Nesting Trends: Cute Nursery Ideas From Celebrity Moms

Learn how celebs like Danielle Jonas, Kim Kardashian, and Jessica Alba decorated their nurseries. Then, steal their secrets.

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Need Nursery Inspiration?

Need Nursery Inspiration?

As a nursery designer, I pay attention when a celebrity shares a photo of her baby's nursery or playroom. And if you're looking for some decoration inspiration, you should, too. Check out these trends I've spotted among famous parents, and use their ideas to inspire a one-of-a-kind space for your own new addition.

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Acrylic Cribs

Acrylic Cribs

Rachel Zoe used Spot On Square's ROH crib in her son Skyler's nursery, and two years later, the fashionista went back for more acrylic. This time she chose Ubabub's Pod Crib. She's not the only one: Legend has it that Beyonce and Jay-Z's Blue Ivy sleeps in pure acrylic Vetro Crib, and Kimye were quick to show their love for the same one (shown here).

Pro tip: If you're not exactly working with a Kardashian budget, check out the Harlow 3-in-1 Crib by BabyLetto. It's acrylic and convertible, so you can use it as a bed when Baby gets older.

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Rustic Chic

Rustic Chic

Jessica Simpson, Jewel and former Bachelorette Deanna Pappas all implemented the rustic chic style into their nurseries by adding beautiful nods to nature. Jewel created a wood paneled wall behind the crib, while Jessica and Deanna were subtler, using frames, mobiles and other d├ęcor that have the handmade look.

Pro tip: Scour flea markets and family storage, focusing on items made of wood, canvas or burlap.

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Blue (It's not just for boys anymore!)

Designed by Vanessa Antonelli, NessaLee Baby

Blue (It's not just for boys anymore!)

Danielle and Kevin Jonas chose navy blue for Alena Rose's playroom

Blue is a great choice for both genders. Laila Ali painted her nursery a serene blue, then "girlified" it with pink furniture; Jessica Alba paired aqua blue with other fun, bright colors; and Danielle and Kevin Jonas went with a regal navy blue for their daughter's playroom.

Pro tip: Choose your blue first (aqua, teal and navy will all work), then choose one or two complimentary colors. If you want the nursery to still have a strong feminine feel, choose pinks, purples and corals for your complements.

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Chalkboard Paint

Chalkboard Paint

Kevin and Danielle Jonas and Kourtney Kardashian have an entire wall in their playspace covered with chalkboard paint.

Pro tip: Chalkboard paint doesn't need to be black. Paint companies can mix a batch in any color you'd like. It's an inexpensive way to add more play into the space and not let go of your design vision.

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(Animal-Friendly) Animal Heads

JKP Photographers; Nursery Designed by Vanessa Antonelli, NessaLee Baby

(Animal-Friendly) Animal Heads


Animals and babies will always be a strong design match, but the trend has definitely evolved. Now it's all the heads! Rosie Pope added a bit of fun, whimsy and glam to her 4th's nursery with a unicorn head.

Pro tip: Choose a metallic piece (like Pope did) to add a little glamour.

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Christine Farah Photography; Nursery Designed by Vanessa Antonelli, NessaLee Baby


Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett wanted a room that reflected the happy, active, outdoors family that they are. What they got was a Bamboo-paneled wall with giant orchid murals on raised panels. It's unique, different and every bit in touch with nature. Tiffani Thiessen must have been going for the same idea when she had Lonni Paul design a giant tree for her daughter's serene nursery.

Pro tip: To bring the outdoors into your little one's nursery, take photos of your family adventures (sunsets, snowy days, tropical trips) and have them printed on canvas to display on the walls. It's inexpensive and makes the room more you.

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