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

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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.

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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.

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Get the look: IKEA Sniglar Crib, $79.99

2. Give black and white a try.

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.


Get the look: Erin Deegan Mud Cloth Organic Removable Wall Mural, $190 - $440 per panel

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.


Get the look: Pottery Barn Woven Baskets Wall Art (set of four), $499

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.



Get the look: Kelly Wearstler Strada Chandelier, $2,495

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.


Get the look: Franco Albini Footstool, $425

6. Go buttoned-up boho.

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.


Get the look: Serena & Lily Venice Rattan Chair, $498

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.



Get the look: Crate and Kids Rattan Bassinet, $299 and OYOY Follow the Rainbow Wall Rug, $165

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.


Get the look: Magnolia Home Olive Branch Wallpaper, $78

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.


Get the look: Justina Blakeney Fela Chandelier, $207

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.

Get the look: Kalon Caravan Crib, $1,195 - $1,495



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