The best nursery décor ideas for your little one’s room

Nursery decor ideas

by Lizzie Hutchinson |
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Since the beginning of the year, interior design has been at the forefront of many people’s minds. Painting all the walls,making sure the home office is functional, and sprucing up the kitchen.

But there is nothing more exciting than getting creative with the space where your precious little love will spend their nights snoozing away.

There are so many gorgeous nursery and kids bedroom décor ideas and toddler bedroom ideas out there at the moment, but where do you start?


Gone are the days of pink being purely for girls and blue for boys. We are seeing more of a gender-neutral theme to current trends, and it’s really refreshing.


Wanderlust brought a strong travel theme to nursery décor last year and we're expecting more of the same in 2022, drawing upon inspiration from places far and wide. Think safari and ocean themes, global wall features, animal print, coastal themes and photos of faraway destinations.

Related: The best safari-themed nursery inspiration


Boho is predicted to be a growing trend for 2022, with botanicals, macrame wall hangings, houseplants, pastels and earthy colours such as browns and terracotta being heavily featured against clean whites. Natural materials such as wood, rattan and cane also bring the outdoors in for a bit of Boho chic, making your nursery space feel warm, cosy and relaxed, whilst staying close to nature.

Scandinavian and Nordic vibes are still very on-trend too, creating a light, calm and uncluttered feel to a room. It’s all about the clean lines and comfy textures.

Bright colours

We’ve also seen lots of rainbow themes with strong pops of colour, as well as more vintage décor ideas, including ginghams, florals, gold accessories and vintage prints. The experts at Babysense found that in 2021, white, black, and monochrome were the most popular colours for nurseries, but for this year they're already beginning to see growing popularity in bright colours and green and pink.

Disney and Pixar

One thing that is apparent at the moment is that a year of big change has definitely been reflected in interior design trends. It’s now all about bringing that warm, cosy, comfortable and relaxed feel into the room, with hints of nostalgia. Many of us grew up watching Disney and Pixar movies, so it’s no surprise that as adults we want to bring that magic into the décor of our children's rooms.

According to the experts at Babysense, the most popular themes gaining popularity this year include 'The Princess & the Frog', 'Aladdin', 'Snow White', 'Moana', and 'Bambi'. We're talking cute, cuddly characters, theme crossovers with nature, and loveable stories for adults and children alike.

Whatever your style, there is something out there for everyone. We’ve taken a look at what’s on-trend at the moment, and want to share some of the most wonderful products that will make your little one’s nursery feel as special as they are.

The best nursery décor ideas

This soft pastel-coloured rainbow wall hanging made using premium cotton macrame cord can be personalised with your little ones name for a cute and cheery touch to the nursery wall.

Safari Nursery Decor Wall Art

Rrp: $18.99

Price: $14.99

Bring out the little adventurer in your baby with these cute safari prints. Perfect for adding a bit of colour to the walls, these playful designs will fit right in with your safari theme. Comes in size 8 x 10 inches, ready to be framed.

This charming wooden toy from Little Dutch features vibrant colours and a classic rainbow design, inviting little ones to explore colours, shapes, and sizes. Made from high-quality wood and painted with child-safe, water-based paints, it's perfect for developing fine motor skills and encouraging creativity as well as making a gorgeous touch to any nursery or playroom.

Boho Wall Hanging
Price: £74.94+

Turn your baby's nursery into a tiny forest with this stunning wall hanging made from driftwood and greenery such as fern, ficus and bay. It’s handmade and can be made to any size. Just perfect for bringing a botanical feel to a nursery.

Perfect for a nursery themed to Disney's Moana, this cushion boasts a colourful and fun tasselled design that'll add a bright pop of colour to that chair in the corner.

Wooden Nursery Toadstool Set
Price: £17.50+

Sometimes you just need a finishing touch to make a nursery feel complete. We love these wooden toadstools and camera, again bringing the Boho and Nordic feel. They would look super cute on one of the floating shelves, and they add a little touch of pastel colour for a calming feel.

Bear Storage Basket
Price: £17.99

Storage is a must in a nursery, and how cute is this bear storage basket from H&M? It’s made from braided seagrass with a bear face embroidered motif, and a lid featuring bear ears as handles. It could be used as a laundry basket, a toy basket, or simply to add a bit of character to the nursery. The diameter is approximately 23.5cm and the height including lid is 25.5cm.

This Rattan Rabbit Mirror is just adorable and would be a perfect added extra to any nursery.

If you want to keep your little one's nursery in a neat, orderly fashion, this rainbow-themed toy basket is modern, colourful, and even reversible if you fancy switching things up. Choose between a sunny yellow or a lovely rainbow print.

Swan decorations are really popular at the moment, whether on the wall like these ones here or as a flying swan over a cot. They add a unique touch to a nursery and compliment any décor. As well as looking really cute, they bring a whimsical feel to a nursery and a bit of added fun.

Gone are the days of the traditional changing mat. It’s all about the changing basket! This lovely changing basket looks super stylish and chic and is designed to last way beyond the changing days. Once your little one is out of nappies, it can be used to store books or toys.

Wallpaper has well and truly made a comeback, and there are so many designs to choose from. We love this magical woodland print from Scandibørn, featuring woodland animals, toadstools and golden keys. Perfect for adding a magical touch to a nursery - it's not the cheapest by far, but this is a gorgeous investment.

Adding a pouf into the nursery will add some dynamics to the space, as well as provide you with a handy little space to perch when baby's enjoying some tummy time or playtime on the floor. Available in grey and yellow too, this pastel pink would seamlessly fit into a boho bedroom or compliment other bright colours.

Add a boho touch to your precious one's room with this moon phase garland. This can help spruce up any empty walls, bringing with it a sense of natural life and comfort.

Make your nursery feel nice and cosy with this faux sheepskin rug. The fluffiness will bring a warm and inviting element to your baby's room, and keep your feet warm in the chilly winter months.

Want to add some greenery to your baby's nursery that's practical and safe? This marvellous Monstera plant reimagined in felt is tactile and stylish and more importantly, perfectly safe to pop anywhere in their room.

Instantly transform your nursery with these cute easy peel decorative dots. These are ideal if you're opting for a statement wall, and come in a rainbow of colours including white, silver, gold, and rose gold.

Another basket but this one ticks the box for all the best 2022 themes. It's bright and colourful, made of natural seagrass and wool, has boho tassels, and will be utterly unique to your baby's nursery.

We don't think a bed canopy has ever gone out of style, but it's being given extra love at the moment being used in the nurseries of influencers and celebrities. The soft draping fabric gracefully cloaks your little ones bed, and with so many colours and designs available, you can easily find one to match your theme. We love this gender-neutral sunshine yellow canopy.

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