Many of the best baby rooms are lush and attractive but still incorporate natural elements...making a woodland nursery theme an elegant solution for a baby boy or girl! This idea brings in natural elements and a soothing color palette, while giving you room to play by introducing critter prints, bold florals, vibrant fronds...or anything else you may find lurking in an enchanted forest. So, go ahead and peep these woodland nursery ideas...they’re almost as restorative as a walk in the woods.

Animal Alphabet Woodland Nursery Decor

Photo & To Purchase: Crate & Barrel

Woodland nurseries are all about the animal element, and this monochrome alphabet scroll is a super cute way to incorporate them. It’s gender-neutral, simple, and has the educational piece in place too, for an all-around thumbs-up. 

Hanging Greenery Woodland Nursery Decor

Photo & To Purchase: ElizabethandDaniel via Etsy

A little green goes a long way, and in a woodland theme nursery, this sweet touch looks perfect just about anywhere—especially over the crib as shown here. 

Beary Cute Sheets for a Woodland Animals Nursery

Photo & To Purchase: Baby Bedding

Linens are such an easy way to carry out your nursery theme. Despite all the blue, this adorable bear crib sheet is a perfectly gender neutral addition to your woodland theme baby room.

Won-deer-ful Woodland Nursery Accessories

Photo & To Purchase: Caden Lane 

A changing pad cover is a great example of a necessary item that can be used to enhance your woodland nursery theme; as with bed linens and blankets, these are pieces you can easily swap out later when upgrading to a big kid room.

Grayscale Woodland Nursery With Color Pops

Photo: Daredevil and Dreamer

A woodland theme nursery is so sweet and fun for littles because it brings infinite textures and concepts in, from greenery, rocks, and twigs to various animals. Therefore, a solid neutral base like these gray mountains is a perfect backdrop for the colorful accents you use to decorate the space.

Framed Friends for Your Woodland Animals Nursery

Photo & To Purchase: James River Studios

A cluster of cheerful animal friends makes your woodland creature themed nursery feel extra cozy and inviting. Hang together in a group of four or sprinkle throughout the room; there are so many possibilities with framed art like this! (See more nursery art inspiration here!)

Woodland Nursery Blues

Photo: Ashley Van Design

It’s a surprising choice, because the typical woodland nursery color palette trends toward greens, browns, and grays, but a bold blue can create a gorgeous canvas for this theme, as seen in this little boy’s woodland nursery.  

Woodland Forest Nursery Wall Mural

woodland nursery with SNOO

Photo: @msgreyandfrey_eyfs

It might be easier than you think to break out the paint cans and brushes and set the woodland forest scene in your little one’s room. We’re not after perfection here; soothing colors and simple shapes will do it! (See more nursery murals here!)

Wild-Walled Woodland Nursery

Photo: Paisley and Sparrow

A bold forest print in the wallpaper beautifully brings your woodland nursery decor together and sets the stage for imaginative play to take root and bloom. (See more nursery wallpaper designs here!)

White & Bright Woodland Nursery

Photo: Lindsey Portugal

An airy look is achievable, even if you’re going into the woods! White walls, neutral flooring, and lots of pale furniture make this space extra sweet. Mom brought the woodland details in with antlers, foliage in the maternity prints hanging on the wall, and subtle details throughout.

Woodland Nursery With Sweet Creatures & Light Features

Photo: Kelly Nan

This gender-neutral woodland nursery is decked out with forest-themed details and every single one is a precious addition to the space. We love the stuffies hanging out on top of the dresser here; easy pieces like this can be changed or upgraded as Baby grows, without an entire nursery overhaul necessary.

Blush Rush Woodland Animals Nursery

Photo: Room to Bloom

Don’t forget flora when you’re bringing in all that fauna. A forest-themed baby room can be just as girly as not, so feel free to use pinks and flower accents to create a feminine woodland nursery that she’ll love growing up in.

Initial Woodland Nursery Decor

Photo & To Purchase: DoGoodDecor via Etsy

Twig letters bring the woodland nursery theme home without feeling fussy. You can create something like this on your own, or purchase via Etsy for convenience and ease.

Dark & Stormy Woodland Nursery

Photo: Gray House Studio 

This magnificent nursery shows that the adventure vibes can be every bit as masculine, bold, and neutral as you want—all at the same time. A dark-hued wall mural, animal accents, and wood details create a magnificent winter woodland themed baby room that will wow.

Beyond Woodland Nursery Inspiration...

Looking to bring your nursery out of the woods? Here are some of our other favorite nursery design ideas! And, while you're researching nursery design, don't forget to check out SNOO—which sports not just a streamlined design, but is also proven to help families get more sleep! 

About Jenny Studenroth Gerson

Jenny Studenroth Gerson is an Atlanta-based lifestyle journalist and novelist (Let Me Let You Go, 2020). Her work can be seen in publications including HuffPost, Cosmo, and WSJ, among many others. Jenny has researched thousands of baby names, combed through hundreds of nursery designs, and curated dozens of baby shower guides, making her absolutely the mom—and writer—you want to talk to when planning for Baby. When not meeting deadlines, she is chasing toddlers or chugging coffee—or both! Find her on Instagram @ourlifeinrosegold for mom hacks and more.

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