Setting up the nursery is one of the fun parts of being pregnant. Many parents spend a lot of time planning for the baby’s space, complete with new paint and furniture. After all, you and your newborn will spend many an hour in this room. Whether you are decorating an entire room from scratch or simply moving things around to make room for the baby, there’s a lot to do and change.
There are so many helpful checklists you can find online to make sure you haven’t missed anything before the big moment. Crib? Check. Mountains of diapers and comfy blankets? Sure. But in spite of your best efforts, you feel like you’re missing something. And that something might just be greenery!
Green plants around the nursery are soothing and elevate any decor style from minimalist to traditional rooms. You’re not limited to just plain old potted plants either. There are many ways to incorporate a little bit of nature into your baby’s room.
Wallpaper, paint, and decals
If you haven’t started decorating the nursery yet, it’s time to think about adding some green for the walls. You can opt for paint in various shades of soft greens or vibrant jewel tones. If painting is not your style, there are many wallpaper patterns with leaves or a tree motif to add a bit of color.
Both the above options can feel a bit permanent though. In that case, check out smaller additions like a decal or two. Many decals are repositionable, so you can switch things up a little when you get bored.
Alternatively, if you or a family member is artistically inclined, you can also paint a dreamy forest scene or lively garden on one wall. Unless the mural is really basic, trying to paint a scene on all four walls will overwhelm the room.
Plants – pots, shelves, and hanging
The easiest way to bring nature inside the nursery is to add plants around the room. It’s tempting to go for colorful flowering plants but they often need a lot of care and sunlight. If the nursery doesn’t get direct sunlight, your plants will be in trouble. Try to select low maintenance plants like ferns or succulents for the nursery instead.
Tall plants in oversized pots work well in any room. They look beautiful and are easy to water and care for. However, they can be a target for little hands when your baby starts crawling and walking. If you like to plan ahead, smaller succulents in pots are a better idea. You can put them on bookshelves, on top of the dresser, or even add a small ledge to the wall to hold them out of reach.
Another good option is to opt for hanging plants like ivy. They add much-needed freshness to smaller nurseries or rooms where which don’t get a lot of natural light. Just remember to trim them frequently before they start to reach the floor.
Keep in mind that you don’t have to use real plants in the nursery. If you don’t have the time to care for plants or have a black thumb, artificial plants work just as well.
Prints, sheets, wreaths, and mobiles
Along with potted plants, you can also add some warm touches of nature in other ways. Prints of greenery, flowers, or forests are a good way to dress up bare walls. You can also hang a pretty wreath or two above the crib to focus attention.
A fun way to add some green is to create a mobile with herbs or small flowers yourself. It’s a wonderful way to add greenery and you can switch up the flowers each season to what’s blooming in your garden.
If you’d rather not mess around with mobiles, consider getting textiles with plants or flower prints. These can be anything from throw pillows to area rugs. A vivid green area rug with ferns can be a stunning addition to a nursery featuring soft pastel colors. Or you can opt for pillows in solid colors like olives and limes to contrast white furniture.
Real wooden furniture
Accentuate the natural vibes by using solid wood furniture from Natart. Add rich textures with cribs and dressers from the Vibe or Matisse collections. These pieces feature weathered wood drawer fronts for a unique look. They add the perfect touch to a farmhouse or country style nursery.
A modern or even minimalist nursery could use cribs from the Flexx or Rio collection. With sleek lines and understated dimensions, add a touch of style to small rooms. They also feature uniquely shaped drawer fronts and crib gates, which bring a modern vibe to the nursery.