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Baby Girl Nursery Decorating Ideas for Your Little Princess

Tips for Creating Special Baby Girl Nurseries


Updated May 30, 2011

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Designing a special baby girl nursery is a lovely way to welcome your daughter to your family. Even if you don't have a lot of time or money to spend on the project, there are still plenty of baby girl nursery decorating ideas you can use to make this space warm and inviting.

Ideas for Baby Girl Nursery Themes

Nature provides multiple points of inspiration for baby girl nursery themes. Ladybugs, bumblebees, and butterflies are all very popular choices for decorating a little girl's room. Rainbows are another interesting option to consider, especially if you like rooms with lots of bold colors.

Licensed cartoon characters can be good choices for a nursery theme, particularly if you have a favorite character from your own childhood. Hello Kitty, Precious Moments, the Disney Princesses, and Winnie the Pooh are all popular choices for little girls.

If you're not into "cutesy" rooms, you may want to pick a pattern to use as the basis of a more subtle nursery theme. Toile, patchwork, plaid, or gingham prints are all appropriate for a baby girl nursery.

Creating a Memorable Baby Girl Nursery

Paint is one of the most affordable ways to make a style statement in any room. Traditionally, baby girl nurseries were always painted a pale pink. Today, however, you have many more options available. A nursery painted rose with chocolate brown accents is a very popular contemporary choice. Lavender and pale yellow or lavender and mint green are also becoming increasingly common. You could even take the dramatic approach and go for a black and white "vintage glam" nursery color scheme for your daughter.

Storage is a vital component of any well designed nursery. You need to have plenty of places to put diapers, extra bedding, and your baby's wardrobe. Wicker baskets can be very useful for this purpose, although you could decoupage sturdy cardboard boxes with patterned papers that match your nursery theme if you are looking for a more budget-friendly nursery solution.

One great piece of wall art gives the nursery an interesting focal point. Instead of hanging a poster or canvas painting, try painting a mural, stenciling a design, or using vinyl decals to add a special quote to the wall. For example, you could have a tree with branches extended over the area where your baby's crib is placed if your nursery theme incorporates butterflies or other natural elements. For a Winnie the Pooh themed nursery, you could use a quote from your favorite story as baby girl nursery wall decor.

When selecting nursery accent pieces, remember that safety must always come first. Anything that can be broken or contains small parts that may be a choking hazard isn't suitable for your baby girl nursery decor. Many parents like to choose a few special toys that double as nursery accents, such as a stack of cloth building blocks featuring the same patterned fabric as the nursery curtains.

Crib bedding is often used as a way to reinforce a nursery theme, but there is concern that bedding may increase the risk of SIDS. If you're planning on purchasing baby girl nursery bedding, it is best to view it as a decorative item that should be removed before your baby goes to sleep.

A Room That Grows With Your Baby

When designing your daughter's nursery, remember that your little princess won't be a baby forever. Before you know it, her crib will be replaced with a toddler bed and the changing table will be moved to make way for her first dollhouse. The best nursery themes are those which can easily be changed as your daughter grows so you don't need to go through the hassle of completely redecorating in a year or two. This is especially important if you're thinking about having more children in the future and your kids will need to share a bedroom.

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