I love it when the crib wall is the focal point of a nursery—it’s often the perfect statement piece, and it’s so easy to let your crib bedding set the tone and color palette for baby’s room. But with the crib come very straight lines, and as any designer will recommend, it’s always a good idea to add movement to the decor. And that’s where garlands come in! Garlands come in a variety of styles, colors, shapes and sizes, and with their curved lines, they work perfectly as decor for either a boy’s or a girl’s space.
You can scroll through the pages of the gallery to see all the different ways garlands are used to dress up nurseries. Two of my recent favorites are the sweet coral and gold tissue tassels framed perfectly by the window in the gorgeous Artist Inspired Nursery and the light up globes in the cool Modern Safari Nursery.
There are so many options for garlands aside from the popular tissue tassels and bunting flags. Here are my top five picks for garlands that will add a little whimsical decor to your nursery design.
Flower Garlands. A floral nursery has always been one of my favorite design concepts! I love how cheerful and colorful flowers are, so how could you not be happy if you woke up to this pretty garland? The gorgeous paper flowers are handmade, and you can customize them to match the colors of your nursery.
Floral Garland from Super Mama Song Shop on Etsy
Name Garlands. I love how this adorable name garland is made with fabric and has a zigzag cut around the border! It would be perfect in the nursery or the playroom—you could hang it on the end of the big kid bed or use it to personalize a reading nook. Think outside the box too! How adorable would a LOVE or DREAM garland be over the crib?
Name Garland from Once Upon a Bunting on Etsy
Feather Garlands. Tribal and Aztec-inspired nursery design is here to stay, and feathers are EVERYWHERE! I love the pop of metallic gold and the detail in these feathers. I think I need this garland for my office!
Feather Garland from The Lil Felt Shop on Etsy
Sunshine, Rainbow and Cloud Garlands. Add a pop of cheery color, and inspire sleepy nights and bright mornings. Or maybe just create a rainbow of possibilities with these gorgeous garland decor pieces.
Sunshine Garland from The Lil Felt Shop on Etsy
Clouds and Stars Garland from Lily Raz on Etsy
Rainbow Garland from Aidie’s Hideaway
Fabric Garland. Last, but certainly not least, the perfect addition to my newfound obsession with vintage-inspired nurseries is a garland made with a variety of fabrics and ribbons. The possibilities are endless, and with nothing more than scissors and a color palette, this could be one of the easiest and most successful DIY projects to do for your baby’s room.
Fabric Garland from Boutique Lucille on Etsy
I’d love to hear about your nursery garland decor. Any personal favorites that I missed? And if you’re in the mood to get crafty, check out our roundup of DIY garland tutorials!