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Are you designing a black 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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Vintage Nursery designed by Bri B
Vintage NurseryDesigned by Bri B
Closet View  designed by Hayley Andreesen
Closet View Designed by Hayley Andreesen
Product Roundup designed by Grace Wagenman
Product RoundupDesigned by Grace Wagenman
Gray Gender Neutral Nursery designed by Beverly Baron
Gray Gender Neutral NurseryDesigned by Beverly Baron
Baby's Room Vizi designed by Aly Timmermann
Baby's Room ViziDesigned by Aly Timmermann
Product Roundup (Perigold Rug) designed by Grace Wagenman
Product Roundup (Perigold Rug)Designed by Grace Wagenman
WOODSY NURSURY designed by Corronta Dow
WOODSY NURSURYDesigned by Corronta Dow
Nocturne Nursery designed by Dawn McIntyre
Nocturne NurseryDesigned by Dawn McIntyre
Bedroom 3 designed by Heather Welch
Bedroom 3Designed by Heather Welch
Baby's room version 2 back right corner designed by Claire Wieman
Baby's room version 2 back right cornerDesigned by Claire Wieman
Nursery (inside perspective light) (copy 2) designed by Kasey Moore
Nursery (inside perspective light) (copy 2)Designed by Kasey Moore
Other designed by Gillian Atkins
OtherDesigned by Gillian Atkins
Nursery designed by Sarah McNutt
NurseryDesigned by Sarah McNutt
Nursery Mood Board designed by Regan Bulin
Nursery Mood BoardDesigned by Regan Bulin
Kitchen/Bedroom/ (copy 2) designed by Rio Chacon
Kitchen/Bedroom/ (copy 2)Designed by Rio Chacon
Mountains designed by Mads Ferrell
MountainsDesigned by Mads Ferrell
Baby Shower designed by Frances Pearce
Baby ShowerDesigned by Frances Pearce
Untitled (copy) designed by Emily Johnson
Untitled (copy)Designed by Emily Johnson
Nursery Mood Board 1 IG STORY designed by Hayley Andreesen
Nursery Mood Board 1 IG STORYDesigned by Hayley Andreesen
Must haves designed by Amanda White
Must havesDesigned by Amanda White
Nursery designed by Jessica Pearl Toboika
NurseryDesigned by Jessica Pearl Toboika
Untitled designed by Callie Collins
UntitledDesigned by Callie Collins
Product Roundup (Surya Tartan) designed by Grace Wagenman
Product Roundup (Surya Tartan)Designed by Grace Wagenman
Product Roundup (AllModern Rug) designed by Grace Wagenman
Product Roundup (AllModern Rug)Designed by Grace Wagenman

Design tips for decorating a black style nursery

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

What’s the best way to design and decorate a black 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.

How do you decorate with black?

Black can be both a bold statement and a subtle accent in a nursery. When using black in your decor, it's important to consider balance and proportion. Too much black (or other dark colors) can make a large space feel heavy or overwhelming. Consider using black as an accent color or incorporating it in smaller doses throughout your space. A black feature wall, floor, or ceiling can create dramatic impact, making the space feel grounded and expansive without overpowering. Black accent furniture, such as a sleek sofa, a lacquered table, or matte chairs, can serve as elegant anchors in a room.

Black pairs beautifully with pretty much any other color. For a bold, contemporary look, pair black with vibrant primary colors like red, yellow, or blue. For a softer, more timeless palette, combine black with pastel shades or warm neutrals. To prevent black from making a room feel too dark or heavy, balance it with lighter elements and varied textures. Pair black with whites, creams, or light grays to create a striking contrast. Black and white patterns can add a dynamic layer to your room whether it’s through a bold striped rug, geometric tile, or an intricate wallpaper design.

Lighting plays a crucial role in how black is perceived in a space. Ample natural light can soften the intensity of black and highlight its elegance. Consider using black as a backdrop for mirrors or metallic accents. Incorporate materials like glass, metal, or textured fabrics to add visual interest and depth. The contrast between black and reflective surfaces can create a sense of depth and add a touch of glamor. Incorporating different lighting sources like pendant lights or table lamps can create a warm and inviting ambiance against a black backdrop.

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