Last updated on Jun 11th, 2021 at 12:48 pm

Your little one is on the way… there are so many things to think about. From budgeting, to birthing and ultimately the space where you and your newborn will be spending a LOT of time…

Nursery décor is not just about creating a cute space that’s nurturing and comfortable for your little one. Mama is going to spend many days and nights in that space too. It needs to be calming and clutter-free as well as offer a comfortable spot for feeding times, and a practical space for changing and dressing.

We’ve put together some ideas for nursery layout and design below, and helped you shop on a budget for some key pieces. Babies don’t come cheap!

Cute & Colourful:

This is the kind of room that will have baby entertained for hours. Fun, playful, with cute accessories and pops of colour. It’s busy but also cohesive. A fun room for a baby and toddler, this is a space that your little one can happily enjoy for years ahead.

Nursery decor
Nursery decor
(Copyright : Katarzyna Białasiewicz


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Rainbow Wall Vinyl Art Decoration for Kids Room – R399


Tweedle Weave Scatter Cushion, 48x48cm – Mr Price Home R99.99


Col Timbers Pine Crate – R580
Unicorn – Crazy Store: R179.99


Black and white with a splash of colour:

Simple and stylish. This kind of decor can ‘grow’ along with the baby. Update the accessories as the little one ages, and this basic room setup will last them into their teen years.

Nursery decor
Nursery decor
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Cloud Pillow by Baby Boulevard – Takealot: R135
Hippo Print Wall Painting Without Frame – Shein: R57 (excluding shipping)


India Ink Large Kelim Patterned Mat – Yuppiechef: R1,579


Battery Operated LED Icicle Wired Light – Builder’s warehouse: R399


Gentle and cosy

Grey and a dusty rose pink are a perfect combo for a sweet and cosy room. We love the simple wall art which you can create yourself, and the neat, simple layout of the whole space.

Nursery decor
Nursery decor (Copyright : Katarzyna Białasiewicz


Lace Rope Round Rug – MrP Home: R599.99


Fleece Throw 150x130cm – Woolworths: R 180.00
5 Piece Cot Linen Set – Sleepy Bear On Moon Pink – BabiesRUs R519.92


Pu Utility Laundry & storage Basket: MrPHome – R179.99




Need more ideas and inspiration? We’ve put together some stunning inspiration from 5 other celebs and their nurseries.

If you’re feeling stuck for nursery design ideas, take a leaf out of their design book:

1. Beauty blogger, Daniella Monet

We love the neutrals and wood with the splashes of green in this serene nursery.

2. Singer, Hilary Duff

Simple and ‘happy’. The splashes of colour and muted lighting make this a perfect little sanctuary.


3. Actor Jesse Tyler

Colourful and creative! This nursery is all about playfulness. Having a colourful feature wall while keeping the other walls neutral creates a pleasing balance.


4. Model Jenna Dewan

The black and white and cream theme is a popular choice, and we can see why. It’s simple and stylish, and adding some playful murals on the wall creates an element of fun. This is the kind of nursery that will grow with the baby – just by simply changing up the artwork.


5. Popular YouTube star, Madison Bontempo

With such exquisitely tall ceilings, the large lights are a must-have, and add a lovely natural element to the room. Simple but stylish, with a nod to nature.