Woodland Nursery Theme: 8 Beautiful Nurseries Inspired by Nature

  • 01 of 09

    Beautiful Nurseries Inspired by Nature

    Looking for nursery inspiration? Look outside! Whether you take a walk in the park or a romp through the woods, you'll find that Mother Nature has plenty on offer. 


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  • 02 of 09

    Modern Wilderness

    Photo via Birdface.

    Who says a woodland nursery has to be rustic? Certainly not Helen Ward, who created this modern-influenced, urban oasis for her lucky daughter, Jet.

    Ward’s striking, black-and-white palette, punctuated with bright bursts of green, stands in stark and stylish opposition to the room’s natural wood furnishings and handmade accessories, creating an appealing style blend. A lush patch of “grass” tucked neatly into a corner makes for a sweet and comfy place to curl up with a few furry, woodland friends.

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  • 03 of 09

    Rustic Rehaul

    Photo via Life inBridgetown.

    A bit too rustic for her taste, this wall-to-wall wood-paneled nursery underwent a serious makeover when soon-to-be mama, Brooke, decided she wanted something a little more contemporary for her son, Arlo. The result: a bright and airy space with a fresh, neutral palette and a wealth of natural texture.

    See the entire transformation here.

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  • 04 of 09

    Night Woods Nursery

    Photo via Modified Tot.

    Rich and moody blues give this nursery a nighttime feel, creating a fun twist on the popular woodland theme. Sweet little owls and other fuzzy, nocturnal friends would feel right at home in a charming “night-woods” nursery featuring a shadowy palette and a “night sky” motif of moons and stars. Incorporate a star projector or add some twinkle lights for a dreamy, moonlit atmosphere. 

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  • 05 of 09

    Grey & Yellow Woodland

    Photo via On to Baby.

    Little William’s sweet and sunny nursery effortlessly incorporates rich, rustic textures (such as the rusted iron wall initial) and other natural elements (like the adorable tree-branch bird mobile) into its clean, contemporary design. The neutral grey and white palette, contrasted with warm brown woods and bright yellow accents, would make a charming choice for a boy or girl.

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  • 06 of 09

    Spring Roost

    Photo by hrgranados via HGTV"s Rate My Space.

    Caleb’s spring-fresh, woodland nursery features a beautiful blue and green palette inspired by DwellStudios’ adorable “Owl Sky” collection of crib bedding and accessories. The beautiful, hand-stitched felt mobile, created by Etsy’s "Gifts Define", adds just the right touch.

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  • 07 of 09

    Naturally Neutral

    Photo by Jute Interior Design via Houzz.

    This neutral playroom doesn’t need color to capture the aura of the great outdoors. Using a variety of natural elements, this complex and elegantly understated design brings the outdoor world inside, creating visual interest by weaving a rich tapestry of natural texture.

    Color is not the only thing missing from this nature-inspired nursery. Notice a lack of conventional furnishings. Stacked wicker baskets replace plastic shelving, providing imaginative storage for books and toys, and a canvas teepee furnished with a fluffy fur rug makes for a comfy place for a little one to sit and read. 

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  • 08 of 09

    Woodsy Cottage

    Photo via Hudson Baby Design.

    This mossy green nursery, created by Hudson Baby Design, combines an earthy palette with a bevy of natural textures, including wood, iron, wicker and wool, for a rich, woodsy effect. Simple accessories, like a collection of colorful birdhouses hanging from a branch and a bouquet of wild flowers in a tin vase, give this darling design its sweet, country cottage charm. 

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  • 09 of 09

    Natural Wonder

    Urban nursery or nature’s paradise? With its lush, green carpet and stunningly realistic wall mural, baby Charlie might just have you fooled! Despite its elaborate setting, this Chicago nursery boasts a simple, modern design, taking a minimalist approach to furniture and accessories in an effort to capture one of nature’s most charming attributes: a sense of unadulterated, wide open space. Simply pull up a patch of grass and let your mind wander.