What do you think of when you hear the word boho? Chances are, you immediately start thinking about earthy tones, geometric patterns, and natural textures that make any room look comfortable and inviting. If this sounds like your style or your baby’s style, take a look at these five gorgeous boho nursery must-haves to help you turn your child’s nursery into an oasis of beautiful simplicity. Here are a few basic ideas on how to decorate a nursery.
1. Use lots of greenery
Making your baby’s room look and feel organic is one of your top priorities. Greenery adds life to any space, and a modern boho nursery wouldn’t be complete without it. Pick out some potted plants that you love, either in a variety of sizes or a singular large one, to add texture and visual interest to your nursery. Picking out multiple sizes gives you room for creativity when it comes to placing them around your child’s room; utilize empty corners, shelving units, and lots of window sills.
2. Add white accents
A perfect nursery doesn’t always mean going overboard on color. While we love a colorful nursery, having a neutral base to build on (i.e., walls and furniture) provides much more flexibility than a fully patterned or themed nursery. White is a classic, neutral hue that works beautifully with any decorating scheme. Any savvy interior designer will tell you that white furniture is an inexpensive way to spruce up a space and make it look clean, bright, and neutral. Your nursery doesn’t have to be high-style, nor does it need traditional pieces. But choosing an all-white color scheme will help keep everything looking clean and uncluttered. But if you want to incorporate some beautiful, earthy accent colors into your little one’s room, you don’t have to be afraid of white; just add it in gently, so as not to overwhelm your space.
3. Mix textures in the decor
The biggest rule for designing a boho nursery? It’s all about neutral colors and styling. This room is filled with rich neutrals such as tan, navy, gray, black, and white that allow you to accessorize using soft colors and patterns. But keep in mind that things can always change as your baby grows! You may want a completely different look two years from now when your baby is doing more than just snoozing on her back! That’s why it’s important to make sure your nursery is flexible enough for changes later on in life. Add a few touches of burlap, wicker, shag, and tapestries for some nursery wall decor pieces. Add some final touches such as nursery ceiling hangings.
4. Create a soothing mood
Although there are a ton of fun baby products to include in your nursery, you want to keep in mind that decor should be about creating a soothing mood for your baby, not about displaying all of your new gadgets. If you’re going with a neutral theme, neutral wall art and crib bedding are key. If you go with a Boho theme, then boho accessories like wicker baskets can serve as decorations. No matter what, it’s important to strike a balance between keeping things calm and keeping things interesting—you don’t want your baby falling asleep when they should be having fun!
5. Pops of color
If you’re planning a more neutral nursery with boho accessories, you can add subtle color to your space with simple wall hangings, room decor, and even accessories. Gray is a popular choice for nurseries, but be sure not to use too much gray or it can get boring quickly. If you choose to go with a gray-and-white color scheme, adding small pops of yellow or blue can make your room stand out. If a bolder shade is more up your alley, try using lighter shades of darker colors like brown and green instead of dark reds and blues. In any case, keep things balanced by keeping accents on one side of the room and decorating that side only.
Nurseries are magical spaces that parents treasure forever. If you’re expecting a baby and haven’t started to think about what you need in your nursery, these are just a few things that should be on your list.