Perhaps no room should be more soothing than a nursery. After all, it’s a place to nurture a tiny blob whose main activities are sleeping and crying into a semifunctioning toddler starting to explore the world. And frazzled moms and dads trying to get their kids to nap will surely need some serene vibes, too.
The thing is, some parents’ nursery decor choices leave us baffled—if not worried whether the kid will turn out OK.
As proof, look no further than this rundown of Instagram posts where parents-to-be show off their nursery decor style in all its, um, quirky, mind-boggling glory. Who knows, maybe some of these styles strike your fancy—or could serve as inspiration for how to not decorate your own nursery.
For the baby who loves to hunt
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A post shared by Rock'n Baby Boutique (@rocknbaby) on Sep 26, 2017 at 2:06pm PDT
This little tot is destined to slay a moose by the time he turns 10—and by 12, he’ll go after a grizzly. He’ll then graduate and join the Navy SEALs—that is, if his parents can find him hiding in this camouflage crib.
For Tim Burton fans
A post shared by Skull Flow (@skull.flow) on Apr 9, 2019 at 5:46am PDT
“The Nightmare Before Christmas” may not be the first movie that pops into your head when you think of baby’s naptime, but on the other hand, once the kid is old enough to trick or treat, the crib set can be turned into a Halloween costume. Talk about a nice upcycling opportunity.
For tots who adore ‘Toy Story’
A post shared by Andy (@andytoystoryroom) on Oct 25, 2018 at 9:43pm PDT
Meanwhile, this baby had better really, really, really like the animated film “Toy Story.” We spy all the characters from Mr. Potato Head to Slinky Dog! But what happens if this baby grows up hating Woody and Buzz Lightyear? It’d make for an awkward bedtime.
For the brand-conscious baby
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A post shared by Palace Royals (@palaceroyals_) on Jan 30, 2019 at 1:33pm PST
Care about labels much? If you want your baby’s room to match your Louis Vuitton handbag, then this is the perfect crib set for you! Now all you need are some LV-monogrammed diapers and this baby is all matchy-matchy.
For a true-blue American baby
I just realized I never shared this incredible nursery with the world! I haven’t had it professionally shot yet but found these on my clients page! #olliekinney i love your room! #designersbrew #americananursery #vintagenursery #nativeamericannursery #cowboynursery #antlernursery #toysrus #roundtopfinds #plaiddrapes #boynursery #ralphlauren inspired #nursery #grownupnursery #silkroute sofa.
A post shared by Brett Brinkley McPherson (@designersbrew) on Sep 27, 2018 at 7:16pm PDT
There’s nothing like instilling some national pride early on, right? Along with a love of hunting (again), because what toddlers wouldn’t love to know that the antlers of four Bambis were used to build their very own chandelier?
For a very special set of twins
A post shared by AFK Furniture (@afk_furniture) on Oct 18, 2018 at 5:09pm PDT
Tufted crib skirts, gold wall sconces, ornate artwork, and a chandelier dripping with teardrop glass. While this nursery looks like it would fit right in Versailles, its devotion to excess feels a bit excessive.
For the baby who doesn’t mind sleeping on the floor
A post shared by MyRegistry Baby (@myregistrybaby) on Mar 10, 2019 at 6:45pm PDT
Every child loves a cuddly, stuffed teddy bear. But what happens when the bear is 100 times bigger than said child? The bear sleeps in the crib, and the baby winds up in a basket on the floor.
For shiplap-loving ‘little angels’
Collection of 6 8" X 10" Hand Drawings of Vintage Victorian Valentines. Interior Design and Artwork by Dion Williams, DW Interior Design. #dionwilliams #Dionwilliamsinteriordesign #dwinteriordesign #interiordesigner #interiordesign #nursery #girlnursery #angels #angelnursery #lavender #lavendernursery #barnwoodwall #vintagevictorianvalentine #vintagevictorian #babygirl #restorationhardware #crystalchandelier #customart #handdrawings #pencildrawing #artist #worksremotley
A post shared by DW Interior Design (@dwinteriordesign) on Jul 10, 2016 at 7:17pm PDT
Barn wood? Check! Angel wings? Check! Six cherub drawings? Check, check! We get that most parents think of their children as little angels, but this nursery feels more like a Stevie Nicks recording studio than a place to raise a baby.
For celeb parents sick of pink and blue
I'm in with Baby Beau’s nursery! Even when I was pregnant, I felt like he was an old soul – a very wise, little man. So I wanted to do the anti-baby nursery. A functional, comfortable, soothing, yet chic and elevated nursery. The green stone malachite has always been a favorite of mine. It was the inspiration for the room’s decor. Thanks to everyone who helped me pull Baby Beau’s nursery together! Artwork above Beau's crib DIY by The 4 McDermott kiddos & mama for baby bro! (: Michael Simon/ Startraks) #nursery #babybeau #decor #malachite #green #nurserydecor #fifthisthenewfirst #slideshow
A post shared by Tori Spelling (@torispelling) on Jul 11, 2017 at 8:26pm PDT
When actress Tori Spelling got to baby No. 5, she and husband Dean McDermott