25+ Totally Gorgeous Ikea Nursery Ideas That You Need To Copy

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Originally Published April 3, 2022 ・ Updated August 26, 2023

Searching for some cute, unique Ikea nursery ideas?

Today, I’ve put together a whole collection of adorable Ikea ideas from some of my favorite nurseries to inspire you.

Let’s take a look – 

My Favorite Neutral Ikea Nursery Ideas

Creating a cozy and functional baby nursery is many mamas favorite part of preparing for baby, and with Ikea’s wide range of super stylish and ridiculously affordable options, it’s just that much better.

From cribs to dressers to the cutest decor – I’ve searched literally far and wide to curate the very best Ikea items to incorporate into your baby room for the most impact. 

01. Minimalist Aesthetic Ikea Baby Boy Nursery

The IKEA pieces in this baby boy nursery are:

  • Ikea MALM 6-drawer dresser in white stained oak veneer
  • Ikea SNIGLAR crib in beech

To snag the look, consider grabbing one of these super cute customized nursery name signs (this is the one I have in my son’s nursery), this moon and clouds mobile, or a bouclé ottoman (similar here – this is one is so great because it has storage inside!).

Tie it all together with this ridiculously viral fluffy braided rug, *perfect* for any nursery.


02. Dreamy Neutral Nursery

The cult favorite Sniglar crib from IKEA is the star of the show here; a simple white hoard and batten wall feature adds depth, the adorable handmade felt mobile creates movement and texture and the gorgeous lidded basket is just the cherry on top 🤌🏼🤌🏼 (it is also, quite possibly, the single most essential nursery must-have from Serena & Lily.)

The IKEA pieces in this nursery are:

  • Ikea MALM 6-drawer dresser in white
  • Ikea SNIGLAR crib in beech
  • Ikea RIBBA frame in white
Quentin and Co

03. Earthy Neutral Nursery

Next up, the Tarva dresser is the new changing table in Baby Hayes’ nursery. This newer IKEA dresser is also a 6-drawer option, similar to the Malm, though the Tarva is a bit more slim, and ultimately, provides a bit less storage space than the Malm, too.

While mama Nic Maxam’s left the Tarva dresser in its natural state here, it’s actually the perfect blank slate and can be easily stained or painted.

The IKEA pieces in this baby boy nursery are:

  • Tarva 6-drawer dresser
  • Opphem rattan mirror
  • Bergshult/Sandshult wall shelf


Nic Maxam

04. Pretty Natural Nursery

How dreamy is this gorgeous, oatmeal nursery?!

The Toftlund throw makes this nursery all kinds of cozy, while the Sniglar crib and Flisat floating shelf add warmth.

The IKEA pieces in this baby girl nursery are:

  • Ikea SNIGLAR crib in beech
  • Ikea FLISAT wall storage
  • Ikea TOFTLUND rug (fluffy throw)

05. Ikea Cane Book Shelves

The IKEA pieces in this nursery are:

  • Ikea FLISAT wall storage

06. Sweet Scandi Nursery

The Snidad basket is the perfect spot to stash extra pillows and throws in Baby Axel’s bright and cheery Scandi-inspired nursery.
Two Alseda banana fibre stools stack for a comfy footrest.

The IKEA pieces in this nursery are:

  • Ikea SNIGLAR crib in beech
  • Ikea FLISAT wall storage
  • Ikea SNIDAD basket
  • Ikea RIBBA frames
  • Ikea GURLI cushion cover in golden yellow
  • Ikea ALSEDA banana fibre stool
Karin Kopersen

07. Natural Green Nursery

Why yes, yes that is another Sniglar crib. I mean, for $100, how can you go wrong!?

Another appearance by the Tarva dresser again, as well (classic combo👌🏼), complimented so beautifully by the forest green board and batten feature wall and cute little celestial gold mobile.

Looking for some toy storage? Try adding feet to a pair of Kallax storage shelves (left) and go wild with IKEA’s huge selection of perfectly sized storage bins in all colors and styles.

The IKEA pieces in this nursery are:

  • Ikea SNIGLAR crib in beech
  • Ikea TARVA 6-drawer dresser
  • Ikea KALLAX shelf unit
  • Ikea SINNERLIG pendant lamp
Brittany Leigh Flores

08. Jungle Green Nursery

I absolutely adore this deep green IKEA Hemnes dresser hack for a little boy’s nursery.

Paired with the two Bekvam spice racks and a gorgeous wallpaper, this moody, jungle-themed nursery is too cute.

The IKEA pieces in this nursery are:

  • Ikea BEKVAM spice rack
  • Ikea HEMNES 8-drawer dresser
Sasja Patty

09. Contemporary Traditional Nursery

All right, I’m just going to come out and say it.

This sweet little dresser is an Ikea hack.

Shut up.

No you shut up!

A few DIY panels create a slightly more traditional shaker-style look, and swapping out the hardware for sweet brass knobs totally polishes it off.

The IKEA pieces in this nursery are:

  • Ikea HEMNES 3-drawer chest

10. Modern Natural Nursery

My obsession with the Canyon Spindle Crib by Crate & Barrel sure is real.

Gorgeous art by Bonnie Gray completes the crib, and a pair of Ikea’s Björksnas dressers make for the perfect changing table.

To top it all off?

Two Flisat shelves mounted above the changing table as book rails.

The IKEA pieces in this nursery are:

  • Ikea BJÖRKSNÄS 5-drawer dresser in birch
  • Ikea FLISAT wall storage

11. White and Wood Nursery

The Hemnes dresser pops up again in this cute nursery, this time left in its original white, and jazzed up with the Östersnäs leather drawer pulls.

Can’t find the Flisat shelves in stock at your IKEA? Look for these Bekvam spice racks in the kitchen section instead!

The IKEA pieces in this nursery are:

  • Ikea BEKVAM spice racks
  • Ikea HEMNES 6-drawer dresser
via Pinterest

12. Boho Baby Girl Ikea Nursery

Would you believe me if I told you this is one of the most-loved nurseries I’ve ever shared? 

Whether it’s the sweet, embroidered name decor, the pretty woven changing basket or the sweet, soft crib canopy – this nursery is it.

The IKEA pieces in this nursery are:

  • Ikea HEMNES 3-drawer dresser
  • Ikea SNIGLAR crib in beech

13. Cute & Cozy Nursery Reading Corner

Next up, the perfect space for Cuddle & Kind dolls to hang out, and for littles to play.

While I’ve seen lots of mamas stack two of these IKEA banana fibre stools to use as a foot rest for their rocking chair, you can also just place one in the corner to be explored. 

The IKEA pieces in this nursery are:

  • Ikea ALSEDA banana fibre stool


14. Cute Ikea Dresser as a Changing Table

The IKEA pieces in this nursery are:

  • Ikea BJÖRKSNÄS 5-drawer dresser in birch

15. Bright White Nursery

The white Malm 6-drawer dresser makes a spacious changing table in this crisp white nursery.

(Noticing a pattern? Lots of mamas love to save on nursery furniture, grabbing basics like this great little MALM dresser, so they have room in their budget for things like these adorable Cuddle + Kind heirloom stuffies!)

The IKEA pieces in this nursery are:

  • Ikea MALM 6-drawer dresser in white

16. Warm, Transitional Ikea Nursery

Is the Sniglar crib the single most popular nursery item in 2023? 

I mean, I wouldn’t argue with you. 

Insta home decor queen, @homebyshauna pairs the Sniglar crib with gorgeous, timeless board and batten in piano room by Portola Paints.

Take a tour of her totally stunning nursery, or check out her must-have Ikea items for little ones.

The IKEA pieces in this nursery are:

  • Ikea SNIGLAR crib
  • Ikea MALM 6-drawer dresser in white
  • Ikea FLISAT wall shelf

17. Light and Bright Nursery with Warm Wood Finishes

The IKEA pieces in this nursery are: 

  • IKEA Bekvam spice rack
  • Ikea SNIGLAR crib
a close up of floating shelves with books in a nursery

18. Rich Board and Batten Nursery

The IKEA pieces in this nursery are:

  • Ikea ALSEDA banana fibre stool
a nursery with a dark green board and woven footstools from ikea

19. Paint The Hemnes 3-Drawer Dress for a Small Space


20. Add Trim & Paint The Ikea Tarva Dresser


21. Or, Leave It Natural


22. Add A Smaller Ikea Dresser To Your Closet For Extra Storage


 Styling a small space?

Consider removing the built-in closet components and doors, and instead add a dresser for lots of great storage for tiny baby items.

Editor’s note: It appears as though this crib has been sadly discontinued in 2023.

23. DIY A Photo Wall with Ikea Picture Frames


Looking for a way to really add your own feel to your little one’s nursery? 

Create an assymetrical gallery wall by taking advantage of IKEA’s super affordable wood picture frames, and mix and matching your favorite pieces of printable art. 

24. Pair Their Matching Wood Tones For A Cohesive Look


Try keeping your baby room sweet and sunny by pairing your Sniglar crib with this warm printed sunshine crib sheet and a matching boho-inpsired print. 

25. Add A Crib Organizer for Extra Storage & Style


Style your Sniglar crib with these super pretty flower-printed crib sheets, a crib organizer, some special stuffies like these Cuddle & Kind minis, a personalized name sign and beautiful crib canopy. 

26. Pair This Sleek 6-Drawer Ikea Dress with Whites For A Neutral Palette


Finding furniture in the tone of wood you’re looking for can be one of the biggest and most frustrating challenges of putting together a room you love. 

While IKEA’s super natural natural beech wood finish gives a raw, earthy feel, the MALM dresser is done instead with a wood-like veneer that definitely has a different look to it.

While this finish in particular is trickier to match with, Sarah shows us how it’s done, by pairing this texture with whites and creams perfectly. 

27. Go Bold with the Sniglar Crib in Black


While I’m pretty sure the IKEA Sniglar crib in beech could confidently be named the most popular crib of the 2020’s, this mama shows us how to style the Sniglar in black, by adding matching black accents throughout her baby room.

28. Personalize The Flisat Shelves With Your Own Touch


The Flisat shelves have done it again – from book storage, to precious keepsakes, to there really are a million and one ways to style these super versatile and afford wall shelves!








Wrapping Up

When it comes to putting together your little one’s nursery, try to consider your personal style and the needs of your growing family when selecting Ikea items for your baby room.

Whether you opt for a modern and minimalist aesthetic or embrace a deeply hued, moody vibes, Ikea’s versatile range of products really do allow you to create a space that is *chef’s kiss*.

So, dive into the great, wide Swedish world of Ikea, and let your imagination run wild as you curate a beautiful and functional baby nursery.

With Ikea’s budget-friendly prices, high-quality craftsmanship, and endless design possibilities, you really can transform any space into a haven of comfort, joy, and love for both you and your sweet little one.

Happy nesting!

Pssst – hey mama! –  you love Ikea because of its great pricepoint, you may also be interested in learning about Target salvage stores from another great money-saving blog I follow, Saving K!

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