Hello friends! I’m so excited to be sharing my daughter’s room with you today. This Chronicles of Narnia nursery blends a subtle theme, neutral textures, pops of color, and organized storage for a sweet and modern look. I love the challenge of creating a designer look on a budget! Here are some tips for creating a nursery that will grow with your little one.
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Choosing a Subtle Nursery Theme
When it comes to designing a nursery or kids room, I like to stick with a neutral palette for large pieces like furniture and bedding. Then, you can add character with books, toys, and bedding. For example, our son’s room has a subtle Star Wars theme that is very neutral.
In our daughter’s nursery, I wanted to include more bright pops of color but still stick with a neutral base and subtle theme. This cream swivel glider was a perfect starting place! We also already had the gray crib to use, although this vintage gold crib would fit the theme so well.
When it was time to choose a theme, it didn’t take me long to decide. C. S. Lewis is one of my favorite authors, and his Chronicles of Narnia series holds a special place in my heart. I decided to weave elements of the books into the nursery, and include some of my own childhood treasures.
Chronicles of Narnia Nursery Theme
Ladybug’s nursery is Narnia inspired, but I kept the references subtle. I included a large plush lion, crown pillow, lamb stuffed animal, model horses, lion printable, and picture book version of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.
Oh, and of course the lovely tree wall decals that provided a fun installation challenge–I stuck each leaf on individually–but were so worth it. The trees remind me of the magical Narnia forest. Here is another cute option!
I also love this vintage paint by number artwork from an Etsy seller that reminds me of one of my favorite passages from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader:
As the albatross circled the mast it had whispered to her, “Courage, dear heart,” and the voice, she felt sure, was Aslan’s, and with the voice a delicious smell breathed in her face.-C. S. Lewis
Functional Nursery Decor Ideas
In addition to a nurery theme, I’m a big fan of decorating with functional pieces that you may already have around your home. These IKEA picture ledges are one of my favorite nursery decor staples. I styled them with board books that we already had in our son’s room! If you don’t have access to IKEA, these Amazon picture ledges are similar.
Baskets and blankets are also pretty and functional. Hide items easily inside of baskets, and toss throw blankets around for an inviting and cozy look.
Side note: Moving the board books in here created space for new picture books in my son’s room. Win win!
Bright and Colorful Nursery Decor Ideas
After you have outfitted your nursery with neutral furniture, subtly themed pieces, and functional decor staples, it is time to add the finishing touches.
Finally, my mom gave me the vintage Little Women book from her childhood, and a sweet friend crocheted the golden baby blanket. These treasures add so much to the nursery and each one makes me smile, as I sit in the glider and think about baby girl!
Narnia Nursery Organized Dresser Drawers
My last tip for nursery design is to keep it simple and organized. There will be plenty of time for adding decor. However, starting with functional staples and an organized space will bring so much peace during those hectic early months.
Keep your dresser neat with drawer organizers and roll tiny clothes to maximize space. Then, stock up on all the diapers, and you’re set! You’ve got this.
Narnia Nursery Decor Sources (and Similar)
I would love to hear your nursery decor tips and ideas: what special pieces did you include? What items do you use most, and what can you live without? I hope you enjoyed seeing Ladybug’s Narnia themed nursery!