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Are you designing a green 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
Nestig Design Challenge - Woodland Wonderland designed by Katie Carpenter
Nestig Design Challenge - Woodland WonderlandDesigned by Katie Carpenter
Nursery Mood Board designed by Katelyn Kubert
Nursery Mood BoardDesigned by Katelyn Kubert
Oh The Places! Nursery designed by Ashley Carvalho
Oh The Places! NurseryDesigned by Ashley Carvalho
Nursery designed by Elizabeth Larkin
NurseryDesigned by Elizabeth Larkin
Ornaments designed by Samantha Rice
OrnamentsDesigned by Samantha Rice
AAPI Businesses I <3 designed by Siri Anderson she/her
AAPI Businesses I <3Designed by Siri Anderson she/her
Kid's Room designed by Kate White
Kid's RoomDesigned by Kate White
Untitled designed by Isabella Pearson
UntitledDesigned by Isabella Pearson
Jungle Nursery designed by Melissa Scaramuzzo
Jungle NurseryDesigned by Melissa Scaramuzzo
OCTAEVO designed by Spoak
OCTAEVODesigned by Spoak
Magical Forest Bedroom V3 designed by Camille Simmons
Magical Forest Bedroom V3Designed by Camille Simmons
Dalmatian Vanity Mood 2 designed by Shea Stone
Dalmatian Vanity Mood 2Designed by Shea Stone
Nursery designed by Shannon Stucke
NurseryDesigned by Shannon Stucke
rainbow room designed by Sarah Miller
rainbow roomDesigned by Sarah Miller
Mood Board designed by Karleigh Miller
Mood BoardDesigned by Karleigh Miller
Vintage Soccer olive designed by Rio Chacon
Vintage Soccer oliveDesigned by Rio Chacon
Vintage Soccer Yellow designed by Rio Chacon
Vintage Soccer YellowDesigned by Rio Chacon
Untitled designed by Stacy Ward
UntitledDesigned by Stacy Ward
Baby Shower designed by Frances Pearce
Baby ShowerDesigned by Frances Pearce
Untitled designed by Katie Carpenter
UntitledDesigned by Katie Carpenter
Nature Earth & Water Vibe designed by Chelsea Wilkinson
Nature Earth & Water VibeDesigned by Chelsea Wilkinson
Best Preserved Flowers designed by Daniela Araya
Best Preserved FlowersDesigned by Daniela Araya
Put it Away! designed by Erin Strasen
Put it Away!Designed by Erin Strasen

Design tips for decorating a green style nursery

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

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

Green may be one of the most versatile colors in design. It is a common hue in all design styles and room types. Soft greens like sage, olive, or mint can bring an instant sense of calm or serenity to a space, while bright greens like lime or chartreuse bring a sense of whimsy or retro tone. The use of deeper green hues like pine or emerald are hallmarks of more traditional design styles.

Green is often associated with nature, so consider using it as a foundation for a nature-inspired nursery color palette. Pair different shades of green with earthy tones like browns, beiges, or muted yellows to create a serene and organic atmosphere.

If you want to make a bold statement with green, consider painting an accent wall in a rich shade of green or using green wallpaper. This can create a focal point in the room and add depth and visual interest. Alternatively, you can opt for a more subtle approach by incorporating green through smaller decor elements like curtains, throw pillows, or artwork.

Lighting can dramatically affect the perception of green. Natural light tends to enhance the freshness and vibrancy of green, making it feel more alive. In artificial lighting, warmer tones can deepen the richness of darker greens, adding coziness to the space.

One of the easiest and most effective ways to bring green into your space is through indoor plants. Not only do they add a pop of color, but they also purify the air (win-win!). Choose a variety of plants with different shades of green and textures to create a lush and vibrant indoor garden.

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