Blue Nursery Ideas

Blue nursery ideas and inspo.

Are you designing a blue 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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Nestig Design Challenge - Space Age Baby designed by Camille Nichelini
Nestig Design Challenge - Space Age BabyDesigned by Camille Nichelini
BGM Vibe Board designed by Christine Merrill
BGM Vibe BoardDesigned by Christine Merrill
nursery #1 designed by Vivien Kowal
nursery #1Designed by Vivien Kowal
Nursery designed by Sabrina Hull Ward
NurseryDesigned by Sabrina Hull Ward
Cornflower Nursery designed by Meggie Shaw
Cornflower NurseryDesigned by Meggie Shaw
nursery platroom designed by Amber Clarkson
nursery platroomDesigned by Amber Clarkson
nursery #2 designed by Vivien Kowal
nursery #2Designed by Vivien Kowal
Bedroom 3 designed by Heather Welch
Bedroom 3Designed by Heather Welch
Baby Rocket Room designed by Heather Kunz
Baby Rocket RoomDesigned by Heather Kunz
Baby's room version 2 back right corner designed by Claire Wieman
Baby's room version 2 back right cornerDesigned by Claire Wieman
rainbow room designed by Sarah Miller
rainbow roomDesigned by Sarah Miller
Ellie’s Room Concept designed by Brittany Vink
Ellie’s Room ConceptDesigned by Brittany Vink
Nursery designed by Karleigh Miller
NurseryDesigned by Karleigh Miller
Kylie Santoro 2 designed by Rio Chacon
Kylie Santoro 2Designed by Rio Chacon
concept 2 (copy) designed by Alivia Korsun
concept 2 (copy)Designed by Alivia Korsun
Upgrade Your Plant Life! designed by Erin Strasen
Upgrade Your Plant Life!Designed by Erin Strasen
Untitled designed by laurel kubicki
UntitledDesigned by laurel kubicki
Nursery room  (copy) designed by Olga Dragieva
Nursery room (copy)Designed by Olga Dragieva
Untitled designed by Lauren Mercogliano
UntitledDesigned by Lauren Mercogliano
Nursery designed by Shannon Jernigan
NurseryDesigned by Shannon Jernigan
Untitled designed by Yelfil Martinez
UntitledDesigned by Yelfil Martinez
Untitled designed by Melissa Zilke
UntitledDesigned by Melissa Zilke
Bunk Room designed by Elissa Hall
Bunk RoomDesigned by Elissa Hall
Nursery designed by Rebecca Leverett
NurseryDesigned by Rebecca Leverett

Design tips for decorating a blue style nursery

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

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

If you want to make a bold statement with blue, consider painting the whole nursery (ceilings included) in a single shade of blue. No one regrets painting a nursery blue.

Decorating with blue can transform any space into a serene sanctuary or a dynamic cozy cocoon, depending on its shade and application. Lighter shades of blue like sky blue or baby blue can create a sense of openness and freshness and a soothing atmosphere, while darker shades like navy blue or royal blue can add depth, elegance, and sophistication.

Blue pairs beautifully with a range of colors. For a classic, crisp look, combine it with white or cream. For warmth, juxtapose blues against earth tones like sandy beiges or soft browns. For a more dynamic and contemporary color palette, consider coral or mustard (orange is the complementary color opposite blue on the color wheel), which provide a striking contrast and elevate the vibrancy of the space.

Don't shy away from mixing different shades of blue within the same space. Layering light and dark blues can create a sophisticated and dynamic aesthetic. This approach works well in spaces where you want to maintain a monochromatic scheme without it feeling flat or uninteresting.

Blue is often associated with the sea and the sky, making it a perfect choice for creating a coastal or beach-inspired room. Pair blue with white or sandy beige tones or incorporate nautical elements like striped patterns, seashells, or rope accents to enhance the coastal aesthetic.

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