20 Rustic Nursery Ideas

Let these dreamy, rustic nursery designs inspire your little one’s space.

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March 13, 2019

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Showcase Friendly Farm Faces

Lean into the rustic farm charm by bringing in a few familiar faces from the farmhouse fields. This charming nursery features a darling lamb illustration above a beautiful, vintage-inspired iron crib. The fluffy theme carries over at the base of the crib, with a sweet, snowy rocking-lamb in lieu of a traditional rocking-horse.

Playful Peg Vignette

Use a simple wooden peg rack to create a playful display for your babe’s keepsake onesies and newborn booties. We’re smitten with the way this peg mixes earthy browns, grays and cream hues to achieve a functional and fashionable accent on this rustic nursery wall.

Fresh-Cut Prints

Rustic designs run the risk of appearing dark or grungy when too many earthy hues are mixed with weathered textures. Cut through the rustic finishes and breathe some life into your babe’s room using a burst of fresh garden color with lush, botanical prints. We adore the way the soft green illustrations energize this neutral nursery design.

Pretty Paneling

Consider wooden panels your foolproof tool to bring texture and rustic character into your nursery design. Take note from this cozy, gray nursery and line your ceiling with wood to create a polished look and elongate the space.

Soft + Sweet

Soften all the weathered wood features in your nursery by adding several snowy and soft accessories throughout. A fluffy, faux fur area rug and airy abstract cotton painting bring a soothing factor into this otherwise rustic nursery design.

Infuse Industrial Details

Give your nursery design an edge that they can grow into. Incorporate unique industrial elements throughout the space by way of light fixtures, hardware and accent furniture. This stunning nursery marries rustic and industrial elements with ease by displaying weathered marquee lights on the wall and using inky, iron curtain rods to hang blush drapes.

Stain the Trim

Skip the crisp white molding you see in most nursery designs and warm things up with a deep, dark stain instead. This cozy design exudes warmth and charm with its espresso crown molding and matching window trim.

Turn to Texture

You don’t have to live in a Texas farmhouse to pull off rustic charm. Bring the same look to your new-build home through curated lighting, furniture and wall accessories. Once bare and basic, this nursery changes the game by using textured rope pendants and an iron mirror to dress the walls, and adding an antique-style wooden chest as a changing table.

Enhance Natural Beauty

Use natural, rustic elements as your muse for your nursery design. The dynamite driftwood wall featured in this neutral nursery served as a significant source of inspiration for selecting the furnishings for the space. White, tan and cognac accents are used for the crib, rocking chair and wall decor and enhance the natural beauty of the statement wall.

Charming Changing Table

Let’s face it — your life is about to revolve around diapers for the next few years. Might as well make the most of it, right? This high-contrast table changes the game, with a crisp white frame and cool, weathered wood drawers. The leather drawer pulls have to be our favorite part, though.

Go Exotic

Skip the classic farmyard crew and take a walk on the wild side for your rustic nursery design. This safari-chic nursery pairs classic wood furnishings with vintage accents and rustic wood wallpaper. A friendly giraffe stands guard by the crib, while a gallery of six adorable baby animal illustrations bring an exotic twist to the wall overhead.

Wow-Worthy Wallpaper

Wood walls are par for the course when it comes to rustic designs. Stand out from all the rest and take a creative approach to the rustic wall staple with an illustrated wallpaper. The whimsical walls in this little boy’s nursery sport sky blue, woodland-inspired wallpaper that’s fitting for rustic and contemporary designs, alike.

Enlivened Accents

Bring in live-edge accents to energize your nursery with movement, texture and rich caramel color. Aside from their obvious aesthetic benefits to your rustic design, many live-edge furniture pieces feature rounded edges that are safer to use in a child’s room. (Can we talk about how sweet this little stump side table is? It’s so sweet. The sweetest.)

Build Around Blooms

Give your baby girl the farmhouse nursery of your dreams by dressing the walls with pretty, vintage-inspired floral wallpaper. The feminine, watercolor blooms feel timeless and pair seamlessly with the white, rustic changing table and dark hardwood floors.

Stick With Shiplap

When in doubt, just add shiplap! Classic white panels pair with a reclaimed wood ceiling to create a fresh, rustic backdrop for this gender-neutral nursery design. We especially adore this airy mix on the ceiling and walls because it will easily adapt to new designs and furnishings as the baby grows.

Blend Rustic + Contemporary Elements

Marry two design styles to create a space just as unique and special as your new bundle of joy. This twins’ room pairs a cool, contemporary wallpaper and cribs with a vintage-inspired trunk table and a rustic, rope-hanging mirror.

Display Your Treasures

Spend your remaining childless Saturdays looking for rustic treasures at estate sales, antique shops and flea markets. This sweet nursery features an antiqued mural wallpaper, weathered shelves and two darling vintage candelabra sconces.

Store With Style

Elevate your diaper game with sweet storage solutions. Add a set of rustic-style wire baskets to your collection and use them to store all the moving pieces of your baby’s day-to-day life.

Charm With the Details

Use antique furniture and aged wall decor to create cozy contrast against the freshly painted walls in your nursery. The shabby chest and weathered, wood-framed mirror invite warmth and rustic charm into the otherwise contemporary, pale blue nursery.

Farm-Inspired Art Collection

Tractors, trucks and wagons — oh my! Turn to these farmhouse staples to create a mini art collection like the one used in this colorful nursery. We envision these charming and vibrant visuals looking equally adorable alongside rustic furniture and finishes in a farmhouse nursery design.

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