Bohemian decor continues to be a popular design style across the board. This trendy look is playful and relaxed—which also makes boho style a great choice for a baby’s nursery! With an eclectic mix of colors, natural materials, and patterns, plus the potential to pack in a ton of personality, boho nursery decor gives you a ton of potential to create a unique and fun baby room.
Want some boho nursery design ideas and help bringing this look to life in your own home? We’ve rounded up some of our designers’ best tips for creating a boho nursery of your own. You can use all the tips or just a few—after all, boho design is all about creating a unique, personalized look! Read on for 10 boho nursery decor ideas, with tips on how to get the look!
1. Use a Muted, Earthy Color Palette
When it comes to nursery color schemes, we love a muted and earthy color palette, which can create some seriously soothing vibes for your baby’s room. And earth tones happen to beautifully complement natural materials, which are a staple in boho design. The color scheme in this boho nursery is earthy but neutral, with shades of tan, cream, and white throughout the furniture and decor. But the pops of color come from the art and warm peach wall, which add a ton of personality to this space. It’s the perfect color palette for a soothing nursery!
Want something a little more vibrant? You could also try out rainbow nursery decor to add some bold and fun pops of color to your baby’s room!
2. Hang Some Macrame Wall Art
Macrame wall hangings are popular in boho style in general—and they add a nice, soft touch to a nursery. They bring a lot of visual texture into a space, and since they’re more lightweight than most wall hangings, they can be safer to hang in a baby’s room, especially if you want art hung above the crib.
3. Incorporate Woven Decor
With the eclectic nature of boho decor, woven pieces always have a home in this style—from baskets to trunks and laundry hampers. When it comes to boho nursery decor, woven pieces add texture and practicality. Consider adding woven baskets or a larger woven trunk like the one pictured above to store everyday baby items like toys, blankets, and books! You could also incorporate woven decor by layering a natural fiber rug under a softer, more colorful rug for extra texture and floor coverage!
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4. Add Vintage Touches
Boho style can be eclectic and have a retro flair—so adding some vintage pieces can bring a personal touch to your baby’s nursery. To bring a vintage vibe to life, head to a flea market or antique store to find some vintage artwork or an antique rug for the space. Prefer everything in the nursery to be new? You could also go for vintage-inspired designs, like our VP of Style Alessandra Wood did in her baby’s nursery, pictured above! She opted for an antique-inspired brass crib and chose a classic William Morris wallpaper pattern to add a sense of history to her baby’s nursery!
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5. Use Plenty of Natural Materials
Natural materials are a great choice for furniture and decor in a boho nursery. Try a natural wood dresser, a jute rug, a woven pendant, or even dried plants as some easy decor. The visual texture, dimension, and warmth that natural materials add not only helps bring boho design to life—but these materials can also help you stick with a more minimal design approach in a neutral boho nursery or a small nursery design, without the space feeling cold or sterile.
6. Consider a Few Classic Touches
To balance out the more eclectic side of bohemian design, you can bring in some classic touches that will help the nursery feel a little more timeless—whether that’s a traditional-style dresser, a more classic chair design, or the style of crib you choose. A Jenny Lind-style crib is a classic touch that looks beautiful in almost any style space. Specifically, it’s a great addition to a boho nursery with its turned spindles and arches.
7. Opt for Rattan Furniture
Rattan is a staple material in boho spaces—and for good reason! Rattan furniture adds a casual, airy vibe to any room—and when paired with colors like green and pink, it can also take on a tropical flair. We love the idea of incorporating some rattan accent furniture to a boho nursery design. Pieces like a rattan lamp, chair, or even side table can add that airy and casual element that makes a boho nursery feel truly relaxed.
8. Cover the Floor with a Shag Rug
Warm up your floors with a soft and cozy shag rug! If you’re going for boho nursery decor, we especially love Moroccan shag rugs—aka those rugs with diamond patterns like the one pictured above. This style of rug is a staple in boho spaces; they add pattern and texture and are super plush underfoot. In a nursery, that makes for the perfect rug for sitting on the floor with your baby or helping baby comfortably get in some tummy time!
9. Bring in Scandi-Style Furniture
A lot of boho room designs rely on Scandinavian-style furniture to add a crisp and trendy appeal to the space. And Scandi furniture can do just that to a boho nursery, too! We love the Scandinavian-inspired crib and rocker, pictured above, which give some modern appeal to a nursery design. To balance out the modern nursery furniture, try pairing it with more textural elements, like woven baskets or a sheepskin rug to add a cozy element to the nursery.
10. Hang Some Nature-Themed Wallpaper
Wallpaper is an easy way to add style and color to a nursery—and a nature-themed print is a classic touch to a boho nursery. You could wallpaper the whole nursery for more of a statement, or stick with just an accent wall or even a closet nook like the one pictured above for something more subtle that still adds a ton of personality!
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