Nursery Themes!

So I’m not pregnant or anything, but I’ve really gotten into thinking about nursery themes quite a bit lately. I graduated from high school a couple of years ago, and a lot of my friends and the girls I went to school with are pregnant and having babies, so the topic has started to pop up a lot. Personally, my nursery theme was [name_f]Winnie[/name_f] the Pooh, which, looking back on it now, seems really cute and creative. My little brother’s was either dinosaurs or cars (the actual vehicle, not the Disney franchise), I can’t remember which.

I thought this could be a cool idea to talk about - what your own theme was, what your kids’ themes were, something you wish you had done, or interesting schemes you came across. And if anyone happens to be expecting but having some trouble coming up with a theme, then maybe this could give them ideas!

My son’s nursery is [name_f]Winnie[/name_f] the Pooh-themed, too — mostly white, beige and grey with some hints of blue and yellow, plus loads of soft textures. He has some Pooh bedding and an [name_f]IKEA[/name_f] cloud cushion that he adores. I love the way it turned out.

[name_u]Nelly[/name_u]'s theme is enchanted forest. Everything is green and brown and sparkly — fairy dust, you see. :wink: The room has a starry ceiling and hubby painted some animals and trees on the walls. Right now it is overflowing with toys, though, so you can’t really see it, haha.

According to my photos my nursery was red, blue and grey, no my parents didn’t want a boy, my sister’s was cream, pink and fallow, I would want my daughter to have a [name_f]Aurora[/name_f] themed nursery, and a Cille one for my son ~

I have no idea what my nursery theme was. I don’t think it was anything, the colours of our childhood bedrooms were never repainted and my older sister’s was pink and mine was purple. And then my younger sister came along when I was 2 and I shared my room with her, and it stayed the same. I’m pretty sure my older sister had [name_f]Winnie[/name_f] the Pooh when she was a baby (according to photos), but they moved out of that house when my mum was pregnant with me.

My older sister didn’t have nursery themes for her children either, the eldest was a boy so it was blue bed sheets and cuddly toys but the walls were magnolia (boring, rented house), and then her youngest was a girl and it was the same, just pink bed sheets and cuddly toys (and the same magnolia walls). Now they’re older and the boy has [name_m]Mario[/name_m] Kart decor in his room with blue walls, and the girl has pink walls, glittery carpet and unicorn decor.

I guess it isn’t a big thing for our family lol. I know a friend had an owl themed nursery for her baby and it was gorgeous! I like the idea of a Dumbo theme for my kid, this is gorgeous: thefairophelia’s enchanted forest nursery sounds so magical, I love that idea! I also love the really popular nursery idea of having grey walls with painted on mountains, and then large frames with quotes and pictures. [name_f]Kinda[/name_f] like this:

I didn’t have a nursery I co-slept with my parents due to health issues.

I want my future kids to have a [name_f]Bambi[/name_f] themed nursery with a watercolor vibe to it. I also love the idea of a [name_f]Swan[/name_f] themed nursery.

My nursery didn’t really have a theme. It had a rim around the room of the alphabet and another one of cats (I loved cats when I was little. Turns out I’m allergic to them).

I love the idea of a [name_m]Lion[/name_m] [name_m]King[/name_m] themed nursery.

@thefairophelia, I [name_u]LOVE[/name_u] the sound of that enchanted forest. Forget nursery, I’d have that as my actual room!

@pxxntxdrxsx, I feel like if I were to have kids, I’d definitely go with some kind of watercolor theme. Its my favorite medium to paint in, and I’m obsessed with watercolor paintings of flowers at the moment, so I stand behind that idea. Also, the theme of swans sounds wonderful!

@sparkleninja18, you can never go wrong with the [name_m]Lion[/name_m] [name_m]King[/name_m]!

We didn’t know the gender both times. For [name_u]Dash[/name_u] we didn’t really give him a nursery theme(we were moving within months of him being born) so we decorated the nursery with pale blues and personalized it a little more with a ‘Dashel’ decal and some boat decals after he was born and we knew he was a boy.

Same with [name_f]Junia[/name_f], really. We painted it yellow and did a bird theme then when we knew she was a girl we added some more ‘girly’ bird features.

My parents were told that they were having a boy via ultrasound, so they did the nursery up in light blue and white. Still worked okay with a girl though.

My son, [name_m]John[/name_m], had a teddy bear themed nursery with the colors green and brown.

My second son, [name_u]Mason[/name_u], had a pond themed nursery (primarily turtles) with the colors blue and green.

My twin sons, [name_m]Scott[/name_m] & [name_m]Gavin[/name_m], had a puppy dog nursery that was brown and blue.

My daughter, [name_f]Sophie[/name_f], had a whimsical floral nursery that was primarily turquoise and white, but with pops of pink, green, purple, etc.

If I’m able to conceive again and it’s a girl, she would share a room with her older sister, which means it would also be floral likely. If it’s a boy, he would have his own room and I’m debating on a Dumbo theme (grey and blue), or an old-fashioned [name_f]Winnie[/name_f] the Pooh theme (browns and yellows)

I lived in a flat as a baby so didn’t have a nursery as such; though my little cousins had a minimalist white themed nursery with star and cloud decorations (my cousin chose their nursery when she didn’t know what gender her first child would be [they both turned out to be boys], so she went with a gender neutral theme). It looks somewhat like this, without the pink. Her oldest son is five now though so has a room of his own, which is a star themed blue and white room. Her younger son is still a toddler so still has the nursery.

For my own children - far in the future - I’d love a similar nursery, in this sort of style.

I don’t remember if I ever had a theme as a baby. When I got older we got to pick our colours and themes and my dad would have so much fun painting them with us. Mine was primary colours with a triangle print on the bottom half of the wall and mid wall border of my hand prints. It was a lot of fun dunking my hands in paint I’m sure haha.

My partner and I are not planning on finding out the sex before the birth (not TTC or anything yet) and we want to try and keep things as neutral as possible.

However, I am partial to dinosaurs and flamingos! But I really love a soft gray palette too with themes like woodland or with clouds etc. More than anything I feel like I’ll just choose something minimalist!

My parents painted my nursery when my mom was pregnant, and they did it in unisex colors. It was a medium shade of yellow and the ceiling was light blue, with painted white clouds. My father also stenciled letters on one wall and numbers on the other wall.

I actually loved the color of my nursery so much that I chose the same color when we painted over the walls. If I end up having kids, I’d do a yellow and green theme. I might also end up doing a light gray.

Mine was a very 90s blue/cream/red theme based around the fabric my mum got curtains made out of. It’s very sweet but kinda ugly when I look back at pics!!

I would’t immediately gravitate towards a theme for my own kid - I like a kinda eclectic look, old wood, mix and match stuff especially for children. But I know SO will absolutely want to have a theme so we’ll have to work something subtle out lol. Regardless it’ll be gender neutral, neither of us are into super pink/blue binary stuff at all for children.

I was looking at some housey/decor Pinterest boards this week though and really am super taken by kids’s rooms and nurseries that are dark grey or navy for some reason! I just find it so dramatically cozy. Sleepy and peaceful and elegant at the same time.

Pics like these really have me:

They’re so beautiful, especially the first one with the wall hanging. We both really love that kinda thing, big fabric pieces in general, so will keep that in mind. Maybe if we go dark we can do a … woodland or pirate theme. haha. Maybe outer space.

[name_u]Teddy[/name_u] Bears :smiley:

My brother’s was nautical

I really want a black and white with pops of color nursery! No specific theme but perhaps a bit revolved around space… or a very relaxing neutral, gender neutral nursery!

I didn’t even have a nursery theme growing up. [name_f]My[/name_f] room was just bland ol’ purple and not even a cute pastel purple. I’m talking full on [name_m]Barney[/name_m] purple lol. I’ve actually been thinking about this a lot lately too and I’m not even planning on having kids, at least not any time soon. I’ve been super obsessed with the idea of a [name_m]Peter[/name_m] [name_m]Pan[/name_m] nursery. I’ve seen so many cute versions of it. I’m a sucker for music and I think a music theme would be super cute too.

I never had much of a theme in any of my nurseries or bedrooms growing up, but I will probably choose one for my own babies one day. [name_f]Winnie[/name_f] the Pooh is actually a contender, but I am leaning toward more of an enchanted forest/fairies/fantasy theme, for boy or girl. I also really like the idea of using “Up” as an inspiration.
I would consider using Nightmare Before [name_u]Christmas[/name_u] if I didn’t think it might scare my kid.

For our baby room, we have stained wood furniture and then bright, multicolored decor. It’s perfectly unisex, as well as bright and fun. :grin: :rainbow: There’s a slight teddy bear theme in there too, because I love bears and put [some of] my collection on top of the bookshelf. Hubby also bought a huge bear from the op shop, which is now sitting in the cot! :grin: :bear: