The best cloud décor for a light and dreamy nursery

cloud nursery decor

by Eleanor Weaver |
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When looking for nursery décor ideas, there are plenty of favourites from Boho chic to jungle-inspired, bright colours to Disney. But one theme we think is going to take off this year is cloud décor, thanks to the lovely Molly-Mae Hague.

After the influencer and ex-Love Islander revealed her little girl's name in a nursery pic on Instagram, interior lovers flocked to the internet to share their adoration of the cloud lighting featured above baby's crib.

We're big fans too. The cloud aesthetic creates a calming, dreamy space for baby's bedtime, great for inspiring relaxation and rest. Not to mention, the theme is also gender-neutral, making it perfect for both little boys and girls. Fitting into the same design field as those nurseries inspired by nature and neutral colours that have boomed in popularity in recent years, it's a simple yet effective choice for your little bundle of joy.

But with Molly-Mae's cloud chandelier costing upwards of £450 from Beautiful Halo, we've shared some adorable (and affordable) alternative cloud nursery décor ideas that will create the perfect atmosphere for baby to doze off to dreamland.

Best cloud nursery décor

Best cloud sleep aid
SnüzCloud Baby Sleep Aid
Price: $69.99

One of our favourite baby sleep aids, this sweet cloud has four soothing sounds including a heartbeat, pink noise, lullaby and waterfall sound. There are also two light options with a calming pink glow and soft white night light, helping your baby feel comforted and settled before sleep.

Pros: Ideal as a night light for your little one or a soft light for feeding in the dark
Cons: Light colour may get dirty more quickly

One of our mum testers said: "We didn’t think we needed a white noise machine before our baby arrived. We thought if we never used one then he wouldn’t need it. How wrong we were! A few days in and we were pumping lullabies and white noise into his ears at every opportunity in a bid to get him to drift off. While you can download white noise apps and lullabies on your phone, having a separate, portable device that can be popped at the head of wherever he is sleeping is far more convenient."

Best cloud mobile

This beautiful cloud cot mobile has been handmade with a soft boucle fabric and bamboo hoop. We love the design and the fact it comes with a loop so you choose whether you hang from the ceiling or a cot arm.

Pros: Beautiful and unique design
Cons: Limited availability, cot arm not included

One reviewer said: "Amazing mobile, I was looking for something unique for my baby girls room and this was perfect. The seller is so helpful too. Couldn’t recommend enough!"

Best cloud light shade

The light shines through the gaps in the clouds of this baby light shade. The raindrop pendants also reflect light and provide a lovely finishing touch to the design.

Pros: Cute design, great value for money
Cons: Fiddly to hang up
One reviewer said: "Beautiful pendant shade, adds such sparkle to our baby room."

Best cloud prints
Whimsy Clouds (Set of 3)
Price: £14.50+

How cute are these prints? Featuring clouds, sweet wording, and a hot air balloon, you can personalise with your little one's name. This trio come in six beautiful colourways, or you can even ask for a custom colour for an even more personalised set.

Pros: Sweet design, personalisation options
Cons: Limited availability

One reviewer said: "These are beautiful and look perfect in our baby girl’s nursery!"

Best cloud playset
Wish Upon a Cloud Playmat Bundle
Price: £110 (was £129)

You can bring the cloud theme into their baby toys too with this Wish Upon a Cloud Playmat Bundle with Tummy Time Roll, Sit and Play. Creating a safe and inspiring space for your baby to play, each part of collection is made from soft, plush fabrics for exploring those 'firsts'. Suitable from birth.

Pros: Bundle includes playmat and gym, tummy time roll, and sit and play making this good value
Cons: Some may prefer play things of brighter colours

Best cloud blanket

Made from 100 per cent cotton, this reversible blanket is perfect for snuggling up with your little one. It's machine-washable, super-soft, and sure to become someone's new favourite blankie.

Pros: Machine-washable, soft on baby's delicate skin
Cons: It's not recommended for baby to sleep with a blanket in their crib

Best cloud rug

Make sure the nursery is on-theme top to bottom with this sweet and stylish cloud-shaped rug. It's tufted for a soft feel underfoot and provides a soft space for baby to play or tummy time.

Pros: Soft, stylish, durable
Cons: Recommended to buy with an underlay to prevent it from shifting

Best cloud light

Taking another little tip from Molly-Mae with neon lighting, but this one is perfect on theme for a cloud-inspired room. This little light will shine a bright neon white and is super affordable at just a tenner.

Pros: Works great as a night light
Cons: Requires 3 x AA batteries (not included)

One reviewer said: "Super bright, bigger than I expected and goes perfectly in my little boy’s room. He loves it and keeps asking to turn it on."

Best cloud bunting
Cloud garland
Price: £14.99

Drape clouds on your little one's walls with this cloud garland. Measuring 250cm in length, it features padded pile clouds that are soft like little pillows.

Pros: Great quality and value for money
Cons: Due to the long cord, it needs to be kept out of baby's reach

One reviewer said: "Love this little garland . Really good quality . Matches the nursery theme perfect."

Best cloud mural

An easy way to bring the cloud theme to life is with cloud-based wallpaper. We love this ethereal mural from Vogue Williams that'll brighten up the darkest nursery. With the pale powder blue skies and fluffy white clouds, your little one will be floating off to sleep on cloud nine!

Pros: Washable, beautiful design, samples available
Cons: Expensive

Best cloud curtains

Available in two sizes, these curtains would be perfect for the nursery. They'll keep the room insulated, reduce sunlight come naptime, and have a cute, contemporary design.

Pros: Great quality, blackout design, hang well
Cons: One reviewer felt they were quite thin

One reviewer said: "Really beautiful quality curtains for baby’s room. Does work well to block out the light. I’m so happy with the colour and design."

Best cloud shelves

Complete baby's nursery with these fun cloud shelves and coat hooks that you can decorate with their favourite toys and books. Charming and playful, they make for a handy storage solution.

Pros: Durable, stylish, easy to put together and install
Cons: Requires self assembly

One reviewer said: ""These are perfect, bigger than expected which is actually what I wanted, look great in the nursery, shelf depth is good and durable, we drilled through the bottom of one to attach the monitor to."

Best nursery chair for a cloud theme

Whilst this isn't made for a cloud theme, we think the boucle fabric fits in perfectly for the relaxing and fluffy appeal. Available in four colours (though the off-white works best for the theme), it offers ergonomic comfort with rocking legs to comfortably sway whilst nursing.

Pros: Plush, timeless design, comfortable, matching stool available
Cons: Expensive

Best cloud ceiling decoration
Nursery 3D Clouds
Price: £12.50+

This whimsical Scandi-style 3D cloud set is beautiful and a sustainable décor option. These free-hanging clouds available in white or pale grey are handmade to a professional finish with invisible threads suspending them from the ceiling.

Pros: Simple yet effective, sustainably made, free delivery
Cons: The clouds arrive flat-packed for home assembly - something to bear in mind

One reviewer said: "LOVE LOVE LOVE. its such a small detail but these have a HUGE impact. every single person who visits my gender neutral baby room, mentions the clouds first thing! I hung them up from the ceiling at various heights and locations. so cute."

Best cloud cushion

More than just a cushion, this is a playful cloud character with pops of coloured rain drops - soft and stylish to match the nursery.

Pros: Cotton outer soft on baby's skin, cute and friendly design, machine-washable
Cons: Do not place in a cot, crib or playpen

One reviewer said: "This product is a true dream, it is honestly so soft and cuddly."

Best cloud wall stickers

For a more simple wall design option, why not use these cloud wall stickers? The set of 12 comes in a choice of 20 colours with the option to add raindrops too. A standard set includes three large, four medium, and five small clouds and a detailed instruction sheet.

Pros: Good quality, easy to apply, clear instructions
Cons: Whilst they're easy to remove, they're not reusable

One reviewer said: "Really attractive and great quality, over the moon with the wall stickers we bought."

Cloud nursery décor FAQs

How do you make clouds for a nursery?

If you want to try a little DIY, it's actually surprisingly easy to make your own clouds for the nursery. The main ingredient? Lots of cotton wool! Follow this tutorial from Up and Away Moms for a quick how-to guide for making your own:

Where did Molly-Mae buy her cloud lighting?

Molly-Mae's cloud lighting in her baby's nursery came from Beautiful Halo with the Contemporary Cloud Chandelier costing over £450. Not everyone has the budget or space for something so ethereal though, so we hope our cloud décor ideas provide a nice alternative.

Cloud-themed nursery inspiration

For a little inspiration, you can take to Pinterest to see how other parents have used the cloud theme in the nursery. Here are a few of our favourites:

Cloud nursery 3
©Pinterest/ Tessa Starling Nursery by K.A. Buckley
Cloud nursery 1
©Pinterest/ Etsy
Cloud nursery 2
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