3 Nursery Decorating Ideas for Girls

Mod Ladybug Nursery Bedding by Kids Line
Mod Ladybug Nursery by Kids Line

A few days ago I put together a post featuring 3 nursery decorating ideas for boys. I also mentioned the biological instinct called nesting that causes us to start preparing for the little one’s arrival. Getting the new baby’s nursery decorated is certainly one of those nesting instincts. Today, I am offering a complementary post to cover baby girls. So, if you are expecting a precious little girl I hope you can use these ideas.

Bug Theme
I know. It sounds a bit out there but believe it or not it’s one of the most popular nursery decorating ideas for girls. At first mention you would think that would be more of a boy’s nursery theme, but the bug theme generally focuses on “girly bugs”. Decorating ideas for this nursery theme would include ladybugs, dragonflies, bumblebees and butterflies. There are many different bedding sets sold in this theme so finding a cute set should be quite easy to do. A wonderful finishing touch for this theme would be to get a nice matching border, or to do bug and flower stencils around the room.

Patchwork or Plaid Print Theme
Many people choose to go very traditional when it comes to decorating their baby girl’s nursery. That is why patchwork or plaid prints are recommended for people looking for traditional nursery decorating ideas for girls. These prints are beautiful, classic and feminine. Bedding and coordinates for decorating a nursery can be found at almost every store that sells baby goods. What great about this theme is that it can transition nicely to a toddler, and even older child’s room.

Cartoon Character Theme
Many people looking for nursery decorating ideas for girls have a particular cartoon character in mind. There are many fabulous cartoon character themes that work well for a baby girl’s nursery. One that stands out would be a Beatrix Potter theme. You could do a general theme with all of the characters from her books, or you could stick with a Peter Rabbit theme. Many people also love the Hello Kitty theme for baby girls because it is bright and cheery. There are a few more cartoon character themes for decorating a baby girl’s nursery that are great including Winnie the Pooh, Precious Moments, and Sesame Street.

Naturally, there are many other nursery decorating ideas for girls that you can choose for your little girl. It is important to consider your own personal preferences and whether or not you want the theme to carry your daughter past infancy. Another source of ideas is the diaper cakes for girls page on our website. Here, you can find some inspiration for other themes that may work for you.

3 Nursery Decorating Ideas for Boys

Home Run Nursery Idea from Kids Line
Home Run Nursery from Kids Line

One of the most exciting things about being pregnant is buying all the new baby items. I remember going out and getting little clothes, hats, booties and bibs to prepare for the arrival of each of my boys. In fact, I learned preparing for a baby by cleaning and decorating the nursery is biological.  Pregnant women have a “nesting” instinct which guides us to prepare and get everything ready for baby’s arrival. With these thoughts in mind, I thought to offer up the following nursery decorating ideas for boys.  I hope you can use these ideas to get your little guy’s room in tip top shape before his arrival.

Jungle Theme
One of the cutest nursery decorating ideas for boys is a jungle theme. There are tons of items you can buy to decorate a boy’s nursery with a jungle theme. Plush jungle animals and baby toys are sold in almost every baby store. Plus, you can easily find bedding and decor items for this theme. A spin on this theme would be safari animals or barnyard animals. What you choose depends on whether you want to go with a monkey and parrot theme or lion and tiger theme.

Transportation Theme
Another adorable nursery decorating idea for boys is a transportation theme. Think cars, trucks, fire engines, boats, planes, bulldozers, school buses and even bicycles. Little boys love things that go, so this is a perfect theme if you are looking for something that can transition to a toddler room. Plus, the bright primary colors that you can decorate with when you choose this theme will be so visually stimulating for your baby. You can even hang traffic signs about the room for a decorative touch. There is an adorable road map rug you can buy that looks great plus it’s functional when your son starts to play with cars.

Sports Theme
When it comes to nursery decorating ideas for boys, sports theme are the most popular. Like the transportation theme, the sports theme can grow with your baby. Some people choose a general sports theme using a combination of different sports like basketball, football, soccer and baseball. Others go more direct and choose one single sport that they love and want to share with their child like the NASCAR theme baby bedding or surfing theme baby bedding. There are even cartoon character sports themes that you can decorate a boy’s nursery with like sports theme baby Snoopy and vintage Mickey Mouse sports theme.

I hope these ideas can help get you started on a nursery theme for your baby boy.  You can also browse our diaper cakes for boys section on our main website for more ideas.

I’ll be including a corresponding post for girls in a couple of days.

3 Great Baby Shower Gift Ideas in Case You Can Not Be There

Just because you don’t live near a friend or family member having a baby shower doesn’t mean you can participate with a great gift.

Unfortunately, sometimes we just can’t travel to all the important events in our lives. It can be difficult to make it to the shower, especially if you live very far away and want to travel after the baby is born.

If you can’t make the shower and the visit after the baby is born, you can send a gift to the shower. This way you can let the mom-to-be know that you are thinking of her and wish you were there. Continue reading “3 Great Baby Shower Gift Ideas in Case You Can Not Be There”