4 Sweet and Trending Nursery Themes

Updated: Aug 8, 2018

Feeling a little overwhelmed by the task of decorating your bub’s nursery? Settling on a nursery theme first will help narrow decor decisions. We’ve got some sweet nursery theme ideas to get you inspired!

Whimsical Woodland

A woodland theme is a great option for an adorable gender neutral nursery. This natural theme can be brought to life with a rustic or modern approach.

Wall decor

Peel and stick wall decals of a forest setting or animals will set the stage for a rustic woodland feel, no painting skills required! Consider decorating an entire wall with peel and stick forest decals. Or, if painting is your thing, use a light green hue on one wall to create a background perfect for woodland decorative touches.


Laminate flooring is ideal for a woodland themed nursery. The wood inspired look is also easy to clean and you can cosy things up with a large rug in the centre of the room.

Decorative touches

What would a forest be without forest friends! Add stuffed toys like bears, racoons, owls, deer and foxes on display around the room. Animal imagery can also carry through to linens and artwork.

Travel Inspired

A nursery with a touch of wanderlust just may inspire your little one to travel the world one day!

Wall decor

Cover an entire wall in a map of the world. It doesn’t need to be all blue and green, keep things subtle with a map in neutral tones and still set the traveling theme.


A latin inspired floor rug, with colorful shapes and patterns, will add a burst of color to the room.

Decorative touches

Vintage suitcases make great stackable storage options.

Get creative and infuse the room with different elements from all over the world. Famous landmarks, postcards, hot air balloon mobiles and adventure-themed kids books.

Travel inspired quotes on the walls or cushions, will add a touch of wanderlust, especially the classic Dr Seuss “Oh The Places You Will Go”


A gorgeous vintage nursery doesn’t have to mean blowing the decorative budget on high-end antiques. Create a one-of-a-kind vintage nursery with creative ideas using thrift-store treasures and simple decorating ideas.

Wall decor

Create an accent wall in a colorful patchwork quilt style using a combination of different sized vintage themed wallpaper, think paisley and abstract patterns. Incorporate key colors you’ll use throughout the rest of the nursery.

A large, antique looking mirror, either freestanding or hung on the wall, will open the room up and add a touch of vintage glamour.

Decorative touches

Turn the pages of an old storage book into beautiful vintage nursery art. Cut a few of your favorite pages out, frame and hang on the wall.

Give a wooden ladder a lick of colorful paint and lean against the wall. It’s a great way to display crocheted baby wraps or special heirloom quilts.

Vintage doesn’t need to be all girly patchwork and paisley. A sweet option for a little boy is a vintage airplane nursery them. Think red and navy blue for the color theme with decorative wooden plane touches.

The Safari

Rather than counting sheep at bedtime, your little one can count zebras. The Safari theme is a wonderful way to bring color, animals and a sense of adventure to any nursery.

Wall decor

Framed animal wall prints and wall decals are perfect for a Safari nursery; think elephants, giraffes and zebras. A large framed world map for the wall will also bring a touch of sophistication.

Keep wall colors neutral to allow for pops of color in the decorative touches.

Decorative touches

Add a jumbo plush giraffe to the corner of the nursery; it doesn’t get more Safari than that!

A hot air balloon mobile or night light also fits well with the adventurous theme. Carry the animal print through to throw rugs and cot linen.

Nursery tents are incredibly popular right now and are a great idea for a Safari themed room.

Whether you go traditional, modern, elegant or fun with your nursery theme , this is the perfect time to channel your joy about the family's new addition into decorating a beautiful nursery.