Decorating Tips for Retro Baby Rooms

Is there any way to make the baby’s room decoration cuter? Yes! The tip for this is to invest in the retro baby room. With influences mostly from the ’50s, 60’s and 70’s, this type of room is just cute.

And you can replicate that concept there in your pup or puppy room. We’ll tell you how to proceed.

Bright colours

As a rule, regardless of the style, the children’s room is decorated in light and neutral colours. Because this colour palette helps to calm and promote relaxation in the child.

However, that doesn’t mean just using white and beige. Pastel tones like pink, blue, green and yellow, and light grey are great colour options for a retro nursery.

These pastel colours also characterize the Candy Colors style, which was very popular in the 1950s. In other words, a great way to combine the influence of colours with retro style.


This tip is worth its weight in gold. Do you know that simple piece of furniture, mostly white, that’s passed around in department stores? So if you have one of these at home, you can update the look simply by swapping out the buttons.

You won’t believe how this detail makes all the difference. To do this, go to stores that sell woodworking and custom-made furniture. There are dozens of grip models to choose from, almost all of which are very reasonably priced. Then simply choose the retro model that best suits your child’s room. This tip works for closets, dressers, or bedside tables.


Wallpaper is inherently retro. Success in the ’70s, this type of covering can be brought into children’s rooms, bringing colour and style to the environment. In addition to classic prints such as stripes, flowers and chess, you can still rely on wallpapers that match the furnishing theme.

In fact, it’s a practical, quick, and inexpensive way to change the look of an area without major renovations.

Curtain and carpets

Curtains and rugs are essential in any room, but even more important in a retro nursery. Because both curtains and carpets bring cosiness into the room.

The curtains regulate the light and help block out outside noise, while the carpet makes the room cosier, especially in the winter months.

However, avoid fabrics and materials that accumulate a lot of dust, so as not to endanger the baby’s health. In this case, the best option will be light fabrics for the curtain and hypoallergenic carpets.

Retro elements

Retro or vintage elements (if you’re lucky) can and should compose baby room decor. Antique toys like rag dolls and wooden carts are among the favourites. But depending on the topic, other objects such as a typewriter, camera and suitcase can also be explored.

Another element that is often used in retro baby rooms is the canopy. Also known as a mosquito net, this item protects the cot from mosquitoes and gives the room a very special charm.


Lighting is also another point that requires parents’ attention, regardless of the theme and style of the decoration. That’s because the lighting helps create comfort, but it also helps (and greatly) with late-night visits to the baby. With a lamp or lamp, parents no longer have to turn on the main light and disturb the child’s sleep.

Therefore, do not do without a support light near the crib. But be careful: do not use white light. The most suitable are yellow lights, which are cosier, or even blue lights, which favour sleep.

Safety and comfort

We already talked about comfort when we mentioned the use of carpets and curtains. But it doesn’t end there. Comfort also has to do with bedding, a good mattress and elements that give a feeling of comfort, such as ottomans and pillows scattered on the floor.

These elements are even more important when the child is already crawling or walking so that they can play more comfortably on the floor.

Security is also critical. Protect sockets with protectors to avoid electric shock, as it is also important to use protectors in the corners of sharp-edged furniture.

Electrical cables must be hidden and routed out of the reach of children. Also, look out for the crib. The crib must meet quality criteria approved by Inmetro, such as the distance between the bars so that the child is not trapped with head or limbs.


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Author: Renata Kralevska

Renata Kralevska

A passionate female writer, I specialize in articles about architecture and home interiors. I love sharing insights and inspiration to help readers create beautiful and functional living spaces.


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