Choosing a nursery theme is one of the most fun parts of pregnancy and right at the top of our favourites list is a woodland themed nursery. Not only is it a lovely choice for either gender, but it's also truly timeless. There is so much potential, whether you fancy going all out woodland or just want to add a few touches here and there.
Wanderlust brought a strong travel theme to nursery décor last year and we're expecting more of the same in 2022, drawing upon inspiration from places far and wide. Think safari and ocean themes, global wall features, animal print, coastal themes and photos of faraway destinations.
So whether you’ve got a special delivery on the way or just feel like redecorating your toddler’s room, take a whizz through our woodland theme nursery interior buys – the perfect gender-neutral interior design.
What other nursery themes are on-trend for 2022?
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.
Boho is predicted to be a growing trend for 2022, with botanicals, macrame wall hangings, houseplants, pastels and earthy colours such as browns and terracotta being heavily featured against clean whites. Natural materials such as wood, rattan and cane also bring the outdoors in for a bit of Boho chic, making your nursery space feel warm, cosy and relaxed, whilst staying close to nature.
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.
Disney and Pixar
Many of us grew up watching Disney and Pixar movies, so it’s no surprise that as adults we want to bring that magic into the décor of our children's rooms. According to the experts at Babysense, the most popular themes gaining popularity this year include 'The Princess & the Frog', 'Aladdin', 'Snow White', 'Moana', and 'Bambi'.
What to buy for a woodland themed nursery
Kitsch Rabbit Night Light
Is your toddler afraid of the dark? This cute and chic nightlight will keep them comforted.
This lovely garland is beautifully made from felt and features woodland animals and trees in gorgeous colours. It is simple to put up thanks to a hanging loop at each end.
Rosa & Bo Woodland Nesting babies
These distinctive nesting dolls are a delightful finishing touch for any newborn’s nursery. A keep-forever ornament that your little one will love playing with as he gets older, too.
Forest Animal Bamboo Muslin Swaddle Baby Blanket
Made from breathable muslin fabric, we adore this Bambi-esque muslin which is big enough to double up as a blanket and will look super cute in cot and stroller alike.
SnuzPod 3-In-1 bedside Crib & Mattress
This bedside crib has a gorgeous, back to nature feel, completing your woodland-inspired nursery design. This 3-in-1 design works as a stand-alone crib, a rocking bassinet and a bedside crib – just adapt it to suit your and your baby’s needs.
Woodland Animals Print 1 Tog Sleeping Bag
Super soft and irresistibly cute, this woodland sleeping bag is essential for keeping little tots toasty. It should help them sleep longer, too.
Woodland Creatures Soft Felt Baby Cot Mobile
The soft and neutral tones in this cot mobile are fitting for a nursery inspired by subtle colours. The captivating and intricately detailed animals are sure to soothe your baby to sleep.
Fox Children's Storage Footstool
Holding up to 120kgs weight of storage in your child's nursery, this adorable fox footstool has a hinged lid with a velcro fastening.
Sass & Belle Woodland Fox Rug
Measuring 60cm x 45cm, this 100 per cent cotton fox rug will be right at home on the floor of your woodland nursery.
Cute Woodland Pop-Up Laundry Hampers
Keep your baby's dirty laundry (and let's be honest, there's a lot!) in this sweet pop up laundry hamper which features cartoon woodland animals.
Wallpaper Woodland Birch
Transform your baby's nursery into a woodland oasis with this non-woven wallpaper which showcases birches with birds, squirrels and butterflies.
Forest Animals Wallpaper
Just peel and stick this self-adhesive woodland wallpaper. There's no need for glue, paste or water. Plus if you're decorating the nursery yourself, the wallpapers are repositionable and can be applied and peeled multiple times.
Mighty Oaks Sign
Made from rustic-style birchwood, this acorn-shaped wooden sign features a lovely engraved message. Prop it up on a shelf in the nursery or hang it on the wall.
Woodland Watercolor Wall Decal
Create your own unique woodland scene and arrange these trees, leaves and animals decal any way you like around the room for instant cuteness.
Baby Monthly Milestone Blanket
Your sweet baby will look right at home among the woodland friends in this milestone blanket. Week by week, month by month as your tiny baby grows.
Deluxe Unisex Baby Waterproof Changing Mat
Change your baby on this wipeable changing mat with raised edges which will keep your bub in place.