6 Nursery Ideas That Bring a Touch of Nature Into Your Baby's Space
We all rest a little bit easier when we're closer to the environment. These nature-inspired nursery ideas help bring the outdoors into your baby's room.
Decorating your baby's room is an important step for parents and children alike. The feel of a baby's nursery sets the tone for everyone involved, lending all of the experiences that come with new life a setting in which to unfold—which is why nature-inspired nursery ideas are a natural choice.
Nature and its myriad elements come with both mental and physical benefits that are good for parents and newborns alike. Relaxed nervous systems, increased connectivity, and a reduction of anxiety and stress are just some of the upsides of spending time around plants and the like, all of which will come in handy while nurturing new life.
From murals and motifs to baby-safe plants, here are six ways to incorporate nature into your nursery to create a greener atmosphere for the whole family.
6 Nature-Inspired Nursery Ideas
1. First, Add Plants
The obvious first step when bringing the outdoors inside: Increase your collection of houseplants. Considering that 60% of American households own at least one houseplant, you likely have some in your home already.
Focusing on plants that are safe and low-maintenance is key, the better to ensure the nursery retains its relaxation. Non-toxic options like hoya and pilea are a great place to start.
2. Center Natural Materials
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In addition to your collection of safe plants (or even well-positioned garlands) incorporating natural materials like wood, twine, wicker, bamboo, and more will offer the room an organic air.
3. Try Texture
Photo: Winter Daisy
The natural world is filled with a wealth of finishes and textures, so why not bring that same variance to baby's room? Faux sheepskins mimic clouds while allowing a soft landing for tummy time; sticks make for excellent (and knobby) hanging rods; and rattan and jute skew just rustic enough.
4. Environmental Motifs and Murals
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Honoring plants and animals—and creating teachable moments—is as easy as adding a mural, a framed photo, a selection of stuffed animals or wooden toys, or a printed blanket.
5. Natural Light
Natural light is proven to improve mood and increase overall levels of happiness. Getting enough natural light during the day also lends to solid sleep, so make sure that your nursery gets plenty of it.
(If you're worried, the addition of blinds or blackout curtains can help ensure that naptime remains as restful and lengthy as possible.)
6. Finish With Nature Sounds
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