Is there anything more exciting than preparing to bring a new life into the world? We don’t think so! Whether you decide to build a nursery from the ground up or modify and repurpose an existing room in your home, you’ll want to make sure that you have the right nursery decor. Most parents want to focus on safety features first (and for good reason), but the right decorations and furnishings can transform a standard room into a fun and beautiful space for a newborn baby.
But if you’ve never prepared a nursery before or you feel a little lost when looking for decorations, you probably have a lot of questions. For example, what are some good baby nursery decorating ideas? What are some safe and beautiful crafts to use in a nursery? Finally, where can you find high-quality wooden crafts to start your nursery room out on the right foot?
In today’s guide, we will answer all of these questions and more, so let’s get started!
Nursery wall decor
You can always fill a nursery with toys and fun items to entertain your baby as they grow and learn, but the walls are often a great starting point for creating a unique “vibe” for your child. In addition to choosing the perfect color for your baby and the overall atmosphere you want to create, you’ll also want to think about individual decorations and hanging cutouts that will give your child something fun to look at.
Wooden cutouts for babies give you baby-themed shapes and images using thin, yet strong, solid, lasting wooden material. You can decorate these cutouts as you see fit, using paint, glitter, or even decoupage. If you’re still waiting for your baby to arrive, you’ll want to design your nursery wall decor according to your tastes. Alternatively, if you’re redecorating the nursery for your toddler, you may want to see if they have preferences of their own!
Boho nursery decor
If you have a theme or aesthetic for the entire room, you’ll want to make sure that your wall decor matches everything else — from the crib to the night light (and everything in between). Boho decor is a popular option for nurseries, as it allows parents to take advantage of more eclectic designs that give a modern twist to classic, natural materials. Wooden cutouts are often a perfect way to accompany and enhance a boho-chic nursery!
Many people are not entirely sure how to create boho decor, but it’s best to start with the basics. Boho decor is all about taking things back to our natural roots. This means using natural materials like wood, plants, and natural fabrics to create a beautiful yet minimalist environment in which your baby can be surrounded by materials from the Earth, as opposed to artificial plastics.
Fun shape decor & ideas for decorating a nursery room
So, you want to add nursery wall decor and decorations to your nursery room — but what kinds of shapes should you use? Naturally, you’ll want to keep things light and fun for your baby, but it’s not always easy for an adult to think like a young child and imagine what they’d really like. Fortunately, we’ve done the hard work for you! Here are some of our favorite and most popular cutout shape ideas for nurseries!
Wooden letter cutouts offer a fun way to spell out your child’s name on the nursery wall or even use the name to personalize existing cutouts. Not only does this show exactly who sleeps in the nursery, but it’s also a fun way to begin teaching your child about the alphabet!
When in doubt, animal cutouts are always a great option for nursery decor, as they are visually appealing and can even be used to teach your child about the world around them. Babies and young children love animal images of all shapes and sizes, from butterfly cutouts to elephant nursery decor.
These shapes are fun and give you a lot of creative freedom to decorate the cutouts how you see fit. You can add realistic colors or use more funky colors and patterns to make each shape a truly unique creation! And if you’re not satisfied with elephants and rabbits, don’t be afraid to throw some extinct species into the mix! Dinosaur cutouts are a really popular option for nurseries as well.
Like hanging a mobile over your baby’s crib, adding floating or flying shapes to your room can give the room a light, lifted feeling. Young children are often fascinated by the idea of flight, and even simple decorations like hot air balloon nursery decor can spark your little one’s imagination and bring them joy as they drift off to sleep and when they wake up again. Flying shapes also work well when combined with travel-themed nurseries, especially if you want your nursery to have educational resources like a fun world map or famous images from across the globe.
Like flight, nautical shapes and themes are popular options for nursery rooms. Imagine walking into your fully decorated nursery that features ocean-themed walls, full of fish, seashells, starfish, seahorses, anchors, and other nautical imagery. An ocean theme can be quite relaxing for people of all ages, so you’ll be even more inclined to spend time in a nautical nursery, playing the days away with your baby!
Sky & space shapes
The only thing larger and more fascinating than the ocean is the sky and stars above us. Many young children love to see the beauty of the skies in their own rooms, so a nursery with a sky or space theme is sure to inspire awe and wonder in your child. There are also a lot of different creative directions you can take with sky and space themes. You can easily create planets of varying sizes using wooden circle cutouts.
If you want something “day” themed, you might consider hanging cloud cutouts. These work well with sky-blue walls, rainbow cutouts, and even painted or hanging sun decorations. If you want something “night” themed or more focused on the wonders of outer space, you can opt for thin star cutouts that can hang on the walls, or thicker star cutouts that can be used to decorate a small desk or nightstand.
Finally, what represents the beauty of life and birth more than flowers? The great thing about flower shapes is that they can work for boys and girls. Flower decorations are really fun because they give you a lot of ways to customize the colors of the nursery. You can have wooden flower pots to give your baby an imaginary garden to care for, or flat wooden flower cutouts to decorate the walls and create a beautiful, springtime paradise for your baby.
As you can see, there are a lot of amazing ways to decorate a nursery for a baby, whether you’re still waiting for them to arrive or you’ve already brought them into the world! You’ll simply need to consider your own preferences and the potential interests of your child. Once you have a theme or a general artistic direction, you can turn to Woodpeckers to find the best wooden cutouts and decorations to begin your nursery decor project!
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