Baby Room Ideas For A Beautiful Start In Life

Preparing the home for a new baby takes time, planning but also a creative mind. A newborn baby doesn’t really care about style or anything else really so all those cute and sophisticated baby room ideas that you want to use as inspiration are actually for everyone but the baby. That being said, this doesn’t mean you should completely ignore the looks. It’s important to find the balance between aesthetic appeal and functionality.

For the first few months of a baby's life, the crib will be the most important element in the roomView in gallery
For the first few months of a baby’s life, the crib will be the most important element in the room

Some things, like the changing table, are a must-have for a nursery room. Others are just accessories meant to make the room pretty and to give it character. Whether it’s a baby girl or a baby boy’s room, the important elements are almost always the same ones. A nursery needs a crib, lots of functional storage and a soothing color palette.

Don't go overboard with the crib since you'll only use for a short time. However, don't skimp on the details eitherView in gallery
Don’t go overboard with the crib since you’ll only use for a short time. However, don’t skimp on the details either

When choosing the colors for the nursery room we suggest going with pastels. They’re soothing and best suited for a baby’s first months, a period of accommodation and learning about the world and the surroundings. You can choose the colors based on gender so for example a baby girl’s room can be decorated with shades of pink and lavender and a baby boy’s room can feature tones of blue. Some colors are more neutral and also a bit more unexpected. Green, yellow and even coral, gray or turquoise can fit into this category.

Visually, a sturdy frame doesn't stand out much, although it is extremely importantView in gallery
Visually, a sturdy frame doesn’t stand out much, although it is extremely important

When choosing a pastel color, make sure it’s not too bold but not too pale either. You want it to be just right so it looks pleasing to the eye but it also stands out and tie the rest of the decor together harmoniously. You can play with different shades of the same color for a dynamic effect.

The texture palette is as important as the colors used in a nursery, if not even more View in gallery
The texture palette is as important as the colors used in a nursery, if not even more

Let’s say you have all the furniture and accessories needed for the nursery. Now you need to figure out how to put everything in the room. Our most important suggestion is to avoid clutter. You definitely don’t want to trip over a misplaced table, a chair or toys on the floor when you’re carrying the baby or when you’re in a hurry.

Soften the decor with delicate textiles, breezy curtains and canopies and, of course, pastel colorsView in gallery
Soften the decor with delicate textiles, breezy curtains and canopies and, of course, pastel colors
Don't forget to add a playful touch to the decor. Look for cute and fun ways to display decorations View in gallery
Don’t forget to add a playful touch to the decor. Look for cute and fun ways to display decorations

When all the big and important elements are in place you can start adding all the little missing details. Now is the time to be creative and to focus on that theme you’ve chosen for the room, if you chose one. You can add all sorts of details such as some nice window treatments, a canopy for the crib, some framed pictures or artwork on the walls and of course some adequate lighting. A suggestion that we often encountered is to install curtains or window shades so you can mimic nighttime during the day for a more comfortable sleeping experience.

Everything can be customized to look cute in a nursery room, like this mirror framed by a giant teddy bearView in gallery
Everything can be customized to look cute in a nursery room, like this mirror framed by a giant teddy bear
In addition to the crib, a bassinet is often another must-have in a lot of nursery roomsView in gallery
In addition to the crib, a bassinet is often another must-have in a lot of nursery rooms
The teddy mirror frame is a perfect focal point which goes well with the chosen themeView in gallery
The teddy mirror frame is a perfect focal point which goes well with the chosen theme
Notice the cute little teddy bear drawer knobs installed on this changing table. They match the mirrorView in gallery
Notice the cute little teddy bear drawer knobs installed on this changing table. They match the mirror

There are a lot of ways in which to make a baby room decor unique and interesting. You can decorate the walls with wallpaper (make sure it’s washable – accidents happen), with decals or murals. The ceiling can be painted too. Stripes are great because they’re simple, elegant and timeless but you can also go with a polka dot pattern which is also cute and lovely.

Bassinets and rocking chairs are two very cozy accent pieces for any nursery roomView in gallery
Bassinets and rocking chairs are two very cozy accent pieces for any nursery room
Keep the color palette simple and be make the decor cohesive and harmoniousView in gallery
Keep the color palette simple and be make the decor cohesive and harmonious

At the end, when everything comes together, the big picture starts to form and it all gets real. Hopefully, a harmonious image will form, one that both the baby and the parents can be happy with, each for different reasons. But don’t get too comfortable with this feeling because soon enough you’ll have to redecorate. Babies grow fast and before you know it you’ll be decorating a teen’s room.

It's very important to have a lot of functional storage space in the nursery roomView in gallery
It’s very important to have a lot of functional storage space in the nursery room
You could squeeze in some storage drawers under the crib and even add storage to the sidesView in gallery
You could squeeze in some storage drawers under the crib and even add storage to the sides
Some cribs come with plenty of built-in storage which is great for things like diapers, clothes, lotions, etcView in gallery
Some cribs come with plenty of built-in storage which is great for things like diapers, clothes, lotions, etc
As your baby starts to grow up you'll need to replace the crib with a toddler bedView in gallery
As your baby starts to grow up you’ll need to replace the crib with a toddler bed
The transition from crib to bed can be tricky so look for ways to make it as smooth as possibleView in gallery
The transition from crib to bed can be tricky so look for ways to make it as smooth as possible
Some decorations can stay in the room a bit longer, until you change the theme entirely View in gallery
Some decorations can stay in the room a bit longer, until you change the theme entirely
There are a lot of unique designs created specifically with kids in mind and they're really magicalView in gallery
There are a lot of unique designs created specifically with kids in mind and they’re really magical
You can turn anything into.a work of art, even make a closet look like a princess' wardrobeView in gallery
You can turn anything into.a work of art, even make a closet look like a princess’ wardrobe
You don't need a specific theme to make a kids' room look amazing, cute and beautifulView in gallery
You don’t need a specific theme to make a kids’ room look amazing, cute and beautiful
A theme can be set by the colors used or y the choice of forms and by all the accessoriesView in gallery
A theme can be set by the colors used or y the choice of forms and by all the accessories
Even toys and other childish things can give the room a sophisticated look if chosen rightView in gallery
Even toys and other childish things can give the room a sophisticated look if chosen right
This cute little nightstand is exquisite, with its fabric-covered drawer fronts, the trim and the bow pullsView in gallery
This cute little nightstand is exquisite, with its fabric-covered drawer fronts, the trim and the bow pulls
Add some accent lighting to the inside of the cabinets, under the bed or on the ceilingView in gallery
Add some accent lighting to the inside of the cabinets, under the bed or on the ceiling