13 Nursery Themes That Are Actually Cool

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With a little one on the way, you want to make sure you raise them in an environment that is comfortable, relaxing, and, well, really cool-looking. If the term "themed nursery" brings to mind stock animal wallpaper and saccharine princess beds, think again — there are so many ways to create a nursery theme that is sophisticated but also playful. On this list, we'll show you all the ways you can make ultra-cool bohemian, minimalist, or even animal-laden nurseries.

1. Minimalist Nursery

Minimalist Nursery
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Into the minimalist look these days? It sure does make things easier. To bring it into the nursery, stick to a maximum of three colors, keep furniture sparse, and look for functional decor, like a ladder to hang baby's things from.

2. Bohemian Nursery

The wonderful thing about creating a bohemian nursery? Not only will it feel like a calm and serene space, it'll also vibe with the rest of your home. Bring in rattan details, plants, and Moroccan-inspired rugs.

3. Tropical Nursery

There's something wonderfully vintage about a large palm print. Modernize the look with a hanging plant and a crib that provides a pop of color.

4. All-White Nursery

HGTV maven Jillian Harris used natural lighting and inviting textures to make her all-white nursery feel like a dream.

5. Geometric Nursery

It's surprisingly easy (and budget-friendly!) to create decor just by using some paint and tape. The result, seen here, is a pleasing wall that uses a geometric design as the room's main focus.

6. Animal-Themed Nursery

Animal-Themed Nursery
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Yes, it is possible to create a whimsical nursery full of animals without making it look like a daycare. Land of Nod has some incredibly cool animal-themed toys to get you started.

7. Monochromatic Nursery

Stick to one color scheme to give a nursery a look that's so smart, you'll probably end up preferring it to your own bedroom.

8. Southwest Nursery

Southwest Nursery
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Mastering southwestern style in a nursery isn't too difficult. Look for kilim rugs, leather details, and triangle or arrow shapes to incorporate via walls or accessories.

9. Starry Nighttime Nursery

How dreamy is this starry night nursery? This mural is actually wallpaper that you can have custom-fit for your walls. Check it out here.

10. Midcentury Nursery

Midcentury Nursery
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We are loving the richness in this midcentury-inspired nursery created by Ave Styles. What makes this work so well is the interesting combination of materials and depth of color — you've got wood, brass, bold red and navy tones, and a fig tree to fill a corner with greenery.

11. Beach-Themed Nursery

Beach-Themed Nursery
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Life's a beach, so make sure your little one knows that from a young age. Try removable palm wallpaper, crocheted hangings, and sure, why not, a surfboard as decor.

12. Black & White-Themed Nursery

Looking for a trend-forward way to do a gender-neutral nursery? Try working in black and white. The result is sophisticated without feeling too harsh.

13. Cabin-Chic Nursery

Think your little one might grow up to be a lover of the great outdoors? Then try creating a woodsy nursery that relies on plaid patterns, rich green hues, and details like arrows and antlers.