18 Brilliant Rainbow Nursery Ideas
Note: While these nursery photos are gorgeous, please know that it’s NOT safe to place stuffed animals, pillows, bumpers, or any loose items inside your infant’s sleep space until Baby is a year old. —Dr. Harvey Karp
Who doesn’t love a rainbow baby room? Happy, bright, and filled with promise, it’s no wonder why rainbow nurseries and playrooms are so popular right now! Whether you’re expecting a “rainbow baby” or simply love a lot of color, you don’t have to travel to Oz to find beautiful inspiration for a rainbow-theme nursery.
Rainbows come in all different styles, too. If you’re not up for all brights, consider a desaturated rainbow motif...or even a monochrome rainbow theme. Pastel rainbows are very pretty as well. No matter what direction your rainbow nursery planning takes, we’ve got the cutest rainbow inspo to help build up those Pinterest boards and shift your shopping into high gear...
Colorful Rainbow Nursery Bookshelves
Photo: Studio DIY
Reading is such an important part of childhood—and life! Ignite your baby’s literary passion with a colorful, beautiful library that draws the eye in and makes them want to discover the wonderful world of books. These stunning rainbow shelves and the appropriately arranged books to match are a bold choice for your rainbow nursery decor.
Rainbow Nursery Mobile
Photo: Momma Society
Going all out with a rainbow nursery isn’t for everyone. These parents added a subdued rainbow mobile accessory above the crib for that sweet feeling without going over the top with decor throughout the room. Perfect—and easy!
A Rainbow Nursery That’s Exploding With Color
Photo: PMQ for Two
...But, if you do want to go all out, we are here for it! The brilliant mind behind this rainbow nursery reached for bright toys and accents, a variety of prints that keep the eye moving, colorful furniture, and multiple shades of paint to really drive home the rainbow nursery theme. What a fun and special space for a little one!
Neon Rainbow Themed Nursery
This rainbow nursery is so bright, it almost requires shades! Between the vibrant hues and sunny mural, this baby room gives families a lot to smile about.
Rainbow Nursery Mini Motifs
Photo: 17 Apart
Looking for a gender-neutral rainbow nursery idea? Small woolen rainbow motifs and other subtle touches to tie the decor together in this baby room.
Watercolor Rainbow Nursery
Photo: Jennifer Maune
Fear not: Ready-made murals exist. But if you are up for a little DIY, you can create this look with a can (well, six cans) of paint and a little patience. A splashy accent wall is just the thing to bring your rainbow nursery theme to the next level—and we are loving the coordinating crib skirt seen here!
Boho Rainbow Nursery Decor
Photo: Arin Solange at Home
A bohemian-style nursery is a good way to kindle that easy, zen feeling. And a rainbow boho baby room takes the trend to a whole new level. The hanging rattan chair in this one seals the deal—perfection!
The Right Rainbow Nursery Rug
Photo & To Purchase: Pottery Barn Kids
Like a painted wall, a rainbow throw rug can do wonders to tie together an otherwise simple space. If you’re going for a pastel rainbow theme for Baby’s room, we’re pretty sure we’ve found the right rug for you!
Polka-Dot Rainbow Nursery Idea
Think outside the stripes! Multi-colored dots can be just as fun a vehicle for your rainbow nursery theme. Another detail we love? The tissue-paper stained-glass-effect rainbow on the window.
Bright Rainbow Nursery
Photo: Project Nursery
If you are looking for an eye-catching, energetic, and sassy feel for your babe’s room, this is the one to draw inspiration from! Every detail—down to the tutus and the chandelier, exudes the theme but in a completely unique, pink-forward way that any little one will just love.
Rainbow Nursery Wall Art
Simply including some rainbow wall art is a lovely way to push the theme without going crazy with every single detail. The bonus here is, down the line it’s easy enough to switch out the prints when Baby’s tastes change, without having to redo the entire room.
Rainbow Nursery Details
Photo: Brite and Bubbly
Buy—or DIY—a rainbow theme dresser to pack a punch. This example entails a simple swap with colorful drawer pulls, but you can also paint the drawers in descending rainbow color order for even more of a pop. The wall polka dots and other bright details make this room simply amazing.
Rainbow Nursery Corner
Even a small space can be transformed into a full-fledged rainbow nursery with a few thoughtful details. Here, a rainbow baby toy and vibrant throw bring a colorful baby corner to life.
Rainbow Nursery Blues
Photo: Project Nursery
For a more traditionally boyish design, go heavy on the blue hues in your rainbow baby room.
Rainbow Nursery Crib Sheets
Photo & To Purchase: Maisonette
Bedding is an easy way to drive home your rainbow nursery theme...and it can easily be altered later. The cheerful print on this crib sheet is perfect for a boy or girl rainbow nursery idea and coordinates with an entire line of linens and gear, so you can use as much or as little as you’d like.
Black and White Rainbow Nursery
Sometimes all you need is a shape. This sweeping, black-and-white rainbow painting is a gorgeous way to set the theme in place without introducing much color. (Check out more black and white nursery inspiration!)
Playtime-Ready Rainbow Nursery
Photo & To Purchase: Crate & Kids
Rainbow toys for babies are always fun and special; this activity gym is a perfect way to incorporate the rainbow theme and do double-duty where decor meets gear. The best part about super-cute toys like this one is that they don’t feel messy or add to your stress when they get left out after play time.
Rainbow Nursery Tapestry
Photo & To Purchase: Maisonette
If you’re working the boho rainbow look, consider an elegant wall hanging like this gender neutral find, that is sure to look striking on a white or busier wall.
Somewhere Over the Rainbow Nurseries...
Feeling a bit...over the rainbow nursery theme (sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves!)? There’s lots of other nursery inspiration in just about every theme under the sun. Check out some of our other faves:
- Pink Nursery Ideas
- Boy Nursery Ideas
- Girl Nursery Ideas
- Black and White Nursery Ideas
- Disney Nursery Ideas
- Neutral Nursery Ideas
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