25 Ideas for Creating a Baby Girl Nursery You’ll Never Want to Leave

Nursery #INSPO that is both trendy and timeless

Emily Polash
Written by Emily Polash Updated on August 15th, 2021

In a couple of years, your daughter may be obsessed with Paw Patrol and scream bloody murder every time you try to brush her hair, so if you have pink and girly design fantasies- now is your time to shine!

If feminine florals aren’t your thing, there are plenty of ways to create a gorgeous space without the frills. Whether you’re going classic or trendy, soft or bold, we’re here to help inspire your design plans.

And, in case the Instagram pressure is getting to you, keep in mind that your baby girl won’t know the difference between a boho-chic nursery palace and a bassinet in the corner of your messy bedroom. 

1. Monochromatic rainbows

We’re kicking off the list with the adorably understated monochromatic rainbow trend. If you want a feature wall but don’t want to deal with wallpaper, these removable wall decals are right up your alley. The round mirror, beaded chandelier, and muted color palette make this space both soothing and chic.

2. Black accents

Incorporating black is becoming more common in boys’ nurseries, and this mom proves that it works just as well for baby girls. The black feature wall, crib, and black hexagon name sign are bold and original choices, and the small green pops bring in a softer, more natural touch.

3. Simple neutrals

Bigger isn’t always better, and if you’re on a budget, choosing a few quality pieces can carry the room. The natural wood crib, fabric name sign, simple bunting, and lush rug create a calming, clean space.

4. Cottage vibes

The inspiration for this nursery came from the antique white and gold light fixture, and we love the countryside cottage vibes. This mom writes that she wanted pink, but “couldn’t handle a bright pink room,” which resulted in a perfect mix of blush, white, and blue. The wreaths over the crib are a lovely departure from wall art or name signs.

5. Play area

When planning your daughter’s nursery, remember that the part where they do nothing but sleep and cry is very brief in the grand scheme of things. Before you know it, they’ll be sitting up, crawling, interacting, and ready to play. This mom created a corner with a play mat and books, which will surely grow as the baby does.

6. Word art & color

If you love color and are scrolling through a sea of neutrals and pinks, don’t despair. You can make your daughter’s nursery as fun, funky, and colorful as you like. Get inspired by the word art, blue dog wallpaper, and personalized yellow and pink crib sheets. 

7. Go for green

This couple originally created a gender-neutral nursery and later added in touches of blush and gold once they found out the baby was a girl. The result is a lovely balance of femininity, texture, and color. We love the bold green, brick wall, and woven light fixture.

8. Bold wallpaper

One of the quickest ways to completely transform a space, especially a small one, is to add a wallpaper feature wall. Choosing a daring and bright print like this one will transform it even more. Keep the furniture and paint color simple because it’s all about that wallpaper.

9. Small space

Just because you have a small room to work with doesn’t mean that it can’t wow. The white brick, natural wood dresser, and gold wrought iron crib make this room gorgeously cozy. There’s a botanical wallpaper above the crib and a baby pink paint with gray tones on the walls.

10. Whimsical simplicity

This mom wrote that they “found a harmonious mix of colour, simplicity, and whimsy,” and we couldn’t agree more. The animal-inspired wall art, pom-pom mobile, and angled crib each play an important part in creating the look. Potted plants or trees (especially fiddle leaf figs) are quickly becoming a popular way to bring life and color to a room. 

11. Farmhouse nursery

There’s a perfect blend of black and wood combined with industrial and natural in this baby girl’s nursery. The black accents in the rug are brought out by the light fixture and crib, and the name sign and macrame hanging are to die for. 

12. DIY tricks

This mom restored the gorgeous dresser with chalk paint and new pulls and used some DIY tricks and her handy husband to create large and affordable wall art. The floral rug under the crib brings it all together in this dreamy nursery.

13. Boho dream come true

This twin nursery is what boho dreams are made of. The wallpaper, light fixture, and rug give the room texture that you want to reach out and touch, and the neutral tones with hints of pink keep it light and feminine. Natural wood accents, greenery, and gold moon garland- what’s not to love?

14. Natural light

If your baby girl’s nursery gets a lot of natural light (or even if it doesn’t), you can capitalize on it by going white, light, and airy with pops of pastels and sweet details. You might be surprised by how much a bright, open space can improve your mood after a long night. 

15. Pop of orange

This mom struggled with what to do with the large, blank space behind the crib. She easily turned it into the focal point of the room with a rust-colored DIY paint job. By adding in some simple wall art and cute decor on the built-ins, she created a cozy, boho nursery.

16. Feature wall

Go bold with a dark green or blue feature wall, complete with wood trim and a personalized name sign. Notice that everything else in the room is white or neutral, from the mobile to the baskets to the crib. This keeps the space from getting too busy and lets the feature wall do the talking.

17. Flower power

We simply couldn’t have a list of baby girl nursery ideas without featuring gorgeous floral wallpaper. The colors are just subtle enough that it doesn’t overpower the room, and it matches perfectly with the pink canopy. Cozy chair and chic chandelier- check and check! 

18. You are so loved

While wallpaper, wood trim, and bold paint colors are trendy for a reason, there are definitely simpler ways to make the space above your baby’s crib captivating. A sweet quote, tassel garland, and soft colors will make it a space you and baby will both love.

19. Warm pinks and wood accents

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The walls are painted with Benjamin Moore Classic Gray, which is the perfect backdrop for the wood accents, white furniture, and warm pink tones. Pops of color with the crib sheet, wall art, and bookshelves make it a fun space that a baby can grow into.

20. Greenery is everything

Use nature as your inspiration, and decorate with plants and a leafy wallpaper. We love the ladder for blankets, boho art, and adorable mobile. This theme also works perfectly for a gender-neutral space.

21. Geometric shapes

The mustard yellow, gray, and purple wall decals and geometric quilt do all the work in this colorful baby girl nursery. The other side of the room features a purple wall and white shelving for toys, books, and baby essentials.

22. Vintage garden 

23. Bows for day

This DIY project is a gorgeous way to organize all those bows, and it manages to look like decor! The soft and calming paint color, blanket ladder, and textured rug and light fixture make us want to see more. 

24. Scallop trim

The scallop trim in this neutral room is an absolute showstopper. The space is made even more magical with touches of gold and white, and it’s hard to go wrong with custom wood letters.

25. Black and white floral

Go floral without committing to full-blown pink and purple with this sketched black and white wallpaper. The timeless look is continued with black furniture, beige accents, and a touch of greenery.

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Emily Polash
Written by Emily Polash Updated on August 15th, 2021
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