Nursery Decor By Color

by Melanie Monroe Rosen

Nursery Decor By Color

A full rainbow of nursery decorating and furniture ideas, from red wall graphics and orange cribs, to blue rockers and purple pillows; baby room colors for every taste and style.

Ekorre Rocking Moose
This cute twist on the rocking horse from Swedish giant Ikea is just the right size for your little one. Offering a bright flash of color, this rocker is perfect for developing balance (and good taste) in tots 18 months and up.

Ekorre Rocking Moose from, $39.99

Splurge vs. Save Nursery Ideas

Monsieur III Print
Who could resist this eye-catching burst of color from Madrid-based artist Blanca Gomez? We’re serious fans of her whimsical illustrations and clean style, and this would make a sophisticated addition to any nursery wall.

Monsieur III Print from, $30

Birdcage Love Wall Sticker
Bring back old school “tweeting!” This birdcage wall decal is incredibly easy to install and gentle on walls. The set includes three birds, 11 heart-shaped leaves, one branch and one cage. The sheet measures approximately 26 x 11 inches. Also available in pink/turquoise and green/magenta color combinations.

Birdcage Love Wall Decal from, $50AUD

Bloom Alma Mini Crib
This modern folding wooden bassinet/mini-crib is the perfect size for urban living spaces. It can be easily moved from room to room on four (lockable) castors, fitting through smaller-than-standard doorways and it folds up compactly for storage and transport. The crib features a two-position adjustable mattress platform and is suitable for use in newborns up to 2 years, or 50 pounds. Also available in white, green, gray and espresso.

Bloom Alma Mini Crib from, $340

Spot on Square Hiya Rocker
Wide enough for two small kids to sit together with a book bin tucked away in the back, this chair is sure to become a favorite spot for reading. Made in the USA, it’s painted with an eco-friendly non-toxic paint and measures 23.5”L x 16.5”W x 16.5”H. Also available in white.

Spot on Square Hiya Rocker from, $175

Argington Fish and Pebbles Organic Crib Set
Evocative of the zen-like calm of a koi pond, this crib bedding from Argington sets the scene for a serene nursery. Made of unbleached organic cotton, this set includes a reversible bumper and comforter in a coordinating fish and pebbles pattern as well as one crib skirt and one crib-fitted sheet, both in the pebbles pattern. Additional crib sheets available for $27.50.

Fish and Pebbles Organic Crib Set from, $185

OFFI My Pet Lamp Dachshund
Want a puppy? Go for the no-bark version with this dachshund lamp, made of non-toxic odorless plastic with a low voltage bulb. Also available in white, blue, orange, hot pink and green.

OFFI My Pet Lamp Dachshund from, $69

DwellStudio Elephant Bookshelf
A symbol of wisdom and intelligence, what better creature than an elephant to hold baby’s first books? This lemon yellow elephant bookshelf from DwellStudio measures 12.75” W x 7.5” H x 7” D, and would be a vibrant accent to baby’s nursery.

DwellStudio Elephant Bookshelf from, $124

Avalisa Park Modern Wall Art
Bring a bit of nature into the nursery with this fresh foliage scene. Designs are printed on fabric and hand-stretched on 1.5” deep stretcher bars. Comes ready to hang in three different sizes: 12 x 12, 18 x 18 and 28 x 28. Also available in green, blue, purple, pink and brown.

Avalisa Park Modern Wall Art from, $59-$159

Roebuck Studio Chick Chair
Made in Michigan by husband-and-wife team Kate and Barret Roebuck, this Chick Chair is designed for kids 2-6 years old. Handmade from Baltic Birch Plywood, it measures 25” L x 15” W x 24” H. Also available in all natural, white, orange, red, yellow, blue and black.

Somnat Crib
This well-priced bright Ikea crib will leave plenty of green behind in your wallet! The Somnat Crib offers a two-position adjustable mattress platform, and one side can be removed when its occupant is big enough to climb into and out of bed, extending its usefulness into the toddler years. Also available in pink and blue.

Somnat Crib from, $99.99

All of the Above Lamp
It’s often the little details that can make or break a room—and this hanging metal pendant lamp from the Land of Nod is a detail that definitely should not be overlooked. We love its clean lines and bright pop of color in mid-air. Comes with an adjustable 50” clear cord and brushed nickel ceiling mount.

All of the Above Lamp from, $79

Fauna Bunny Pillow
These nature-inspired, hand-printed organic cotton throw pillows from designer Ross Menuez (the creative guy—and dad—behind NYC-based design company Salvor), offer a modern twist on an animal-inspired nursery. Measures 7 x 8.5 x 3 inches.

Fauna Bunny Pillow from, $28

All Aflutter Butterfly Crib Bedding
Bright butterflies and this coordinating multicolored polka dot print will transform your little girl’s crib into a sweet, restful cocoon.

All Aflutter Butterfly Crib Bedding from, $24-$79

Zid Zid Kids Camel Poof
Perfectly-sized for a growing little girl, this handmade lavender vinyl poof from the Marrakesh, Morocco-based husband-and-wife team behind Zid Zid Kids will be a sure fit for her—and her bedroom. Measures 12 x 12 x 12 inches.

Zid Zid Kids Vinyl Camel Poof from, $78

Frazier & Wing Poppy Mobile
These modern mobiles from Portland, Oregon-based designer Heather Frazier are individually handcrafted from die-cut card stock paper and hung from a thin acrylic disc. Measures 6.5 x 20 inches. Available in a rainbow of color palettes.

Frazier & Wing Poppy Mobile from, $75

Skojig Pendant Lamp
A surefire way to brighten up a room even on the dreariest of days, this pendant lamp from Ikea is a must-have for dreamy nurseries. Measures 15” W x 8 5/8” H x 15” L. Also available in yellow.

Skojig Pendant Lamp from, $19.99

Hybrid-Home Limited Edition Print
This modern pencil print, silk screened on paper stock, is part of a limited edition of 100 hand signed and numbered prints—perfect for laying the foundation of baby’s art collection. Measures 16” W x 20” H.

Hybrid-Home Limited Edition Print from, $40

Modern Basics Blue Hippo Crib Set
Despite being known for their aggressiveness in the natural world, these happy hippos simply couldn’t be sweeter. The full crib set includes a reversible crib quilt, reversible bumper, fitted crib sheet and crib skirt.

Modern Basics Blue Hippo Crib Set from, $20-$180

Vinnie Cradle Chair
Based on the modern classic Eames rocker, this robin’s egg blue heavy-duty plastic chair on a chromed steel base is the perfect addition to any modern nursery. Note: it’s on the small side, so it’s best for kids or petite parents. Measures 26” H x 24.5” W x 27” D.

Vinnie Cradle Chair from, $139.99

Jonathan Adler Junior Letter Pillow
An easy way to personalize a nursery, these 100% baby alpaca pillows with a feather/down insert are available in blue and pink—and the colors reverse with white on the opposite side. Measures 9 x 12 inches.

Junior Letter Pillow from, $98

Keep Calm and Dance On Print
Based on the classic 1939 “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster produced by the British government at the beginning of WWII, we love this spin on it for aspiring ballerinas. Measures 8 x 10 inches.

Keep Calm and Dance On Print from, $9.95

Fauna Owl Pillow
Owls, increasingly a, uh, wise nursery theme choice, grace this hand-printed throw pillow from Fauna. Measures 10 x 5 x 3 inches.

Fauna Owl Pillow from, $98

Purple Globe Dahlia Photograph
Vibrant and graphic, this purple dahlia photograph from California-based photographer and mom Angela Homic would make a stunning addition to a little girl’s nursery. Measures 8 x 12 inches.

Dahlia Photograph from, $20