18 Adorable Themes for
Nurseries and Kids Rooms
Looking for a unique or trendy idea for decorating your little one’s room? We’ve pulled together a list of 18 adorable themes for nurseries and kids rooms. While some of these themes may seem geared towards one gender or the other, it’s 2020! All the themes we’ve chosen below will spark excitement and imagination for all genders. Keep an open mind and see what catches your eye.
Succulents and minty greens are all the rage right now and they’re perfect for a gender-neutral theme for your nursery or child’s room. Sun, sand, and cacti everywhere, but it's not all bad. A cute and cuddly llama is here to accompany you on the desert trail!
You can bring out the natural elements of this theme with hanging air plants or succulents. Look for mint or sage-colored bedding or furniture to bring color into the room. Or, go all out and find some cacti wall stickers like this:
Elegant Rose Garden
Create an elegant and beautiful girl’s room or nursery by going all out with the flowers! R
ose-themed nurseries and floral inspired design is trending right now, making it easier than ever to grab all the decor items you desire for this theme.
We’ve been loving floral wallpaper, giant paper flowers on the wall, and dienty wood cut-outs. Adding a custom name sign can help a floral theme to stand out and still feel unique to your child. Bonus tip? Grab a diffuser and use soothing, floral essential oils to calm your babe and really bring out the theme of the room.
Grab your passport and let’s go! While traveling may be on hold at the moment, we can always get inspired by a travel-themed room. Spark a sense of exploration from a young age and encourage your little ones to enjoy culture and new places.
We’ve been seeing epic gallery walls with art or photography from bucket-list worthy locations. Another thing we love? Giant maps above the bed or crib, like this gorgeous nursery we found on Instagram. Also, loving that dark green wall.
Who doesn’t love adorable plush animals? A jungle or safari-themed room helps make the stuffed animals part of the decor. Think - elephants, giraffes, lions, and more!
The colors for this room can be soft and neutral or bold and dramatic. We’ve loved seeing unique uses for animal prints on throw pillows, wall paper, and picture frames. This is also a great theme for a gender-neutral room!
Starry night themes can vary greatly, but we love them all. Keep a room dark and perfect for sleeping with navy walls and sparkly twinkle lights. Or keep the nursery bright with fluffy clouds and bright colored stars.
Another great pick for gender neutral rooms, a starry night themed room is the ultimate oasis for a good night’s sleep and encourages relaxation. We love this unique take on the starry night theme with a constellation and galaxy night light. How perfect!
Rawr! Any future paleontologists in the house? Dino-themed rooms are trending again, making it easy to find wall decals, plush animals, bedding, wall hangings, and much more. We’ve been loving the baby mobile designs with adorable hanging dinos that are sprinkled throughout Etsy right now. So cute!
A dinosaur themed room can be done in bright, adorable colors or neutral greens and creams. We love the use of soft colors in this nursery we spotted from Kiddies Kingdoms on Instagram:
Where the Wild Things Are
Bring this children’s book to life with adorable monsters and golden crowns. Journey to the island of Wild Things and transform your child's bedroom or nursery into the jungle of Max's imagination. This is a timeless story and one that everyone loves.
The great thing about this theme is you can get creative about the colors that work best in your space. Want a darker theme like we have pictured below? Or maybe a pale green with cream accents? It all works with this theme choice!
Not into obvious themes? A boho-style room can keep your child’s room or nursery looking clean and simple.
What’s trending in the boho world right now? Light or 70’s inspired pallets. We’ve seen lots of crochet, hanging plants, macrame wall decor, dream catchers, and custom “rainbow” colors. This is a great style to match with the rest of your home and give less of a childish energy to a room. Loving the floor mat in this room:
What does the fox say? Woodland themed rooms are another great gender-neutral option and usually have a splash of mountains, trees, and adorable woodland creatures. The fox is a current favorite!
Other fun woodland creatures? Squirrels, bears, racoons, elk, rabbits, and so much more! There are lots of deep orange, greens, and browns trending for woodland nursery themes. We are loving this combo from one of our customers:
Under the Sea
Just look at the world around you, right here on the ocean floor. Such wonderful things surround you. What more is you lookin' for? Under the sea!
Your little mermaid or merman will love this magical oasis full of starfish, bright colors, turtles, and more! The perfect finish to a mermaid, ocean, or undersea themed bedroom or nursery.
Want your little one to dream big? An adventure-themed room is sure to get their imagination working and in a natural state of wonder. Adventure themes can emphasize travel, the great outdoors, and more.
As a parent, what adventures do you love? Maybe you can spark interest in sailing, hiking, or catching airplanes to remote locations all over the world. Adventure onwards, my friend.
What little boy isn’t fascinated by giant tractors and excavators? Construction themes are usually colorful and exciting. Think, primary colors - red, yellow, blue.
What works great with this theme is your child’s toys can be stacked up on shelves that carry out the theme. Display the toys loud and proud instead of worrying about how to hide all the construction trucks to have a clean room.
Journey to Neverland
Didn’t you want to fly to Neverland as a kid? The idea of floating out a bedroom window to find a universe with fairies, lost boys, and adventure is sure to give your little one vivid dreams each night about the epic things life has to offer.
We’ve found some adorable ideas for Neverland themes - sign posts, fairy lights, pirate ships, treasure maps, and stuffed characters. Check out this simple set up that you can accomplish in an afternoon:
You’ve Got a Friend in Me
Let’s be real, Toy Story is a classic. You can’t go wrong with some cartoon clouds and cowboy hats. Woody and Buzz are the perfect companions to keep your kiddos company each night when they tuck into bed.
Some simple ways of creating this theme? Paint the classic cartoon clouds onto the accent wall in your nursery. You can hang some rope and cowboy hats up on the wall. Or keep your job simple by grabbing a Toy Story theme sign for your child’s room.
Rainbows are everywhere right now and what’s not to love? With a rainbow theme, you can keep things bright and playful or soft and neutral. It’s another great theme idea that works for boys and girls.
We are head-over-heels for this adorable combination of rainbow and hot air balloons that we found on Instagram. How perfect is this nursery?!
Airplane themed rooms are a great way to honor family veterans or service members in your home. It’s also great when looking to spark a sense of wonder in your kiddos. We all dream of flying as children and being able to touch the clouds!
We love the use of these antique-style airplanes featured in this photo. The wall is simple and so well done. The use of dark wood and light blue walls is a winner for sure!
While we’re up in the skies, we might as well stay there. A cloudy room makes us think, nap time anyone? It’s dreamy, light, and sure to feel cozy for little girls and boys.
We love that this nursery pictured is a mostly gray theme, but with brilliant pops of rainbow colors that keep the room from feeling too dull. The combination of clouds, rainbows, starry nights, and adorable animals? We’re in!
Ready for more adventure? Snow-capped mountains make such a simple and bold addition to any accent wall and is the perfect addition to a child’s bedroom. Mountain-themed rooms can be paired with woodland creatures, adorable bedroom tents, and adventure decor.
It’s also another gender-neutral idea that stays timeless as your baby grows into a rambunctious child. Keep the colors soft and gray or add some bold greens to brighten the room. We’re loving this white crib against the darker wall:
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