

Crib and/or bassinet
Changing table
Chair for feedings
Laundry hamper

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