Nursery Ideas for Girls
From sleek to sweet, we've got color combinations, tips and trends to make your daughter's first room your favorite in the house.
Cool Color Combos
The hottest colors for girls’ nurseries these days are turquoise, pink, and light green—but the combinations might surprise you.
For a fresh look try: turquoise plus peach, pink and gray, lavender with light green, bright pink and orange, gold with light pink, or white and black with one hot pink accent.
Flowering trees are in.
And thanks to stickers and decals, creating a cluster of blooms couldn’t be easier. The secret is putting the tree to the side of the crib so the branches and blooms appear to blow in a breeze. Use two colors for the flowers then add a bright bird or butterflies in a third color.
Fairies and angels are all the rage for little girls’ roomsand why not, right? Light and airy, think wings, tutus, and wands.
Try a specially designed net or bunting canopy around the crib (for safety reasons, don’t make your own). Pull pages from a favorite old fairytale and frame them for a unique wall treatment.
If you’re a fan of French country or the Parisian scene, a chandelier is a must!
Look for frames with scrolled edges and when in doubt go with toile. Can’t miss color combos are turquoise and pink, or black, white and hot pink.
Whether you’re thinking natural or whimsical, pink and green works beautifully for a garden theme.
Attach pink silk flowers to the chandelier or line the rim of a lampshade. Make a growth chart out of a trellis, complete with vines growing tall. And for a special touch, try a flower-shaped doorknob or set of drawer pulls.
It’s timeless. Little girls have always loved ballerinas and today’s accessories are cuter than ever.
Hang a real tutu on a satin hanger, displayed right on the wall. Better yet, use a dress form. Still have your set of ballet slippers? Set them on the bookshelf next with a photo of your childhood self in full costume.
This look can be graphic or whimsy but either way it’s all about bright colors. Red, turquoise, and green are the stars of this show. Popular accents include stripes, hot air balloons, elephants, seals, and, of course, clowns. For an easy accessory, hang a party banner with bright triangles.
Want a challenge? Find a real life (retired) carousel horse!
Two for Tea
It doesn’t get much sweeter than this.
Think stacks of tea cups and cutesy cupcakes, and don’t forget the miniature table and chair set. Or borrow inspiration from Alice in Wonderland and include a rabbit plus an oversized flower pot paired with a teeny-tiny tea set.
Take advantage of the popular letter trend and mix and match your way to a perfect (and one-of-a-kind) set.
Start by painting your walls one neutral color, then find letters through eBay, Etsy, discount stores, and as many places you can think of. Variety is key.
Crowned frogs come in every shape and size these days. Shop the garden supply stores for inexpensive outdoor terra cotta frogs. Leave them outside for a couple of months to get a natural patina or paint each one a bright and shiny shade.
As for colors, you can’t miss with green and pink plus a touch of gold, naturally.
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