Designing a nursery might be the only part of pregnancy I like. It makes the whole experience start to feel more real, plus it’s just a lot of fun to put together a room for a new baby. When I found out our third baby was a girl, after having two boys…woah buddy. I went down a rabbit hole for baby girl nursery ideas pretty quickly.
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There are basically a million directions you could go in with a baby girl nursery. You could go the traditional pink route, opt for something neutral and modern, go for a colorful boho look, or stick to sophisticated and relaxing muted tones. I played with a few ideas, primarily a saturated green botanical nursery, and one that was chinoiserie inspired, before settling on a classic pink nursery.
If you’re looking for some adorable girl nursery ideas, here are a few of my favorite that I found while I was searching.
My favorite baby girl nursery ideas
1. Pink chinoiserie nursery
Call my partial, but my favorite baby girl nursery idea is my daughter’s. You can read more about our pink nursery design, but essentially, it all stemmed from the wallpaper. We reused the gold Wayfair crib from my son’s green nursery, and added in some vintage finds, Etsy wall art, and a mirror from Target to finish it off.
My goal was to create a room that felt cozy and sweet, but also a bit elevated, so I stayed away from traditional nursery patterns.
2. Floral wallpaper baby girl nursery
This pretty nursery is classic, thanks to timeless patterns like florals and checks, plus sophisticated details like built-in shelving and a piped window seat cushion. But it’s definitely not stuffy — the fresh mix of colors and patterns give it a fun, youthful feel, too. A simple white crib, floral wallpaper, and gingham bedding are essentials to getting this style.
3. Neutral modern nursery
Not sure what you’re having, or simply prefer neutrals? This modern neutral nursery works great for a boy or a girl. I love the Babyletto Lolly Crib, and how the mix of textures like the leather pouf and natural-fiber hamper and shades add interest and depth to the space ( a must to bring warmth to a monotone space!).
4. A chic Grandmillennial nursery
The past couple of years have seen the rise of the Granmillennial — a new generation of design-lovers who can’t get enough toile, antiques, and ruffled furniture. The new generation of granny chic is all about giving the style a contemporary update, though, which Amy Berry did perfectly in this room with the addition of the lucite crib. The key components of this look? The floral drapery and matching chair, the geometric wallpaper, and of course, the crib.
5. Palm Beach-inspired nursery
Prefer a preppy, poppy space? Why not take inspiration from the ultimate prepster destination, Palm Beach? This nursery mixes all the hallmarks of the style: geometric patterns, bright colors, florals, and plenty of white to round it out.
6. Feminine boho nursery
Boho style is having a major moment, and if you want to take it into your nursery, the above space is a perfect example of how to do it right. A restrained take on boho style works best for nurseries (think soft colors and just a few patterns), since it still manages to be restful and soothing. To get the look, opt for a natural fiber rug, a fringed chandelier, cactus-print wallpaper, and furniture that emphasizes the color scheme.
7. Eclectic botanical nursery
If you can’t put your nursery style into a neat box, perhaps try an eclectic look. This nursery manages to feel truly one-of-a-kind thanks to the mix of vintage-inspired palm leaf wallpaper, an antique-inspired rug, art deco-style light fixture, and midcentury crib. Still, somehow it all works perfectly together thanks to the natural wood tones that tie it all in.
8. A soft & serene nursery with plenty of texture
This sweet space feels like the perfect place to cuddle up with a newborn babe. It’s warm and inviting thanks to layered textures, and pops of pink give it a feminine nod. To get the look, go for creamy neutrals, and incorporate textures like faux fur, rattan, chunky wool, and velvet.
9. A fresh take on country nursery
For a country-inspired girl’s nursery that feels elevated, not kitschy, this pretty wallpaper from Carousel Designs is a perfect pick. The green crib adds an unexpected element, and the pale woods feel rustic, but modern.
10. Gorgeous black and white nursery
How stunning is this? This high-contrast nursery still manages to feel sweet and warm thanks to lots of texture, and shades of gray mixed in. Designer April Tomlin’s fun and unique art selection gives the space plenty of personality. The CB2 rug is the perfect base layer.
11. A luxury girls nursery
This design is pure luxury! From the mirrored crib, to the Hermes blanket, to the crystal light fixtures and French cushion on the daybed, this glam space is literally fit for a princess. A tonal palette and high-end furnishings make the subtle jungle theme feels classic and sweet, not tacky.
12. A pink board and batten nursery
Board and batten is one of the hottest trends in interior design, so it’s a natural fit as part of a backdrop for a nursery. Painted a shade of bubblegum pink, it creates a gorgeous accent wall for the rest of this stunning space. A classic chandelier and gold accents add to the feminine design, while the midcentury accents keep the look from feeling *too* sweet.
13. A pink and gold nursery
California-based Little Crown Interiors created this lovely space for a Los Angeles family. It embraces all things girly, with floral wallpaper and pink-and-gold accents, but grey tones and modern lines keep it chic and stylish, too.
14. A neutral and natural nursery
A baby girl’s room doesn’t have to be pink. Instead, I love a neutral and natural nursery, like this one spotted on the Serena & Lily website. The key to getting this cozy look is to mix various shades of white, cream and warm gray with lots of texture and natural-inspired accents.
What is the most popular nursery theme?
According to a report from RatedPeople.com, the following are the most popular nursery ideas for 2022 and beyond:
-Star themed nurseries
-Winnie the Pooh-themed nurseries
How do I decorate a small nursery?
Not everyone has space for a huge nursery, or even a dedicated room for a nursery. In my opinion this is totally fine because the baby likely won’t even sleep in their room for a few months (or longer) anyway. Essentially, all you need for a nursery is a place for the baby to sleep (a crib or bassinet), a spot for their clothes (skip the dresser if you don’t have a closet), and a rocker or glider.
My first son had a very small nursery, so we chose streamlined, midcentury style furnishings because they tend to be smaller in scale than traditional pieces. I used a simple (but stylish!) Eiffel-style plastic rocker, and put a changing table pad on top of his dresser instead of buying a separate changing table in order to save space.