From classic pinks to bold florals to neutral decor schemes that flout gender norms, there are countless ways to decorate a nursery for a baby girl. Whether you prefer a traditional baby room full of vintage accents, a timeless nursery that looks like it's been there forever, or a modern space that looks as fresh as a newborn baby, the possibilities are limitless.
While it can be challenging to design a space for someone you haven't yet met, remember that style is not born but made and that your taste will be her taste until she’s old enough to start developing preferences and making choices of her own. A nursery should be a tranquil, fully equipped and beautiful environment where a baby can sleep and play, but the room should be equally catered to the needs of parents and caregivers in terms of both functionality and aesthetics.
Check out these wide-ranging ideas to help inspire you to design a nursery that is tailored to your decor style, practical needs, and cherished aspirations for the brand new tiny human in your life, offering her a soft place to land in this crazy world.
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Supersize the Art
An oversized swan painting above the dresser, rounded shapes on furniture and decor, nostalgic vintage touches, and shades of pink that range from blush to saturated make this baby girl room from Leanne Ford Interiors feel welcoming, whimsical, and full of life.Continue to 2 of 57 below.
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Decorate the Bay Window
This spacious baby girl nursery from London-based Eklektik Studio has a soigné look and tranquil feel, decorated in soft colors and finishes, from the pale gray walls trimmed with white painted wood accents to the plush area rug and fluffy feathered pendant light. A large bay window with louvered blinds allows filtered light to flood in. Shiny gold-toned accents and hints of pink on the throw pillows that cushion the generous window seat complement the soft gray tones of the room.
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Add Retro Flair
Retro accents like the rattan sun mirror over the changing table and the brass faux bamboo feathered floor lamp add warmth and personality to this light and neutral girl's nursery from Eklektik Studio.Continue to 4 of 57 below.
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Include Nature-Inspired Details
Sissy + Marley Interior Design added whimsical, nature-inspired details—from the white painted tree lamp to the leaf-print rug and pair of birds in flight suspended over the crib—that lend charm to this modern baby girl nursery outfitted in shades of purple and white.Continue to 5 of 57 below.
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Gild the Lily
Marie Flanigan Interiors layered an ornate gilded mirror over multi-colored wrap-around wildflower wallpaper and hung a white bird mobile over the crib in this layered baby girl nursery that piles on the embellishment and the charm. While the crib and baby accessories might be transitory, signature pieces like the mirror will grow with the baby and become a touchstone for childhood memories in years to come.Continue to 6 of 57 below.
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Make It Moody
Baby rooms do not have to be all sunshine and rainbows. If the rest of your home is decorated in neutral tones and moody nature-inspired vibes, there's no reason your nursery shouldn't follow suit. Urbanology Designs outfitted this baby girl nursery in neutral shades of white, gray, and black, with a potted olive tree in the corner, a graphic crib, and a dramatic cloud painting on the wall. Decor details like woven baskets, gauzy curtains, and a gilded frame initial print add softness without being frilly.Continue to 7 of 57 below.
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Go Vintage Style
This Los Angeles nursery from Little Crown Interiors has a stained glass window detail that sets the vintage-inspired tone. The room is outfitted with a curvy pink retro sofa with a scalloped back, a mix of blush pink and gold accents, and natural textures that create a cozy and nostalgic feel.
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Try Hot Pink
Hot pink accents add a modern spin to the most traditional of baby girl nursery colors in this room from Chango & Co. Pale wood furniture and flooring and green cactus wallpaper complement white walls and let the colors set the tone. A vase of hot pink Gerbera daisies echoes the fuschia flower accents on the walls, and a crib skirt tied with bright pink satin ribbons ties it all up in a bow.
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Hang Some Baskets
Lightweight baskets add texture to the wall above the crib in this baby girl nursery from Finding Lovely that is decorated with wainscoting, subtly patterned wallpaper, and a vintage rug that complement the white crib and neutral bedding with the slightest hint of pink.Continue to 10 of 57 below.
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Add a Dramatic Wall Hanging
Lindye Galloway Studio + Shop hung a large, chunky textile wall hanging over the crib that contrasts with the cheerful pink rose-patterned area rug and complements the white and natural accents and tones throughout the space.Continue to 11 of 57 below.
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Hang a Mini Gallery Wall
In this fresh and bright nursery from Chango & Co., touches of pink add warmth to white walls and furniture, and a gallery wall of miniature framed kid's artwork in identical white frames hangs above the crib in a casual jumble to give it a playful feel that is cohesive but isn't overly formal.Continue to 12 of 57 below.
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This mostly neutral-toned California nursery from Cathie Hong Interiors is outfitted in shades of white and gray that integrate well with the overall decor of the home, with a few choice hints of pink that suggest that a baby girl lives there but doesn't confirm one way or the other.Continue to 13 of 57 below.
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Use an Acrylic Crib
A transparent acrylic crib adds a modern touch to this flowery pink and white baby girl nursery from Little Crown Interiors, dominated by large-scale floral wallpaper and finished with touches of gold.Continue to 14 of 57 below.
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Add Floating Bookshelves
Floating shelves displaying a collection of children's books featuring strong female role models and adventurers line the wallpapered walls of this baby girl nursery from Sissy + Marley Interior Design.Continue to 15 of 57 below.
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Garnish with Mustard
This cheerful nursery from Curated Nest Interiors has pink floral wallpaper accented with touches of mustard yellow that are picked up in the crib and changing table linens to add more dimension and complement the blonde hardwood floors.Continue to 16 of 57 below.
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Add Some Heart
A giant pink swan keeps watch over the crib in this charming baby girl nursery from Sissy + Marley Interior Design that is decorated with squiggly heart print wallpaper and heart and love-themed throw pillows in the crib for a sweet touch that isn't saccharine.Continue to 17 of 57 below.
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Mix Cool and Warm Tones
In this simple and serene baby girl nursery from Eklektik Studio, soft cool whites and pale gray tones on the walls, furniture, and textiles are warmed up with rattan accessories and gold-toned metals to add balance and create a harmonious feel.
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Create a Seating Area
Many nurseries include a single rocking chair or a glider for nursing and bonding with baby, but Chango & Co. added a pair of vintage armchairs that creates a place for both parents to congregate in this soft and romantic baby girl nursery decorated in shades of pink and white.Continue to 19 of 57 below.
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Pair Lavender and Gray
Shades of lavender, gray, and cream, a modern acrylic and rose gold crib, gold details, and a butterfly motif from the throw pillow to the art above the crib gives this otherwise traditional baby girl nursery from Little Crown Interiors a refreshing feel that is a departure from the usual pink.Continue to 20 of 57 below.
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Fluff It Up
Soft textures like a feathered juju hat hanging above the crib, some fuzzy pussy willow branches in a tall vase, and a fluffy pair of mother-and-daughter standing stuffed animals make this baby girl nursery from Leclair Decor feel comforting and inviting.Continue to 21 of 57 below.
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Hang Some Abstract Art
Chango & Co. hung a pair of simple abstract prints above the changing table in this sweet pink and white baby girl nursery, with touches of bright yellow that give the two-tone palette a lift.Continue to 22 of 57 below.
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Share the Love
If the nursery is a corner of your bedroom, be sure to integrate it into your existing decor, like this hybrid primary bedroom and baby girl nursery from Calimia Home. Decorated in shades of white, gray, and pink, with textured details on the dresser, bedding, and vintage crib, the nursery blends seamlessly into the existing decor and can turn back into an adults-only space with minimal effort once the time comes.Continue to 23 of 57 below.
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Plant a Tree
An accent wall doesn't have to be dramatic to be effective. In this nursery from Little Crown Interiors, subtle leaf print wallpaper highlights the high vaulted ceilings. A small potted olive tree next to the crib with room to grow alongside the baby brings in a natural element that will help mark the passing of time.Continue to 24 of 57 below.
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Keep It Minimalist
This minimalist, all-white nursery from Cathie Hong Interiors has white walls and furniture, delicate black accents, and a pink table lamp perched on the changing table that adds a hint of color and quietly signals that the room belongs to a baby girl.Continue to 25 of 57 below.
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Accent with Silver
Jules Interiors used silver-toned accents to add shine to this airy and light-flooded nursery, a perfect complement to the subtle pink and gray color palette of the room.Continue to 26 of 57 below.
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Let the Walls Talk
In this pink baby girl nursery from Emily Henderson Design, pink and white forest-themed patterned wallpaper creates a storybook feel.Continue to 27 of 57 below.
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Use Muted Tones
In this baby girl nursery from Calimia Home, muted tones of pink and white, washed out floral wallpaper, and an unvarnished wood crib give the room a soft and soothing feel.Continue to 28 of 57 below.
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Sweeten It Up
This blush pink, green, gold Los Angeles nursery from Little Crown Interiors has large-scale floral wallpaper and a patterned rug that are complemented with white walls and warm metals to create a bright and fresh space.Continue to 29 of 57 below.
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This simple white California nursery from Mindy Gayer Design Co. is decorated with notes of pink and lightly embellished with trimming details like pompoms, tassels, and ribbons that give it a soft and simple feel that's fit for a baby girl.Continue to 30 of 57 below.
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Use an Antique Changing Table
Stephanie Hoey Interiors turned an antique chest of drawers into a pastel pink changing table in this baby girl nursery decorated with wainscoting and watercolor floral wallpaper.Continue to 31 of 57 below.
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Layer the Walls
Emily Henderson Design layered graphic framed pink XO prints over whimsical crowd favorite forest-themed Bellewood wallpaper from Rebel Walls in this fresh and light baby girl nursery dominated by bright white accents.Continue to 32 of 57 below.
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Add Moroccan Accents
This soft nursery from Little Crown Interiors is decorated with touches of blush pink and gray, and decor accents like a Moroccan wedding blanket and covered baskets on the floor that add texture. Gold-toned wall hooks to hold and display adorable baby clothes are both practical and decorative.Continue to 33 of 57 below.
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Add a Statement Rug
A colorful statement rug, patterned pink and white wallpaper, a gold-toned metal pendant light, and a pompom-trimmed teepee bring on the happy vibes in this cheerful baby girl nursery from Cake & Confetti. Once the crib goes, the rug and wallpaper can stay to easily transition the nursery into a girls room.Continue to 34 of 57 below.
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Add Frilly Details
Jules Interiors added satin bows, a crib skirt, and a larger-than-life portrait of a pink-eared gray bunny over the crib of this traditional style baby girl nursery to create an elegant and timeless feel.Continue to 35 of 57 below.
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Add Graphic Wallpaper
In this baby girl nursery from Jessica Lagrange Interiors, patterned wallpaper in muted pink and white adds a soft but graphic touch. The sophisticated and comfortable room is finished with a curvy pink armchair, a pair of chunky knit poufs, dark gray carpeting, mixed wood tones, and 3D white flower art over the crib.Continue to 36 of 57 below.
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Wallpaper the Closet
A Beautiful Mess added peel-and-stick wallpaper to the inside of this baby girl nursery closet that gives the eye something to focus on when the doors are left open. Retro touches like a vintage-style changing table painted in seafoam green, a boho style rattan hanging chair, and a trio of rattan butterflies floating on the wall above the crib add charm to the simple space.Continue to 37 of 57 below.
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Rethink the Closet
While it's always a good idea for your wallet and the planet to design rooms to last, some elements like changing tables are temporary investments. If your baby room is short on space, or even if it isn't, consider turning a large closet into a temporary shelter for your changing table that doesn't interfere with the rest of the room design, like this mint green nursery from Little Crown Interiors. Once the baby has outgrown it, the closet can be used for clothes and storage and you don't have to tinker with the room design while your hands are already full chasing a toddler.Continue to 38 of 57 below.
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Hang Animal-Themed Wallpaper
The highlight of this Danish nursery from Fantastic Frank is an animal-themed wall mural with seemingly life-size, dimensional, realistic-looking creatures that will mesmerize babies and parents alike and will keep your baby girl company as she moves through childhood.Continue to 39 of 57 below.
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Mix Tones of Pink
If you decide to go with classic pink, mix up shades, tones, and finishes to keep it interesting. Sissy + Marley Interior Design added multiple dashes of varying shades of pink in this crisp and modern baby girl nursery that makes the classic color choice feel fresh and fun.Continue to 40 of 57 below.
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Add Boho Style
A Beautiful Mess added a colorful wall hanging and a tall vintage-style rattan giraffe to this baby girl nursery that add lighthearted notes of boho style.Continue to 41 of 57 below.
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Little Crown Interiors added a dreamy landscape painting inspired accent wall to this tranquil nursery dressed in soothing shades of green and beige that is refreshing and would suit any baby.Continue to 42 of 57 below.
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This soft gray Swedish nursery from Fantastic Frank has a minimalist feel that makes a single whimsical element like a miniature hot air balloon floating in the center of the room feel extra inviting.Continue to 43 of 57 below.
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Hang a Colorful Banner
An easy way to perk up an all-white nursery is to hang a banner on the wall. In this simple nursery decorated in shades of white and cream, a cheerful and inexpensive tasseled wall banner in shades of pink and red adds some pep to the neutral room.Continue to 44 of 57 below.
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Use Pocket Doors
This primary bedroom from Fantastic Frank is connected to the nursery by a pair of sliding pocket doors. To link the minimal, all-white spaces, color accents are sprinkled throughout both rooms, with pieces like a rose-colored armchair and blue striped wallpaper behind the bed echoing the color accents in the nursery to tie the two spaces together in a subtle way.Continue to 45 of 57 below.
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Hang Stuffed Animal Trophy Heads
Chango & Co. hung a group of stuffed animal trophy heads including a pink pig and a brown bear on the wall above the changing table, all the better to distract a squirming baby during a diaper change. Cheerful star-patterned wallpaper and framed number and color prints add another layer of color with an educational bent to this lively baby girl nursery that isn't too gender-specific.Continue to 46 of 57 below.
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Hang a Curvy Mirror
Urbanology Designs added a curvy vintage-inspired mirror, black and woven accessories, and a vase of pampas grass to the changing table of this neutral-toned baby girl nursery that gives it a slightly grown-up feel.Continue to 47 of 57 below.
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Make It Eclectic
In this baby girl nursery from Amy Peltier, a play of patterns, shades of blue and coral, and a child's dress framed like a piece of art above the crib give the room a sweet and eclectic feel. Dark wood hardwood flooring and a chocolate brown changing table add balance.Continue to 48 of 57 below.
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Add Some Edge
An egg chair with a metal shell adds a tough edge to this baby room from Sissy + Marley Interior Design that contrasts with the lavender, gray, and white color scheme and whimsical accents like the bird houses decorating the walls.Continue to 49 of 57 below.
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Mix Pink and Blue
JLA Designs mixed traditional pink and blue in this equal opportunity baby girl nursery, with barely pink walls, a pink and white zebra print rug, a pale blue armchair, a pale pink velvet pouf, bold pink and blue patterned curtains and touches of gold. Multicolored games, books, and toys displayed on open shelving make it feel organized but lived in and a cloud-like bubble pendant light hanging in the center of the room has a playful feel.Continue to 50 of 57 below.
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Add Mesmerizing Wallpaper
In this colorful baby girl nursery from JLA Designs, vibrant pink wallpaper creates an eye-catching accent wall behind the crib that adds a fun twist and rivals any sunset, while an upholstered rocking chair gives tired parents a soft place for feedings and bedtime stories.Continue to 51 of 57 below.
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Paint a Half Wall
If you like the idea of adding a wash of pink to your baby girl nursery but don't want to overdo it, consider splitting the difference like this baby girl nursery from Maison Ellie. A blush pink half wall adds color and a grounding element that plays well against the pale wood tones and creamy whites throughout the space. A pale pink velvet pouf and a pretty rug in soft shades of pink ties it all together.Continue to 52 of 57 below.
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Paint the Ceiling
In this charming baby girl nursery from Christina Kim Interior Design, a salmon pink painted ceiling gives the room a rosy glow, complemented with whimsical touches like a framed print of the Royal Budapest Hotel, a vintage-style chandelier with coral accents, and a bold patterned rug.Continue to 53 of 57 below.
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Accent with Rose Gold
Rose gold accents add a warm glow to this light and airy nursery from Maison Ellie.Continue to 54 of 57 below.
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Hang a Neon Sign
Shades of pink and lavender and a pink neon sign above the crib give this baby girl nursery from A Beautiful Mess the same kitschy and lighthearted vibes as the rest of the house.Continue to 55 of 57 below.
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This baby girl nursery from Maison Ellie mixes midcentury modern and boho design to create a colorful and laid back space. A bold pink statement rug adds a wash of color, complemented by a pale wood crib, a raised planter, and a macrame wall hanging above the crib.Continue to 56 of 57 below.
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Accent with Wallpaper
M Starr Design decorated this baby girl nursery with primarily white, wood, and natural tones. plus a pastel pink patterned wallpaper accent that adds softness and personality.Continue to 57 of 57 below.
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Mix Rough and Soft Textures
Instead of covering up an existing concrete wall in this baby girl nursery, Maison Ellie added soft textiles and shades of pink and white that juxtapose the hard industrial material with soft textures and tones.