15 Striking White 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
A trend is emerging among stylish (and brave!) parents: the all-white nursery. While neutral nurseries decked out in gray and beige have had quite a heavy run, and black-and-white nurseries remain popular for baby boys and girls, the pure white nursery manages to be both ethereal and crisp.
So, if you’ve got a bottle of bleach at the ready and an open mind, you, too, could bring your baby home to a room that’s effortlessly airy, dreamy, and ready for play and sleep. And by adding texture with the rug, wall hangings, and other details, you’ll create a stark white nursery that is anything but vanilla.
Whether going with a boho baby room style, looking for something more classic, or wanting to rev things up with a modern white nursery, there are lots of fun inspirational rooms for you to browse in your design process. Here are some of our very favorite white nursery ideas.
If not for the crib, this bold white space could be anyone’s bedroom, and that’s why we love it so much. Architectural wall details, rug layering, and a potted plant bring a level of upscale cool to the muted colors and simple layout.
White Nursery That Sparkles
If you’re worried about a lack of detail in the all-white nursery, an easy trick is to bring in some drama. This white chandelier creates a gorgeous focal point without introducing any color.
Vintage White Nursery
Photo: Courtney Maloney Photo
When seeking inspiration, sometimes the past is the best place to start. A classic, white wooden crib—plus white walls and bedding—pair perfectly with simply framed art and a vase of flowers. This baby room could have been created in any era and will be such a sweet place to watch them grow.
White Nursery With Gold Accents
Show off your white with a little metallic decoration. Bright gold details peppered throughout the space create a baby girl or boy room that feels like a fairy tale, as seen in these drawer pulls and dresser-top accessories.
Ultra-Modern White Nursery
Photo: Little Crown Interiors
Here’s a fun twist: Do everything completely white and then toss in a couple of colorful accessories to accent. We cannot even imagine how fun it would be to grow up in a room like this!
Minimalist White Nursery
Photo: Halfway Wholeistic
Some parents who go all-white do it to fulfill the desire of sweet, simple minimalism in Baby’s space. This room features clean lines and a focus on the bare necessities while dropping in tiny touches of whimsy in the form of a few stuffed animals and stacked wood toys. Perfection!
White Nursery With a Touch of Gray
Much less contrast than a black-and-white nursery, but with a little something more than just white, bring in soft grays to keep the eye moving while still keeping the feel of a mostly white room.
White Nursery With Natural Pops
One of the benefits of an all-white nursery is that you’re creating a blank canvas, so toys and accessories will shine (even if they’re natural-toned, as seen here). Also–you can add, move, or take away items as you wish, with a clean background for rearranging. Painting the walls white and using pure white furniture sets up your space beautifully for endless play while allowing the room to grow with Baby.
White Nursery With Whimsical Details
Your baby’s all-white nursery will be anything but plain if you deck it out in fun wallpaper, adding feathery hangings, a cozy rug, and metallic touches throughout. See more whimsical nursery ideas!
White Nursery With Texture
A fabulous way to add interest in an all-white nursery is with a mix of textures. Woven elements in the baskets and light fixture, fluffy rugs and blankets, a nubby rug, fringed crib skirt, and so on are all examples of how to pull this off. This serene space incorporates all that and more.
White Floral Theme
Photo: Blesser House
Baby’s space can be soft and feminine even if it’s all- or mostly white. A floral rug, crystal drawer pulls on the dresser, and pops of floral on the wall and in the lighting create a girly look to love.
White Nursery With a Tufted Crib
Photo: Pottery Barn Kids
Make your nursery pop with a statement crib. If you’re going with all-white or mostly white, this is a fantastic use of texture and makes Baby’s sleep space a central focal point in the room. Not to mention it dresses things up and adds sophisticated style, even in the simplest baby room.
Bright White Nursery
Photo: Inspired by This
Megawatt white is show-stopping, and these parents nailed it. A shimmery floor covering; dramatically pillowed, all-white daybed; and wide-open windows are stark and glamorous at once. If you’re working with a room that gets a ton of light, this is a very cool way to deck it out for your little one.
Mod White Baby Room
Who knew a baby room could be this cool? Throw in some Mid-Century Modern furniture, vintage accents, and some unique art against white walls and you’ve got a white-washed nursery of another era.
Open & Airy White Nursery
Photo: Project Nursery
Light, bright, and breezy is the name of the game with this wide-open white nursery featuring just the subtlest hints of a celestial theme.
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