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10 nursery themes

Lambs and trains and bubbles, oh my! There are countless adorable nursery themes, which one will you choose? Once you've narrowed it down, you'll see how much fun decorating for baby can be! Whether you're choosing by gender, color or style, there's a theme just waiting to take over baby's world! Here's a list of 10 popular ideas to get you started on creating the perfect space for baby.


Keep it simple by choosing your favorite color and accenting the room with different shades of the same hue. Every color evokes a different mood, so soothing colors, such as soft blues and purples, are best for baby's nursery.


Looking for a fun theme that's perfect for either gender? Then choose patterns like polka dots, stripes, argyle, checkers, plaid and even zig zags. Make it as bright and colorful or as subtle and smooth as you like!

numbers & alphabet

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3 — A, B, C! Get an early start on the basics with a number- or alphabet-themed nursery. Stick to primary colors or pick your favorite combinations.


From purring to chirping to mooing and more, sweet little animals bring a kingdom of cuteness to any nursery. Choose from realistic renditions or cartoon creations and watch your nursery come to life!


From playful newcomers to classic favorites, many characters, such as Winnie the Pooh and Mickey Mouse, have nursery bedding collections. They often feature various color schemes making it easy to get the look you want!


Give your future champion a medal-winning nursery! Whether destined to become a little slugger, dancing darling or a somersaulting gymnast, there're plenty of ways to make baby feel like No. 1! You can even choose d̩cor in your favorite sports team's colors.


Planes, trains and automobiles! Your future motor fanatic will enjoy the bold, bright colors of this high-speed room.

sea life

Bring the ocean right to baby with an underwater or beach theme! Pick sea-like colors, such as blues and greens as well as a variety of water animals and plants. Accessorize the room with fish, seashells and waves!


Look no further than out your own window for great ideas! Play around with different seasons or day and night. Flowers, trees, insects, stars and clouds all offer a variety of color schemes.


Let your favorite song, artist or genre inspire you — and your little rock star! Decorate in soft hues or loud shades. Add some music notes or lyrics around the room for a personal touch.

From bedding to wall art, decorating baby's nursery has so many fun possibilities. Let your creativity flow!