Girls nursery ideas – 16 adorable rooms for your newborn

Get inspired by these stylish girls nursery ideas for your little one. Think creative color schemes, painting tips, decor ideas and much more

Girls nursery ideas Wooden canopy crib in nursery with printed wallpaper by Wayfair
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Are you on the hunt for girls' nursery ideas for your little one? Finding a interior theme for your female child can bring out a temper tantrum in even the most patient of parents. 

Too pink and you risk making your girls nursery decor looking sickly sweet. But too neutral and you might find the space looking  boring, or worse still - a little neglected!

Ultimately, you want the end-result to be engaging and exciting. After all, your baby girl is going to sleep in this space for the majority of her formative years. 

See our guide to the best nursery chairs too, when you've sorted your decor options.

Girl nursery ideas to make you go ga-ga

Pink and grey framed wall art in nursery by Poster store

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Wondering how to decorate a bedroom for your babe? Gallery wall ideas are a sweet way to add interest to your baby girl's bedroom design. Adding color and shapes  will keep your little one entertained from sunrise 'til sunset.

Mix repro prints with precious photos while watching your little one grow up in the big wide world. They'll act as nostalgic memories to reflect on. Especially when your toddler goes through the unsettling 'terrible twos' or 'threenager' stages. 

2. Add a dreamy printed wallpaper design

Girls nursery ideas: Dreamy sea life printed wallpaper in nursery with cot by Bobby Rabbit

(Image credit: Bobby Rabbit)

We all know color and shape are important for early childhood education but did you know that newborn babies can see in shades of black, grey and white? B

ecause of this, a printed wallpaper with various contrasting colors can be an engaging wall decor idea for an infant girl nursery idea. No matter if you've a big or small kids bedroom design, wallpaper goes a long way to refresh a boring box room.

As well as their sight, babies will explore their surroundings using touch so tactile accessories can assist in their self-development. We love this marine-inspired girls nursery idea by Bobby Rabbit as it combines a soft starfish-shaped cushion with a moon and star mobile idea. The draped canopy also adds light and billowy backdrop to this bedroom.

3. Be like mother nature with a natural cot design

Girls nursery ideas: Baby Pink blanket and Moses basket by Norsu Interiors

(Image credit: Norsu Interiors)

After their entry into the world, your baby girl spend over two thirds of their day sleeping (if you're lucky) so it's important that their sleep settings are serene.

Spanning back to biblical times, the humble Moses basket provides a way for baby to sleep in the same room as you, before being seamlessly integrated into a girls nursery idea. 

Despite its fragile appearance and light weight, this small sleeping container is cozy, durable and portable - all characteristics for a convenient sleep solution. And in line with the natural interior trend, this weaved bed design boasts organic and eco-chic credentials for a sustainable slumber.

4. Add a tent for napping and playtime

Girls nursery ideas: Baby pink kids teepee tent by Cattywampus

(Image credit: Cattywampus)

Baby will feel cocooned in this teepee tent, where she can play, supported by cushions. That it doubles as a space for a sleepy mum or dad to nap only adds to its charm... 

5. Say 'night night' with a cool LED light

Girls nursery ideas: Hedgehog LED night light by Cox & Cox

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If you want to add twinkle to your little star's sleep space, a night light will do wonders to gently illuminate her room.

Used to relax baby before bedtime and reduce her fear of the dark, an LED bedroom lighting idea can add a soothing sensory fix to aid a good night's sleep. 

Asides from helping your newborn drift off, a night light can help guide you through the room without having to switch the lights on.

This softer solution can mean your child is not distorted by the bright lights hurting their eyes. This is particularly helpful for when you need to nurse in the middle of the night.

6. Design a room that will grow with them

Shoe designer Jacqueline has filled her renovated Edwardianhome with vintage furniture, art, plants and curios from Her travels

(Image credit: Jemma Watts)

How adorable is this wallpaper? And yes, here it's being used in a (very stylish) nursery but we can so imagine this gorgeous peachy scheme growing with your daughter. 

Hey, we would even love this room as adults! As they get older you could just give it a more grown-up feel by switching out the prints, adding a minimalist four-poster bed, throw down some rugs, give it a kind of boho feel.

Remember too, wallpaper can be taken down or papered over so it's not the end of the world if you have to change it out a few times, it's just such a nice simple way to bring in some pattern and personality.

7. Decorate a baby girl's nursery with calming pastel colors

nursery with pastel colours, a yellow chair, blue stool, mint cot and pink blind

(Image credit: Colin Poole)

Pastels are just a classic for decorating nurseries, they create such a soft and calming space that works as the perfect backdrop for adding your own touches. 

We love how in this girl's nursery, there's a mix of pastels to stop the room looking too saccharine, plus that touch of the deeper blue in the stool works so well with the more delicate colors.  

8. Give your girls' nursery a fun jungle theme

First-time buyers Amanda and Jess Cotton added a loft conversion and swapped the kitchen and diner around to maximise the potential of a dilapidated two-bedroom terraced house

(Image credit: Fiona Walker-Arnott)

Well, this nursery is cooler than all our bedrooms! Love the color scheme, it's a nice change from the classic pink baby girl nursery ideas you see everywhere, and it's a style that's much more likely to last as they grow up. 

If your nursery is on the small side and you are worried that a busy wallpaper will overwhelm the room, just wallpaper the top or bottom portion of your walls to create a chair rail effect.

For more feature wall ideas be sure to check out our feature.

9. Go for a clean all white scheme 

Classic cot bed, £399, Classic baby changing top, £99, Classic chest of drawers, £499, Sheepskin single rug, £95, Tibetan sheepskin stool, £295, Seagrass small oval company, £45, The White Company.

(Image credit: The White Company)

Want at least the illusion of peace and tranquility in your baby girl's nursery? Nothing beats a classic all-white scheme to create a chic, Scandi bedroom ambiance that's so easy to update as they grow older. 

Pick a floor in a different color to add some contrast to the room, and for practicality too, and soften up the space with rugs and poufs. 

10. Play peekaboo with a mirror in your girls nursery idea

Large vintage floor length mirror in nursery with cot by Arhaus

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As well as making a small bedroom design look bigger, a mirror design in your girls nursery idea is a way to visually explore her facial features and surroundings.

Showcasing traditional French design elegantly decorated with floral and vine details, this Amelie Mirror from Arhaus has an arched antique frame to evoke a bold, vintage bedroom idea in your little girl's room.

Beautiful enough to last through the years, it'd look just as good in your own bedroom design. This isn't hand-me-down, this is hand-me-back!

11. Add a play corner to a girl's nursery 

Nurseries aren't just a place to sleep, they are a place to play too! If you have the space, why not dedicate a corner of your room to playtime, and make it a feature? You can hang dress-up clothes, fill up baskets with toys and keep books in an accessible place, changing out what's in the play corner as your child grows. 

12. Make it practical for Mom and Dad

Jungle Ginger 3 matt emulsion (left), Pink Nevada 5 matt emulsion, £27.56 for 2.5 litres, both Dulux

(Image credit: Dulux)

Yes, your nursery can be beautiful, but it also needs to be practical for parents. You need ample storage for those multiple daily changes of clothes, plus nappies, wipes and creams. 

Include a nursing chair for late-night feeds – one that rocks will help send baby to sleep quicker. 

13. Try color blocking

Nursery painted with colours from Dulux

(Image credit: Dulux)

A nursery is a fun, creative space so embrace that with a few-out-of-the-box ideas... like having fun with paint. Take those tester pots and clash colors for a look that will stimulate baby through her early years. 

This smart combination deserves particular attention – shades like green, terracotta and gold are fine alternatives to pink, grey and white if you want to create a more unique room.

14. DIY a wall mural in a girl's nursery

Danielle and Andy Lisle transformed her old teenage home in Gateshead so it was perfect for modern family life

(Image credit: Katie Lee)

Loving the soft colour scheme in this girl's nursery! And this wall decor idea is perfect for adding in even more of those rosy hues. 

You can DIY this look so easily too, all you need is some masking tape and some paint. Just create your mountain shapes with masking tape and paint in between the lines – easy peasy and you can go with what ever colours you and your child like. 

To add some stars, just pick up a really cheap stencil if you don't trust your freehand skills. 

15. Add a soft seating idea for comfy nursing and cuddles

Dani Dyer nursery corner with rocking hair, side table and fake plant

(Image credit: Wayfair)

As rewarding as parenting can be, constant feeds and cuddles can take its toll on our bodies. Whether bottle or breastfeeding, you'll want a cozy bedroom design to undertake those caregiver duties. So, a comfortable seat should be at the top of your shopping list.

A rocking chair will provide gentle movement to settle your small one to sleep. Alternatively, look out for nursing chairs made from soft materials such as boucle. 

And, you can't go wrong with a seat with washable covers. We all know that nursing can result in milk leaks and a little reflux so a removable slipcover can be a smart idea to keep your girls nursery idea looking clean and smelling fresh.

16. Pare back a busy design with simple touches

Girls nursery with printed wallpaper, canopy crib, white and gold chest of drawers and white and gold lamp by Wayfair

(Image credit: Wayfair)

Sometimes all a girls nursery idea needs is some eye-catching wallpaper. This patterned print combines blue, pink and yellow hues for a pretty floral collaboration. Allowing the wallpaper to be a standout, the furniture and decor is simple with small flashes of glamour.

And move over MTV! This canopy crib stacks nicely against what we've seen in celeb house tours. The white dresser has glitzy gold accents that match the elegant floor lamp for a coordinated look for your little girl.

Soft touches like the lilac hamper help mom with laundry, while the cute sheep rocking chair adds a fun way to bond with baby. Work hard, play hard!

Hebe Hatton

Hebe joined the Real Homes team in early 2018 as Staff Writer before moving to the Livingetc team in 2021 where she took on a role as Digital Editor. She loves boho and 70's style and is a big fan of Instagram as a source of interiors inspiration. When she isn't writing about interiors, she is renovating her own spaces – be it wallpapering a hallway, painting kitchen cupboards or converting a van.