Choosing nursery room decor can be one of the more fun things to do during your pregnancy journey. Picking a theme and deciding on colors and furniture is all a part of the magic that leads up to the moment it all comes together. And if you’re looking for minimalist nursery ideas then you’ve come to the right place.

Elizabeth Rees, founder of Chasing Paper, says you might think about adding some of your own style to the room—maybe some framed photographs or touches of the same colors you’ve used in other rooms, to make it an extension of your home. Looking for a quick and easy piece that can change as your baby grows? Think: wallpaper. Rees says, “Removable wallpaper is a great way to personalize a space for your little one without making a permanent decision.”

However you decide to dress up the room, we’ve got you covered.

Here are 25 minimalist nursery ideas to inspire creativity in your home:

1. Watercolor & muted paints

2. Line drawing

3. Framed marine animals

4. Safari prints

5. Wooden name sign

6. Boho chic

7. Black & white

8. Bookshelves

9. Macrame wall hanging

10. Clothes rack

11. Neutrals & shelves

12. Wooden decor

13. Statement mirror

14. DIY woodworking

15. Pink & white

16. Twin beds & learning posters

17. Polka dots & string lights

18. Sweet & simple

19. Moon & sun & stars

20. Floral wallpaper

21. Contrast wall

22. Gentle pops of color

23. Greenery

24. Baby’s first quilt

25. Colorful crib

A version of this story was published June 7, 2020. It has been updated.

Stokke sleepi mini


When it comes to cribs for your little one, this oval mini crib is just the thing every nursery needs. Featuring swivel wheels and a compact design, you won’t be tossing this out anytime soon! Did we mention that it also comes with a conversion kit? Change the look as your little one grows.

egret white rug

Egret White Shag Rug

Meet tummy time’s perfect companion. Machine-washable, stain-resistant, and water-resistant. Need we say more?

nursery room mirror

Round Metal Mirror

If you’re looking for a simple yet elegant finishing touch, this statement mirror goes a long way to making any room come together. Plus, with the fade-resistant metal finish you know you’ll be using this piece for years to come.

nursery room tote

Natural Wool Tote

Who doesn’t need this chic wool tote? Keep it by the crib for gathering toys and books inside or take with you on-the-go for extra bottles or diapers.

safari wallpaper print

Safari Print Wallpaper

Create an accent wall with this magical safari print. With so many prints to choose from, there’s something for every nursery aesthetic! They’re easy to remove so you can change prints and designs as your little one grows.

A version of this post was published June 8, 2020. It has been updated.