As a new parent, you are receiving opinions from a variety of close friends and family members on how to style your newborn baby’s nursery. Let us guess. Blue? Pink? Skip the traditional nursery style with some more bright, calming, and whimsical looks.
From neutral hues and natural designs to espresso and brown hues, these nursery ideas for new parents are out of the ordinary. If pink is pulling at your heartstrings, then we’ll show you how to design a pink room without going overboard. Instead of baby blue, check out our ideas for a more sophisticated deep blue nursery. We even have the perfect set up for a blue baby girl room!
When considering nursery ideas for new parents, comfort is a priority. Shag rugs and inviting patterns can be excellent choices, as well as plants, poufs, and wall decor. While these nursery ideas are meant to create the perfect space for your newborn baby, they’re also meant to be havens for new parents too. A happy and relaxed parent means a happy and peaceful baby.
Keep It Neutral
There’s typically a lot of pressure as a new parent to paint the nursery either blue or pink. Under the stress of getting ready for your first newborn, there’s not a lot of time to contemplate between new colors such as peach, sweet pea green or lavender as alternatives to the traditional baby blue and blush pink.
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Neutral does not have to be boring. Dress up neutral walls with open wood shelving to hold gold frames of the newborn baby. Add a chandelier to the ceiling to add a pop of glam—fit for a baby queen or king! Use wicker baskets for storage and add a natural or leather pouf for decor. Complete the room with layered rugs. Place a larger natural fiber rug on the floor and add a smaller white shag rug on top.
Take Advantage Of Natural Light
Having your first child can bring new challenges into your life, so add some cheer to your baby’s room to brighten up the mood. A sunlit room with white tassel curtains and a tree in a basket can make all of those late nights and long hours feel like no big deal.
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For an added bonus, plants help detoxify the air, which will help you and the baby sleep more soundly. To create a soft environment, place the plants in baskets instead of pots.
Is your room feeling a little boring? Add some pops of color by placing baby’s toys on open shelving and place baby’s books in a magazine rack. For more storage, lean a wood ladder up against the wall and hang colorful blankets or towels over each step.
Pink, But Not Too Pink
With the excitement of a newborn baby, it can be tempting to go overboard with boy or girl colors. If you’re having a baby girl, resist the temptation to paint the walls pink. Instead, for a minimalist approach, opt for white walls with soft pink curtains.
Let the baby’s crib be complete with a pink mattress and pink sheets. [perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Place a pink stuffed animal on the dresser and a glass vase with a pink bouquet. And then stop there. Let everything else be white or neutral in color.[/perfectpullquote]
Choosing a bold color can be tiring on the eyes and on your personal energy very quickly. Keep things soft, light, and minimalist, and you won’t get bored with the decor. Finish the room with a girly rug that has pink in it, but isn’t just one color. This rug by Loloi will add some tasteful vibrancy to the room without going over the top.
Brown Is Not Boring
If the white minimalist room isn’t for you, then you can’t go wrong with a chocolate brown or espresso-themed room. [perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Perfect for a baby boy, camel-colored sheets and a fluffy teddy bear are inviting and cozy.[/perfectpullquote]
Layer the crib with a white quilted blanket. Use dark wood furniture and add lamps for some extra light. Consider hanging baby garland, like pom poms or stars, or hang string lights to add style. White complements deep brown hues well, so hang enlarged black and white photos on the walls or inspirational quotes on a white background.
Make sure the rug has some brown hues to match the room, but let the rug bring in a fun, kid-friendly pattern for pops of color. For a boys room, try a rug with colorful trains, cars, and planes!
Stop with the baby blue and try a more sophisticated hue. Deep navy or royal blue is way more fun to design than a typical baby blue nursery. Start with a patterned navy rug with a hipster boy design, or choose a whimsical whale pattern.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]For a baby girl, you can definitely pull off deep blue—and don’t let anyone tell you differently![/perfectpullquote]
Try a more traditional blue rug with pops of bright blue, pink, and yellow. Whether this blue room is being designed for a boy or girl, try adding dark foliage with ferns or small trees. Bamboo wood really pops against dark blue materials and walls, so try adding some bamboo furniture, seating, and decor.
On a smaller wall in the room, add some matching patterned wallpaper to bring in your unique style. For example, to match the whale rug, add nautical wallpaper. For a baby girl, try adding a simple floral wall.