Soothing Tropical Baby Girl Nursery

Tropical baby girl nursery ideas by alison bell photographer

I had the pleasure of photographing this family’s first baby just days after she arrived! Mom designed the nursery on her own with the tropical baby girl nursery vibe she called “Beach Baby Boho.” I love that title!

Every month I feature a nursery I find inspiring either because they got super creative with challenging spaces or the space is just plain beautiful. Mom shares all her inspiration, insight and resources.

This nursery feature is a question & answer format where mama talks about her inspiration, challenges and even gives use the source list for her favorite items! Read on!

Hey! I’m Alison, lifestyle photographer, recovering homeschool mama of 4 boys circus and USMC family.

I’ve been photographing families for 12 years. One thing I’ve learned: photos never lose their value.

But the thought of dealing with 3 hour studio photoshoot is just too much. 

Not only do you have to worry about getting everyone dressed and to the studio on time, but spaces can be cramped and uncomfortable – and take forever!

In home newborn photos are half the time and capture the intimate details that studios simply can’t.

Alison Bell, Photographer

How Newborn Photos Work

  1. We book your due date. I only take 2 families per week to leave plenty of wiggle room. Baby’s gonna do what baby’s gonna do! We get wardrobe set before delivery.

2. After baby arrives and everyone is home, we set the actual photo session day. Newborn sessions are weekday mornings usually around 10am and last up 90 minutes and are easy and painless.

3. Two to three weeks after photo day we gather again virtually for your Gallery Reveal & Order appointment! Buy only what you love. Digital files come with the print products.

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What’s your nursery’s theme?

Baby Girl Beach Boho

What was the inspiration for your nursery design?

I knew we wanted to do a pink beach theme since we live at the beach. I found most of my inspiration and ideas from fellow moms on Instagram and Etsy.

Did you use help from professional designers? 


Did you have a budget in mind for the nursery?

We didn’t have a budget but tried to keep it as low cost as possible. We got different things while they were on sale and always looked for budget options. We got most things from Target, Kohls, Amazon, Ikea and Etsy! We also tried to repurpose a few items we already had, like our recliner, vase, and basket hamper.

Did you have any challenges with your nursery design?

I think the biggest challenge was finding a vision and picking the right pieces. We also have a unique room design with large windows and no closet. We ended up designing and making a custom curtain for the large triangular windows and adding as much storage as possible with our dresser and cube shelf from Ikea.

Is there anything else you’d like to share about your nursery?

Designing it was such a fun part of pregnancy and I cannot wait for our girl to enjoy it!

Any tips or advice? 

I think the best advice is to do some research to figure out what style you like and try to start piecing things together before purchasing. I ended up adding images of items onto a PowerPoint to envision the space and everything together. Also, don’t feel pressured or stressed about the design, your baby will love it regardless, you really need less than you think, and it should be a fun process!

Please list out sources for your favorite items – furniture, decor, bedding, wall color, etc. 

<h3>Tropical Baby Girl Nursery Ideas</h3>

Here are some ideas to help you create a soothing, colorful and lively space for your little one with a tropical vibe.

Start with a neutral base for the walls, such as a soft cream or white, and then add pops of tropical colors with accessories like curtains, bedding, and rugs. For a playful touch, consider adding a palm tree or flamingo print wallpaper as an accent wall.

To create a cozy and calming atmosphere, incorporate natural materials like bamboo, rattan, and wicker through furniture and decor items. Consider adding a hanging chair or a woven bassinet for a unique touch.

Finally, don’t forget to accessorize with tropical elements such as pineapple lamps, floral wall art, and plush tropical animals.

By combining a neutral base with bright and colorful tropical accents, you can create a warm and inviting space for your little one that will make you feel like you’re on a permanent vacation.

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tropical baby girl nursery ideas
tropical baby girl nursery ideas
Tropical baby girl nursery ideas by alison bell photographer

Tropical Baby Girl Nursery Inspiration

  • Start with Pinterest
  • Look for themes that catch your eye
  • Decide the non-negotiables
  • Splurge on the big things
  • Keep it simple

I'm a USMC spouse, South Carolina native, recovering homeschool mama of a 4 boy circus. They've taught me the most important facet of family photography: KEEP IT FUN!

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I'm a USMC spouse, South Carolina native, recovering homeschool mama of a 4 boy circus.

They've taught me the most important facet of family photography: KEEP IT FUN!

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