If you are expecting a little girl soon you might consider a sweet ballerina themed nursery. These ballerina-themed nursery ideas are perfect for anyone who loves dance, fans of the ballet, or anyone who holds dance close to their heart. In this post, we will cover how to set up a ballerina themed nursery from start to finish, where to get some of the best ballerina nursery decor, and more.

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Who Would Like a Ballerina Themed Nursery?

Ballerina themed nurseries are almost always pink which makes it the perfect nursery decor if you are expecting a little girl. Imagine tutus, tulle, and everything girly.

If you were a dancer in your youth (or even into adulthood) you may have considered decorating the nursery for your new arrival with a ballet theme.  Even if you weren’t a dancer yourself, maybe someone you love was. Perhaps you enjoy watching dance and have fond memories of watching Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. No matter what brings ballet close to your heart, it can be a perfect theme for your babies’ nursery.

A ballerina themed nursery is popular enough that you can find some very cute decor for it, but unique enough that you may have never seen one yourself. There isn’t a huge selection of ballerina nursery decor, but I’ve researched for you and found enough adorable pieces for you to create the perfect ballet-themed nursery in your own style.


How to Start When Designing a Ballerina Themed Nursery

When designing your nursery first begin with the walls. White walls are a great blank canvas for a ballerina nursery, but you might want to go a bit more bold and try light pink walls or one bright pink accent wall instead.

Spoonflower Peel & Stick Wallpaper 3ft x 2ft - Ballerinas Dance Holiday Christmas Ballet Tutu Ballerina Nutcracker Custom Removable Wallpaper

Either instead of or in addition to painting the walls of the nursery, you can also add some ballerina wallpaper on one or all of the walls. If wallpaper is too much of a commitment, consider adding on some ballet wall stickers for damage-free easy removal.


wondever Ballet Girl Wall Stickers Ballerina Pink Dancing Girl Peel and Stick Wall Art Decals for Girls Bedroom Baby Nursery Kids Bedroom


Pick Out the Perfect Crib Bedding

The crib bedding is the focal point of the bedroom. Many people design their nurseries around their crib bedding. It is the perfect first piece to add to your ballerina nursery design. Some crib bedding sets even come with a tutu bedskirt for the crib.

Lambs & Ivy Ballerina Baby 3-Piece Infant Nursery Baby Crib Bedding Set - Pink

This ballerina crib bedding is sweet and unique. It adds a secondary color to blend into your decor beyond pink, which most ballerina themed items feature. With this purple and pink bedding set with animal ballerinas your nursery will look precious.

Bedtime Originals Tiny Dancer 3-Piece Ballet Baby Crib Bedding Set - Elephant


Pick Perfect Furniture for the Ballerina Nursery

A nursery doesn’t have to have too many pieces of furniture. However, a dresser to store all the cute baby clothes as well as a changing table are both essential. You can have a large changing table as you would get in a nursery furniture set or something smaller such as simply a changing mat that you place a cute ballerina cover on. The latter is especially helpful if you are designing a nursery in an apartment.

Honey Lemonade - Baby Infant Changing Pad Cover Pad Liner Ultra Soft Breathable Changing Table Cover Boy Girl Neutral (Ballerinas)

If you don’t already have the perfect dresser for your baby’s clothes, consider getting a light pink dresser to match the other ballerina decor.

WLIVE 9-Drawer Dresser, Fabric Storage Tower for Bedroom, Hallway, Closet, Tall Chest Organizer Unit with Fabric Bins, Steel Frame, Wood Top, Easy Pull Handle, Pink and Rose Gold


Select Window Covers

Curtains can serve multiple purposes when decorating a nursery with a dance themer. Many babies are extremely sensitive to light. You may want to consider pink 100% blackout curtains for your nursery, especially if the nursery’s bedroom window faces the west.

Deconovo Total Blackout Doubled Curtains for Spring, 84 Inches Long, Set of 2, 100% Full Light Block, Heat Cold Block, Grommet Drapes for Home Indoor Rooms/Office (Set of 2, Crystal Pink,52W x 84L)

If blacking out the room entirely is not important to you then consider featuring cute ballerina curtains.

Kidz Mix Dancing Ballerina Window Curtains, 48x84, Pink

Tulle curtains can add a touch of whimsy to a ballerina nursery. This look is especially perfect if you got a bedding set with a tulle bedskirt.

MISS SELECTEX Linen Look Pom Pom Tasseled Sheer Curtains - Rod Pocket Voile Semi-Sheer Curtains for Living and Bedroom, Set of 2 Curtain Panels (52 x 84 inch, Blush)


How to Pull Together a Ballerina Nursery with Accessories

With the aforementioned key components to a nursery, you will already have a good base for a ballerina theme. But where the real decorating fun takes place and the look of a room truly comes together is when you begin adding in your own personal touches with accessories. Consider adding in these types of items.

  • Wall art
  • Pillows and blankets
  • Custom name signs
  • Knickknacks
  • Lamps
  • Rugs


Remember you don’t have to feature a ballerina on every piece of decor in the room to match your theme. In fact, that can make the overall appearance quite busy. Consider a light pink fluffy rug to pull together the look and add in an extra cozy element.

If you have a glider or rocking chair in the nursery, add a ballerina pillow and perhaps a soft pink throw blanket over the chair.

MON AMI Ballerina Girls Decorative Lumbar Pillow – 16x12”, Dancing Ballerina Throw Pillow for Girls, Kids of All Ages, Cute Throw Pillow Room Décor

No 2024 nursery is complete without the obligatory custom name sign to match your theme. There are some adorable choices on Etsy with a ballerina theme that you can add your baby’s name onto to hang over their crib.

Bedside Lamp by Cozylight, Pink Dancing Shoes Design, 14inch Tall Table Lamp with Fabric Stitch Shade for Girl’s Bedroom Décor, Including an E26 LED Bulb

The perfect ballet shoe lamp can pull together the look of your nursery and will also add a softer light option. It’s important to have another light available besides just the bright overhead light in a nursery.

You will be going in there multiple times every night and don’t want your baby 100% awake from a bright overhead light when you change their diaper or give them a midnight feeding. This lamp is the perfect option.


Wrapping Up How to Set Up a Ballerina Themed Nursery

No matter which decor, furniture, and wall color you choose for our nursery, I’m sure after reading this guide that it will turn out beautifully. Make sure you think of yourself when designing it, not only your baby.

You will most likely be spending countless hours of the day and night in that room over the next year. It should be a relaxing and enjoyable space for you as well. 

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