13 Green Nursery Ideas That Surprisingly Don't Remind Us of Split Pea Soup

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Green nurseries are great. They're not glaringly gendered. And green is a calming shade — a good idea for a nursery, considering new parenthood can be stressful. There are so many hues to choose from, ranging from pistachio to emerald, offering a wide variety of looks and themes. So below, 13 green nursery ideas to spark your imagination.

1. Grass green walls are the perfect match for an animal theme.

Grass green walls just work as the backdrop for animal art and sweet stuffed animals. Everything seen in this serene space can be purchased on Overstock.

2. Evergreen walls are a unique backdrop for a modern space.

If your nursery gets plenty of natural light, why not opt for dark green walls? They make all of your lighter furniture pop, as you can see here. According to Megan from the blog Bloom & Bundle, the shade on these walls is Evergreens by Sherwin-Williams.

3. Wallpaper doesn't have to be outdated.

This floor-to-ceiling tree wallpaper in Emily Henderson's nursery is to die for. It offers a natural touch of green without darkening the space.

4. Go for an accent wall if you don't want to fully commit.

Blogger Heather Grimm's nursery offers the best of both worlds: a pop of color on one wall mixed with neutrals.

5. Green is perfect for a tropical theme.

Just add a flamingo. This nursery by mom Amber Jensen is super cheerful, utilizing palm leaf wallpaper and stuffed animal wall art.

6. Don't take things too seriously.

This nursery by interior stylist Ally Batties is designed with fun in mind. We love the smattering of silly wall art on a green backdrop.

7. Keep things fresh with mint.

The mint green walls in Tiffany from the blog Delightfully Chic's nursery are such a sweet match to the all-white furniture. This shade is Valspar's Mint Hint.

8. You don't have to commit to painting your walls.

A nice botanical theme doesn't necessarily require green painted walls. If you're in a rental or just don't want to commit to painting your walls, accessories like curtains and artwork get the job done, too, as seen in this nursery by Akin Design Studio.

9. Green goes perfectly with a touch of vintage.

Designer Bre Bertolini (of Brepurposed) used Woodland Lichen from HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams to add to the vintage feel of her nursery.

10. Don't shy away from bold wallpaper.

This banana leaf wallpaper by WallFlora is bold to say the least, but with neutral furniture and accessories it's able to shine.

11. Mix warm and cool tones.

A fruity crib sheet is offset perfectly by green walls in Liz Braga of The Modern Mère's nursery. What's that shade of green? Hunt Club by Sherwin-Williams.

12. Embrace botanicals.

This Anewall cactus wallpaper makes a bold statement in interior designer Ashley Shaanan's nursery.

13. Opt for a natural look.

Light wood and stuffed animals (oh, and a real dog, too) go great with botanical wallpaper, as seen in mom Jentry Lee Hull's nursery.


Carolin Lehmann is an Associate Editor at Hunker. She's a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and has previously written for HuffPost, Seventeen magazine, and a variety of local news outlets. As a studio apartment dweller, she's always on the lookout for new ways to decorate a rental on a budget.

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