When Life Gives You Lemons, Look at These Bohemian Nursery Ideas and Your Troubles Will Melt Away

Bohemian, or boho, style is well-loved for the relaxed and laid-back vibe it imparts on interiors. The trademark characteristics of boho design — soothing colors, natural wood elements, and layered textiles — make it a picture-perfect match for baby nurseries. And luckily, there's no shortage of inspiring spaces to drool over when creating your baby's boho-inspired sleep space. Check out the following free-spirited nursery ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

1. Keep it neutral.

The unfussy nursery, seen here, takes design cues from Scandi style, featuring minimalist furniture, white walls, and plenty of natural light. Woven accessories infuse the space with a boho vibe while the vintage butterfly rug is playful and adds a measured dose of color.

2. Give black and white a try.

bohemian baby nursery idea with mudcloth-inspired wallpaper and ceiling fan
credit: Ashn Fashn

Black and white doesn't have to be severe. A black and white nursery by Ashn Fashn gets the boho treatment when global-inspired textiles are paired with a mix of textures and a requisite desert photo.

3. Embrace basket art.

A wall chock-full of baskets can transform just about any interior into a boho haven, as seen in this pared-down nursery idea by Raffaela of everyday.muse. Add a potted plant and accessories for plenty of texture and warmth, and you're done.

4. Go glam.

A striking light fixture can really up your boho game. The team over at Studio L Interior Design elevates a sweet baby's room featuring parrot wallpaper, a simple crib, and a plush rug with the addition of a statement-making iron chandelier.

5. Consider a kilim.

Don't underestimate the transformative power of a good rug like this kilim, which would look equally at home in a boy's or girl's room. Amber Lewis has the California-inspired bohemian look mastered: She outfits this welcoming sleep space with quintessential pieces like a plush Icelandic sheepskin throw, vintage footstool, and a live-edge side table.

6. Go buttoned-up boho.

bohemian baby nursery idea with shell pendant, rattan chair, and elephant print wallpaper
credit: Serena & Lily

Bohemian interiors aren't just for those who appreciate a casual vibe. Serena and Lily perfects the art of combining trademark boho ingredients like rattan furniture, textured lighting, and neutral hues with traditional elements — resulting in a welcoming nursery idea with classic undertones.

7. Choose a stand-out crib.

When it comes to infusing bohemian flair into a sweet nursery, it's pretty hard to beat this rattan bassinet from Australian-based brand Raja Homewares, a Moroccan rug, and a rainbow-inspired wall hanging. Three Birds Renovations created a cozy and totally one-of-a-kind bedroom for one lucky baby.

8. Select soothing colors.

Maddy over at Hutchinson.house designs a charming boho nursery using a serene color palette and timeless furniture. The pièce de résistance is the botanical wallpaper from Sanderson (which unfortunately is not available in the United States), that serves as a soothing backdrop to a natural crib and painted dresser with brass accents. A Persian rug adds pattern in warm earth tones.

9. Add some fringe.

A fringe chandelier is a home-run boho nursery idea that adds texture, warmth, and a handmade feel to this eclectic nursery idea crafted by Justina Blakeney of Jungalow. A black and white animal-print accent wall makes a playful statement that's complemented by a decorative mirror and brass accessories.

10. Create a gallery wall.

It's never too early to inspire a budding artist: A gallery wall with whimsical artwork is a sophisticated bohemian nursery idea that personalizes a space and adds character. This one by Paper N Stitch completes the look with neutral colors, a contemporary brass mobile, and a simple crib.


Jaclyn Schatzow

Jaclyn Schatzow

Jaclyn Schatzow is a freelance writer living in Santa Monica, CA