Top Baby Girl Nursery Ideas & Trends You DON’T Want to miss!
Congratulations! If you’re expecting a daughter in the next 9 months, you are probably thinking about baby girl nursery ideas.
My three girls are now older and in their own ‘big girl’ bedrooms but decorating their nurseries was one of the most exciting parts of my pregnancies. In this article I’ll outline the top 5 trending baby girl nursery themes and how to implement them, plus nursery furniture recommendations for each look.
Top 5 Baby Girl’s Nursery Themes
1: Monochrome Baby Girl Nursery Ideas
Black and white is widely known to be a fantastic color scheme for a baby room. the contrast between black and white stimulates the development of the optic nerves and encourage gentle cognitive development without over-stimulating babies.
Whether you use monochrome for bold patterns or clean lines, there are easy ways to create a calming and stylish nursery design that’s also gender neutral.
How To Pull Off A Monochrome Girls’ Nursery- Ideas For A Black and White Baby Nursery:
- White curtains create a dreamy, airy feeling- just make sure you purchase ones with black-out lining so your little one gets enough sleep!
- White nursery walls accentuate natural light and give a clean look for your baby’s nursery; you can use black wall decals or some black and white wall art to personalise the room. You could put up a personalised silhouette Just ensure that in small rooms you go for mainly white walls so as not to close it in!
- Black or white furniture is of course essential, but for larger items such as a rocking chair (or those difficult to clean), grey can also work and creates a feature of the room when accessorized with black and white. If you really want to go for it, a co-ordinating black changing table and baby crib creates a strong look for your little girl.
- An area rug is one of the easiest ways to pull a monochrome gender-neutral nursery. Choose from a black rug with white stripes, polka dots or go cutesy with a panda or penguin rug.
Monochrome Nursery Furniture & Decor Top Picks:
- Crib – the white OBaby Grace Cot Bed or black Little Babes cot bed
- Changing table – the white open OBaby Changing Unit with this adorable giraffe padded changing mat
- Baby clothes storage – the Life Carver premium bedside drawer unit
- Rug – Boho black and white rug or
- Wall decal – Personalised line drawing of your baby from Etsy or StickerDeen sticker dots
- Accessories: Tiny Love black and white playmat
2: Pink ‘Little Princess’ Nursery Ideas
A classic nursery theme, the color pink has been the most popular choice for decades for good reason. It’s what I went for for my first baby girl’s room!
There are so many ways to create a modern look with pink nurseries- but whether going for a traditional or modern design, the important thing is that you love it!
How To Pull Off A Pink Nursery: Ideas For Sweet Dreams With Pink Walls:
- If you want pink for the entire room, choose either a lighter ‘blush’ or ‘dusty rose’ shade for a calming vibe, or fully commit and go for vibrant pink nursery wallpaper or paint.
- Pink drapes might be overkill if you’ve chosen a pink color for all four walls, but if you have decided on a feature wall with cream or white for the other three, they can frame the room beautifully. White wooden blinds or drapes with floral themes can also be a lovely way to create an elegant nursery.
- A white crib is the way to go in a pink nursery- I chose gorgeous pink crib bedding and crib sheets (remember for safety a crib should have nothing but the mattress and your baby in it when baby is in the crib). I still have my eldest daughter’s little pink blanket, but pink furniture usually dates very quickly so I would advise sticking with white.
- A canopy can have a huge impact on the whole room and feels really luxurious. Just make sure safety comes first- nothing should be draped on or near the crib, and it should be well out of the reach of little hands. The best place to put it may be in a corner away from the bed to create a reading nook for when your baby is older.
‘Pretty Pink’ Themed Nursery Furniture & Decor Top Picks:
- Crib: The OBaby Sleigh Luxe Cot Bed in white
- Changing table: The OBaby Sleigh Changing Unit in white
- Baby clothes storage: The OBaby Sleigh Tall Drawers in white
- Rug: ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ baby pink rug or this fluffy faux fur rug (fully washable)
- Canopy: Princess Canopy with delicate edges
- Wall decal: Watercolor blooming peonies
- Accessories: This gorgeous light pink feather light pendant
3: Scandinavian Girls’ Nursery Ideas
With natural materials and evoking an outdoor space feel, Scandi style is one of my favorite girl nursery ideas. When combined with a Montessori approach to the home, these nurseries can easily evolve to stay as your child’s room for years to come.
As this style is fairly minimalist it is great for a small space.
How To Pull Off A Scandinavian Baby’s Nursery: Scandi Favorite Nursery Ideas
- A wooden floor is a great base for this style nursery- a neutral or gray rug can provide warmth and coziness while maintaining a minimalist feel.
- Minimal decorative items are needed (less clutter and cleaning for you!); instead pop up a large round mirror (it is brilliant for babies’ development to look at faces) and use wicker baskets for a few key toys or nursery items.
- For nursery decor on the walls, try a nature mural – for example mountains or a lake- in muted colors.
- Dried grasses are a good idea popped in a clay or ceramic vase- this is more for you to admire than for baby’s benefit, but you’ll appreciate them during long feeds!
- Think bamboo for a natural looking light fixture that won’t need to be updated for a long time- easy on the eye and your pocket!
Scandinavian Themed Nursery Furniture & Decor Top Picks:
- Crib: A natural wooden house-style crib
- Changing table: This antique style East Coast Clara dresser unit
- Baby clothes storage: This Scandi zig-zag chest of drawers
- Rug: Boho tassel rug from Etsy or a natural jute rug
- Wall decal: These mountain landscape wall stickers and this macramé rainbow
- Accessories: This gorgeous dried grasses bouquet from Etsy in these rustic stoneware vases, plus this wooden play gym.
4: Bright And Bold Little Girl’s Nursery
A perfect theme if having a gender-neutral is important to you, ‘bright and bold’ is a joyful, happy style that will feel like a throwback to how your own parents (or even grandparents) decorated nurseries!
How To Pull Off A Bright and Bold Theme: Ideas for A ‘Popping’ Baby’s Nursery
- Try vibrant blue walls as the main color to emulate the sky, along with a hand-painted rainbow (a lovely personal touch) or wall sticker for amazing wall decor- the aim is a classic ‘retro’ vibe with a modern twist. Alternatively go for white or cream walls with bright giant ‘sprinkles’ in rainbow colors.
- Aim for natural materials for nursery furniture; original wood feels vintage and is also perfect for budget-friendly nurseries as painted furniture is often more expensive. The furniture doesn’t need to match to pull off this look; it’s whimsical and friendly so choose whatever pieces you like!
- A plush rug in white is perfect as a ‘cloud’ if you’ve gone for blue walls, or pick any accent color from the rainbow or sprinkles to tie in with the wall decor.
- Framed brightly colored animals or quotes is a lovely, easy way to decorate this brightly themed nursery.
- Throw pillows in bold colors can make a cosy corner, or place one on a rocking chair for a great way to create a bright pop of color.
Bright and Bold Themed Nursery Furniture & Decor Top Picks:
- Crib: The YappyPlay natural cot
- Changing table: The Nursery dresser/ massage & care station on wheels
- Baby clothes storage: A mid-century drawer unit from Etsy
- Rug: This fluffy white rug or something more bold to contrast with the blue walls or add a pop of color to cream walls, like this rug in orange or pink.
- Wall decal: A personalised rainbow over blue paint, or colorful sprinkle stickers on cream walls
- Accessories: This bright macrame rainbow and 60s style white lightshade
5: Vintage Bohemian Little Girls’ Nursery
Think cozy fabrics, warm hues and vintage crochet in a Bohemian style nursery. Easy to do on a budget (it may actually be easier to find pieces in this style second-hand than new), this is a magical theme for a little girl’s nursery.
How To Pull Off A Vintage-Bohemian Vibe For Your Daughter’s Nursery
- A feature wall with large floral-print wallpaper is the perfect way to set the scene; an accent wall acts as the main feature of the room, and everything else ties it together.
- A crib skirt is a kitsch and cute way to keep up the vintage feel; use neutral or slightly warm colors for this and crib bedding, drapes and upholstery, such as beiges and dusty rose-pinks.
- Rattan baskets are super cute for storing baby clothes in, and evoke the 1970s
- Browse eBay for vintage finds such as old teddies or vintage baby toys as decorations (make sure they’re out of reach of baby!)
- Why not add some paper flowers as decor and use tassels as curtain tiebacks to finish the look?
Vintage-Bohemian Themed Nursery Furniture & Decor Top Picks:
- Crib: This dark wood Babymore Eva sleigh crib
- Changing table: This gorgeous rattan baby changing table from Etsy
- Baby clothes storage: This tallboy mid-century chest of drawers in Teak
- Rug: A gorgeous vintage floral rug like this Kella floor rug
- Wall decal: A feature wall of vintage rose wallpaper; on other walls search second-hand stores for interesting framed prints
- Accessories: Vintage country house style crochet curtains in beige, with tassels
Baby Girl Nursery Ideas Summary
I hope this article has helped you come up with some lovely baby girl nursery ideas for your little one, and that the recommendations of nursery furniture make it easy to put together! You will probably want to check out my post on the best postpartum pyjamas, nightgowns and loungewear for when your little one arrives. Congratulations!