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Baby K’s Book-Themed Nursery


A gender-neutral room with a book-theme for our first baby.

Design Inspiration

My husband and I love reading so we decided to go with a (gender-neutral) book-themed nursery for our first child. 

Decorating Style

Fun, personal, comfortable.

Project Details

We put together a lot of the wall art ourselves, as well as some prints from Etsy.  Most projects we did are shown here:

We filled the bookshelves with books and stuffed animals from books.  We hung book cover art and various illustrations on the walls as well.  

Bedding: Carousel Designs

Crib: Babi Italia via BRU

Dresser: Simmons Kids via Buy Buy Baby

Rug: Target

Chair: BRU

Bookshelf: Ikea

Wall Shelves: Crate & Barrel

Floor Lamp: Pottery Barn

Favorite Items

Our friend made the gorgeous bird mobile for us, which hangs above the glider.  I also love that all of the books on the bookshelf have inscriptions from friends who attended my book-themed shower and brought books they love.


It was more fun putting this room together since the theme was something that both of us loved.  I'd say to try and incorporate a shared interest so you can both be involved.

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Wednesday 4th of September 2019

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Monday 29th of September 2014

Help! I love your nursery- so much that we are putting together a book themed nursery as well. I am having trouble finding high quality images of the book covers. Any tips? Thanks :)


Sunday 6th of January 2013

I'm not sure that words can express how much I love this! I work with, and I just googled "children's book nurseries" and you popped up. This is amazing - nicely done!


Thursday 6th of October 2011

I printed them myself. I just picked a bunch of books I wanted to use and searched online for high quality images. Then I printed them on photo quality paper. Except for The Giving Tree, which was the actual book cover torn off. The Alice In Wonderland print was torn from a calendar w/ book illustrations in it.


Wednesday 5th of October 2011

Hi, I was wondering where you got the book covers printed?