Nursery Decor Inspiration: Woodland Theme

woodland theme nursery inspiration

If you’re expecting the pitter patter of little paws soon, take inspiration from nature to decorate your new baby’s space. The woodland theme is a beautiful backdrop to our brand new range of solid oak nursery furniture and can be achieved with a simple lick of paint and a few key pieces. This versatile theme is ideal if you’re unsure whether you’re expecting a doe or a deer; the colour palette is fairly neutral, so it’s perfect for when you’re waiting for your little surprise.

doe woodland colour palette

Colour palette

Greens and browns play a big part in this theme and can be used pared down as a subtle hint or as a bold statement. But don’t limit yourself to these two colours! Why not try adding touches of orange for foxes and squirrels, or a colourful toadstool red? We love this idea for creating your own toadstool too – grab an old nursing stool and transform it into the real thing. No magic wands or white rabbits needed!

toadstool nursing stool diy tea party

Add natural elements

Just like our ship-shape nautical theme, a woodland inspired room is the perfect canvas to add some natural touches. Go for a wander in the forest and pick up pine cones, fallen leaves and twigs, and turn it into a one-off piece of art when you get home. It’s a lovely way to add a personal memento of your first forest visit together that you can treasure forever. This woodland-inspired mobile is the perfect way to do this – just add a branch and a few adorable cuddly animals and you’re done! For a simpler idea, frame your fallen leaves in these industrial glass frames for a chic and minimalist piece of art.

industrial glass frames for a woodland nursery

Colourful creatures

One of the most wonderful things about this theme is the whole host of woodland creatures and critters you can bring into it – choose your favourite animals, insects, birds or bees and make them nest in your little one’s nursery. We adore these animal shaped cushions from Sass & Belle, or make baby’s first toy a woodland critter with these lovely corduroy cuddly toys.

owl cushion for a woodland nursery


When creating an inspiring environment for your little creature, it’s all in the detail. The traditional dark oak of our Original Rustic nursery furniture is fit for an enchanted forest, and can be dressed up with a few key accessories.

We love this little birdhouse nightlight for keeping your new arrival safe in their nest through the night, and this cuddly faux fur blanket for keeping them as snug as a bug in a rug.

Tick off all of your little one’s favourite woodland creatures on this adorable poster, and remind them to live their dreams daily with this charming plaque – no matter how eccentric!

woodland alphabet poster

What else do you think is fit for an enchanted forest nursery? Let us know – tweet us @OFLoakfurniture. Need more inspiration? Follow our dedicated Pinterest board.