Nursery Themes for Baby’s Room

When anticipating a new baby, one of the most enjoyable tasks of preparation–choosing the theme for the new nursery–can quickly become overwhelming. So many choices! Where to begin? You want the room to look just right. After all, you and the baby will be spending a lot of time in this new baby room.

Honestly, the baby won’t care if he or she is in an undecorated room as long as he or she is loved, warm, dry, and well fed. So while considering the baby, also consider yourself. Make sure you won’t mind looking at Cookie Monster for hours every day before plastering his big blue crumb-covered face on the walls.

Even if you know the baby’s gender, choices are still vast in number. Should you keep the decorating simple, or make it detailed? Paint the walls yellow, green, or leave them white? Stencil cute animals or a sophisticated pattern? Put up a mural, wall border, or both? While the ultimate decision may take much pondering–especially if multiple people must weigh in on the choice–you can jump-start your creative quest by considering, crossing off, and choosing favorites from the following kid-friendly list of baby nursery themes.

And chances are you can find a newborn bib on this site to match! 🙂

baby blocks and Nursery Rhymes
Humpty-Dumpty
Little Miss Muffet
Little Bo Peep
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Hey, Diddle, Diddle

Fairy Tales

Goldie Locks and the Three Bears
The Three Little Pigs
Cinderella
Sleeping Beauty
Snow White
Rapunzel

Animals

Bunnies
Pigs
Kittens
Puppies
Monkeys
Duckies
Fish
Frogs
Turtles
Sea Horses
Tropical Birds
Blue Birds
Giraffes
Elephants
Dinosaurs
Lizards
Jungle Animals
Zoo Animals

Insects

Butterflies
Ladybugs
Dragonflies
Bees
Fireflies
Ants

Toys

Blocks
Teddy Bears
Rattles
Clowns
Carousel Horses

Characters

Winnie the Pooh
Hello Kitty
Care Bears
Thomas the Train
Sesame Street
Noah’s Ark
Strawberry Shortcake
My Little Pony
Peter Rabbit
Precious Moments
Fairies
Unicorns

Miscellaneous

Colors
Numbers
Shapes
Patterns (dots, splotches, stripes, swirls)
Circus
Nautical
Space
Sports
Planes
Trains
Stars
Rainbow
Sun
Clouds and Blue Sky
Angels
Prayers
“Cute as a Button”
Mushrooms and Elves
Flowers
Lollipops
Baby Footprints
Baby Hand prints

One final point to consider: How quickly will the child outgrow the chosen theme, and do you mind redecorating in several years? You’ll be saying goodbye to rattles pretty quickly, but a sports theme could last an entire childhood!

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