Babies, babies everywhere. I can’t count on one hand the number of little bundles of joy that are about to arrive on the doorsteps of friends and family in the next few months. This happens to include my stepsister who welcomed my adorable first nephew on Sunday!
My best friend also happens to be due in the next week so she recently asked me for some nursery inspiration while she prepped for the arrival of her little girl. So today I’m sharing some of my favorite finds for all styles of nurseries from neutral and glamorous to gender specific and rustic.
Let’s start with this classic beauty. Neutral colors with a slightly playful theme thanks to the zebra and hot air balloon and a classic crib.
Contemporary, abstract art over a crib – so glamorous. And the contrast of colors against the moody grey walls – perfection. The patterned rug just kicks it up a notch. This particular nursery is clearly doing double duty too for when those giddy grandparents come to visit.
How luxurious does this nursery feel? It’s gender neutral and could so easily be achieved with a little blood, sweat and DIY. All you need is quite a bit of cheap off-white fabric, a staple gun, some painters tape and a gallon of paint. Top it off with a glamorous light fixture and you’re in business.
So I cheated a bit and this is an old ad from Restoration Hardware’s Baby & Kids line. But I’m completely in love with the rustic charm and the perfect way they styled a nursery that’s a little girlie without looking like a pink crayon vomitted everywhere.
Vintage charm is all over this room. I love that the desaturated blue of the walls is a few shades off the traditional baby blue of most nurseries. And the bunting combined with a it of chevron on those curtains brings it in to the 21st century.
If you’re looking for more of a traditional space, this is the room for you. I die over the antique-looking toys and that mirror over the crib is so elegant.
This gem has been making the blog rounds for quite some time, but I completely see why – you want glamour for your little girl, this is the room for her. Shiny surfaces and animal print? CHECK!
Or maybe she is more into shabby chic, French country charm? Done!
Or you think she’ll be a little eclectic, but with a sweet side? A room filled with peach, champagne and gold is the place for her.
Perhaps it is a little boy who needs a little eclectic space of his own? Combine an industrial fixture with a vintage map and some burlap curtains, and you’re good to go.
White and navy with a touch of silver is perfection. All the pieces (minus the crib) could be repurposed as the child grows or seamlessly moved in to other rooms of the house.
Minimalist, white and clean. But the light wood, adorable artwork and the sheepskin rug warm up the space for a little bundle of joy.
Then their are those new moms who just know their little one will be fashionable and always on trend. Then herringbone and tassel garlands are just for them (and it serves as a stylish alternative to a mobile).
I think we’ve seen some variation of that rug a few times… looks like it’s a clear winner in nursery land. When paired with striped crib bedding and crisp roman shades, the room suddenly has a preppy feel.
Maybe you just want to embrace your little girl’s feminine side? Swatches of pink, monogrammed wall art and a chandelier are just for her.
If you’re raising a little gentleman or lady, this elegant nursery/guest room combo is the perfect space.
Modern. Pink. Perfection. And I don’t even like pink.
If she really is a princess, this space is for her.
I die over that kelly green wall paper. Baby would love staring at it!
Modern and graphic. With a hint of mid-century modern thrown in.
And now for a little extra dose of awesome: a few celebrity nurseries to drool over:
Bill & Giuliana’s house is perfection. I expect nothing less for their little guy’s space. I want that grasscloth wallpaper. Now.
This nursery belongs to momma/queen of style Jenna Lyons.
I’m loving the clean lines and soothing colors of this beauty, the home of Molly Sims’ babe.
So what do you think – I see some serious themes popping up lately in nursery styles – print rugs and giant giraffes are clearly all the rage. I also love the practicality of most of the spaces – all of them seem to be able to easily transition as the child grows older. And not a licensed character in sight! Not that I have anything against Mickey or Buzz Lightyear… I’d just prefer a little more subtle use of whimsy ;-)