Pastel or neutral colors?
Polka dots or stripes?
Farm animals or safari wildlife?
These are just some of several things that parents think about for their baby’s nursery. But one thing is certain: Baby is on the way!
A nursery is a baby’s primary environment. It’s where baby will sleep, grow, and bond with mom and dad in its first years of life.
Naturally, choosing a theme for the nursery is a fundamental step in a parent’s journey. But a new coat of paint is not enough!
There’s a new wave of nursery themes that are creating nurturing and adorable environments for babies and parents alike. And we’re here to tell you about them and help you get inspired!
Here are 5 of the trendiest themes you and baby will love…
1. Rustic Forest
Want to expose your new baby to the great outdoors early on?
There’s nothing cozier than feeling like you’re holding your baby in a log cabin. And with this theme, you’ll feel just that!
The rustic forest theme incorporates a mix of neutral and deep colors. We’re talking an array of beige, evergreen, and maroon.
The rustic forest nursery also incorporates plaid linens and wood furniture. Some nurseries even have stencils of bears, deer, and rabbits on the walls.
This theme is perfect if you love the Oregon outdoors and plan to take your baby on hikes and camping trips!
2. Under the Milky Way
The solar system mobile is a classic choice for nursery decor. But parents can take the outer space feel to a whole new level.
The base of an outer space nursery is usually a palette of gray. You can also incorporate other bright colors, like yellow, orange, blue, and purple.
Space nursery decor doesn’t end with the solar system mobile, either. You should work in linens and area rugs with stars on them, as well as contemporary light fixtures.
3. Floral Garden
Expecting a little girl and can’t wait to doll her up with everything girly?
Of all feminine-inspired nursery themes, none are as trendy as the floral garden!
Pink and purple typically come to mind when people think of girly nurseries. But these days, parents are working in a blend of coral, turquoise, and dandelion yellow.
After all, gardens include all colors bright and uplifting as the next.
If you want to tone down the pastels, incorporate softer greens. You can also pair the green with a lavender highlight or plum undertone for a feminine touch.
And of course, no garden nursery is complete without some illustrations. Flowers, butterflies, and all!
4. Out to Sea
Nautical nursery themes are a classic choice for baby boys. But they’re also perfect for families who spend a lot of time on the water.
Naturally, a nautical nursery is navy or gray. But you can also bring more life to the walls by painting one or two of them with an ocean blue or a blue-gray blend.
You can also accentuate the room with gold colored paint details. Or you can pick out linens, furniture, and decor items that have gold or mustard yellow in them.
Complete your little sailor’s room with a boat mobile over the crib or an anchor-shaped pillow on the rocker. Not to mention some fish illustrations floating around somewhere on the walls!
5. Baby’s First Journey
This is by far the most simple of our nursery themes. But it may be the most sentimental.
The reason being that your baby will grow into his or her own person. And this nursery celebrates this.
A first journey nursery is neutral to its core. So, beige and off-white are the typical choices in color.
The central decor piece of this nursery is a big world map on one of the walls of the room. There should be nothing else on this wall, as the map should stand out on its own.
Some parents hang framed photos of family members. Some even frame a handwritten letter to the baby that he or she will read at a later age.
Neutral colors enhance these decor pieces. As the child grows, you can hang up new photos and the child’s artwork.
The Best Nursery Themes for Your Baby
Setting up the nursery is a momentous task that parents do to get ready for their new baby. So, choosing the perfect theme shouldn’t go overlooked.
The theme of a nursery starts with colors. And you want to make sure that the paint job on your baby’s nursery is done right!
Got questions about selecting a baby-friendly palette? Need help painting your new baby’s nursery?
Contact us here at Fitzpatrick Painting. We’re here for you!