Nursery Ideas

Get inspired by these adorable nursery ideas and themes. From décor to DIY, decorating inspiration to designer recommendations, find plenty of tips to help you create a magical kingdom for your baby.

Baby Nursery Inspiration: Frida Kahlo

I love nurseries. I love designing cozy little spaces that our children can grow into and love. These days, people are getting so creative when it comes to baby rooms. It’s no longer pink for girls and blue for boys. If you look on Pinterest, you will see an array of different themes, colors, styles — I love it. It got me thinking about what I would do if I had to design another nursery.

Frida Kahlo is one of the most famous Latina artists of all time. She is well-known for her use of vibrant colors and self-portraits. I think it’s important for Latino children to grow up learning about their culture and art — so this led me to digging around for some inspiration for a nursery based off of Frida’s work.

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9 Stylishly Clever Nursery Design Hacks

As a designer, I love good design. Not only that, I love clever, smart, well-thought out design, the kind of design ideas that make you go, “Why didn’t I think of that?!” I also love to organize, and as I’ve discovered with all of the things that come with having a baby, well-designed organization is essential.

Here are some great nursery organization and decor ideas – design hacks, if you will – that are ridiculously clever and simple to do or make in your own nursery!

A Quaint & Cozy Nursery for Baby

When I found out I was pregnant with Baby #3, I was worried we had outgrown our home. We rent a small farmhouse, so I wasn’t sure she’d be able to have a room of her own. During my pregnancy, our older daughters (ages 2 and 3) began to share a room, which opened up a tiny little room that was perfect for a nursery! Since we rent, we aren’t allowed to paint and we have to be careful with what we put on the walls. With some inspiration and a little bit of planning, we put together a really sweet nursery for our Margot. It’s small, but so cozy. It’s quaint, in the loveliest of ways! Best of all, she seems to love it! Click through to see the details of her sweet room…

5 Really Fun Pretend Play Spaces for Toddlers

Creative play is really important for any little one. From pretending to me mommy to changing their “baby” and cooking up a meal in their kitchen. Imaginary play time makes for a happy kid! Believe it or not – designing a creative space in your playroom that ins’t just filled with plastic toys isn’t as hard as you would think. There are plenty of amazing DIY projects so you’re little can have endless playtime and be just like Mom and Dad. You’ll love this really fun pretend places we can’t wait to re-create!

Which one is your favorite? 

From Man Cave to Madison's Room: A Nursery Reveal You Have to See to Believe

I recognize we had it pretty easy when we designed Judah’s nursery: the room was already painted blue and we decided it would be a space-themed nursery regardless of whether we were having a boy or a girl. I recently came across an amazing nursery transformation online of a what you’d call a “man cave” – beer posters, sports and fantasy figurines, the works – into a gorgeous, lovingly redesigned nursery for a baby girl named Madison who’s set to make her appearance any day now!

The nursery reveal was so dramatic I just had to reach out to soon-to-be Dad and Mom Kris and Jen S. to share this stunning transformation. Click through to watch this room go from macho man cave to an adorable, cozy girl’s nursery – made with love by her Daddy.

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