I’ve had several clients over the past few months who have asked me to incorporate some type of moon, space or celestial decor into their nursery designs. You might think that this type of design only works for boys, but it’s actually quite gender neutral. I’ve also talked a lot about how themed nurseries can be tricky. However, adding a moon here or a star there won’t turn your nursery into an outer space diorama, but rather subtly hint at the great beyond. I’ve pulled together some of my favorite celestial nursery decor pieces below.
Crop Circle Mobile from CB2
While you might think that space decor should be silver, I love the fact that this modern mobile is a warm brass tone. It hints at planetary shapes while remaining neutral and fresh.
Laser Cut Moon Wall Hanging from Havoc Designs on Etsy
I just love the laser cut look of this moon wall hanging. The natural wood grain adds warmth, while the shiny silver finish is modern and definitely space age. It also has a handcrafted look, which is something I always love to bring into a nursery design.
Zodiac Constellation Art from RH Teen
Talk about a statement piece! This large zodiac moon print is 36″ wide, making it the perfect stand-alone piece to be hung over a dresser or secured over a crib. The best part is that it can be customized with your child’s zodiac sign in a pretty gold foil. I love that this piece also comes in pink or gray, making it a great fit for any space.
Big Dipper Crib Bedding from The Land of Nod
Another way to bring in a celestial accent is in your crib bedding. This sweet set has a little constellation and star pattern in gray and gold, making it neutral enough to pair with any other color scheme.
My Spaceship Will Come from Society6
I just love the whimsy of this collage style art print. Outer space decor doesn’t have to be modern, and it doesn’t have to be blue and silver. With a little searching, you can find great gems like this piece that are colorful, sweet and fun.
[The above is a piece I wrote for Project Nursery]