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75 Creative Baby Room Themes

Last Updated: Jan 30, 2018

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When a newborn is on the way, there is no need to add extra stress. However, choosing the right colors or artwork for your baby’s nursery can prove to be difficult. You need too make sure your child is comfortable and safe, but you also want to provide a visually stimulating environment that will help nurture their development.

If you find yourself getting stuck at the start, it might be easiest to choose a nursery theme and go from there. Do you think your child would take comfort in friendly stuffed animals or embrace the outdoors with a nature-themed room? You can also consider creating an abstract theme using simple shapes and patterns.

To help you decide, Shutterfly has put together 75 baby’s room theme ideas for boys, girls, and even gender neutral options. Simply click on the filters that matches your needs and scroll through the extensive list to help spark your imagination. Once you decide on the perfect theme, put on the final touches with home decor pieces like pillows and blankets. If you already know what you’re having, browse our creative baby girl room and baby boy room designs that will be sure to get you excited for your little one’s arrival!

Instructions: Click through the buttons below to sort by gender and theme. Click the photo for a larger view.

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In the nursery for your baby boy, use cute pictures of baby animals.

Photo by: The Animal Print Shop

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A piece of black and white artwork fits great in a black-and-white-themed room.

Photo by: Kelsey and Nate

Via: 100 Layer Cakelet

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When choosing animals as the theme for your baby boy's room, use large pieces of artwork.

Photo by: Lay Baby Lay

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Stuffed animals are the best choice for your newborn.

Photo by: Love Bucket Photo

Via: 100 Layer Cakelet

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A few bold giraffes help transform a baby boy's nursery into one with an animal theme.

Photo by: Sabra Lattos

Via: designstiles

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See if you can spot all of the giraffes in this modern room.

Photo by: Sissy and Marley

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An eclectic array of animals really help create a theme for this this baby boy's room.

Photo by: Sissy and Marley

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A paddle above the crib creates that rustic outdoor nursery look.

Photo by: Chelsea Davis Photo

Via: Fawn Over Baby

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The simple addition of antlers and stained wood creates an outdoor theme in this baby boy's nursery.

Photo by: Fawn Over Baby

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A fantastic blanket on this crib coordinates with the artwork to create a minimalist feel.

Photo by: Hello Pinecone

Via: 100 Layer Cakelet

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Your baby boy's imagination will soar with this plane and mountain-themed nursery.

Photo by: Leclair Decor

Via: https://leclairdecor.com/2015/02/03/our-nursery/

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The themes and decor in this nursery embrace the call of the wild.

Photo by: Leslie Savage Photography

Via: Fawn Over Baby

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Nothing says nature like a tent and some mountains.

Photo by: Myla Elliott

Via: Fawn Over Baby

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Try a gallery wall of beautiful artwork in your child's nursery.

Photo by: Wild Whim Photography

Via: 100 Layer Cakelet

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We love the backdrop in this nature-themed baby boy's room.

Photo by: Wills Casa

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A monogrammed crab keeps watch over the crib in this baby boy's room.

Photo by: It's a girl Thing

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This corner dons a nautical theme when you add boats, nets, and starfish decor.

Photo by: Making Lemonade

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Sometimes all it takes is a few simple ocean-related graphics to give a room a nautical theme.

Photo by: The Realistic Organizer

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You can almost hear the surf in this nautically-themed baby boy's room.

Photo by: J. Rose Photography

Via: Sam Allen Creates

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Aligning patterns and colors throughout a room inspires calmness.

Photo by: A New Bloom

Via: 100 Layer Cakelet

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A simple triangle pattern is all that is needed to really transform this baby boy's room.

Photo by: Hey Lets Make Stuff

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Not all baby room themes need to have multiple pieces -- sometimes simplicity works best.

Photo by: Petite and Small

Via: Live Loud Girl

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The curtains in this room are perfect for a little baby boy.

Photo by: Portraits to the People

Via: Lucite + Lavender

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This tiny animal is a great piece of decor when used to create a theme for your baby’s room.

Photo by: My Design Dump

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Say hello to the kitties on the wall!

Photo by: Ashleigh Taylor

Via: 100 Layer Cakelet

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We love the color scheme in this quasi-animal-themed baby girl's room.

Photo by: Brittany Makes

Via: Spearmint Baby

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This bunny rabbit wallpaper is the cutest thing we've ever seen.

Photo by: Green Wedding Shoes

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This modern take on the animal baby room theme includes an out of this world hanging lamp and a flamingo.

Photo by: Joe Schmelzer

Via: The Animal Print Shop

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A few themed pieces can create a room that is perfect for your baby girl.

Photo by: Lauren Ann Photography

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This baby girl's room combines exotic and traditional animal themes.

Photo by: Luna Photo

Via: 100 Layer Cakelet

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Twins can share the same theme -- these lucky girls enjoy trumpeting swans!

Photo by: Mini Style Blog

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This fabulous elephant print is beautifully coordinated with the other cute stuffed toys.

Photo by: Nicki Sebastian

Via: 100 Layer Cakelet

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A single swan sits beside an elegantly dressed crib in this baby girl’s room.

Photo by: Rachel Elizabeth Creates

Via: Fawn Over Baby

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Bring the outside in with a floral arrangement in the shape of your girl's first initial.

Photo by: Meagan Bailey Photo

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This baby girl sleeps atop the clouds with this wonderful wallpaper.

Photo by: Caroline Tran

Via: 100 Layer Cakelet

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If you really want to feel like you are roughing it in the great outdoors, use this wallpaper!

Photo by: Describe The Fauna

Via: Style By Emily Henderson

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Classic pinks and whites meet the outdoors with this wonderful tent.

Photo by: Lauren McBride Blog

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Nothing says nature like a "Wild & Free" sign.

Photo by: Sarah Sweeney

Via: 100 Layer Cakelet

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Outdoor fun can be had with this tent and baby bear rug.

Photo by: We Lived Happily Ever After

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This baby girl's room theme translates into rustic meets “under the sea” mermaid.

Photo by: Darcy Oliver Design

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Coordinate your nautical prints with nautical colors for your baby girl's nursery.

Photo by: Nellie Design Blog

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When matched with nautical artwork, these hanging shells transform this baby girl's room.

Photo by: Vitalic Photo

Via: Inspired by This

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Stripes, paddles, and a captain's wheel create the perfect nautical baby room theme.

Photo by: Sarah with an H

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This star pattern almost makes you feel like you are gazing into the skies.

Photo by: 12th and White

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The floral pattern is a great DIY project that can liven up your room.

Photo by: Amanda Young

Via: 100 Layer Cakelet

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This minimalistic dot pattern makes wonderfully themed decor for a modern baby girl.

Photo by: Binti Home Blog

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Triangular patterns match the chevron design of the rug in this room.

Photo by: Green Wedding Shoes

Via: Brit and Co

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Coordinate a theme using dots on all the walls and pillows.

Photo by: Jayme Anne Photography

Via: 100 Layer Cakelet

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This beautiful firework pattern is found across the walls and in the artwork.

Photo by: Lay Baby Lay

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Dot patterns are all the rage these days and perfect for a baby girl's room.

Photo by: Living Pretty Blog

Via: Carissa Miss

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Abstract shapes are off set in wonderful juxtaposition to the minimalist crib and animals in this themed room.

Photo by: Natalee Cocks

Via: Live Loud Girl

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You can mix and match patterns as shown in the dots and bold lines in this girl's room.

Photo by: Suddenly Inspired

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This inspirational nautical theme has a matching crib sheet and anchor design!

Photo by: Design by Christys

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This modern animal suits either a boy’s or girl’s baby room theme.

Photo by: A Beautiful Mess

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A giant white bear turns this room into an animal's den.

Photo by: Delia Hauser

Via: Apartment Therapy

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A simple giraffe and a wood-themed lamp gives this room a gender-neutral animal theme.

Photo by: Gracie Blue

Via: My Domaine

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These adorable hand-drawn animals are simply amazing!

Photo by: Little Liberty

Via: Brit and Co

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Popular baby animal photos are great in gender-neutral baby's rooms because they have less in the way of distinct colors.

Photo by: Very Rosenberry

Via: Brit and Co

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Twin giraffes and their gender-neutral buddy sit by the crib in this animal-themed baby’s room.

Photo by: Very Rosenberry

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Try hanging cute cartoon animals above the crib for a warm and cozy feel.

Photo by: We Lived Happily Ever After

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These silhouetted animals are the perfect addition to this modern nursery.

Photo by: We Lived Happily Ever After

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Create a perfect nature theme with this alphabetical tree -- perfect for a boy or girl.

Photo by: Daily Garnish

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These hanging pinecones are the perfect fit in a nature-themed room.

Photo by: Fresh Light Photography

Via: 100 Layer Cakelet

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A simple stick can become a work of art as part of a nature-centric baby's room theme.

Photo by: Jessica Lorren Photography

Via: 100 Layer Cakelet

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Friendly birds and a tent transform a neutral nursery into a nature preserve.

Photo by: Little Hands

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This outdoor theme harkens back to the great explorers of our time.

Photo by: Little Hands

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Perfect for boys or girls, a few brilliantly designed fall trees create the right atmosphere for this nature-themed baby room.

Photo by: My Life in Transition

Via: http://julia-transition.blogspot.com/2014/04/baby-boy-nursery-how-i-applied-my-wall.html

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A cartoon print of the world hangs above this bed.

Photo by: The Effortless Chic

Via: Brit and Co

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Whales are all you need when creating a nautically-themed baby room.

Photo by: The Picket Fence Projects

Via: Project Nursery

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Rustic brown wood creates the feeling of being below deck on a ship.

Photo by: Danielle Coons Photography

Via: Lynzy and Co

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A cleverly placed nautical item, like a propellor, makes for a great baby decor theme idea.

Photo by: Danielle Coons Photography

Via: Lynzy and Co

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When paired, oranges and blues are fun and neutral colors.

Photo by: Delightfully Noted Blog

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Notice how these dots on the wall are coordinated throughout the room?

Photo by: Julie Cahill Photography

Via: 100 Layer Cakelet

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A stunning work of art brings a room to another level of sophistication.

Photo by: Sarah Kate Photography

Via: My Domaine

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When deciding on a themed pattern, coordinate the wall decor with other items, like pillows.

Photo by: Eva Black Design

Via: 100 Layer Cakelet

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This boy's room will bring out your child’s inner sailor.

Photo by: The Antidote Life

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