100 Stunning Nursery Theme Ideas and Decorations

We have trawled through thousands of Pinterest pins and Instagram posts to bring to you a central source of inspiration for your Nursery project. 

Decorating and DIY'ing will be one of the more fund child related activities in the lead up to the birth of your new arrival. The hard part is making a decision on your theme! 

We will not pretend to be making this choice any easier for you here - there are 100 options after all - but what we can do is try and prevent any kind of remorse in your choice if only you knew about this other theme. 

DIY Nursery Tips & Tutorials

Even if you feel you have no DIY skills, most wall features and decals are so easy to use that anyone can do it. If you have used stickers at any stage in your life then you are more than qualified. 

If you have not done this before check out the demonstration video below. There are a few easy hacks that will make this process a breeze. 

Wall paper will be a bit more technical as you will have to measure and cut your sheets to fit the wall. 

This is still an easy DIY project, but it is more time consuming and requires some precision. 

Just remember that you can always trim back a piece that is too big, but you cannot add back in what you cut off: 

  • Measure twice, cut once
  • Overestimate and trim, don't underestimate and patch

The Great Outdoors

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Cabin

  • Gender: Male
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Colors: Natural: tan, brown; accent: green (hunter or olive), red
  • Design Elements: Animals: bears, deer, and moose; patterns: red/black plaid; natural wood
  • Accessories: Bear rug; mounted hunting trophies
  • Wall Features: Forest cabin interior: wood paneling with mounted deer and/or moose
wood paneling wall decor

You can transform your nursery into a warm & cozy log cabin setting with some wood panelling wall paper stickers.

This rolls out easily on your wall of choice and the installation is just a peel and stick process. 

When you have your cabin setting any animal toys will look right at home! 

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Woodland

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Colors: Neutral: tan, cream; accent: navy, orange, green
  • Design Elements: Animals: foxes, deer, hedgehogs, squirrels, raccoons, rabbits, owls; trees
  • Accessories: Mobiles and stuffed animals featuring woodland creatures; natural wood picture frames
  • Wall Features: Forest scene: Trees and animals
woodland wall decal

A fully customizable name will add that personal touch to your woodland setting.

Combined with the cute animal cartoons looking over your crib, this is an easy kick start to your woodland themes nursery project. 

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Mountain

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Colors: Cool colors: blues and greys; accent: green, yellow
  • Design Elements: Mountains: cold and snowy, or warm and green
  • Accessories: Woodland theme bedding; mountain or woodland accent pillows
  • Wall Features: Mountain decal or stencils
mountain wall decal

The light refreshing colours of this decal are probably more boy'ish with the green central feature.

The plane over head is a nice touch amongst the clouds and gives off an ambience that cries sleep... Hopefully that is exactly what it encourages!

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Adventure

  • Gender: Male
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Colors: Monochrome: black and white; accent: pop with any color
  • Design Elements: Combining tribal, travel, and cabin theme details
  • Accessories: Teepee; globe; tribal wall decor
  • Wall Features: Minimal; Tribal Arrow Compass
tribal wall decal

This simple compass decal will be a unique addition to your feature wall, and will go with just about any color you can imagine for your nursery... Except black of course. 

From there you can put together a blend of rustic and modern features to suit your taste. 

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Camping

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  • Gender: Male
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Colors: Natural: brown, green; accent: navy, orange
  • Design Elements: Trees: evergreen and birch; activities: rowing, campfire cooking, fishing
  • Accessories: Tent; oars; faux campfire; tree stump cushions
  • Wall Features: Trees and night sky, with tent over the crib
camping and adventure decorations

Multiple pieces are included in this camping scene set of decals that are perfect for that great outdoors setting. You can spread these out across the room to support your theme design. 

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Nature

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  • Gender: Neutral
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Colors: Monochrome: black and white; accent: brown, green
  • Design Elements: Wood: trees, décor; natural textures: fur, feathers
  • Accessories: Fur blankets and pillows; potted ferns
  • Wall Features: Wooden elements: plaques, paneling, floating shelves
cukudy nature decals

This nature scene decal gives a very raw, but pleasant, scene that creates a relaxing ambience in your baby's sanctuary. 

While it has no bright colors you will find that it will compliment the typical color scheme for either a boy or a girl. 

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Trees

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Colors: Natural: cream, tan, grey; accent: pop with any color
  • Design Elements: Just trees
  • Accessories: Mobile made with branches and leaves
  • Wall Features: Forest scene, or single feature tree
lucky blowing tree wallpaper sticker

An elegant and mysterious feature that is quite symbolic of life. A young, strong, and growing tree with fragile branches and leaves that bend with the external forces of nature. 

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Pond

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    Gender: Neutral
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    Difficulty: Medium
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    Colors: Pastels: green, yellow, blue
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    Design Elements: Animals: frogs, ducks, turtles; foliage: lily pads, cattails
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    Accessories: Pond theme bedding, round green rug (like a lily pad)
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    Wall Features: Pond theme decals

I have lost count of the number of babies I know who's first word was turtle.  

What I like about the pond theme is the simplicity of the subject matter. Those first word books have a lot of overlap with the characters. This can be a great educational tool in those first years as they develop their speech. 

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Garden - Flowers Theme

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    Gender: Female
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    Difficulty: Easy
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    Colors: Pink; accent: blue, green, yellow
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    Design Elements: Flowers; butterflies; textures: ruffles, lace
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    Accessories: Ruffled crib skirt; floral bedding; butterfly rug
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    Wall Features: Accented with Flowers and Butterflies

With a pink central theme with blooming springtime surroundings, this theme will bring out the girliest parts of your girly side.

Dad may have to sit this one out... 

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Garden - Vegetable Theme

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    Gender: Neutral
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    Difficulty: Easy
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    Colors: White; accent: vegetable colors (eggplant, pea green, tomato red, carrot orange)
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    Design Elements: Just vegetables
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    Accessories: Gardening tools; “punny” vegetable prints
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    Wall Features: Minimal: accent with framed prints

This is another theme that can overlap with the early vocabulary education. This may not have the broad appeal that the flower theme would have, but is a fun and easy theme to follow with a diverse range of colors that gives you a lot of freedom. 

All Creatures Great and Small

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Birds

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    Gender: Neutral
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    Difficulty: Easy
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    Colors: Realistic: natural colored forest (brown, green), bird colors (red, blue, grey, black); whimsical: pastels
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    Design Elements: Trees, with birds on branches
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    Accessories: 
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    Wall Features: Bird Decal

This is a theme with great versatility. You can go with either bright colors and whimsical birds, or something more muted and realistic.

Either way, you will have something that will give a sense of feeling light and free like a bird.

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Doh... A Deer

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    Gender: Female
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    Difficulty: Medium
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    Colors: Pink; accent: brown, grey
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    Design Elements: Deer: cartoon/fairytale style; foliage: trees, flowers, bushes
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    Wall Features: Forest scene with deer decals

When it comes to a girly deer-themed nursery, the first thing you may think of is “Disney Princess,” with friendly (and helpful!) creatures in a fairytale setting.

That is what you will get with this theme: all of the whimsy and magic for your little princess.

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Buck... Also a Deer

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    Gender: Male
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    Difficulty: Medium
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    Colors: White; accent: navy, brown
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    Design Elements: Deer: more realistic, hunting trophy style; hunting and/or woodland elements: arrows, trees
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    Wall Features: Stuffed, mounted deer head

On the other hand, when it comes to little boys and deer, you may think of a more realistic approach…perhaps something that makes you think of a hunter.

This theme is sure to fit with your little boy’s outdoorsy ruggedness.

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Dog and Puppies

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    Gender: Male
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    Difficulty: Easy
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    Colors: Monochrome: black and white; accent: navy, red
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    Design Elements: Paw prints; dogs: either realistic or “simplified” puppies
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    Accessories: Stuffed puppy toys
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    Wall Features: Dog prints or decals

What’s the old saying? Little boys are made of snips, snails, and…puppy dog tails…Okay, well not really of course, but what little boy doesn’t love puppies?

This theme brings all of the cuteness and joy that a dog can offer while remaining simply decorated.

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Sheep Farm

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    Gender: Neutral
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    Difficulty: Easy
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    Colors: Monochrome: black and white; accent: light colors (blue, pink, yellow, green)
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    Design Elements: Sheep; textures: fleece, wool
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    Accessories: Stuffed sheep toys
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    Wall Features: Fence with sheep decals

Sheep are the perfect companions in the nursery.

Soft and fluffy, they almost invite your little one to lay their heads down on little woollen pillows. 

This nursery is sure to send your baby peacefully into dreamland as they count their sheep.

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Duckie

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    Gender: Neutral
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    Difficulty: Medium
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    Colors: Yellow; accent: green, sky blue
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    Design Elements: Ducks; foliage: lily pads, lilies, cattails;
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    Accessories: Duck tows and pattern blankets
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    Wall Features: Duck decal with customizable name and colors

“Rubber ducky, you’re the one…”

There’s a reason Ernie loved his rubber ducky; it’s a bath time favorite for kids of all ages.

Bring that cute little bundle of joy into the nursery with this adorable ducky theme.

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Kitty Cat

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    Gender: Female
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    Difficulty: Easy
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    Colors: Monochrome: black and white; accent: pink
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    Design Elements: Cats of all kinds
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    Accessories: 
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    Wall Features: Wall stickers and decals

Nothing says girls are the only ones that can like cats, but there is a reason cats are often associated with girls and dogs with boys.

Cats are the picture of sophistication and grace, and this nursery theme is sure to echo those traits that inevitably exist in your baby girl.

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Turtles

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    Gender: Neutral
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    Difficulty: Easy
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    Colors: Sky blue, pastel yellow; accent: green
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    Design Elements: Turtles: sea water or fresh water
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    Accessories: 
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    Wall Features: Accent with turtle stickers

The sight of a turtle can often reflect the way we want to keep our babies: safe and secure inside a little shell.

But since that is impractical, you can at least keep them safe in their turtle-themed nursery.

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Elephants

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    Gender: Neutral
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    Difficulty: Easy
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    Colors: Grey; accent: pink, blue, yellow
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    Design Elements: Elephants; patterns: polka dots, stripes, chevron
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    Accessories: 
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    Wall Features: Accent with turtle stickers

I do not know what it is that makes the combination of elephants and baby items so adorable, but the obvious cuteness cannot be denied by anyone who sees it.

Elephants are easy to decorate with, giving you the freedom to use just about any color or pattern to accent the soft grey creatures.

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Giraffe

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    Gender: Neutral
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    Difficulty: Medium
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    Colors: Sage green; accent: soft yellow, brown
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    Design Elements: Giraffes, safari elements
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    Accessories: 
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    Wall Features: Large giraffe decal

Giraffes can be a symbol of growth.

Incorporating them into your baby’s nursery may inspire them to reach great heights, both physically and purposefully.

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Dinosaurs

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    Gender: Male
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    Difficulty: Medium
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    Colors: Green, brown; accent: muted primary colors (red, blue, yellow)
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    Design Elements: Dinosaurs; volcanoes; foliage: ferns, palm trees
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    Accessories: 
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    Wall Features: Decorate with dinosaur themed stickers

The Land Before Time showed that dinosaurs don't have to be scary. 

I promise you will not find many dinosaurs cuter than the ones used in this theme.

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Owls

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    Gender: Neutral
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    Difficulty: Easy
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    Colors: Grey, white; accent: pink, blue, yellow, green
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    Design Elements: Owls; trees; pattern: chevron
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    Wall Features: Tree and owl decals

Another favorite animal to pair with baby items, owls add a bit of cuteness to any boy or girl nursery. You have the freedom to choose just about any color to go with this creature of the night.

Let’s just hope your baby does not decide to become nocturnal as well…

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Bumblebee

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    Gender: Neutral
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    Difficulty: Easy
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    Colors: Yellow; accent: black, grey, white
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    Design Elements: Bees; hives; foliage: branches, leaves
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    Wall Features: Accent with bee theme decals

Considering that your baby is as sweet as honey, a bumblebee nursery is a great choice to showcase that sweetness. This theme is especially ideal if you are planning on letting your baby’s gender be a surprise.

With yellow as the focal color, it will work well for both boys and girls.

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Bunny Rabbit

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    Gender: Female
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    Difficulty: Easy
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    Colors: Neutral: cream, tan; accent: pink, grey
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    Design Elements: Bunnies; textures: fur, ruffles
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    Wall Features: Accent with rabbit decals

One of the most fun things about this theme is not the bunny itself, but rather all the fun textures you can play with when you are decorating.

Do not be afraid to incorporate lots of fur and ruffles to really girly-fi this nursery.

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Butterfly

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    Gender: Female
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    Difficulty: Easy
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    Colors: Pastels: pink, green, lavender, blue
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    Design Elements: Butterflies; flowers
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    Wall Features: Accent with butterfly stickers

Similar to our flower garden theme, this one features some girly pastel colors, like pink, green, and lavender, and allows you to go crazy with the butterfly décor.

Perfect for your delicate little bug.

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Koalas

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    Gender: Neutral
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    Difficulty: Easy
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    Colors: Grey; accent: yellow, white, green
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    Design Elements: Koalas; trees
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    Wall Features: Koala and tree decals

I love koalas; one of my absolute favorite things about them is the way the babies hang on to their mamas.

They look so cozy and safe, with their embrace just exuding the love they have for each other.

What a perfect theme to use for your baby’s nursery.

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Pandas

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    Gender: Neutral
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    Difficulty: Easy
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    Colors: Monochrome: black and white
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    Design Elements: Pandas; foliage: flowering trees, bamboo
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    Accessories: 
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    Wall Features: Panda and tree decals

Pandas make me think of human babies, with all their chubby, roly-poly clumsiness.

Their black and white pattern makes them a perfect choice for your baby’s nursery, visually stimulating them from birth with the vivid contrast in colors.

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Zoo

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    Gender: Neutral
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    Difficulty: Medium
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    Colors: Multi-color
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    Design Elements: Animals: zebras, monkeys, lions, giraffes, elephants, tigers; trees
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    Accessories: Stuffed animal “zoo”
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    Wall Features: Nature scene with animal decals

When you just cannot decide what animal theme you want to go with, you can just settle for an all over zoo theme.

That way you can incorporate all of your favorite animal friends at the same time!

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Farm

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    Gender: Neutral
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    Difficulty: Hard
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    Colors: Green, blue, red; accent: black, white, yellow
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    Design Elements: Barn; picket fence; animals: cows, horses, sheep, chickens, pigs
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    Accessories: Picket fence; barn door
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    Wall Features: Farm scene: barn, fields, animal decals

For something a little more homely and less exotic, you can go with this farm theme. This goes really well with those early children’s books.

You can talk to your baby about the cow jumping over the moon, houses made of brick, and the little sheep that followed her girl to school.

Out at Sea

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Nautical

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    Gender: Male
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    Difficulty: Medium
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    Colors: Navy, white
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    Design Elements: Sailing details: anchors, ropes, wheel/helm, compass; lighthouse
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    Accessories: Rope curtain tie-backs; row boat shelves
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    Wall Features: Sailing theme decals

Whether you are a sailor or simply love all things ocean-related, this navy and white nautical theme is easy to put together for your little boy.

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Ocean

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    Gender: Neutral
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    Difficulty: Hard
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    Colors: Blue and green: aqua, teal, turquoise, sea glass; accent: bright colors (yellow, orange, pink)
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    Design Elements: Fish: tropical, seahorses, dolphins, octopi, whales; foliage: kelp, coral
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    Accessories: Ocean theme bedding, linens, and pillows
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    Wall Features: Underwater mural with ocean theme decals

Create an underwater dreamland with the unique decals used in this theme.

Your baby can drift off to sleep floating along with their favorite ocean friends.

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Sea Side

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    Gender: Neutral
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    Difficulty: Medium
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    Colors: Turquoise, aqua; accent: orange, tan
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    Design Elements: Coral; sea shells; starfish
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    Accessories: Sea shells and stars
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    Wall Features: Seascape: gradient paint and coral wall stencils

Sometimes we all just need to get away to the sea for a little bit, but when the busyness of life does not allow that, you may just need to settle for bringing a little bit to yourself.

This theme will help you do just that, making you feel the peaceful tranquility of a day at the beach. All you need are some ocean waves.

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Sailors

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    Gender: Male
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    Difficulty: Easy
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    Colors:  Navy and white; accent: red
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    Design Elements: Pattern: stripes; nautical compass
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    Accessories: Sailboats; nautical theme rug
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    Wall Features: Minimal, decorated with nautical compass decal

You can just about bring this sailing theme to life with the colors alone. The navy and white give a nautical feel to the room, and the red accents add a pop of color.

You can top the whole thing off with a couple of decorative sailboats, and a compass decal on your focal wall, and you will have an easily assembled sailing theme.


Into the Wild

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Safari

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    Gender: Neutral
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    Difficulty: Medium
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    Colors:  Monochrome: black and white; or neutral: tan, brown; accent: orange, yellow, red
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    Design Elements: Animals: rhinos, giraffes, zebras, lions; pattern: African tribal print
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    Accessories: Tribal print rug
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    Wall Features: Tribal print wall stencil

Not to be confused with the jungle theme – as it seems is so commonly done – this understated safari theme focuses on tribal patterns and animals from the African plains.

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Jungle

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    Gender: Neutral
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    Difficulty: Easy
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    Colors:  Green, brown
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    Design Elements: Animals: tigers, monkeys, elephants; trees
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    Accessories: Animal print rug; jungle theme bedding
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    Wall Features: Trees and monkeys (decals)

The jungle theme, however, focuses on green leafiness, and lots and lots of monkeys!

Keep the colors simple with green and brown, and accent with decals featuring trees, leaves, and vines.

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Desert

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    Gender: Neutral
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    Difficulty: Medium
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    Colors:  Tan, green; accent: red, orange, turquoise
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    Design Elements: Foliage: cacti, tumbleweeds; animals: horses; patterns: Aztec tribal, southwest
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    Accessories: Tribal print rug; horse prints
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    Wall Features: Desert scene with cacti decals

I suppose this theme could be considered more Southwest than desert.

With the brightly colored accents, Aztec patterns, and cactus and horse décor, your little one will feel like a little cowboy or cowgirl on the range.

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Arctic

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    Gender: Neutral
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    Difficulty: Medium
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    Colors:  Cool colors: blue, grey, white
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    Design Elements: Ice/glaciers; animals: polar bears, penguins, whales, narwhals
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    Accessories: Polar bear rug
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    Wall Features: Decorated with arctic animal stickers

This artic theme is prefect for your cuddly little cub.

Keep the colors nice and cool, focusing on icy blues and greys, and have fun decorating with polar bear themed wall decals.

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Tropical

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    Gender: Neutral
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    Difficulty: Medium
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    Colors:  White, jungle green
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    Design Elements: Palm leaves; textures: wicker, straw
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    Accessories: Wicker chair; straw rug
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    Wall Features: Palm leaf wallpaper

This tropical theme is nice and simple, making you think of a cozy Floridian getaway with palm leaf wallpaper, light colors, and straw and wicker furniture elements.

Modes of Transport

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Car

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    Gender: Male
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    Difficulty: Easy
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    Colors:  Multi-colored, focusing on primary colors: red, blue, yellow
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    Design Elements: Cars; tools; patterns: roads, signs
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    Accessories: Multicolored hub caps; tool chest dresser
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    Wall Features: Minimal, decorated with roads and cars (stickers)

What little boy doesn’t love cars?

With this theme, you can have loads of fun decorating with lots of color and cars of all shapes and sizes.

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Airplane

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    Gender: Male
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    Difficulty: Medium
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    Colors:  Blue; accent: red, white
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    Design Elements: Airplanes; clouds
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    Accessories: Airplanes
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    Wall Features: Clouds with airplane decals

The airplane theme is one that is a lot of fun to do with a vintage twist.

When you are decorating, keep the old aviators in mind, with blues and tans as your color choices, and old bi-planes as your decorative accents.

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Trains

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    Gender: Male
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    Difficulty: Easy
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    Colors:  Blue; accent: red, white
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    Design Elements: Trains; railroad tracks
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    Accessories: Airplanes
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    Wall Features: Railroad tracks and train decals

Choo! Choo! All aboard for dreamland!

This is another easy theme to put together, and perfect if you are looking for minimal work to do. Keep with the red, white, and blue color scheme, and just add a few train accents, like decals and bedding, and you are all set.

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Trucks

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    Gender: Male
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    Difficulty: Easy
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    Colors:  Green, blue
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    Design Elements: Trucks: cement, dump, backhoe
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    Accessories: Trucks
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    Wall Features: Decorated with truck stickers

What better personifies the tough, rugged exterior of a little boy than a truck?

Whether your focus is pickup trucks or construction (like this theme), you are sure to be satisfied with the simplicity and cuteness of this nursery theme.

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Boats

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    Gender: Male
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    Difficulty: Medium
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    Colors:  Navy and white; accent: red
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    Design Elements: Sailboats; pattern: stripes
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    Accessories: Sailboats
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    Wall Features: Navy and white stripes, decorated with sailboat decals

This is very similar to our sailing theme, but you can incorporate boats of any kind into this nursery theme.

Try mixing in some tankers, speedboats, and tugboats with the usual sailboats to give it some variety.

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Hot Air Balloons

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    Gender: Neutral
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    Difficulty: Medium
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    Colors:  Muted: red, blue, yellow
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    Design Elements: Hot air balloons; clouds
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    Accessories: Hot air balloons
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    Wall Features: Clouds with vintage hot air balloon decals

I do not know what it is about flying vessels that makes them so much more aesthetically pleasing in a vintage style?

This hot air balloon nursery theme is another great one (along with the airplane theme) that looks great with muted colors and vintage elements.

You can save yourself redecorating in the future as it translates great into an older kid’s room later on.

See the World

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Traveller

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    Gender: Neutral
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    Difficulty: Hard
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    Colors:  Classic map: blue, tan; accent: orange, green
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    Design Elements: Map; transportation: planes, balloons
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    Accessories: Airplanes, suitcases
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    Wall Features: Travel tag wall border

Encourage your baby to grow up into a dreamer with great traveling ambitions with this nursery theme.

You can either go over the top with decorating, incorporating a giant wall mural featuring famous travel destinations and modes of travel (planes, trains, cars, balloons), or you can keep it more simple with a travel tag wallpaper border.

Either way, throwing in some vintage suitcases as décor and furniture will really pull the whole thing together.

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Map

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    Gender: Neutral
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    Difficulty: Medium
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    Colors:  Tan, light blue
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    Design Elements: Maps
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    Wall Features: Vintage map wallpaper

This theme is very similar to the travel theme, but much simpler.

There is only one design element you really need: a giant vintage map on your focal wall.

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Paris

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    Gender: Female
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    Difficulty: Medium
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    Colors:  Black, pink
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    Design Elements: Silhouettes; Fleur de Lis; Eiffel Tower; texture: ruffles
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    Accessories: Eiffel tower figurine 
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    Wall Features: Paris theme decals

Ah, Paris: the city of love, as most people say. So quaint, so elegant.

Perfect for your little girl, you can keep the color scheme simple with soft pink and black, focusing on silhouettes of the Fleur de Lis and Eiffel Tower.

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London

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    Gender: Neutral
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    Difficulty: Medium
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    Colors:  Red, white, blue
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    Design Elements: Double decker bus; London Eye; Big Ben; palace guard
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    Accessories: Tea set; double decker bus; Paddington bear
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    Wall Features: London theme decals

Some of our favorite children’s books come straight from England – Peter Rabbit, Paddington Bear, The Chronicles of Narnia – so a London theme is great for your baby’s nursery.

The color scheme is red, white, and blue (just like the Union Jack flag), and you can include decals featuring London’s iconic landmarks and sights – London Bridge, Big Ben, double decker buses, and royal palace guards.

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Scandanavia

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    Gender: Neutral
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    Difficulty: Easy
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    Colors:  White, tan
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    Design Elements: Textures: wood, fur
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    Accessories: Ikea Decor
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    Wall Features: Simple, with Nordic tribal decals

So, Scandinavia may not be the first thing you think of when decorating your baby’s nursery, but the style is getting to be quite the trend now – probably thanks to the popularity of IKEA furniture!

The theme is very easy to put together, focusing on minimal color, clean lines, and natural textures. Once it is complete, you may change your mind and move your own bed in rather than the crib!

Make Believe

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Cowboy

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    Gender: Male
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    Difficulty: Hard
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    Colors:  Brown; accent: white, black
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    Design Elements: Pattern: cow print; animals: cows, horses; cacti
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    Accessories: Horseshoes; cow skin rug
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    Wall Features: Cowboy hat decals

This theme can be a bit time consuming if you want to get the full cowboy effect.

With the intricate design elements – cow rug, horseshoes, wood paneling, etc. – you will be looking at a good amount of time and effort going into decorating.

However, as you can see, the result will be well worth it.

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Pirate

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    Difficulty: Hard
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    Colors:  Blue; accent: red, white, black, yellow
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    Design Elements: Skull and crossbones; ships; treasure: chest, map, coins
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    Accessories: Treasure chest; ship in a bottle
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    Wall Features: Ship mast w/ crib as ship, pirate map

Argh! Ahoy, Matey! Captain Baby on board…

Once your baby is old enough to play make believe, he will inevitably pretend to be a pirate at some point.

This pirate nursery is an adorable way to introduce him to the fun world of pirates (make believe, of course).

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Tribal

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    Gender: Neutral
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    Difficulty: Medium
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    Colors:  Natural: tan, brown; accent: green, mustard, orange, turquoise
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    Design Elements: Teepee; pattern: tribal arrows; dream catchers; textures: canvas, feathers
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    Accessories: Dream catcher mobile; teepee
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    Wall Features: Build teepee tent over crib; decorate with cactus decals

Tribal prints have been popular for a while now, and their popularity does not seem to be dying down any time soon.

This nursery puts an almost elegant spin on the whole Native American/ tribal theme.

My absolute favorite thing about this is the teepee over the crib; it is almost like a canopy but works so well with our theme.

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Monster

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    Gender: Male
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    Difficulty: Medium
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    Colors:  Colorful: blue, green, red, yellow, orange, purple
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    Design Elements: Monsters; textures: leather, fur; patterns: stripes, spots
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    Accessories: Anything monster themed
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    Wall Features: Decorated with monster stickers

No need to be afraid of monsters under the bed with this theme. They are welcome in the nursery if they are as cute as these guys!

Have fun with color, mixing up shapes, textures, and colors for a fun and eclectic monster theme.

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Princess

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    Gender: Female
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    Difficulty: Medium
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    Colors:  Pink; accent: gold, silver
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    Design Elements: Texture: ruffles, tulle; crowns
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    Accessories: Crowns, bows
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    Wall Features: Royal canopy over crib, princess castle decal

No need to be afraid of monsters under the bed with this theme. They are welcome in the nursery if they are as cute as these guys!

Have fun with color, mixing up shapes, textures, and colors for a fun and eclectic monster theme.

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Prince

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    Difficulty: Medium
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    Colors:  Blue; accent: gold
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    Design Elements: Texture: velvet, silk; crowns
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    Accessories: Crowns, bows
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    Wall Features: Royal canopy over crib, prince decal

Your little prince should not miss out on a nursery that captures his royalty.

It is similar to the princess theme, but of course instead of pink there is blue, and you want to go for heavier materials, like silk and velvet.

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Prince

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    Difficulty: Medium
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    Colors:  Blue; accent: gold
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    Design Elements: Texture: velvet, silk; crowns
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    Accessories: Crowns, bows
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    Wall Features: Royal canopy over crib, prince decal

Your little prince should not miss out on a nursery that captures his royalty.

It is similar to the princess theme, but of course instead of pink there is blue, and you want to go for heavier materials, like silk and velvet.

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Soldier

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    Difficulty: Medium
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    Colors:  Camo: green, brown, tan
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    Design Elements: Pattern: camouflage, stars; vehicles: planes, tanks, trucks
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    Accessories: Planes; tanks
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    Wall Features: American flag and soldier silhouette decal

This nursery theme is great for any little boy, but absolutely perfect for a child whose parent is in the armed services.

With lots of camouflage, tanks, planes, trucks, and military stars, this nursery is a great way to honor those who give their lives for their country.

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Circus

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    Gender: Neutral
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    Difficulty: Medium
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    Colors:  Primary: red, blue, yellow
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    Design Elements: Circus tent; animals: monkeys, tigers, elephants
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    Accessories: Multicolored pennant banners
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    Wall Features: Circus tent over crib with animal decals

As a parent, you can feel like the ringmaster for a three-ring circus with all the chaos around you.

Creating this nursery for your little animal can be a lot of fun, with the bright colors, animals, and tents. It is a welcoming and fun environment to put your little one down when the show is over.

Hobbies

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Classical Music

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    Difficulty: Easy
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    Colors:  Neutral: tan, brown, black
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    Design Elements: Music notes; simple, clean lines
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    Wall Features: Music staff decals

Mozart is said to make babies smarter, perhaps because Mozart was a child prodigy himself.

Why not give it a try and decorate your baby’s nursery to capture all of the intricate notes and genius of classical music and composers.

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Rock Star!

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    Difficulty: Medium
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    Colors:  Black, red, blue
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    Design Elements: Guitars, drums, music notes, stars
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    Accessories: Framed guitar prints; records
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    Wall Features: Music and guitar themed decals

Sometimes classical music does not quite cut it; sometimes you just need rock and roll.

Though this theme is more suited for boys, you can easily switch out some of the colors to make it fit your little girl’s style too.

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Country Music

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    Difficulty: Medium
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    Colors:  Red, white; accent: black
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    Design Elements: Patterns: cow print, stars; vintage; acoustic guitars
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    Accessories: Vintage dresser; country music prints
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    Wall Features: Acoustic guitar wall decals

“Country road take me home…”

For the country girl or boy, this nursery is a great alternative to the classical or rock and roll music themes.

Sports Star

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Baseball

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    Difficulty: Medium
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    Colors:  Red, white, blue
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    Design Elements: Baseballs, bats, gloves
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    Accessories: Baseball rug
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    Wall Features: Customized baseball wall decal

Play ball!

Being America’s favorite past time, this baseball theme’s colors are understandably red, white, and blue. Top it off with baseball accessories and your nursery look is complete.

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Football

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    Difficulty: Medium
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    Colors:  Your team's colors
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    Design Elements: Generic: helmets, footballs; team: logos, apparel, pennants
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    Accessories: Field rug
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    Wall Features: Football themed decals

This is one theme that is customizable to fit your family.

Simply switch out some of the décor for your favorite team’s logo, and you have the perfect nursery for your little fan.

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Car Racing

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    Difficulty: Medium
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    Colors:  Red, black, white, yellow
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    Design Elements: Pattern: checkered flag; race cars; racer numbers
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    Accessories: Race cars
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    Wall Features: Customized checkered flag decal

For some reason, boys are hardwired with the desire to go fast, challenging each other with foot races and developing an innate attraction to fast cars.

This racing themed nursery is every little boy’s dream, decorated with race cars and a checkered flag above your little one’s crib.

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Hunting

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    Difficulty: Hard
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    Colors:  Camouflage: brown, tan, green; accent: pink, blue
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    Design Elements: Pattern: camouflage; animals: ducks, deer
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    Accessories: Camouflage bedding
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    Wall Features: Hunting themed decal

Who says hunting is only for boys?

There is a growing trend in girls’ hunting gear and designs, with camouflage and pink deer in place of the traditional hunter’s orange, and you can incorporate that into this nursery theme as well.

Of course, this can be for your little boy too…

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Fishing

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    Difficulty: Medium
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    Colors:  Blue, green, yellow, tan
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    Design Elements: Fish; poles; boats; foliage: cattails, grass
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    Accessories: Boat shelves; fishing poles
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    Wall Features:  Fishing themed decal

There are few things more relaxing than a day of fishing, and it is the perfect father-son outing.

Why not bring some of those elements into the nursery with this quaint fishing theme?

Looking Up

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Space

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    Difficulty: Hard
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    Colors: Multiple shades of blue, orange, yellow, red
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    Design Elements: Celestial: planets, stars; space shuttle
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    Accessories: Space themed mobile
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    Wall Features:  Solar system mural

I always loved staring up at the stars as a kid (and as an adult); there was something about the vastness of space that made me want to see what was out there.

This nursery theme is ideal for kids like me, dreaming of exploring the vast reaches of space.

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Cloud

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    Difficulty: Easy
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    Colors: Grey, white; accent: pink, blue, yellow
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    Design Elements: Clouds
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    Accessories: Themed bedding
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    Wall Features:  Cloud wall stickers

Let the fluffy clouds in this nursery theme cushion your baby’s head and send them off to sleep in comfort.

It is easy to put together, with the only design elements being soft colors and clouds.

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Moon & Stars

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    Gender: Neutral
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    Difficulty: Easy
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    Colors: Grey, white, yellow
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    Design Elements: Moon, stars, clouds
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    Accessories: Celestial mobile
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    Wall Features:  Customized wall decal

In order for your baby to understand sleep patterns, they need to understand the difference between night and day.

You can help them out by creating the ideal sleep environment, decorated with the moon and stars.

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Rainbow

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    Gender: Neutral
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    Difficulty: Medium
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    Colors: Rainbow ROYGBIV: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet
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    Design Elements: Rainbow colored everything
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    Wall Features:  Rainbow decal

A rainbow theme is a great way to bring lots of color and cheeriness into the nursery.

It is hard to feel sad when you have rainbows and sunshine coming your way.

Disney

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Mickey Mouse

  • Gender: Male
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Colors: Blue, red, yellow, black, white
  • Design Elements: Mickey Mouse; gloves; Mickey silhouette
  • Accessories: Anything Mickey Mouse themed
  • Wall Features: Customized Mickey Mouse decal

Decorating with characters can be a lot of fun. Why not choose everyone’s favorite mouse, Mickey?

The color scheme is easy, sticking to the colors he wears, and after you have your paint down, just add anything and everything Mickey you can find.

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Minnie Mouse

  • Gender: Female
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Colors: Pink, black, white
  • Design Elements: Minnie Mouse; bows, hearts, flowers
  • Accessories: Anything Minnie Mouse themed
  • Wall Features: Customized Minnie Mouse decal

Of course, we cannot forget our favorite mouse’s girl, Minnie.

Just follow the same routine for the Mickey theme, focusing on pinks rather than yellow and red.

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Monsters Inc.

  • Gender: Male
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Colors: Blue, orange, yellow, green
  • Design Elements: Monsters Inc. characters; textures: fur
  • Accessories: Monsters Inc. toys, bedding; green or blue furry rug
  • Wall Features: “Little Monster” decal

A fun twist on the monster theme earlier in our list, this one features your favorite characters, Mike and Sully, as well as their work buddies.

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Toy Story

  • Gender: Male
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Colors: White, blue, red
  • Design Elements: Patterns: cow print, space print
  • Accessories: Toy Story toys; cow print rug; space themed bedding
  • Wall Features: Cloud stencil similar to the movie

As far as character nursery themes go, this one may just be one of the most fun to put together.

You can recreate an exact replica of Andy’s room, complete with cloud print walls and a mixture of cowboy and space man features.

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Finding Nemo

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Colors: Blue, green, orange
  • Design Elements: Finding Nemo characters; ocean foliage: anemones, kelp/seaweed, coral
  • Accessories: Finding Nemo toys, bedding
  • Wall Features: Ocean scene with Finding Nemo character stickers

Again, another twist on a previously mentioned theme (ocean), this one brings the ocean to life with your friends Nemo, Marlin, Dory, and even Crush.

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Peter Pan

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  • Gender: Male
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Colors: Neutral: tan, grey; accent: green, red, orange
  • Design Elements: Indian: teepee, arrows, feathers; pirate: compass, ship, anchors; woodland: skunk, fox, raccoon, bear
  • Accessories: Woodland animal stuffed animals; pirate map; teepee
  • Wall Features: London cityscape with Peter Pan, Wendy, John, Michael, and Tinker Bell silhouette wall stickers

The Peter Pan theme is an extremely popular one when it comes to nurseries. It can also be a lot of fun to decorate, especially with the mix of Indian, pirate, and London elements.

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Winnie the Pooh

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  • Gender: Neutral
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Colors: Yellow, green, tan; accent: red
  • Design Elements: Pooh characters; trees
  • Accessories: Pooh character plushies, bedding
  • Wall Features: Winnie the Pooh wall border

Another nursery favorite is Winnie the Pooh.

This one is based on the Disney character design, featuring your favorite bear and his friends.

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Up

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Colors: Blue, white; accent: rainbow
  • Design Elements: Clouds; balloons; adventure; jungle
  • Accessories: Round, colorful lanterns or balls that look like balloons; adventure map
  • Wall Features: Sky with cloud stickers

Likely one of the most underrated Disney movies, Up offers some adorable features to include in your baby’s nursery: balloons, clouds, and a sense of adventure.

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Star Wars

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  • Gender: Male
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Colors: Monochrome: black, white; accent: red, blue, orange
  • Design Elements: Droids; space ships
  • Accessories: Lightsaber lamps
  • Wall Features: Death star construction with star ships

Ok, so no one says that Star Wars is only for boys – I happen to love Star Wars – but the overall design of this nursery is more suited to a little boy.

Just make a few tweaks to the outer space theme and add some recognizable ships and characters to bring this theme together.

Through Every Season

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Winter

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Colors: White, grey, black, icy blue
  • Design Elements: Cabin-like design: wood, bears, trees
  • Wall Features: Snowflake stickers

This may seem like the most unlikely season to base a nursery theme on, but the winter aesthetic can actually be quite cozy. 

Just think cool colors and warm, comfy cabin elements.

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Spring

  • Gender: Female
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Colors: Tan, cream; multicolored for flowers
  • Design Elements: Flowers; greenery
  • Wall Features: Floral wallpaper

With all the flowers that bloom in the spring, this theme may be more suitable for a girl. 

It can be similar to the flower garden theme, but the colors can be a bit more vibrant and less vintage.

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Summer

  • Gender: Female
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Colors: Red, green, cream
  • Design Elements: ​Summer poppiesls
  • Wall Features: Poppy wallpaper

Again, with the poppy flowers, this theme may be better for a little girl, but you can change the aesthetic and add more beach elements to make it more suitable for boys or girls. 

Just think refreshing, warm, and inviting.

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Autumn

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Colors: Grey, white, orange
  • Design Elements: Foliage: trees, leaves; animals: deer, owls
  • Wall Features: Autumn tree decals

Autumn is my absolute favorite. I love the colors and the crisp air. It is finally time to break out my flannels, leggings, and scarves.

The autumn nursery theme is a great way to incorporate those beautiful colors you see in the trees into your baby’s room, as well as trees and woodland creatures.

Story Time

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Harry Potter

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Colors: House colors: red/gold, black/gold, blue/silver, green/silver; neutral: tan, cream
  • Design Elements: Owls; brooms; castle-like: “stone” walls
  • Accessories: Flying key mobile
  • Wall Features: Personalized Harry Potter decal

The Harry Potter generation is finally old enough to be having children of their own, so it is no wonder this theme has become more and more popular across sites like Pinterest.

You can really have a lot of creative freedom with this theme. You can keep it neutral and just magic based, or you can base the entire design around a certain house that you are fond of.

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Peter Rabbit

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Colors: Neutral/vintage: tan, cream, green, blue, yellow
  • Design Elements: Beatrix Potter characters; garden: picket fence, vegetables
  • Accessories: Theme bedding; Peter Rabbit stuffed animals
  • Wall Features: Beatrix Potter wall decals

Beloved by parents and children alike, the Peter Rabbit theme is a great way to combine some of the best nursery elements: rabbits, story time, and vintage.

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Where the Wild Things Are

  • Gender: Male
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Colors: House colors: Grey, yellow, white
  • Design Elements: Wild Things themed everything
  • Wall Features: Wild Things wall decal

This nursery theme is perfect for your little king of wild things. There is very little color to worry about, with only grey and white as your main colors, and yellow as the only accent.

You can feel free to include the actual characters, or you can just keep it simple with silhouettes.

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Mother Goose

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Colors: Blue, cream
  • Design Elements: Nursery rhyme characters; pattern: stripes
  • Wall Features: Nursery rhyme wall decal

Nursery rhymes are some of the first things your baby will hear, and you can easily combine this theme with the farm one by using some of the same animals.

Either use pictures to tell the stories, or paint famous quotes on the wall.

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Fairytale

  • Gender: Female
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Colors: Any muted color is acceptable
  • Design Elements: Castle; Grimm’s or Anderson’s fairytale characters; Red Riding Hood, princesses, mermaids, etc.
  • Wall Features: Once upon a time… decal

Every little girl imagines herself as a princess or living in a fairytale world at least a few times during her childhood. You can bring that dream to life with this nursery theme.

You may want to stick to the Disney versions of these famous stories rather than the originals if you want your baby to sleep at night…

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Noah's Ark

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Colors: Blue, brown
  • Design Elements: Water; ark; animal pairs: zebra, monkey, lion, giraffe, etc.
  • Accessories – Stuffed animals, themed bedding
  • Wall Features: Noah’s Ark decal

Another famous story that can be fun to design thanks to all of the animals you can incorporate.

This theme combines all of the best elements of our animal themes while teaching that God keeps His promises.

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Cat in the Hat

  • Gender: Male
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Colors: Blue, red, white
  • Design Elements: Characters: Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 and 2; whimsical designs
  • Wall Features: Cat in the Hat wall decal

If you like whimsy, this is the perfect theme.

Have fun with vibrant colors and all of the crazy designs that can only be found in a Dr. Seuss book.

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ABC

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Colors: Multicolored
  • Design Elements: Alphabet; animals for each letter
  • Wall Features: ABC wall decal

The ABC’s are the foundation of story time, so why not introduce them to your baby early in their nursery?

You have all the creative freedom you want with this theme – with no color or design restrictions.

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Winnie the Pooh - Classic

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Colors: Green, yellow, brown, tan
  • Design Elements: Classic Pooh characters
  • Wall Features: Wall decal featuring classic Pooh characters

We had the Disney Pooh theme earlier in our list, but we felt that we had to include the classic Pooh as well. It has a different feel, vintage and simple.

You can see the difference in the character design and muted colors.

Design Trends 2018

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Vintage - Girl

  • Gender: Female
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Colors: Dusty pink, muted blue
  • Design Elements: Flowers; rose gold
  • Accessories: Vintage metal crib; canopy tent
  • Wall Features: Vintage flower wall decals

There is something comforting and inviting about the vintage aesthetic. Perhaps because you feel transported to another time when things were softer and simpler.

Think florals in muted colors and metals, like rose gold, brass, and copper.

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Vintage - Boy

  • Gender: Male
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Colors: Dark colors: plum, blue, green
  • Design Elements: Flowers; brass
  • Accessories: Vintage wood crib; canopy tent
  • Wall Features: Vintage flower wallpaper

When it comes to vintage, the floral design is not necessarily just for girls.

With the right colors and the right flower choice, you can make this theme suitable for your little prince as well.

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Bohemian

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Colors: Natural colors: cream, tan, rust
  • Design Elements: Brick; natural textures: greenery, wood
  • Accessories: Yarn wall hanging
  • Wall Features: Brick wallpaper

I love this theme; the whole bohemian/rustic style is totally my thing.

You want to go for natural textures and colors, as well as a kind of industrial (brick) wall look.

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Minimalist

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Colors: Mix of light and dark muted colors
  • Design Elements: Simplicity: little to no design, clean lines
  • Accessories: Simple wooden toys
  • Wall Features: Vintage floral wallpaper

This theme is as easy as it sounds: minimal. Just clean lines, muted colors, and perhaps a little bit of vintage inspiration from the floral wallpaper.

Color Trends 2018

We also wanted to include this year’s color trends. These are pretty easy to decorate, focusing on the focal color and just finding some accents and décor to complement it.

You can look through the photos for inspiration.

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Midnight Blue

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Sage Green

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Gold

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Blush Pink

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Lavendar

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