There are some seriously cliche nursery ideas out there. While circus or color-themed baby rooms are nice, you may want something different–dare we say “cool.” If you want something out of this world, go for a space themed nursery. The moon, stars and dark blue dominate this scheme. Plus, your little astronaut-to-be will love this room whether you’re having a boy or girl. It’s truly gender neutral.
But how do you decorate a space themed nursery? Don’t worry, we have some fun ideas for you. There’s something for every part of the room, whether it’s the walls, book shelves, or bed.
1. Constellation Accent Wall
Before you start putting furniture in the new nursery, start with the walls. Pick up a few gallons of a dark navy blue paint. Then, with white paint, draw on constellations and dots of stars. You could even add some glow-in-the-dark paint to let the constellations shimmer when the lights go off. Because the paint is rather dark, stick to just one accent wall and keep the rest of the walls white.
2. Rocket Bookcase
By the time your baby shower is over, your kid is likely to have a large library of children’s books. Stack them on a rocket-shaped bookcase. The corner bookshelf gives the illusion of a rocket, which fits perfectly with the space theme. Then, when you’ve got your little one in his new astronaut robe, he’ll fit right in.
3. Celestial Wall Art
With one wall painted, you’ll need something to go on the other walls. How about this quote from the poet E. E. Cummings: “You are my sun, my moon, and all of my stars.” It doesn’t get much more adorable than that. Not only is the quote celestial, but so is the star design, making it perfect for a space themed nursery.
4. Planetary Crib Sheets
Then there’s the crib. As your little girl cozies up in her spaceship pajamas, she can rest easy on these soft and comfortable planetary sheets from Little Unicorn. The cotton muslin sheets fit a standard crib mattress.
5. Deep Space Baby Quilt
Imagine wrapping up your little astronaut in this deep space quilt form The Land of Nod. It features pictures of each of the planets in our solar system. Each one is labeled so your kid can learn about space as he grows.
6. Space Mobile
Finally, as she nods off to sleep, she can gaze up at this space themed mobile. Perhaps she’ll dream of being that adventurous astronaut.