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A Complete Guide to Decorating Your Nursery

With so many nursery decor ideas online, it can be difficult to know where to start. Explore our complete nursery decorating guide now.


Creating a nursery is no walk in the park, especially if you’re a first time parent. To ensure you’re ready for the baby's arrival, you need to start planning and preparing months in advance. So, if your due date is approaching, this is your sign to begin gathering nursery decor ideas!

Nurseries are great for child development, and creating a space just for their growth will positively impact them throughout the first years of their lives. Plus, you’ll be spending a lot of time together there, so it’s crucial that you feel comfortable in the space. We’ve created a quick guide explaining how to style a nursery to help new parents get ahead.

Start planning now! Scroll down for the first steps.

Nursery Decor Ideas: Everything You Need To Consider

Grab your notebook. Here are the top categories to consider.

The Basics

The first step for any parent is selecting and allocating nursery space and then adding essential furniture. Once you have these building blocks in place, you can decorate and add nursery themes.

Nursery furniture must-haves include:

  • Baby crib & mattress

  • Changing table & dresser

  • Nursing chair

  • A high chair

  • Closet (or other appropriate storage)

Choose a Theme

Once you’ve furnished the room, it’s time to choose a nursery theme. Themes and color palettes help to tie the room’s aesthetics together and makes future nursery shopping easier.

Popular themes include gender-based themes, animal themes, neutral color palettes, or subtle pops of color. Don’t worry if you don’t know your baby’s gender. There are endless examples of gender neutral nursery decor online to provide inspiration.

Add Some Decor

Now for the fun part — it’s time to decorate your nursery and bring your theme to life.

Alongside a nursing chair, consider adding a pouf for extra seating. We love this Pouf Ball, thanks to its neutral color scheme. The hints of honey, toffee, vintage blue, and cream are ideal for gender neutral nursery decor.

Rugs are another great way to add color and theming to your room. For example, you can add vibrant green with this Monstera Leaf rug or a soft pop of blue with this Washable Mini Dream Rug.

Nursery wall decor and hangings always make great additions, and we love the Baltik Crib Mobile for a soft pop of color with a minimalist style. Alternatively, you can add a cute friend to your nursery with the Pinguin Hello Lovely Music Box hanging — a super sweet hanging plushie that sings “Yesterday” by The Beatles! We love Beatles!

Don’t forget the cushions! Opt for the cream and black Cushion Leaf for a neutral addition or the Puffy Love Nude for a pink blanket that comes with a super soft pillow stitched on.

Pro Tip: Don’t forget to add toys! A few plushies can make the nursery feel like home. See our entire collection here.


Ensuring you have storage is another key point to consider. So Important!

This could be through buying extra closets, drawers, or cribs with underneath storage space. However, you can add stylish baskets matching your color scheme or theme.

The Woolable Pink Nose Sheep Basket combines charming style and expert craftsmanship to help you provide storage with style. It even features a hidden pocket for items you want to conceal.

Want a bit more color? The Yellow Tassels Basket is ideal for any sunny nursery themes, and it’s made from 100% cotton.

The Takeaway

Whether you’re decorating a nursery on a budget or looking to splurge, we hope this guide has inspired you to get started. This is an exciting process, and you’ll be thankful you prepared when your baby arrives.

Curious? Explore our blog for more advice and inspiration. OR start shopping now.

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