How I Chose My Baby Nursery Theme
A memory. An adorable bedding set that made them smile. A treasured knicknack. Moms share their stories on how they chose their baby nursery theme. Who knows what'll inspire you...
“Kind of cliché, but we TTC on the beach. Funny thing is that I ended up with a seashell imprint on my butt. Not sure if that was the night or not, but I am pregnant and planning on decorating my baby’s nursery in a beach theme with seashells, of course.”—Paula R.
“My husband and I loved the movie The Land Before Time. So even though we were having a girl—had a dinosaur room. Found a dino comforter and had a friend do a painting. Glad The Land Before Time didn’t have bedding sets so I had to use my imagination!”—Lynn
“While I was pregnant, my first daughter and I raised larvae to caterpillars to pupae to butterflies. She loved it so much that we decided to choose a butterfly theme for the second baby’s nursery.”—Denise S.
“Before my mom died, she told me every time I saw a rainbow it’s her smiling down at me. Found a rainbow comforter, painted each wall in a soft color of the rainbow, and did a rainbow on the wall over the crib. Now, Mom is smiling down on my baby.”—Cat
“Nothing really inspired my decision for a farm animals theme. I was just at a baby store and saw a set that made me smile. If it could make me smile in a plastic wrapper, imagine what it could do all set up in my baby’s room? And yes, I smile every time I walk in there.”—Rhonda
Blue and Chocolate
“I have a blue and chocolate brown vase that I love. So much so, that I decorated my baby’s room about it. For months, the vase went with me everywhere! Found bedding, art, rugs, etc. The star of the room is the vase that proudly sits on a shelf.”—Alex
“I have a sculpture of three monkeys who ‘see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.’ We joke that our sons are two of the monkeys, so when I got pregnant with my third, it made sense to decorate the third ‘monkey’s’ room in monkeys!”—Alex
“I chose Winnie the Pooh for Thomas’ room just because it’s easy to find, and unisex in case the doctors made a mistake. It also matches yellow, a unisex color. Went with the modern Pooh because the colors are so much brighter.”—Christina
“We chose vertical lines with two beige tones. I love what is nice and simple and not necessarily a theme or characters.”—Joelle
“A treasured possession of mine is a Victorian dollhouse that was passed from my great-grandma, to my mom, to me. So decorated the room in a Victorian style—with the dollhouse as a focal point. Came out, well, charming!”—Penny
“We choose the theme of teddy bears because we both love them!! We had them for our wedding too!! So everything in the room was teddys! Old-fashioned ones are the cutest! Plus it’s good for either girl or boy.”—Jennifer
Lots of Love
“No theme here! I wanted a piece of everyone I love in that room, so had everyone bring something they found and loved to help decorate the room. Old or new. It was even my shower theme! I ended up with the most unique, loved-filled room for my son.”—Tatiana
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