19 Stylish Nursery Ideas That Will Grow Along With Your Baby

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Design: Chango & Co., Photo: Sarah Elliott 

If you have a little one on the way, there are plenty of decisions that will keep you up at night, from planning your finances and parenting styles to trying to wrap your head around child care for when you have to go back to work.

However, there's one aspect of preparing that should always be fun, creative, and a joy to work on. We're, of course, talking about decorating the nursery. Since you already have a full plate, we're handing over a slew of beautiful nursery ideas to inspire the look of your baby's first room. And the best part is they're stylish enough to grow along with your little one, so you can focus on what really matters for years to come: creating lifelong memories. 

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Light and Bright

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Anne Sage 

This gender neutral nursery scheme is sure to please baby and parents alike, no matter their personal style. The chandelier is a sophisticated addition, while the plant-inspired wallpaper adds a touch of whimsy.

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Monochromatic Accents

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Cathie Hong

This mostly gray space is anything but boring thanks to the accent wall, alphabet-inspired rug, and open shelving. Even the crib itself makes a stylish statement.

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Starry Space

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 Design: Chango & Co.; Photo: Sarah Elliott

This gorgeous nursery has us seeing stars in the best way. If you're going with a bold print on your walls, take note from this nursery and complement the design with neutral colors and clean lines throughout.

Schumacher Stargaze Wallpaper in Blue
Chairish Schumacher Stargaze Wallpaper in Blue $141
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Traditional Glam

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Marie Flanigan Interiors

There's something about traditional elements in a nursery that make it feel sweet and timeless. The upholstered crib acts as a focal point, while the mirrored wardrobe is sure to inspire years of playing dress up.

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Modern Palette

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 House of Harvee

This nursery features a multitude of millennial trends, including muted tones—think: terracotta, sepia, and jade green—a plush rug, and plenty of greenery. But it still seems perfectly suited for a newborn.

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Baby's Secret Garden

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Marie Flanigan Interiors

Bring the pages of a storybook alive with a secret garden theme in your nursery. Incorporate floral wall decals, plush animal toys, and gold accents for a hint of sophistication. The addition of textures like faux fur, pom poms, and macramé give the room an overall cozy feel.

Edith Chandelier
Selamat Designs Edith Chandelier $285
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Green With Envy

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Cathie Hong

Framed leaf prints, a green rug, and intricate wallpaper makes this nursery one that is sure to inspire. The white crib serves as a bright spot in the room without detracting from the rest of the room.

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Sweet Nursery

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Design: Chango & Co.; Photo: Raquel Langworthy 

There's nothing like a pop of color to get you even more excited to bring your little one home. The watermelon print wallpaper acts as the cutest backdrop for an accenting pink crib and rosy rug.

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Dark Places

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Katherine Carter Design

Don't be afraid to go with dark colors in your baby's room. This black and white nursery is modern but still boasts a child-like whimsy. The white furniture and delicate pattern on the dark wallpaper keep this nursery from feeling too moody.

Felted Wool Wall Animal – Ombré Giraffe
Serena & Lily Felted Wool Wall Animal Ombré Giraffe $168
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Rustic Baby Retreat

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Design: Duet Design Group, Photo: Susie Brenner

This rustic baby nursery is equally fit for an adult craving a cabin getaway. The dark wooden accents and addition of woodland plush toys give this minimal space a cozy feel all year round.

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Romantic Nursery

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Design: Duet Design Group, Photo: Susie Brenner

Who knew a primarily gray color scheme could be so romantic? This baby-friendly space is feels glam thanks to the additions of a crystal chandelier, sculptural elements, and faux fur textures.

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Serene Setup

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Design: Studio McGee; Photo: Lucy Call 

This serene room decorated with neutral colors, natural fibers, and soft textures, feels inviting for any age. Tip: Double up on window dressings like this Roman-shade-and-blackout-curtain combo for mid-day naps.

santa Barbara Round Pendant
Serena & Lily Santa Barbara Round Pendant $398
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Cactus Is Cooler

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Design: Chango & Co.; Photo: Sarah Elliott 

This cheery wallpaper is just what the doctor ordered for one happy baby and even happier parents. Thick crown moulding and built-in shelving painted in a fresh coat of white paint add a sophisticated balance to this eclectic space.

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Secondary Colors

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Design: Chango & Co.; Photo: Sarah Elliott 

We love the idea of starting with a clean white canvas when decorating your new nursery, then adding pops of color to tie the room together. This is an especially smart option for parents choosing not to find out the gender of their baby. You can always add finishing touches once the baby comes home.

Webster Convertible Crib
Serena & Lily Webster Convertible Crib $998
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Gender-Neutral Graphics

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Design: Chango & Co.; Photo: Sarah Elliott 

This gender-neutral space strikes the perfect balance between graphic and masculine and bright and feminine. The abstract artwork paired with natural textures makes for a stunning space fit for a boy or a girl.

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Sweet and Simple

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Anne Sage

The rattan bassinet in this nursery is accented by a simple but stylish mobile and muted art print, while the large circle mirror reflects light throughout the space.

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Neutral Nursery

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Anne Sage

While typical nurseries are awash with color, this neutral space proves that a more sophisticated palette can work wonders in your baby's room.

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Just A Pop

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Design: Chango & Co.; Photo: Raquel Langworthy 

This gray and white space makes the perfect gender-neutral backdrop for a boy or a girl, while the sunny yellow addition makes it infant-friendly.

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Where the Wild Things Are

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Design: Lisa Sherry Interieurs; Photo: Mekenzie Loli

An oversized rabbit print and kid-friendly hide-inspired rug add a touch of nature to this lovely nursery. The pale pastel palette also ensures the space feels soothing and not overly stimulating.

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