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The best nursery décor ideas for your little one's room

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The best nursery décor ideas

In a year where we’ve spent so much time at home, interior design has been at the forefront of many people’s minds. Freshening up the paintwork, making sure the home office is functional, and sprucing up the kitchen.

But there is nothing more exciting than getting creative with the space where your precious little love will spend their nights snoozing away.

There are so many gorgeous nursery décor ideas out there at the moment, but where do you start?

Gone are the days of pink being purely for girls and blue for boys. We are seeing more of a gender neutral theme to current trends, and it’s really refreshing.

One thing that is apparent at the moment is that a year of big change has definitely been reflected in interior design trends. It’s now all about bringing that warm, cosy, comfortable and relaxed feel into the room, with hints of nostalgia.

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Wanderlust has brought a strong travel theme to nursery décor, drawing upon inspiration from places far and wide. Think safari themes, global wall features, animal print, coastal themes and photos of faraway destinations.

A strong sense of the outdoors is also apparent in recent trends, with botanicals, cut flowers, houseplants, and earthy colours such as browns, terracotta, and dark greens being heavily featured. Natural materials such as wood, rattan and cane also bring the outdoors in, making your nursery space feel warm, cosy and relaxed, whilst staying close to nature.

Scandinavian and Nordic vibes are still very on trend too, creating a light, calm and uncluttered feel to a room. It’s all about the clean lines and comfy textures.

Related: How to create a gender-neutral nursery

We’ve also seen lots of rainbow themes with strong pops of colour, as well as more vintage décor ideas, including ginghams, florals, gold accessories and vintage prints.

Whatever your style, there is something out there for everyone. We’ve taken a look at what’s on trend at the moment, and want to share some of the most wonderful products that will make your little one’s nursery feel as special as they are.

Add a boho touch to your precious one's room with this moon phase garland. This can help spruce up any empty walls, bringing with it a sense of natural life and comfort.

Bring out the little adventurer in your baby with these cute safari prints. Perfect for adding a bit of colour to the walls, these playful designs will fit right in with your safari theme. Comes in A4 size, ready to be framed.

Instantly transform your nursery with these cute easy peel decorative dots. These are ideal if you're opting for a statement wall, and come in a rainbow of colours including pink, silver, gold, rose gold and multicolour. 

Make your nursery feel nice and cosy with this faux sheepskin rug. The fluffiness will bring a warm and inviting element to your baby's room, and keep your feet warm in the chilly winter months.

Love your bubba to the moon and back? Not only will this moon LED lamp help fend off monsters come bedtime, the decorative piece also adds the perfect mood-enhancing lighting with different brightness levels to suit any occasion. 

Turn your baby's nursery into a tiny forest with this stunning wall hanging made from driftwood and greenery such as fern, ficus and bay. It’s handmade and can be made to any size. Just perfect for bringing a botanical feel to a nursery.

Sometimes you just need a finishing touch to make a nursery feel complete. We love these wooden toadstools and camera, again bringing the Nordic feel. They would look super cute on one of the floating shelves, and they add a little touch of pastel colour for a calming feel.

It’s all about natural feels at the moment, and this wooden name sign doesn’t disappoint. You can customise your own sign by stating what words or name you want, and it’s ideal for hanging inside a wooden, plastic, metal or rubber hoop. Although it doesn’t come with the greenery, you can jazz it up yourself to make it completely unique for your baby’s nursery.

Storage is a must in a nursery, and how cute is this bear storage basket from H&M? It’s made from braided seagrass with a bear face embroidered motif, and a lid featuring bear ears as handles. It could be used as a laundry basket, a toy basket, or simply to add a bit of character to the nursery. The diameter is approximately 23.5cm and the height including lid is 25.5cm.

This Rattan Rabbit Mirror is just adorable and would be a perfect added extra to any nursery.

Swan decorations are really popular at the moment, whether on the wall like these ones here, or as a flying swan over a cot. They add a unique touch to a nursery and compliment any décor. As well as looking really cute, they bring a whimsical feel to a nursery and a bit of added fun.

Cut flowers are very on trend at the moment and we love this pastel flower wall hanging from Etsy. It can be completely customised to suit your colour scheme, and uses a mixture of roses, peonies and other flowers to give a pretty and natural feel to your baby’s nursery. Just beautiful.

Gone are the days of the traditional changing mat. It’s all about the changing basket! This lovely changing basket looks super stylish and chic and is designed to last way beyond the changing days. Once your little one is out of nappies, it can be used to store books or toys.

Wallpaper has well and truly made a comeback, and there are so many designs to choose from. We love this magical woodland print from Scandibørn, featuring woodland animals, toadstools and golden keys. Perfect for adding a magical touch to a nursery - it's not the cheapest by far, but this is a gorgeous investment. 


Lizzie is a freelance writer and mum of twin babies and a toddler. In her spare time Lizzie loves keeping fit, feasting on a good pub lunch and spending time with her family. Lizzie also runs a Motherhood and Lifestyle Blog Life with WIT. She studied Publishing with Media, Communication and Culture at Oxford Brookes University and has recently returned to her writing roots.

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