Planning a nursery is one of my favorite things to write about. I especially love coming up with the perfect theme for an expectant mama and her baby. One nursery theme that has been trending lately that I absolutely love is the mountain nursery theme.
The mountain nursery theme can also be described as an adventure nursery, but it can also be mixed with elements from a number of different themes as well:
- Travel Nursery
- Hot Air Balloon Nursery
- Woodlands Nursery Theme
- Forest Nursery Theme
- Outdoorsy Nursery Theme
- Camping Nursery Theme
You can mix and match your mountain theme with any of the ideas above to bring together a whimsical, dreamy space for your new baby.
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Nursery Paint Colors
What color scheme works best for a mountain nursery theme? You’ll first want to choose a base wall color. This will be the main color of your walls.
For a mountain-themed nursery, you’ll want to stick with neutral colors as your base. Think greys, whites, and creams.
Next, you’ll want to bring in an accent color or two. This color will contrast with the neutral base color. You can go with darker (or lighter) neutrals or bring in colorful accents like pops of hunter green, navy blues or even shades of pink for a feminine touch.
Mountain Wall Art
The main focal point of most mountain nursery themes is an accent wall dedicated to mountain art in the form of wall decals, mountain wall murals, accent wall decor, mountain art prints, or mountain wallpaper. We’ll dive into these options below.
Mountain Nursery Decor
As for nursery decor, there are so many elements you can bring into this fun theme! Think all things forest and adventure – from the woodlands theme to the adventure awaits theme.
Add accents from forest animals, decor items in the shape of mountaintops, and wall art with adventure quotes.
Quotes for Mountain Nursery Theme
Here are some quotes that are perfect for a mountain nursery:
- “Oh, the places you’ll go!” – Dr. Suess
- “You are our greatest adventure.”
- “Dream big, little one!”
We’ll dive into different ways you can incorporate nursery quotes into the mountain-themed nursery.
Mountain Nursery Theme Ideas
Here are 15 mountain nursery ideas that’ll inspire you from other baby rooms.
1. Accent the nursery with woodland creates and forest decor.
The mountain nursery theme can be full of whimsy and adventure, especially once you start adding finishing touches to the space. You can bring in elements of the woodlands nursery, or really any “outdoorsy” nursery theme.
Here are a few ideas:
- Add photos of woodland creatures that match the nursery’s color scheme.
- Find baskets in the shape of woodland animals to use throughout the nursery.
- Add small decorative woodland or forest pieces to shelves or bookcases.
- Bring in accents with crib sheets and the changing pad cover.
2. Decorate with mountain artwork.
A mountain nursery will have focal points of mountaintops and mountainscapes. You can find unique pieces of artwork that depict mountains. Look for paintings, printable pictures, wood art, wall murals, wallpaper and more.
3. Bring in feminine touches for a baby girl.
A mountain nursery theme isn’t just for baby boys! If you’d like to bring a feminine touch into the room, consider adding shades of pink throughout the room for a girl nursery.
This peel-and-stick mountain wallpaper is stunning and reminds me of the mountains at sunset.
Here is another mountain wallpaper idea I love. The shades of pink contrast beautifully against the cool shades of bluish grey.
4. Use printable mountain wall art.
You can find a ton of mountain prints to use with this theme. Simply print them out at home or send them to a professional printer. Then you can simply frame and hang them.
Framed wall art looks best in groups of three. Consider hanging them above the crib, nursery dresser, or changing table.
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5. Add quotes throughout the nursery.
Nursery quotes are such an adorable way to decorate the nursery. You can find printable artwork with quotes about adventure, mountains, travel, or exploring – all perfect for a mountain nursery theme.
6. Add mountain shelving to the walls.
Finding unique pieces to bring into the nursery is key for bringing any theme together. You can find these perfect mountain wall shelves to place along the nursery walls. I love these ones with their snowcap peaks!
7. Use contrasting colors in the foreground mountains on walls.
Most mountain nurseries have a dedicated accent wall to a mountainscape mural. You can paint this yourself (DIY tips listed next!), have a professional paint it, or use large wall decals or wallpaper.
To add depth and make it really pop, you’ll want to use contrasting colors in the foreground mountains, which are the mountains in the first row and the background mountains.
This contrast could be with light and dark colors, or contrasting colors on the color wheel.
8. Paint the mountainscape yourself on an accent wall or corner.
Painting your own mountain scenes is actually pretty easy! Use good quality painter’s tape to create the outlines of the mountains. Then use a damp cloth to “set” the painter’s tape into place for crisp lines. Then you’re ready to paint your mountain scenery!
Here is a great DIY mountain mural tutorial to help guide you.
9. Find unique art pieces of mountains.
Did you know there are so many beautiful pieces of mountain art? I could write an entire article on the artwork alone. Find a unique piece of art to hang in your baby’s room. You can then keep them as they grow older as well.
10. Bring in finishing touches with crib sheets and changing pad covers.
Add your finishing touches by bringing in the theme in small ways, like with the crib sheets or changing pad cover. You can also do this with a nursery rug or curtains.
11. Create a boho mountain vibe with this wallpaper.
Are you looking for a more bohemian feel to your mountain nursery? This boho mountain wallpaper is actual perfection and gives the nursery a more modern look.
12. Bring in nursery shelving with accents.
Add nursery shelves to the room and decorate them with wall art, woodland creatures, small mountain pieces, and more.
13. Subtle mountain board and batten
If you are going for a more minimalist look, consider just outlining shapes of mountains on an accent wall, like the playroom below. They created a mountain board and batten look that would be perfect for a nursery as well.
I like how they kept the accent pieces the same color as the wall, so the mountains are so subtle, yet they still pop in the room.
Mountain Nursery Theme (Final Thoughts)
A mountain-themed nursery is a perfect option for parents who love adventure, travel, and an escape to the mountains. You can add so many fun elements to a space like this and really make a baby’s room a magical, whimsical space.