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Are you designing a farmhouse 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 Dave Meyers
NurseryDesigned by Dave Meyers
McGee & Co. Nursery  - Some bunny loves me designed by Cori Tadrus
McGee & Co. Nursery  - Some bunny loves meDesigned by Cori Tadrus
Nursery designed by Tiffany Mclain
NurseryDesigned by Tiffany Mclain
OliverNursery designed by Becca Hill
OliverNurseryDesigned by Becca Hill
Nursery Mood Board designed by Samantha Higgins
Nursery Mood BoardDesigned by Samantha Higgins
Above Crib and closet designed by Meggie Shaw
Above Crib and closetDesigned by Meggie Shaw
March Baby designed by Meggie Shaw
March BabyDesigned by Meggie Shaw
Nursery designed by Caroline Ulsch
NurseryDesigned by Caroline Ulsch
Untitled designed by Alyssa Braaten
UntitledDesigned by Alyssa Braaten
Nursery #4 Modern Victorian designed by Tiffany Mclain
Nursery #4 Modern VictorianDesigned by Tiffany Mclain
Nursery designed by Victoria Smith
NurseryDesigned by Victoria Smith
Nursery designed by Delaney Reiff
NurseryDesigned by Delaney Reiff
Nursery (A) designed by Liz Nevil-Smith
Nursery (A)Designed by Liz Nevil-Smith
Products designed by Whitney Tagliavini
ProductsDesigned by Whitney Tagliavini
Nursery #3 Lemons designed by Tiffany Mclain
Nursery #3 LemonsDesigned by Tiffany Mclain
When Life Gives You Lemons designed by Kaci Chesser McCombs
When Life Gives You LemonsDesigned by Kaci Chesser McCombs
Nursery Option 2 designed by Madison Subry
Nursery Option 2Designed by Madison Subry
Upstairs Kids Bedroom designed by Megan Clark
Upstairs Kids BedroomDesigned by Megan Clark
Untitled designed by Autumn Krupp
UntitledDesigned by Autumn Krupp

Design tips for decorating a farmhouse style nursery

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

What’s the best way to design and decorate a farmhouse 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 farmhouse 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 farmhouse nursery! If you need an extra hand, check out our step-by-step guide on Nursery Design.

What materials and home decor should I use to achieve a farmhouse nursery design?

These days, it feels like farmhouse interior design is everywhere—from our Instagram feeds to our TV screens (thanks, Joanna Gaines). Farmhouse design blends rustic charm with modern comfort and conjures a warm, welcoming feel, reminiscent of a country home (even if you don’t live in the country). To achieve a farmhouse aesthetic in your nursery, focus on creating a cozy, family-friendly atmosphere.

Farmhouse design typically features exposed wooden beams, wide-plank floors, and a palette of warm neutrals complemented by soft, pastel accents. While farmhouse style tends to embrace a more neutral color scheme, the addition of prints and patterns can infuse warmth, texture, and personality into the space. Commonly, plaid, gingham, stripes, and even floral wallpapers find their way into farmhouse interiors, offering a charming contrast to the subdued tones.

Common decor elements include barn doors, shiplap paneling, apron-front sinks, and vintage accessories (think: mason jars, woven baskets, wood cutting boards, or ceramic mixing bowls). Comfortable, overstuffed furniture with durable fabrics, such as cotton and linen, invites relaxation, while galvanized metal and distressed or reclaimed wood adds to the rustic farmhouse aesthetic.

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