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April 14, 2023

How to Pick a Theme for Your Nursery

Welcome to the world of nursery decor — where your little one’s dreams come true. Decorating a nursery can be both fun and overwhelming – there are so many options and ideas to choose from! As you plan out how to create the perfect space for your upcoming arrival, it’s important to consider all aspects that go into picking the right theme. Having an idea of what style, color scheme and furniture will bring everything together will help you create an amazing environment for your baby. In this blog post, we’ll walk through some key tips about selecting a theme for your nursery: what kinds of things should you take into account when deciding on a look; types of themes available; and examples of inspiring nurseries. After reading this post, you’ll have all the information needed to start creating a beautiful room full of sweet dreams just waiting for your little one’s arrival.

Benefits of Having a Nursery Theme

Decorating a nursery can be one of the most exciting parts of preparing for a new arrival and having a nursery theme can be especially helpful for planning and designing. Not only does it make the decision-making process easier, but it also allows you to create a stylish and cohesive space for your little one. Whether you opt for a specific color scheme, animal motif, or even a favorite storybook character, a theme can tie everything together and make the room feel complete. Plus, it’s a great way to add personality and charm to the space, setting the stage for many happy memories to come.

What to Consider When Choosing a Nursery Theme

When it comes to selecting the right nursery theme, there are several things you should keep in mind.


Start by considering the overall style of the room. Do you prefer a modern, minimalist look or do you want something more whimsical and traditional? When picking a style, consider something that resonates with you and your partner’s personality or something that has sentimental value to the family.


Color plays an important role in the overall aesthetic of the room. You may want to go for a bold hue or a muted palette, but don’t forget to balance it out with complementing hues or even a neutral color.


Lastly, the overall aesthetic should be cohesive and consistent. Mix and match decor elements that go together effortlessly, such as furniture, lighting, wall art, and textiles. This will create a harmonious look throughout the room that is both pleasing to the eye and comforting for your little one.

Types of Nursery Themes to Consider

Once you’ve considered all the factors mentioned above, it’s time to decide on a theme. Here are just a few suggestions of trendy nursery themes that you can explore:


For those who love to travel and explore, adventure-themed nurseries are the perfect way to bring an adventurous spirit into your child’s room. Think maps, globes, and animal motifs. Let the little explorer’s imagination run wild with this adventure theme wall mural or a desert sun activity mat where they can grow and explore.

Animal Kingdom

Whether it’s a safari, jungle, or woodland theme, animals are always popular in nurseries. This theme will be easy to pull off with just a few colorful and playful pieces, like animal print wallpaper, stuffed animals, animal-shaped pillows or rugs, or even a wall decal shaped like your favorite creature. There are many different ways to play off this theme, whether it’s a whimsical woodland creature nursery, savannah safari nursery, zoo or carnival animal nursery, or even a farmhouse nursery!


For those looking for something a bit more unique, bohemian nurseries are full of color and personality. They have been dominating the nursery scene for a few years now and are still going strong. With this theme, you can combine all your favorite elements like hand woven rugs, bold colors, throws and pillows, dream catchers, and much more. This is a great way to create an eclectic and vibrant space for your little one. Incorporate textiles with bold patterns, mix and match furniture pieces, and have fun with wall decor. These jute storage bins with tassels and this textured wall hanging will give the nursery a perfect boho feel.


Dreamscapes are all about imagination; they come alive with vibrant and dreamy colors. To achieve this look, use a mix of soft pastels paired with bolder hues like pinks and blues. You can also have fun decorating the room with unique elements such as clouds, stars, rainbows, or even hot air balloons! This ceiling hanging with lunar shapes is perfect for completing the dreamscape look.


Nature-inspired nurseries are a beautiful way to bring the outdoors in, and there are plenty of different ways you can go with this theme! Think of the calming effect of plants and trees, or go for a pretty pink floral theme. You can easily create this look with simple additions like wallpapered accent walls, green leaves or painted clouds on the walls. For furniture pieces, you can look for natural wood finishes that will add a cozy touch to the room.


For those looking for an updated look, modern nurseries are sleek, simple and stylish. Opt for clean lines and minimalistic design elements to create a space that stands out from the crowd.  You can also try adding a bit of contrast by mixing modern and vintage elements for an eclectic look. Try adding this white mid-century dresser or these geometric wall decals for a contemporary feel. To tie it all together, this geometric baby mobile is perfect for adding a touch of modern charm to the room.


A vintage-inspired space is timeless and perfect for creating a beautiful and cozy nursery. Think muted tones, classic silhouettes, and timeless pieces that will stand the test of time. Creating a vintage nursery can be a fun adventure for those who like thrifting, upcycling, and antiquing. There is also plenty of modern decors that give off vintage vibes, like this brass floral wall shelf or this ornate crib.

Regardless of what theme you choose, the key is to have fun with it and make it unique to your family. With all these ideas in mind, you’re sure to create a beautiful oasis for your little one that both you and your partner can enjoy!

Key Elements to Incorporate into Your Nursery Theme

No matter what nursery theme you choose, there are a few key elements that will help tie it all together. Furniture pieces such as cribs, dressers, bookshelves, rocking chairs, and gliders are a great way to start. Then you can add any decorative pieces that suit your chosen theme such as curtains, bedding, rugs, and wall art. And of course, don’t forget about the little details like coordinating storage baskets and hampers! Adding natural elements like plants can also help to finish off the design. Finally, make sure you select lighting fixtures that will complement your chosen theme and provide the perfect ambiance for your nursery. With these key elements, you’ll be well on your way to creating the perfect nursery for your bundle of joy.

Adding personal touches like pictures or handmade items can take your theme to the next level and make it truly unique and special. Maybe you have a favorite photo that you could incorporate into your theme or perhaps you’re crafty and can create some DIY decorations. Whatever the case may be, don’t be afraid to get creative and let your personality shine through. Your guests will love seeing the effort and thought you put into making your theme one-of-a-kind. 

And finally, don’t forget to have fun! Designing a nursery is an exciting process and you should enjoy it as much as possible. With these tips in mind, you’ll be sure to create the perfect space for your little one that you can enjoy for years to come.  Good luck!