Nursery Ideas

Nursery ideas and inspo.

Are you designing a nursery and looking for inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. Spoak has all the interior design inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. Browse room designs, inspiration images and decor ideas or take our free room design tool for a spin below!

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Nursery designed by Megan Gisclair
NurseryDesigned by Megan Gisclair
Nursery designed by Samantha Rice
NurseryDesigned by Samantha Rice
Nestig Nursery designed by Shannon Croy
Nestig NurseryDesigned by Shannon Croy
Vintage Nursery designed by Bri B
Vintage NurseryDesigned by Bri B
Nestig Design Challenge - Make Way For Ducklings designed by Deborah B
Nestig Design Challenge - Make Way For DucklingsDesigned by Deborah B
Nursery | Spoonflower Design Challenge designed by Daniela Araya
Nursery | Spoonflower Design ChallengeDesigned by Daniela Araya
Minimal and Calming designed by aLICIA PENCOLA
Minimal and CalmingDesigned by aLICIA PENCOLA
gender neutral nursery designed by Catie Porter
gender neutral nurseryDesigned by Catie Porter
Olive Nursery Spoonflower Edition designed by Nichole Monte
Olive Nursery Spoonflower EditionDesigned by Nichole Monte
Nestig Design Challenge - Space Age Baby designed by Camille Nichelini
Nestig Design Challenge - Space Age BabyDesigned by Camille Nichelini
Untitled designed by Kalyn Bullard
UntitledDesigned by Kalyn Bullard
Jungle Theme Nursery designed by Bonita Hayes
Jungle Theme NurseryDesigned by Bonita Hayes
nursery designed by Francesca Pasquali
nurseryDesigned by Francesca Pasquali
Moroccan rug layout designed by Shannon Oakes
Moroccan rug layoutDesigned by Shannon Oakes
Toddlers Room designed by Cristina Stivala
Toddlers RoomDesigned by Cristina Stivala
Untitled designed by Mollie Riley
UntitledDesigned by Mollie Riley
Jungle Nursery designed by Kelton Wright
Jungle NurseryDesigned by Kelton Wright
Untitled designed by Lauren Calero
UntitledDesigned by Lauren Calero
Closet View  designed by Hayley Andreesen
Closet View Designed by Hayley Andreesen
Nestig Design Challenge - Woodland Wonderland designed by Katie Carpenter
Nestig Design Challenge - Woodland WonderlandDesigned by Katie Carpenter
Nursery 2 designed by Francesca Pasquali
Nursery 2Designed by Francesca Pasquali
Baby Girl Boho Nursery designed by Erin Arnold
Baby Girl Boho NurseryDesigned by Erin Arnold
Wallpaper All Over designed by Dawn McIntyre
Wallpaper All OverDesigned by Dawn McIntyre
Untitled designed by ANNA SULEWSKI
UntitledDesigned by ANNA SULEWSKI

Design tips for decorating a stylish nursery

Here’s how to achieve the aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a nursery?

Nurserys play a monumental role in nurturing the growth and development of your little one. If you’re expecting a new addition to your home, chances are you are already dreaming up the design, color, and style of your nursery (and how you landed on this page!).

Unlike other rooms in the house, nurseries have their own set of unique considerations beyond mere aesthetics. Safety, accessibility, and sensory stimulation all play crucial roles in crafting a space that fosters growth and exploration for your baby.

Whether you're in the process of a nursery remodel or looking to makeover your existing one, these are the key elements to include in your design:

  • Paint or Wallpaper: Select a color or pattern that sets the desired mood for the nursery and complements the style you want to achieve. We are partial to covering walls, ceilings, and trim in a uniform paint color to create a cohesive look. Or consider an accent wall to serve as a focal point.
  • Crib: The crib is the centerpiece of every nursery, providing a safe and comfortable sleeping space for the baby. It is where the little one will spend most of their time resting and sleeping. A crib often comes with a mattress and can be adorned with cute bedding and a mobile to engage the baby's senses. Many cribs these days are convertible to grow as your baby does.
  • Changing Table: A changing table is a practical addition to a nursery. It provides a dedicated space for diaper changes and storage for diapers, wipes, and other baby essentials. You can find dedicated changing tables or can turn any sideboard or dresser into one with a proper changing table topper.
  • Rocking Chair or Glider: A rocking chair or glider is a lovely addition to a nursery, offering a cozy spot for feeding, soothing, and bonding with your baby. It provides a comfortable seat for parents or caregivers during those precious moments. If you have the space, we recommend pairing your rocking chair or glider with a footstool or ottoman for maximum comfort.
  • Dresser: A dresser is often included in a nursery to provide storage for baby clothes, blankets, and toys. It helps keep the nursery organized and ensures that everything is easily accessible when needed. Your changing table may double as a dresser, but trust us, you’ll be thankful for the extra storage if you have the floor place.
  • Storage Shelves or Bookcase: Storage shelves or a bookcase can be used to display books, toys, and decorative items in the nursery. They add a touch of charm and provide a place to keep items within reach.
  • Area Rug or Playmat: Soon enough, your baby will be crawling around. Make sure you choose an area rug or playmat that takes up the majority of your square footage and will be comfortable for both you and your baby to spend countless hours playing on.
  • Decorative Lighting: Combine task, ambient, and accent lighting for a layered lighting scheme. Typically in a nursery, you’d want a flush surface mount on the ceiling and wall-mounted sconces or table lamps near the crib or rocking chair. Consider the placement of lighting fixtures to eliminate shadows and evenly light the space. Dimmer switches can adjust the mood.
  • Curtains or Blinds: Window treatments not only help control the light, they help promote a restful sleep environment for your baby, while also adding a layer of privacy and warmth. Opting for blackout or heavy, lined curtains can enhance these effects, making them perfect for ensuring your baby’s comfort and tranquility. Don’t forget a curtain rod!|

Get creative and have fun with your nursery! If you need an extra hand, check out our step-by-step guide on Nursery Design.

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