Shark Week! 9 Nursery Decor Ideas Where Sharks Are Sweet, Not Scary

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Sharks are deeply misunderstood. Thanks to movies like Jaws and The Shallows, they are the stuff of nightmares — particularly the Great White. But in reality, sharks are a crucial part of a healthy ocean ecosystem. For a child destined to love the sea, a shark-themed nursery is nothing to be afraid of.

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1. Baby Shark Tail, $30

A hand-crocheted shark is eating your baby — and you don't mind, because it's almost unbearably cute.

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2. Shark Mobile, $40

This made-to-order mobile has five different sharks swimming lazily in a gentle breeze, above baby's crib.

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3. Black & White Shark Attack Baby Crib Fitted Sheet, $69

Shark accessories don't have to be blue. This black and white crib sheet coordinates perfectly with polka dots and stripes, and doesn't feel overly nautical.

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4. Wire Shark Wall Decor, $159

This is one accessory that will transition well as they age. Pair it with a Surfboard Shark Bite Towel Rack (starting at $61) for surf decor with a sense of humor.

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5. Shark Swaddle Blankets, $12.99

Wrap baby up in this disarmingly sweet shark print swaddle.

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6. Fiona Walker Shark Head with Ikat Print Wall Decor, $154

Another accessory with a lot of staying power — this hand-stitched, 100 percent wool felt shark trophy. And bonus: It's Fair Trade-certified.

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7. Pillowfort Great White Get-Together Sheet Set, $24.99

Technically speaking, most sharks are solitary hunters, but that doesn't keep them from cozying up for this sweet print. A perfect next-step for kids who are leaving the crib, and it pairs well with nautical stripes.

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8. Shark Attack Throw Blanket, $49.99

If you stare at this black and white shark print long enough, it feels almost abstract, or like an Ikat fabric. A perfect accessory, the throw features soft white sherpa fleece on the reverse. Available up to 88 inches by 104 inches ($129.99).

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9. Sharks Art Print, $20.99

There are more than 440 species of shark in the ocean, and this gallery-quality print features eight of the most recognizable. Available up to 28 inches by 38 inches ($64.99).

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