Pick a Nursery Theme Inspired by Your Baby's Name

You spend a good portion of your pregnancy pondering the perfect name for your little one. Why not use the name you love as inspiration for the design of your wee one's room? Take a look at these adorable bedrooms that take their cues from baby names.

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April 30, 2018

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If your little London's name was inspired by the city in England, let its landmarks take centerstage in her room. A design like this one, with a prominently featured London Bridge and Big Ben wall art, and classic British-style phone booth, could be the perfect fit for your place-named inspired little one.


If you're picturing a little Stella when conjuring your baby name, let the name's meaning guide your nursery theme. A starry forest wallpaper and moon light create a sweet setting that will grow along with your baby. Her room will be as much of a star in your home as she is.
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A name that's got a color in it lends itself naturally to a room scheme. Grayson is the "son of the Gray-Haired One," but if you let your design mind wander from its direct meaning a bit, you may end up here. If you envision a calm, cool-toned nursery this is the way to go for your baby. The soothing grays will grow as your little one does and will be a great foundation for a grown-up room.


Red may not be the first color you think of when you imagine a nursery, but a baby Scarlett could warrant reconsideration. If you love the deep red color the name Scarlett evokes, her nursery is the perfect spot to design with it. The bold red crib and curtains are tempered by pink walls and a small-stripe rug. We think she'll love it.


If your son's name choice was inspired by the city in Texas, a room like this one will reflect your choice. Austin is a city full of music, and it proudly sports the slogan, "Keep Austin Weird." So hang an acoustic guitar, paint the walls with chalkboard paint and draw on sheet music, and decorate with a throw pillow that boldly proclaims, "Normal is Boring." The room is full of spunk, just like your kiddo.


A cute, little Hazel could play to her heart's content in this green-themed room. Hazel first gained popularity in the late 19th century when other plant names were a huge hit. Take inspiration from the name's origin—or the brown-green eye color—and deck out your small one's room in this lovely shade.


Leo is your little lion, so let his name take the lead in his room. This graphic, safari-inspired room could be just the way for you to go in Leo's place in your home. Here, the lion shows up in a huge (adorable) stuffed animal, but you could take it even further with wall decals or golden yellow paint. Or keep it simple like this, and if he ever gets tired of the lion theme, simply graduate from stuffed animals.


Georgia is making a huge splash on baby name lists. If you're considering this Southern-sounding moniker, your room scheme could be inspired by the state's official fruit: peach. This ultra-girly room has peach-colored walls, loads of frilly pillows and a chandelier that evokes the Southern charm your little girl does.


If you've got a Wyatt on the way, a room like this one will fit the Western bill his name summons. Horseshoes, saddles and cowboy attire decorate this adorable boy's nursery. The earth-toned walls give a western feel and will work just as well in a bigger boy's room. Your little cowboy will be right at home in a spot like this.


While Victoria may mean, "victory" in Latin, you could take your nursery inspiration from the era of Queen Victoria. This modern version of Victorian design in this twin nursery is whimsical and sweet. To get a look like this, hunt for classic furniture, use round portrait frames and lots of fabric with swag.


It may seem a little on-the-nose, but this paisley-print wallpaper would be perfect for your tiny Paisley. To keep the design from being overwhelming, treat just one accent wall with the print. This large-scale version makes the look more modern and its gray tone pairs nicely with purples, pinks and whites.


Noah was the builder of the Ark, so it follows that your little Noah's room could be filled with animals of all stripes. Layer on the look with wall decals or murals, bedding and stuffed animals. It's your choice whether you decide to have two of each!


This darling girl's monker takes its meaning from the flower of the same name. With a gorgeous color as inspiration, paint your little Violet's room this light purple. Keep it from feeling too intense by balancing the tone with bright whites, yellows, grays and metallics.

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