Finding Your Aesthetic: 4 Nursery Design Faux Pas To Avoid

Roll up your sleeves and grab that tape measure because it’s time to start designing your little one’s first room. We all know that every Pinterest-loving parent dreams of creating the picture-perfect space that would make even the most seasoned interior designer swoon. But, in our enthusiasm (and let’s admit it, sometimes desperation), we can tumble into somewhat predictable pitfalls. We lovingly call them our “nursery design faux pas,” and we have four to share during your journey of finding your nursery aesthetic.


You spot a cute rocking chair, an adorable crib, the perfect rug, and a whimsical mobile, and suddenly, your baby’s room resembles a storage unit for tiny furniture. Overcrowding cramps your style and can cause issues with your nursery’s function. The cure? Think minimalist. Choose each piece of furniture carefully and ensure it serves a purpose and contributes to the overall aesthetic.

Neglecting the Ceiling

Who would have thought the ceiling would matter in the nursery design? Your baby will be spending a lot of time looking up from their crib, so why not give them something beautiful to gaze upon? A simple pattern, soft colors, perhaps even twinkling stars—the ceiling is your canvas.

Over-Reliance on Themes

We get it; dinosaurs are cute, and so are unicorns. But your little munchkin will grow, and their interests will change as rapidly as they outgrow their onesies. Try to strike a balance and use themes subtly so that the room can evolve with your child.

Ignoring Storage Needs

Remember, the same little bundle of joy in your arms will soon own more stuff than you do! Smart storage solutions are a must in any nursery. Think shelves, baskets, and furniture with built-in storage. You can even go a little further and make space with a nursery end table to place everything you’ll need during those morning feedings and changes.

And there you have it—the top faux pas to avoid in your nursery design adventure. Remember, it’s about creating a warm, safe space that can adapt to your growing child’s needs. And who knows, with these tips, your nursery might make it to the Pinterest Hall of Fame after all!

Ready to take the plunge and start your nursery design journey? Don’t be a stranger! At Simply Nursery, we’re here to help you every step of the way. Browse our sustainable and stylish nursery furniture selection, check out our blog for more helpful tips, and remember to design the nursery carefully. Entering the nursery should be a joy, not a chore. So let’s make it simple together by creating a nursery that you and your baby will enjoy.

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