10 Adorable Baby Girl Nursery Ideas For Your New Little One
Imagining what your daughter will be like and dreaming of having her here becomes even more real when you start setting up and decorating the nursery. At Newton Baby, that gets us excited!
No matter your style, we’ve got some ideas for your little girl’s nursery.
But when it comes to a nursery, both design and function are important! So before we jump into rugs, rockers, and roses, let’s go over a few tips on how to set up a nursery that keeps your baby safe and makes your parenting life as easy as possible.
How To Set Up A Functional Baby Girl Nursery
Invest In A Standard-Sized Crib If Possible
In case no one has told you yet, babies sleep a lot!
Your little one will spend tons of time snoozing in their crib, so it’s important to invest in a good-quality crib that’s safe for your baby. Plus, your daughter will possibly sleep in her crib for years to come.
If you’re tight on space, you might consider a mini crib, which your baby will most likely grow out of within one or two years. But if you have the room, think about purchasing a standard-sized crib.
This crib will fit your little one for quite a bit longer — and a standard-sized mattress can be used in a toddler bed for even more years of sound sleep!
Choose A Safe Crib Mattress And Bedding
Your baby’s crib mattress and bedding play a big role in safe sleep.
While fuzzy blankets and colorful pillows are cute, they aren’t safe for your little one to sleep with. To provide your baby girl with the safest possible rest, keep all toys, pillows, blankets, and crib bumpers out of the crib and make sure the bedding is not too loose.
The crib mattress is another big player when it comes to safe sleep. Opt for a firm crib mattress that bounces right back when you press on it. But firm doesn’t have to mean hard and uncomfortable.
The Newton Baby Crib Mattress is firm enough to keep your baby safe and comfortable enough for night after night of sound sleep.
Plus, both the mattress and the mattress cover are 100% breathable, which helps to regulate your baby’s body temperature. And if your new daughter rolls onto her stomach at night, a breathable mattress will help reduce the risk of suffocation.
As if that’s not enough, Newton Baby’s mattresses are also 100% washable. Say goodbye to mold, bacteria, and allergens!
When thinking of baby girl nursery ideas and choosing furniture placement, don’t forget to make things convenient for bedtime, diaper changing, breastfeeding, and late-night feedings.
Consider putting a table next to the rocking chair where you can place your coffee mug, phone, or baby bottle without disturbing your little girl.
Also, make sure you’ll have all the diapering necessities within reach of the changing table. You don’t want to leave your baby alone for even a second in case they decide they’re ready to roll over...and off the changing table!
Make It Easy To Clean
Babies are cute, but they sure can be messy! When choosing rugs, curtains, wallpaper, bedding, and the like, save yourself future headaches by choosing items that are easy to clean.
To protect the crib mattress, go for a waterproof, washable mattress pad, like Newton Baby’s Waterproof Crib Mattress Pad (available for cribs as well as twin beds!).
And if you have a Newton Baby Crib Mattress or are planning on purchasing one, keep an extra Crib Mattress Cover on hand. Easily zip off the dirty cover and throw it in the wash without skipping a beat (or a nap!).
As far as the rest of the nursery goes, washable wallpaper is your friend, as are rugs that are easy to vacuum! When buying furniture, choose pieces that will be easy to wipe off or have a removable, washable cover.
Hang Blackout Curtains
To help your baby fall asleep on evenings when the sun hasn’t gone down yet, you may want to hang blackout curtains. They’ll darken the room (and help your baby girl start to distinguish nighttime from daytime) without cramping your style!
Blackout curtains come in various colors and patterns. Or, if you prefer, you can simply add blackout liners to curtains you already have.
Plan For Storage
Storage is essential when you have a little one! But adequate storage space doesn’t have to mean sacrificing design.
Think ahead about the things you’ll need to store and organize (diapers, toys, clothes, books, etc.) and choose storage options that fit with your decor.
Identify The Focal Point
Obviously, the best part of your nursery will be your daughter! But aside from her, what do you want to be the focal point of the room when considering your current baby girl nursery ideas?
Lots of parents choose to make the crib the focal point, but you could make it a reading nook or a piece of furniture that means something to your family. Pick your favorite piece or aspect of the nursery and go from there.
10 Baby Girl Nursery Ideas
Now that you have an idea of how to design a nursery that’s both cute and functional, let’s get straight to the fun part! Here are 10 baby girl nursery ideas to get your wheels turning.
1) Use Wall Decals And Stencils
A wall decal is a big (removable!) sticker that you put on the wall to add some interest and design to a room. And regardless of your theme or color scheme, you can find a wall decal to go along with it.
If wall decals aren’t your thing, think about using a wall stencil to paint a design on the wall. And if you’re super artistic, skip the stencil and add your own wall art to the nursery!
2) Feature Your Baby’s Name Or Initials
Make your baby’s nursery her own by featuring her name or initials on a wall. Stick or paint your little girl’s name on the wall with decals or stencils. Or make it 3-D by hanging letters.
3) Create A Reading Nook
Buy a comfortable rocking chair, and then go all out creating a reading nook. Make it a cozy place to snuggle and read to your baby, and include a lamp and book storage nearby.
Complete the reading nook with a reading tent or teepee, a bean bag, throw pillows, and stuffed animals. Your daughter will enjoy this space for years to come!
4) Incorporate Black And White
Baby girl nurseries don’t have to be pink. Never underestimate the design power of using black and white in your nursery.
Look for black and white floral themes, modern black and white stripes with an accent color, polka dots, or gingham. Get creative!
5) Feature A Piece Of Artwork
If you’re an art lover, you may want to pick a piece of artwork and design the rest of your baby girl’s nursery around it.
Do you have an artist-friend who would be willing to create a piece for you? This could also be a great way to decorate the nursery with something that’s meaningful to your family.
6) Hang A Chandelier
Chandeliers aren’t just for frilly, girly nurseries. They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors to add a special touch to the nursery, no matter what style you’re going with.
7) Make It Modern Or Elegant
Baby themes might not be your thing. Consider skipping the baby girl colors and going for a modern or elegant nursery that fits your style. Think simple decor, clean lines, and neutral colors.
8) Embrace The Ocean Theme With Mermaids
Ships and sharks might be great for baby boys, but don’t rule out the ocean altogether for your baby girl. A mermaid theme complete with seashells, dolphins, and coral reef colors could be just the ticket!
9) Take Advantage Of Fake Plants
Don’t be afraid to use a fake plant to make your nursery pop! You’ll be able to find a plant to go with almost any theme — from rich, green gardens to sweet, soft florals and everything in-between.
10) Go Rustic
Take advantage of the characteristics of the room you’re using for a nursery. If you’ve got wood floors, make the most of them and give the nursery a rustic flare.
Choose understated, soft colors and old-fashioned pieces for this theme.
Create A Safe Space With Any Baby Girl Nursery Idea
Your baby girl’s nursery is much more than just a cute room. It’s where you’ll bond with her, feed her, play with her, read to her, and so much more.
Start with safety first. Purchase a safe, breathable mattress, like Newton Baby’s Crib Mattress, so you can have peace of mind while your daughter sleeps. Then design the rest of her room using one of our nursery ideas — or let your imagination run wild!
Before you know it, your precious new daughter will be in your home and you’ll both be enjoying the nursery you’ve created!