When it comes to creating a nursery for a baby girl, you might feel like you're faced with tsunami of pink, frills, and wall decor with sayings like "dream" or "inspire." If that's not quite your thing (we feel you), there are plenty of nursery designs out there that can turn your newborn's room into a space you'd actually like to spend time in. From minimalist accents to clever DIYs, here are a bunch of ideas that are just begging to have a place on your Pinterest board.
Try textured accessories against a sparse backdrop.
This pastel color-blocked room becomes special thanks to precious details that add texture — a felt garland, a cloth hanging, and a mobile garnished with sprigs of greenery.
Keep pretty little things out in the open.
Tutus and adorable little shoes are too cute to hide. Try an open or hanging clothes rack that allows you to display your little one's cutest fashions.
Mix the old with the new.
This nursery from Sylvie in the Sky does a wonderful job of staying completely unpretentious by combining traditional, grown-up elements (a large antique mirror) with newer trends (geometric fabrics, a fiddle leaf fig tree).
Make a girl's nursery vibe with the rest of your home.
You don't need to go uber-girly to make a nursery feel cozy and adorable. Instead, take inspiration from the rest of your home and continue an already-established decor into your little one's room. This example from 100 Layer Cake would work perfectly in a space that already places an emphasis on midcentury or bohemian elements.
Three words: Rose. Gold. Crib.
If you want your nursery to look truly upscale, then consider adding a crib in a completely unexpected material — like this metal rose gold model from Petit Trésor.
A nursery doesn't have to rely on pastels and light colors. This example by Citta Design is proof that adding darker colors to a girl's bedroom creates a completely sophisticated space. All you need to do is add in lighter details to keep the look playful.
Try pops of pink.
Girls' nursery designs can be very pink. Overwhelmingly so. You can still insert the hue into your room without having it be the focus — try pairing pink with white, black, or gray to create more of a minimalist aesthetic.
Revamp a dresser into a changing station.
Add in black accents.
In case you haven't heard, black accents are everyone's new favorite thing (ours included). Why not extend that trend into the nursery with a black crib? It definitely works.
Go even bolder with black — it's anything but goth.
Black might be the last color you'd think of painting your nursery. But this example is all modern thanks to floral hangings, wood details, and a clever use of pink.
It's all about removable wallpaper.
If you're thinking of wallpapering a nursery, go for removable wallpaper — it will allow you to change up the room's look with ease. After all, we're all about this bunny wallpaper from Chasing Paper. But chances are your future teen might want something, well, less cute.
Washi tape is another great temporary decor option.
A neat idea for renters or people who just can't commit, washi tape allows you to create peel-and-stick designs that are as easy to create as they are to take down.
Rethink the traditional crib.
If your style is more bohemian, or you're looking for a way to temper a feminine nursery, try making your crib the unexpected detail in the room. By incorporating a rattan version, you'll add a hint of nature and texture.
Ombre it up.
If your castoff dresser has been relegated to the nursery, here's an easy way to spiff it up: Project Nursery's ombre DIY is beyond easy.
Get colorful with your crib.
One way to go about your nursery scheme? Bring in the accessories first, notice which color is most common, and then incorporate that color into the main pieces in the room. We love how this room plays with pink and brings it into focus on the crib.