09 Feb 2023, Read Time : 14 Min
Designing a captivating and cozy space for your little bundle of joy is a joyous journey. Embrace your creativity as we explore a delightful array of baby room decor ideas that will transform your nursery into a whimsical haven, filled with love, comfort, and endless possibilities. From dreamy themes to personalized touches, let’s embark on this magical adventure together!
The nursery also should be comfortable for the parents to spend time in too, with a comfortable seat for nursing or feeding, enough storage and a well stocked changing table to make diaper changes easier.
Most of all, your baby room should be a reflection of who you are and should make you smile every time you enter it.
Take a look at some of these inspiring baby room décor ideas that will help you create the baby room design that you have always dreamt of.
Decorating your baby room can be extremely exciting, but it can easily turn into a disaster if you do not know how to go about decorating the space. Here are some nursery décor ideas that will guide you and inspire you to create the space of your dreams!
Baby rooms are one space where you can experiment with a lot of stuff that you can usually not experiment with in other spaces of your home. Take light fixtures for an example. In a baby room you can easily opt for an aeroplane shaped light fixture or a wall lamp in the shape of a unicorn. In your own bedroom or the living room? Not so much!
When you choose the light for your baby room make sure you keep these two points in mind:
a. Make sure the brightness of the light is not too much or at least adjustable. It will make life easier for you.
b. Since your child will grow into the space it is better to opt for light fixtures that are easy to replace as they age.
Newborns often need to be fed often and, more often than not, need to be rocked to sleep. Constantly carrying them out of their nursery in order to sit and feed them and then bring them back, once they are asleep, is not only back breaking work, but can also be uncomfortable for your child.
Bypass all this discomfort and invest in a comfortable armchair or a small sofa to be placed in your child’s nursery where you can nurse or feed them, rock them or just sit and cuddle with them comfortably.
Add a pop of colour and texture to the room with the help of peelable wallpapers, odourless paint, and tiles. Accent walls are a fun way to highlight a particular zone without going overboard. Add an accent wall behind the crib for maximum impact.
Furniture for babies can be expensive. Doing away with furniture, after just months of use, can be hard on the heart as well as the pocket. This is why you should always invest in furniture that can be repurposed easily. The crib can be used as is for the child to sleep, and once the child has outgrown it, the crib can be converted into a stylish sofa for the kid’s room.
If you don’t have everything that you need in one place while changing the baby, you will end up running around. It is best to store all the changing essentials in a single place, around the changing table, to make diaper changes a smooth and problem-free experience. Add a small mobile toy over the changing area to keep the baby busy while you change them.
Gone are the days of a simple, monochromatic nursery. Add a pop of colour to the room with a beautifully painted wall and further accent it with quirky stickers. A brightly coloured footstool can also do wonders to the aesthetic of the room. If you don’t want to go too bold with colours, you can add colourful throw pillows and blankets to add pockets of subtle colour to the space.
Make story time a lot more fun by adding a small shelf to hold all your child’s favourite books. It does not need to be a separate shelf; it can be combined with the toy shelf for now. The open display of books also doubles up as a colourful design element for the room.
You will be surprised by how many things a little human will need in a span of days. From diapers to clothes to lotions to toys, it all adds up! Make sure you add plenty of storage space to the room so that there is enough space to store all your child’s belongings in one place.
Add a few framed pictures to create a cute gallery wall in the nursery. These can be cute illustrations of animals or fruits, meaningful quotes, or even pictures of family members. These frames can be interchanged often, and even upgraded with time quite easily, making them a very cost-effective décor item.
Mobile toys are an easy and fun way to keep the child engaged. The constant circular motion of these toys also helps them fall asleep easily. Mobile toys help add a touch of character and add playfulness to the room without coming across as too cheesy.
Let’s face it: in the first couple of months, all your child is going to be doing is lying on his or her back, staring at the ceiling. Mobile toys can be eye-catching, but how about creating an interesting ceiling for them to look at? Adding décor to the ceiling draws your eyes upwards and creates an unexpected yet pleasant-to-look-at scene.
Adding a rug to your baby room can help bring in a sense of cosiness and warmth to the space. It also provides you with a soft underfoot that is noiseless to walk upon – ensuring that there is no noise when you walk away from your
You can add a neutral rug that works with most colour schemes or opt for a bright and highly patterned rug that will help inject colour and design into the space.
Add a personal touch to your child’s room by including their name into the décor. You can opt for a monogram light alphabet bedside lamp or a cloth bunting on the side of their crib. You can also opt to use their name as a wall décor by getting a personalised wall decal made.
Personalising the space helps make the space feel inviting and inclusive for the child as well as the new parents.
Use Multiple Light Sources (Add Pendant Lights & Table Lamp)
Lights are a great way to control the ambience of a space and for a baby room it is very important to have multiple sources of light so that you can control the brightness of the space. After all, you do not want to turn on an overhead bright light during a midnight feed or nappy change and end up waking up your child for good. That said, you still need enough light to work your way around and adequately feed or change them.
This is where pendant lights and table lamps can help. A subtle table lamp can provide you with enough light to be able to feed your child, without rousing them. Similarly, a well placed pendant lamp can provide you with just enough light to be able to see what you are doing while you change the diaper, but not enough light to wake the child completely.
With kids growing at the speed of light it is very important to invest in multifunctional furniture that grows with them. Most changing tables get obsolete by the age of 2 (or earlier if the child crosses the recommended weight limit). You can reduce the waste by opting for a multipurpose changing table.
Today, you will find changing tables that double up as a chest of drawers or can be used as an activity or study table in the future. These novel and multipurpose changing tables can help you long term.
Other Baby Room Design Ideas To Keep in Mind
Usually, while considering the baby room interior design, parents often prefer to decorate the space around a certain theme. Usually this theme is often about things that a child may enjoy – such as unicorns, dinosaurs, space, or farm yards. These themes are usually fun to execute and can help boost your child’s imagination and also double up as a great prop for storytelling.
But, you do not need to go all out with your chosen theme and incorporate the wallpaper, rug, décor pieces and the rug. Yes, it is very common to have your theme reverberate through every piece of your décor, but it is better to keep things simple and take it down a notch and restrict your theme to one aspect of your nursery décor, preferably pieces that are easy to replace. This will make your aesthetic feel more balanced and elegant.
Your theme does not necessarily need to be child themed – you can opt for a neutral theme by centering the décor around a colour or a pattern. This is also a good choice for parents who do not know the gender of their child as a neutral palette will work well for both boys and girls.
Once you have the theme zeroes down, it is best to first select the textiles for the room. While it is very tempting to first pick out the crib or other furniture, textile is such a thing that cannot be hammered into fitting with other pieces – you can’t paint it over, unlike with furniture!
The reason why your textile and fabric choice matters so much in the nursery is because the nursery is one bedroom which will always have a seating such as an armchair or a sofa in it. You may or may not be able to squeeze a bench or an armchair into your bedroom, but a baby room is one place where you will need a place to sit and nurse or feed your child. This means that there will be at least one upholstered piece in the space, and it will definitely be a focal point. This is why choosing your textile first will help you go with the flow better and help you design a space that works well with the upholstery.
While choosing the fabric or upholstery for the space, it is important to ensure that they are cosy. By cosy, we don’t just mean cosy to touch, but also easy on the eye. While it is important to keep things light and bright in a kids room, loud and bold prints can also be over stimulating and can hinder sleep. So, if you are opting for bright colours opt for softer prints and vice versa to ensure there is a visual balance in the space.
While setting up the nursery it is very important to keep the flooring in mind. Since flooring is a long term investment, you need to keep your future needs from the space in mind while choosing the flooring.
1. Easy to clean and maintain so that you are not constantly scrubbing
2. Durable and soft so that the inevitable and frequent tumbles do not leave a mark
3. Quiet so that you can move in and out of the space without disturbing their sleep
4. Allergen free so that you can ensure maximum safety for your child
With the wide variety of flooring options available it can be difficult to determine the best flooring for the space.
Hardwood floors are a timeless classic and can give your nursery a grand look. Hardwood floors are easy to clean, especially if you install waterproof hardwood floors. They can also add to the resale value of your home.
That said, hardwood floors are well hard and can be quite unforgiving when it comes to tumbles. Though, this can easily be remedied by adding a well placed rug to cushion all falls.
In love with the look hardwood imparts, but looking for a more pocket friendly option? Well, laminate flooring is the way to go. Laminate flooring requires minimal maintenance and thanks to the advent in technology the newer laminate sheets are water resistant and can be wiped and cleaned easily. Laminate flooring is also allergen free and scratch resistant – making it the perfect flooring choice for your baby nursery.
Luxury vinyl flooring is another great easy to clean flooring option that replicates the look of hardwood, without the added maintenance. There are many waterproof options available with the added advantage of having the option of adding an underlayment. This can not only provide you with extra warmth, but also provide you with a noiseless underfoot making it a great flooring choice for your baby room.
A carpet can provide you one of the softest, warmest and the most silent underfoot. It will also not bruise your baby once they start falling over while learning to sit, crawl and walk.
That said, carpets are very difficult to clean, difficult to dry, can become home to mould and mildew because of the constant spills and can become a home for dust bunnies if not cleaned properly. However, to counter this, you can invest in a few fluffy and lightweight centre rugs that can be routinely rotated, cleaned or washed thoroughly and sun dried.
A crib is the first place your child will sleep in outside your womb – it is much more than 4 walls! It is essential that the crib is a safe and comfortable space for your child to sleep in. But, along with comfort, parents today look for cribs that work well with the aesthetic of the space they are creating.
Move away traditional cribs, it is now the time for unique and innovative cribs! From carriage and car shaped cribs to cribs with an in built storage to even acrylic, see through cribs, designers have come up with creative and innovative crib designs to make your nursery look even prettier.
It is all well and good to opt for organza, tissue and silks in your baby room until you actually need to mop up a spill or let a little human hold on to it while they try to stand. These materials are not only difficult to get stains out of, but they will not fare well against the constant tugging and pulling and will eventually tear, proving to be a safety hazard.
When you choose your upholstery make sure you opt for sturdy and durable textiles that are not only easy to clean but can also withstand the tugging and pulling they will eventually face. It is best to opt for furniture with removable covers that can easily be taken off to wash and sundry to get rid of stains and germs.
Just because you have opted for a theme it doesn’t mean each surface needs to be covered by theme paraphernalia. Add a few neutral areas in the baby bedroom to break up the monotony of the theme. For example, if you are opting for a themed wallpaper, your rug can be simple and neutral. Similarly, if you are opting for themed bedding, your accent wall can be a simple medley of colours as opposed to a themed mural. Doing so will also help you age up the room gracefully, without having the need to get rid of everything all at once if your child wishes to switch themes.
Yes, your children may be expected to share a room, but that does not mean your little one should not have their own space in the shared room. Create a little nook for them with their crib and toy shelves that they can easily access.
While planning the baby room decor keep the functional aspect of the space in mind when you are zeroing in on flooring, lights and prints. You want to create a space that is not just appealing for your child, but it is also appealing for you, since you will also be spending a major chunk of your time there. Get the cogs in your brain turning and ignite your creative spark, since this is one space where you can go all out with playful décor, unique prints and eye-catching murals and create the baby nursery of your dreams.