Unique Nursery Ideas

Dresser with hanging monkey
Courtesy of Maria Antoinette
Looking for extraordinary, out-of-the-box designs? These unbelievable nurseries from four mom bloggers will give you plenty of creative ideas!
Courtesy of Emily Loeffelman
Courtesy of Emily Loeffelman

Everything Emily: Lumberjack Nursery

Emily Loeffelman, of Everything Emily, created a lumberjack-themed nursery for her son, Asher, after finding a Paul Bunyan picture book that belonged to her mom in her parents' basement. The book was framed and is now part of the wall!

Courtesy of Emily Loeffelman
Courtesy of Emily Loeffelman

Everything Emily: Getting Bullish

The 3-D bullhead on the wall is made of cardboard and works as an eye-catching statement piece for the room. Don't forget to remove everything from the crib before you put your munchkin in it.

Courtesy of Emily Loeffelman
Courtesy of Emily Loeffelman

Everything Emily: Scout's Honor

Another personal touch in the nursery is the framed Boy Scout uniform on this shelf (right), which belonged to Loeffelman's husband when he was young.

Baby will love looking at all of the fun décor in his nautical nursery. Get seaworthy design ideas from these unique touches that will make your little one as relaxed as a day spent watching the ocean's waves.

Courtesy of Mindi Stavish
Courtesy of Mindi Stavish

Simply Stavish: Whale Nursery

Mindi Stavish, of Simply Stavish, planned this whale-themed nursery for her third boy, Ryker. The fabric-covered canvases above the changing table is one of her many projects. She left two canvases blank to be filled once the baby was born: the orange canvas to showcase his first initial (with a painted wood letter) and the whale canvas to display his first name.

Courtesy of Mindi Stavish
Courtesy of Mindi Stavish

Simply Stavish: "Whale"-ing Wall

The canvas whale artwork (left) embraces the ever-popular ombré trend, and it's another one of Stavish's art projects. (Not crafty? Don't worry; there are plenty of similar options on Etsy.)

Courtesy of Mindi Stavish
Courtesy of Mindi Stavish

Simply Stavish: Whale of a Time

Stavish made the colorful and funky whale pillow on the chair with a free pattern from Dear Stella Design. She also created the orange chevron curtains with help from an online tutorial.

Courtesy of Ashlee Gadd
Courtesy of Ashlee Gadd

Where My Heart Resides: Travel Nursery

Ashlee Gadd, of Where My Heart Resides, designed a travel-themed nursery for her son, Everett. The framed art vignette above the crib is a mix of vintage, DIY, Etsy, and street vendor finds.

Courtesy of Ashlee Gadd
Courtesy of Ashlee Gadd

Where My Heart Resides: Up, Up, and Away

In addition to the mix of purchased and DIY aviator décor (like the hanging airplane, paper cloud mobiles, and world map bunting banner), Gadd put up a small green chalkboard with a list of places for Everett to go before he turns one to add a personal touch.

Courtesy of Ashlee Gadd
Courtesy of Ashlee Gadd

Where My Heart Resides: All Mapped Out

This sweet "My Roots Lie Here" print hanging beneath this display of baby books has a small heart marking where the Gadd family lives.

Courtesy of Maria Antoinette
Courtesy of Maria Antoinette

The Maria Antoinette: African Safari Nursery

Maria Antoinette, of The Maria Antoinette, pulled together an African safari-themed nursery for her son, Garrison. The cute giraffe next to the black crib is five feet tall and is placed in front of a bamboo and wild grass arrangement.

Courtesy of Maria Antoinette
Courtesy of Maria Antoinette

The Maria Antoinette: Letters and Stripes

All of the pillows (monogram, zebra stripe, and zigzag) on the couch were handmade by Antoinette. She has a tutorial on her website for those who are interested in making their own monogrammed pillows.

Courtesy of Maria Antoinette
Courtesy of Maria Antoinette

The Maria Antoinette: The Wild Side

Antoinette's husband pitched in to make the display of Garrison's initials over the dresser. For an extra dose of fun, a monkey hangs below a standalone shelf.

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