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Planning your baby's nursery design? Find out how you can incorporate one of the hottest nursery design trends — polka dots!

Wall decals

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Photo Credit: Ave Styles

Add a flash of brilliance with bold gold dots. The nursery above was a DIY project, but thankfully you can get the look without ever picking up a pair of scissors. Check out the dot decals now available at Land of Nod (available in gold, silver and white):

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Photo Credits: Land of Nod


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Photo Credits: Land of Nod

If you're not ready to splatter your walls with spots, go for a more subtle approach with polka dot bedding and throw pillows. Don't be afraid to mix patterns like dots, stripes or even animal silhouettes, as seen above.

Storage bins

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Photo Credit: Bliss and Bloom

Storage bins are a must for every nursery. Large-handled bins are perfect for stashing toys and books, and small organizers like these lovely linen baskets can hold wipes and creams.

Framed prints

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Photo Credit: Giraffes and Stuff

Use whimsical prints to incorporate the polka dot trend — on a gallery wall or on a shelf solo. Choose from 36 color options to customize the dots on this elephant print from Giraffes and Stuff.

Candy dot rug

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Photo Credits: Land of Nod

This candy-colored rug from Land of Nod adds a punch of color to a nursery or child's play space. If you're looking for a little more texture, check out this felt ball floor rug from Happy as Larry Designs:

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Photo Credits: Happy as Larry Designs


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Photo Credits: kini & kai

Funky mobiles are all the rage. Your baby will be mesmerized by the spinning disks on this cascading dot mobile. These handmade mobiles are made to order, so you can specify the colors you'd like to include.


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Photo Credits: aletafae

If you've been following nursery decor trends, you may have noticed poufs showing up everywhere. These comfy ottomans are a great spot to add big, bold dots.


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Photo Credits: Layla Grace

Prop a sweet spotted stuffed animal like Bubbles the Cat on your rocker. Trendy blabla dolls are the loveliest playthings we've seen in a while.


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Photo Credits: by Petra

Garlands aren't just for Christmas anymore. String a felt ball garland above the crib or changing table. Just make sure it's properly secured and out of reach, as it could be a danger to baby.

Quick tip:

Capture photos of your nursery in its best light by opening the blinds all the way and shooting at the time of day when the room is bathed in the most light.

More nursery inspiration

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How to photograph your nursery
5 Ways to trick out your kid's room

Photo credits: Ave Styles, Land of Nod, Bliss and Bloom, Giraffes and Stuff, Happy as Larry Designs, kini & kai, aletafae, Layla Grace, by Petra
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