Back to school is a great time to get kids’ rooms back into shape for the upcoming school year, and to create a fun and relaxing hideaway just for them, whether hanging out and playing after school or working through the day’s assigned math problems and spelling lists. The same can be said for a sweet nursery theme that can grow up as the baby does. So, spark your imagination with these creative nursery and kids’ room ideas and surprise your little one with new digs they’re sure to dig.
Make your child’s space into just that – outer space! Create an out-of-this-world look in your little one’s room by painting a base color of deep blue or charcoal, and hand-painted accents such as planet, moons, stars, and even space ships, or go simple with some easy yet impressive looking stick-on wall decals. Accents like space themed bedding and modern and futuristic white furniture complete the look. Find some more great ideas and inspiration in this space-themed nursery collage from the blog Oh, Hopscotch!
Bring the night sky awake at night with this soothing and adorable Twilight turtle light and sound toy. This adorable little guy plays four sounds, and projects the night sky in purple, green and amber hues. Real constellations can be picked out using the included constellation star guide. A gift that is approprate for a newborn or an older child with a budding interest in astronomy.
To go along with this star-filled room, Give a gift that will last a lifetime with this exciting gift set that includes everything needed to name a star in the child’s name. Once they send in the enclosed registration, the little astronomer will receive a “star deed” and instructions for how to locate their star in the night sky. Gift Includes registration materials for a catalogued star, constellations poster and assorted astronomy booklets.
Under The Sea
As Sebastian, a little red hermit crab from my favorite Disney movie, The Little Mermaid, would say, “Darling it’s better, down where it’s wetter, under the sea!”. And I’d have to agree; with so many options for decorating a room with creatures from the deep blue sea, your little mermaid or merman will be right at home. Go the nautical route with a blue and white striped wall, boat-shaped bookshelves, anchor accents, and portole style mirrors. Or dive deep with rich blue walls, hand-painted green seaweed accents, fishing net well decor, and wave-patterned curtains. Finish the look with plenty of silly sea creatures all around – from octopi, to fish, seals, starfish and whales. Find a great round-up of 15 great under the sea themed nursery designs here (many of these ideas can be used for older kids too!). Via decorativebedroom.com.
Oceans of fun and two gifts in one! This delightful gift includes four pairs of snazzy socks, plus a lovable octopus for baby to enjoy. The plush octopus features white polka dots, a smiling face, a head that rattles, and eight sock-covered, crinkly tentacles. The cotton-polyblend socks are sized 0-6 months and come in fun colors and patterns, and are slip-proof and machine-washable.
Bath time and feeding time become fun time with Melissa & Doug bath time toys, an embroidered baby hat, large fish pillow, bath fizzers, bib, rattle, and an infant onesie. Each item has been especially selected for coordination in a playful “ocean friends” theme. Melissa & Doug Seaside Sidekicks Squirters are designed with little hands in mind, perfect for play in the bathtub, pool, or at the beach.
Little Forest Adventurer
Bring the great outdoors in with a little forest adventurer theme. Camping gear like mini lanterns, a DIY wooden indoor play tent and felt fireplace set the stage for plenty of tree accents abound. Foxes, squirrel, deer, owls and more provide fun friends to enjoy and can be placed on bedding, curtains, as wall decor and stuffed animals. Find more great woodland and forest ideas here.
These four original art pieces are designed exclusively for GiftTree by artist and designer Deirdre Kelly. Each of the wooden tiles features a hand-drawn woodland animal on an 8″ x 8″ authentic Birch plank.
Gender-neutral and with the child’s name personalized on the Owl tile, the set serves as a creative and thoughtful way to begin the child’s art collection, enhance the play room, and as a lasting keepsake for Mom and Dad.
A word from the artist… “Each animal was drawn with an eye toward modern style and with the creative whimsy of childhood in mind.” – Deirdre Kelly, 2014
A handsome desktop accessory engraved with your meaningful message, this classic wood kaleidoscope combines the look of a telescope with the mesmerizing and fun world waiting inside a kaleidoscope. The maple-wood kaleidoscope features a rotating chamber filled with crystal gems. Its ever-changing designs are richly colorful and provides endless delight to the senses. The kaleidoscope measures 8″ x 2″ and comes with a display stand.
Wild Animal Safari
Embrace your child’s wild side with an animal safari themed room! Yellows, oranges and tans mix perfectly with animals prints to create a retreat that’s natural and relaxing, but filled with plenty of interest. A bed featuring a hanging mosquito net canopy, along with a canvas play tent set the stage for a whole host of safari creatures such as elephants, monkeys, zebras and lions. Find a great how-to on creating your own safari room here, via annarborbiznews.com.
Much more than just a cuddly toy, this lovable monkey plays four soothing sounds to help baby sleep. Arms and legs are adjustable for all-day play, and an accompanying booklet includes an adoption certificate to make Marvin a permanent member of the family.
A personalized initial adorns this distinguished ceramic elephant, a lasting keepsake that helps your little loved one collect stray coins and learn the importance of saving money.
Features include padded feet to protect delicate surfaces, a traditional slot at the top and a rubber stopper underneath to easily release coins without breaking the bank.
Perfect for all ages, the gift will arrive gift wrapped with a beautiful hand-tied satin ribbon – a memorable and elegant way to dote upon any child.
Sweet Vintage Touches
If you’re not up for going all out on a specific theme, a sweet nursery or kid’s room filled with timeless vintage accents is the way to go. Whether sleek and cool mid-century modern furniture featuring funky, bright colors, or 1950’s pink or blue and classic, this is a look that’s sure to stick around as vintage items become more and more popular. Mix and match decades with painted metal beds, hand-made quilts, a funky 70’s shag rug, and a groovy lava lamp. Find more ideas for vintage kids’ rooms here via busydoor.com
A traditional baby gift for the parents to cherish as the child grows older, this silver-plated baby rattle is personalized with interlocking monogram and careful packaging for an impressive gift presentation.
Rattle is finished with genuine silver plating and small steel balls in each end for a bright rattling sound. Monogramming features traditional format with each letter elegantly looped through the others in a cursive script. Letters are etched permanently and delicately on the top surface to protect the precious metal’s integrity and show intricate detail.
A Melange pillow is adorned with a miniature sweater on the front and embroidered with the baby’s name above the tri-button closure on the back. This crib size piece is hand knit from 100% cotton by Armenian Fair Trade workers, who are able to earn a sustainable income through your purchase. Gift includes your choice of pillow: light blue with sweater featuring a green auto detail, or light pink with sweater that displays a blue and pink flower detail.
Whether or not you go all out on a certain theme like one of those suggested above, the fun decor touches just for kids and babies available on GiftTree.com are an adorable addition to any little’s room, and make great birthday or baby shower gifts to boot!
Still need a little more inspiration? Here are five more tips from Blogger Joy Cho of Oh Joy! on how to decorate for kids.
Do you have a theme for your child’s room or nursery, or have you combined multiple things your child loves to create a sanctuary for the little one? Share your child’s room inspiration and any of your own tips below, we’d love to hear them!