Winnie the Pooh is an icon that countless people have grown up with over the decades. You grew up with him, and chances are so did your parents and grandparents. Now it’s time for another generation to grow up with the familiar and beloved cast of characters. You want to make a nursery that does justice to the cartoon and promotes that shared love for Winnie the Pooh, so we found these Winnie the Pooh Nursery Ideas for you.
1) Keepsake Pillow
Keepsakes are an essential aspect of a nursery since most of the nursery will change over time with your child. This means that the few pieces that are designed to survive forever will become invaluable to first you, then your child. We found this Winnie the Pooh keepsake pillow that has the time, date, place, weight, and length of your baby, along with their name and their parents’ names. This is the perfect way to record their birth, then use it as a nursery decoration and later a keepsake. It even makes a wonderful gift!
2) Classic Pooh Toys
A child’s lovey is a security blanket that makes them feel safe and comfortable no matter where and when they are. It’s a good idea to have something available for them, and so when we saw this classic Pooh lovey, we knew we had to show it to you. It’s a wonderful thing to have ready in their nursery because you never know how much your little one is going to bond with it. This could be something they want to keep for years after the nursery is a thing of the past.
3) Hot Air Balloon
When we saw this idea, we knew we had to share it. It’s the perfect whimsical decoration for a Winnie the Pooh nursery, capturing the spirit of adventure in a way that’ll captivate an infant. In this video by Auntie Coo Coo, she shows you how to make a hot air balloon with Dollar Store materials. Then, all you have to do is put a stuffed character in it and use a little bit of extra rope to hang it from somewhere, giving your child the impression that it’s actually flying.
4) Milestone Blanket
Milestone blankets are an invaluable decoration nowadays because they give you a way to track your little one’s growth. Unlike a growth chart, you can have images of your baby and see how their hair grew, their eyes changed color, and even how their facial expressions changed over time. This photographic growth chart is an adorable keepsake, and you can even save your Winnie the Pooh milestone blanket with the photographs. This could be the start of a new tradition!
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5) Vintage Winnie The Pooh Nursery
Winnie the Pooh is one of the oldest cartoons that’s still popular today. It’s one of the few things that you, your parents, and your grandparents all could have watched, and you can pay homage to that timelessness in your nursery. You can design a vintage Winnie the Pooh nursery like this one to connect your little one to the generations that watched Winnie the Pooh before them. For that old-fashioned look, you can borrow ideas from this nursery or even ask your own parents what they remember!
Eeyore is such an important Winnie the Pooh character. He teaches us that it’s okay to feel sad and allows the other characters to show that being sad isn’t a reason to exclude people. While this is a theme that’ll gain more meaning as your child grows older, it’s important to learn about all emotions, good and bad. If you value those themes, you’ll want to include Eeyore toys like this one in your nursery rather than focusing only on Winnie the Pooh and his happier friends.
7) DIY Miniature
Children love tiny things, and this miniature Winnie the Pooh set will certainly fit the bill. While making your own miniature playset sounds like a lot of work, this video breaks down how you can make each miniature piece with almost no time or effort, leaving you with an adorable decoration that looks like a Winnie the Pooh nursery. When your little one gets older, they can play with the set like they would other playsets, and you can even add to it by creating rooms other than the mini nursery shown in this video.
8) Pooh Lamp
Lamps are an excellent nursery idea because, like night lights, they give you a way to check on your baby without glaring overhead lights that are likely to wake your baby. We found this Winnie the Pooh lamp so that you’ll have a lamp that fits your overall theme! The neat thing about this cute lamp is that the lamp stem and Pooh’s honey pot aren’t pink or blue, so they’ll work whether you have a little girl or a baby boy.
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9) DIY Storybook Quilt
Winnie the Pooh is a lot of things, from a book to a show to a movie or even a featurette. At a young age, promoting a love of reading is essential, so you might want to focus on the storybook aspect of these characters. One way to begin exposing your little ones to stories is to make a storybook quilt like this one. You can find a cloth Winnie the Pooh baby or toddler book online, then take it apart and make a storybook quilt using these instructions from Damsel Quilts and Crafts.
10) Growth Chart
Measuring growth is something almost every parent and grandparent loves to do. We watch lovingly as our little ones grow up, marking each step since we know that they’ll never be quite that small again. Growth charts are a popular way to do that, but there are a few ways to set one up. You can plan a permanent growth chart on a wall, but you could also get one like this Winnie the Pooh honey pots chart. The unique thing about this one is that you can mark growth on the chart directly and save it if you move.
11) Old-Style Honey Pot Lamp and Figurines
Winnie the Pooh is famous for his love of honey and those well-known honey pots, making them an ideal thing to include in your little one’s nursery. We thought you could get something like the old-fashioned style honey pot lamp in this nursery, along with similarly old-fashioned figurines. This way, you can show the timelessness of these characters alongside one of the most iconic aspects of the stories. Figurines like these will also be something your child can keep when they get older.
Let’s not forget that babies spend a lot of time in their cribs looking up at the ceiling. In most rooms, the ceiling isn’t an overly important aspect of decorating, but in this room, you’ll want something for your child to look up at when they’re young. You can try painting any murals you have so that they extend past the walls onto the ceiling, just like the tree and balloons in this nursery do. This gives a three-dimensional look and makes it feel like the nursery isn’t conventional while giving the little one something to look up at.
13) Clouds and Dreams
A nursery should be a dreamy place; after all, it’s where your little one will have some of their first dreams! To make this place as dreamy as your baby deserves, you can get Winnie the Pooh decals of Pooh, Tigger, Eyore, and Piglet sitting on clouds looking up at the moon as if they’re dreaming of a faraway place. The moon and the stars with this decal will add to the effect by making it feel like nighttime. Since the characters are awake and dreaming, it has the lovely effect of promoting wistful thought instead of just sleep.
14) Thematic Diaper Stacker
If you’ve had a baby before, you’ve probably found that one of the most important things to have in a nursery is the changing table. You’ll need a well-designed place to change your baby with everything you need right at your fingertips. For instance, you can get a diaper stacker like this to make sure you have plenty of diapers available. This one is neat because it fits a Winnie the Pooh theme. Try also looking for a Winnie the Pooh changing pad or changing pad cover to make the area match your theme even more!
Did any of these ideas help you plan your amazing Winnie the Pooh nursery? Have you found any ideas that we’re missing? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below!