7 Baby Room Ideas to Transform Your Little One's Nursery in Comfort & Style
A huge part of putting your baby's nursery together is deciding on an overarching theme or design. And there are so many incredible baby room ideas to choose from that it can feel impossible to narrow it down!
Do you go for something to match the rest of your home's interior? Or do you create something completely adorable that's special to your baby? There's most certainly no right or wrong answer here.
LTaking inspiration from other parent's nurseries can really help to get your creative juices flowing and give you a great starting point. We've listed our top 7 baby room ideas, covering everything from modern to gender-neutral, small spaces and more, to give you some direction.
Read on to discover some of our favourite baby room ideas!
1. Baby Girl Room Ideas
If you're expecting a baby girl, there are so many different ways you can design her nursery.
A stereotypical pink room works if you're not opposed to it, and you can actually make it really stylish. Use different shades of pink, like pastel pink, candyfloss, coral, and blush, to create a beautiful multi-tonal room, and combine with statement wallpaper, wall art and cosy textiles. Think fluffy rugs, cuddly teddy bears and cosy blankets to create a warm and homely feel.
Incorporating white nursery furniture pieces provides balance and keeps things looking fresh, no matter the overall theme you're going for. Our SnüzKot Wardrobes combine sleek, rounded lines in a clean, white colourway and make the perfect storage solution for your little one's bedroom.
Of course, if you want to steer clear of the typical girl's bedroom, then there are plenty of other options. Try a more gender-neutral approach – which we'll discuss further down in this post.
2. Baby Boy Room Ideas
Similar to designing a baby girl's room, there are plenty of ways to design a baby boy's room that make the classic blue theme much more interesting.
Mixing and matching different shades of blues, such as navy, baby blue, petrol, and sky blue, can create a stylish and unified look. You can mix lighter shades of blue for a more airy, summery feel or go darker for a moodier, more luxe look.
Incorporating white nursery furniture can really help to keep the room looking modern and airy if you're leaning more towards lighter shades. But also darker or black furniture against blues can work too! Our SnüzKot Skandi Changing Unit in our gorgeous slate colourway would look so chic in a modern blue nursery.
And again, if you don't want to go with the traditional baby boy's room, then you can always opt for a gender-neutral approach.
3. Modern Nursery Ideas
For parents who are more inclined towards interior design that's modern and stylish, then you'll be pleased to know there are plenty of ways to incorporate this into your child's room. It's actually one of our favourites!
A modern nursery is all about minimalism and keeping things simple. The best way to achieve this look is by incorporating neutral colours, such as whites, greys and creams, in a cohesive way. Even black can be used tastefully in a modern nursery as long as it's balanced with white, light wood and other lighter shades.
When it comes to picking out furniture and other nursery items, it's all about clean and sleek lines. Anything that creates a sense of calm and serenity is key – think rounded edges, simple shapes and subtle textures.
Our SnüzFino 3-piece nursery furniture set offers a bundle of contemporary nursery furniture that really embodies modern design. With their sleek and stylish lines and natural tones, this collection is the perfect way to create a modern nursery. Choose a matching changing table, wardrobe and cot bed to really complete the look.
Also think about adding in some interesting wall art and decor pieces to strengthen the overall modern minimalism of your space by keeping things tasteful and simple.
4. Contemporary Baby Room Ideas
Contemporary interior style is very in right now, and we definitely think it has a place in your baby's nursery.
Contemporary design is very similar to modern style in that it's all about minimalism. However, there are some subtle differences that distinguish them from one another – the contemporary style is a bit more playful and can incorporate warmer, more inviting colours. Think warm greys, blush pinks and lots of light wood accents to really bring the space together.
When it comes to decor and furniture, there are a few key pieces that really solidify the look. Think clean lines, natural materials like wood and stone, statement lighting fixtures and comfortable textiles.
We use solid wood and plywood across all of our nursery furniture, and it's perfect for adding a natural feel to your baby's room. Our SnüzKot Skandi Cot Bed is a great example of contemporary design done right. With its minimalist design and neutral wood-accented colourways, this piece is a beautiful addition to any nursery.
5. Gender-Neutral Room Ideas
Perhaps you don't want to know the gender of your baby, or maybe you'd just prefer their room to go beyond the traditional pink or blue. A gender-neutral nursery can be achieved in so many ways, and the scope to be creative is even greater!
This type of room can incorporate any colours you'd like, such as whites, greys, yellows and greens. Or you can go for a monochromatic look with shades of brown, stone or light grey for a softer feel.
In terms of decor, furniture and other items that you add to the room - the same applies! Neutral colours and simple designs are a great way to keep things looking classic and timeless. Think about adding in natural elements, like potted plants or wooden accents, to really bring the space alive.
6. Trendy Baby Room Ideas
If you like to keep up to date with the latest trends in interior design, then why not bring this into your baby's nursery too?
Some of the top nursery trends we've been seeing currently are:
- Geometric shapes, such as hexagons, triangles and diamonds
- Scandi-inspired style with muted colours and natural materials
- Hanging wall art pieces like mobiles or dreamcatchers
- Textured earthy elements like rattan and wicker
- Soft pastel colour palettes, such as baby pinks and blues
- Muted greys, whites and beiges with bold contrasts
- Curved and rounded edges on furniture and other pieces
- Mixing bold colours and prints with a mix of textures to create an eclectic, bohemian look
- House plants to bring the outdoors in
- Monochrome details and wall art
There are tons of different ways to incorporate these trends into your baby's room and make it trendy, so have fun with it!
7. Small Baby Room Ideas
We understand not everyone has the luxury of having a large nursery space – but that doesn't mean you can't make your baby's room look beautiful! There are actually a lot of great ideas when it comes to creating a nursery in a small space.
Go for a light colour scheme to create the illusion of a larger space. White and creams will be your best friend here, as they keep things looking bright and open. Incorporate this across your wall paint, furniture, textiles and other decor pieces to keep things looking cohesive.
Also, think about the purpose of the different furniture items you're adding in. Dual-purpose or multi-functional pieces are great if you're short on space – like our Snüz Changing Units! You can simply take off the removable changing frame on top, and the unit converts into a standalone dresser, making it a great storage solution for all your little one's things.
We've actually got a whole blog post with our expert tips on how to create the perfect nursery in a small space. Make sure you check it out for some great ideas.
The Roundabout: Adorable Nursery Ideas to Bring Your Little One Home To
Whether you consider yourself to be a trendy parent, a modern minimalist or more of a traditionalist, there's something for everyone when it comes to creating the perfect nursery.
Use our ideas to give you some direction and get started on making your little one's first bedroom beautiful and unique. Of course, the most important thing is that you choose something that makes you both happy!
When designing your baby's room, choose a design that best suits the space you're working with. If you have a smaller space, we recommend steering away from darker colours and opting for lighter shades like white, cream or pastels. Make sure you've got all the essential furniture, too – a baby bed, wardrobe and dresser. Add accessories and decor pieces to make the room more cosy and homely.
We recommend starting to plan your baby's nursery when you're in the second trimester. At this point, you should still be able to move around comfortably and have plenty of time to get everything organised before your baby arrives.
The best colour for a baby's room depends on the theme and design you're going for. Neutral colours like white, grey, creams and blacks are a great way to keep things looking modern and timeless. If you want something a bit more colourful, pastels such as baby pinks, blues and yellows work well.
The essential pieces of furniture for a baby's nursery are a cosy cot bed and a wardrobe, and changing unit for nursery storage. You should also add in extra accessories and decor to personalise the space, such as wall art and textiles. Remember to pick pieces that are functional and stylish – like Snüz nursery furniture!