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Purple nursery ideas and inspo.

Are you designing a purple 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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Untitled designed by Tinsley mccain
UntitledDesigned by Tinsley mccain
Kylie Santoro 4 designed by Rio Chacon
Kylie Santoro 4Designed by Rio Chacon
Nursery designed by Elizabeth Pflieger
NurseryDesigned by Elizabeth Pflieger
Nursery Room Rendering designed by Frances Zafra
Nursery Room RenderingDesigned by Frances Zafra
Untitled designed by Ariana Padilla
UntitledDesigned by Ariana Padilla
Untitled (copy) designed by Ariana Padilla
Untitled (copy)Designed by Ariana Padilla
Nursery Mood Board designed by Chelsea Gearhart
Nursery Mood BoardDesigned by Chelsea Gearhart
Butterflies for Baby Girl 13  purple designed by Courtney Hill
Butterflies for Baby Girl 13 purpleDesigned by Courtney Hill
Hot air balloon animals designed by Malyssa Acton
Hot air balloon animalsDesigned by Malyssa Acton
Butterflies for Baby Girl 16 designed by Courtney Hill
Butterflies for Baby Girl 16Designed by Courtney Hill
Butterflies for Baby Girl 15 purple designed by Courtney Hill
Butterflies for Baby Girl 15 purpleDesigned by Courtney Hill
Butterflies for Baby Girl v9 designed by Courtney Hill
Butterflies for Baby Girl v9Designed by Courtney Hill
Butterflies for Baby Girl v4 (copy) designed by Courtney Hill
Butterflies for Baby Girl v4 (copy)Designed by Courtney Hill
Untitled (copy) designed by Katie Challis
Untitled (copy)Designed by Katie Challis
Untitled designed by Katie Challis
UntitledDesigned by Katie Challis

Design tips for decorating a purple style nursery

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

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

Decorating with purple can bring a sense of elegance and sophistication to a nursery. Purple is historically known as a regal color (since purple dye was the most expensive color dye to make way back when). Today, it is still commonly associated with luxury and also creativity.

Purple can adapt to various spaces depending on its shade. Soft lavenders and lilacs bring a fresh, airy feel to living spaces and bathrooms or can instill a sense of calm and serenity in bedrooms or quiet corners meant for relaxation. Darker shades of purple, like plum or aubergine, can make dining areas or libraries feel more intimate and luxurious.

The perception of purple can change significantly under different lighting conditions. Natural light tends to bring out the vibrancy in purple, especially lighter shades, making them appear more luminous. In artificial lighting, the richness of darker purples can be enhanced, adding a cozy, enveloping feel to a room.

To allow purple to shine without overwhelming, pair it with neutral tones. Grays, beiges, and soft whites complement purple beautifully, providing a muted backdrop for purple to pop. For a vibrant and eye-catching palette, pair purple with its complementary color, yellow, creating a dynamic contrast. For a more dramatic effect, consider deep charcoals or ruby reds to heighten the intensity and richness of darker purples. Analogous colors like blues and reds create a more harmonious and cohesive look.

Use patterns and textures to introduce purple in a more nuanced way. Floral patterns, geometric prints, or textured fabrics like velvet or silk in purple can lend a tactile and visual richness to your nursery, making it more engaging and layered.

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