Parenthood holds so many surprises in store, so it’s good to have some tried and tested tips to navigate your way through the early days. We might not have all the secrets to perfect sleep patterns or a magical cure for the terrible two’s, but we know our stuff about nursery interiors.
Neutral nurseries can create calm and composure in a world full of chaos, so even if sleep evades baby and you, a room of tranquil, earthy vibes can help alleviate the stress. Here are thirteen adorable baby nurseries with an earthy feel to kick-start your mood boards and fuel your imaginations.
Nora’s boho nursery is a perfect blend of tonal neutrals with a slight peachy wash. The result is a timeless, calm and cosy nursery with a pared-back feel. The walls are painted in Sherwin Williams’ Alabaster, and you can see a peek of the accent arch in Behr’s Cinnamon Tea through the circular mirror by Hearth & Hand. The clever accessorising leads to a textured feel. Of note is the woollen rug collaboration by @Loloirugs x @justineablakeney and the whimsical ceiling Rara pendant by @anthropologie. We adore the dusty pink canopy by @Numero74 from @misslemonade__kidstore, and the pampas grass by @cb2 in the braided basket is just divine.
Nothing says natural quite like a lick of terracotta paint, and the sun-scorched earthy feel lends a warm and welcoming feel to this beautiful room. There’s a discreet safari theme running in the background that encompasses a characterful rhino storage stool, a plush giraffe and a raffia lion’s face wall hanging. Did you also spot the zebras on the cot bunting? This nod to the wilderness, along with a collection of rainbow-infused items, emphasises the natural tones beautifully. There’s a little mono disruption in the pillow’s tribal print pattern, but it still chimes with the adventurous theme.
Helena’s genius design has introduced a real sense of the outdoors in this rustic playroom and nursery. The effect of mist rolling over the hills was created using Green Smoke by @farrowandball. Helena mixed it with varying quantities of white paint to create distinct shades, and she used a natural sponge to create the effect of trees. She opted for a complete contrast with Hague Blue by @farrowandball for the night-sky inspired ceiling. It’s a magical room made for dreaming.
An absence of dressings and accessories can just as easily lead to an earthy feel. Take this stark room with a defiant less-is-more approach to styling. This time the forest is achieved by print rather than paint in a true-to-life mural that creates a sense of precipitation in the air. The furniture is unfussy and natural, and floor coverings follow the same design-neutral guidelines.
Earthy doesn’t always equal brown! Here, the naturality is derived from a splash of minty sage combined with an abundance of crisp white. It’s a scheme that works beautifully with the addition of one or two bare necessities – nude wooden shelves, a bamboo side table, and a woven jute pouffe. The arch decal by @lumawallsdecor creates the illusion of a cute alcove, and it’s great to see the accent colour carried through to the chair cushion and the lamp by @crateandkidscanada.
A feature wall in Teton Blue by Behr is the way to go for this Scandi-inspired vision of tranquillity, with a panelled effect of 2 x1 timber battens spaced 11” apart. The grey-green-blue backdrop highlights the simplicity elsewhere in the room – a faux olive tree from @target, a blanket ladder from @wayfair and an expanse of neutral chevrons on the rug by @rugs_usa. We love the neutral rocker by @charliecraneparis, but the crowning glory is the customised wall hanging by @glorytradition, which lets us all know that this cute space belongs to William Robert.
Butterscotch and olive bring a fresh Spring twist to Marianna’s earthy nursery, and we couldn’t love it more! Dekorillo’s amazing Vintage Flowers wallpaper really steals the show with a demure riot of blooms that is colourful and cheery but relaxing.
Manoah’s room channels the coppery, autumnal tones that signal warmth and comfort and that tufted dotty rug by @littledutch is the star attraction. The clever colour blocking creates the illusion of more space and light in this compact corner, with the lighter colour at the top allowing the much darker hue at the bottom of the room to breathe. Woven storage baskets and rattan furniture complete the natural vibe.
Sometimes it’s colours and hues that express the theme, and sometimes it’s accoutrements and finishing touches. In Sarah’s home, it’s a cunning combination of the two. This room takes traditional and modern and fuses them to create a cinnamon-spiced spectacle. There’s an overwhelming sense of nature in the wall treatment alone with a fabulous pear storage basket of dried flowers, a monstera leaf and an ivy-clad hoop. Elsewhere, there’s a maple leaf cushion and sea creature pillows.
Neutrals abound in every corner of Luca’s sweet nursery – even the floating shelf boasts a wardrobe of biscuits, oatmeal and creamy hues. There’s not a drop of wallpaper to be seen, but nevertheless, there’s a feature wall of dreams in Classic Oak courtesy of panelling by @woodupp_uk
This is earthy with a hint of mono, cleverly drafted in by the collection of framed prints.
Here’s a nursery that shows earthy doesn’t have to be subdued. This room might be rooted in a scalloped foundation of fiery marmalade, but elsewhere there’s a vibrant clash of colour that complements the neutral base. It shouldn’t work on paper, but it does, and the secret is in tonal representation. If you look closely, there are hues of the primary colour everywhere you look – in Mr Rabbit’s cheeks, the tabby cat wall hanging, the rocket cushion tassels and the cheeky cherries. The gingery tone is even on the hummingbird bedding and incorporated into the bunting.
Briar’s blissful room is classy, clean and uncluttered, and that’s in part down to the soothing neutral palette. A sage arch decal by @rockymountaindecals frames the untreated IKEA cot perfectly and picks out a similar hue in the vintage style rug from @rugs_usa. The decorative objects and additions are all simple and unfussy in appearance, but they’re artfully put together to create an understated appeal low on chaos and high on style.
Toasted toffee, peachy blossom blooms and a tame, pastel teal create a place of peace befitting a new arrival to the world. The floral wallpaper delivers all the detail needed, so it’s no surprise that this room is light on other accessories. We’re fond of scalloping, but it’s a welcome surprise to see it on the chest of drawers and cot rather than the walls. Perhaps our favourite detail, though, is those adorable, feathered lights – they appear to mimic the delicate petals on the wallpaper print., Such an exquisite detail.
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