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    33 Things For Your Nursery If You Want Your Baby To Be A Coastal Grandmother

    Diane, Ina, Oprah, and Meryl...babies are *lucky* to be born in a world with you in it.

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    1. A stained glass lighthouse night-light that'll be comforting on dark Nights In Rodanthe (or wherever you live) — keeping your little one feeling safe and calm no matter what storms come their way. 

    lighthouse shaped lamp made of stained glass, turned off
    the same lamp turned on
    Amazon

    I had the hardest time picking a favorite lighthouse lamp to feature! If your nursery's color scheme is a little different, this pastel option is also lovely. Be sure to check out every available style

    Promising review: "This is a nice accent light. It is well made and just the thing I was looking for, although I didn’t know it!" —James Blanton 

    Get it from Amazon for $109.99.

    2. A shell-shaped play mat you can easily move around when you're in the mood to watch some TV while your kiddo works on tummy time. This thing is so cute it's well worth ~shelling~ out the extra money on!

    sea shell shaped mat on wooden floor. it's beside matching pillows and dried flowers.
    Moi Mili / Etsy

    This cute studio is in Warsaw, Poland. The fabric goods available are made with 100% natural materials and the shop does their best to use recycled good such as buttons, wool, and cloths whenever they can. They have dozens of quilted mats like the one above to chose from, and also have a solid collection of bedding and decor. 

    Promising review: "This is very well made and absolutely beautiful! I will definitely order from this lovely shop again in the future!" —Frederike

    Get it from Moi Mili on Etsy for $78.50 (originally $92.36; available in several colors and sizes). 

    3. A muslin security blanket featuring a tiny plush star or moon that's sure to teach your little sailer to look to the stars and let the constellations guide them. 

    baby inside crib with plush star connected to small blanket
    several of the blankets in different styles
    Amazon

    Promising review: "We love our star lovey! It’s so cute and cozy. It washes really nice and the colors are so good!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in six styles). 

    4. A woven pendant light for folks who want a bright vibe that make them feel like they are living Under The Tuscan Sun — from the comfort of their nursery. 

    three tiered woven pendant light cover made with rattan. the image shows a person making their bed underneath the light.
    Amazon

    Promising review: "We love it. We had to get a black mounting plate for the likes of our ceiling but otherwise it’s awesome. It looks amazing." —Lady JLJ

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

    5. A big whale and octopus doll in soft gray colors that'll blend beautifully with the white-on-white-on-beige-on-white trend that fashion savvy beachside grannies have claimed as their own. (BTW, there is even a "grandma" version of both these dolls!)

    6. A driftwood tray — you're gonna love having small details like these when storing diapers and wipes would otherwise be bland and boring. 

    small pieces of driftwood placed together into a tray
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Wow!!! It's beautiful!!! The amount of wood alone is worth the price, then, add the talent of the craftsmanship. I do plan to purchase another one some day." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for$79.99.

    7. A plush pelican so you can decorate the "sky" at your child's bedside beach. Hang this critter from the ceiling or let it perch on a chair. Either way, this cute doll can add that extra titch of whimsy you didn't know you needed. 

    gull hanging from ceiling in nursery
    gull plush on ground with baby laying beside it
    Authentic Nest / Etsy

    This small business is located in the States and owned by Roi and Mary, who have a collection of home goods ranging from kitchen settings to nursery decor – all in modern, minimalist designs worth drooling over. 

    Promising review: "Perfect addition to the nursery!! I added a baby to crest a stork scene!!" —Dena Turk

    Get it from Authentic Nest on Etsy for $31.41 (originally $41.88; available in two colors). 

    8. A set of four dried palm leaves, because having some sort of florals in the baby's room sounds nice *but* keeping a kid alive is hard enough as it is. Get these and avoid worrying about nursing plants at the same time. You're doing so much already and Something's Gotta Give

    hand grabbing one of four palm fronds from a vase
    Amazon

    I own these! I love plants and have filled just about every nook and cranny of my apartment with something green. To help balance all the work that goes into my watering schedule, I've got several dried bouquets so I don't have to take care of *everything.* My palm leaves are in a vase on their own, but these would look great paired with other dried florals or as a unique wall piece. 

    Get them from Amazon for $24.95.

    9. A Stokke oval mini crib with a minimalist design that's practically begging to be paired with your light linens and sea glass wall decor. This four-in-one bed is designed in a kit to grow with your baby from infancy throughout childhood. It has lockable swivel wheels, the ability to adjust the mattress height, and maximum air circulation to let your baby feel the ocean breeze (or your upright fan). 

    closeup of crib
    the larger version of the crib with a baby inside
    Stokke

    Promising review: "We are very satisfied. It was easy to put together and excellently made. It is a beautiful addition to our son's nursery." —Ana

    Get it from Stokke for $499+ (available in two sizes and three colors). 

    10. A swivel chair made with a loose cover of natural fabric, for holding your kiddo close during late-night feedings and nap times. Fortunately this is comfortable enough for your OWN nap if your child always wakes up the moment you try and leave the room. 

    natural fabric chair with rounded back, arm rests, and swivel skirt
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I placed this chair in my daughter’s nursery and it’s so cute and the perfect size! I love it." —Breneigh Hodges

    Get it from Amazon for $223.99+ (available alone, with an ottoman, or with pillows). 

    11. And a daisy panel curtain that'll block out light while still keeping your kid's room open and airy. It's a real ~tassel~ finding curtains this cute these days...grab these while they're still around! 

    daisy curtain with small tassels
    closeup of the pattern
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are fantastic and everything I had hoped they would be. The fabric is like a light canvas. It’s a heavy feeling fabric but it won’t weigh a curtain rod down. They’re beautiful curtains...just buy them!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $25+ (available in seven sizes and three patterns).

    12. A baby name banner in an elegant, minimal design that's gonna complement your home decor rather than clash with it. Go ahead, show off little Nancy Meyers' name with pride! 

    white and natural nursery with rectangular minimalist baby name banner on wall
    Cherie Kay Signs / Etsy

    Small business owner and home decor creator, Cherie Herschberger's shop has the perfect mix of personalized pieces and ready-to-ship decor that'd upgrade any ol' wall in your place. The shop is based in Lititz, Pennsylvania. 

    Promising review: "I was so impressed with how our sign turned out. It’s so perfect for our little nursery!!" —Morgan Paluch

    Get it from Cherie Kay Signs on Etsy for $39.10+ (available in two sizes and six colors). 

    13. An anchor or aquatic wall decals that are a *cinch* to put up! They're just as easy to take off, for when you inevitably think of several more things you'd like on the walls. It's okay to change your mind, there are plenty of fish (decorations) in the sea!

    14. A woven changing table basket that'll give your child a cozy (and yes, GORGEOUS) changing station. After your baby grows out of it, this'll work great to display toys, plants, books, etc. — meaning you'll have a good reason to keep the memories of their baby days around the house always.

    light changing table with leather handles and bedding on a dresser
    Design Dua / Etsy

    This WOC-owned business was founded by Coretta Owusu. Her passion for the artisans of West Africa encouraged Owusu to build a brand that would "display the true beauty of African design to the world by giving locals an opportunity to truly benefit from the art they create." The Etsy shop is run by Linda Fuller in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania. To see more, check out their website!

    Promising review: "This is just as described and works perfectly for our little bundle of joy." —Louise Svetlik

    Get it from Design Dua on Etsy for $95+ (available with or without bedding and leather). 

    15. A wrapped rope mirror for helping bounce light around the room and letting you ~reflect~ on your great decorating skills every time you check in on the baby. 

    closeup of reviewer's round rope mirror hanging on a wall
    reviewer child's room with rope mirror above dresser

    Promising review: "This is a good quality and size for the price. It's exactly what I was looking for for a nautical nursery." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in four shapes). 

    16. An ocean blue weighted sleep sack — this thing is seriously gonna help your 9-month-old-nanny sleep soundly while drifting off to dreamland. If Diane Keaton has taught us anything, it's that life is better when wearing lots of layers! Plus, it'll look on point when hung over your crib. 

    baby inside the zip up sleep sack
    Babylist

    Babylist is a woman-owned registry that allows you to register for *anything* you need. The site is curated by experts who have throughly tested every item, so you can feel confident even if you have no idea where to start. You will receive 15% off any item you don't get from your registry, and you can add non-baby items from ANY store (on your second child and have plenty of baby things, but need a coffee maker to keep YOU going? Add it to to your Babylist!).  

    Promising review: "Buy. This. Now. I bought the 0-6 months and started using it when my son was 4.5 months old (when we started sleep training). This sleep sack is amazing! Seriously. It’s the best baby item I have. I bought two of the 6–12 months and two of 12–24 months and just pre-ordered two of the 24-36 months. My son consistently sleeps 10–12 hrs since he was 4.5 months (currently 11 months old) and this sleep sack is the reason. Buy two. I promise you it’s worth it." —Yasmin

    Get it from Babylist for $85 (available in sizes 0-6M–6-12M and five colors). 

    17. A piece of tropical wall art — you won't beleaf how much character this simple wall hanging adds in your baby's room! 

    nursery wall with macrame leaf art
    Bean Daikon / Etsy

    This small business is owned by Nhan and based in Hanoi, Vietnam. You can find all sorts of gorgeous fiber wall art and storage solutions. 

    Get it from Bean Daikon on Etsy for $46.60+ (available in 15 sizes and several custom colors). 

    18. A handmade macramé baby swing so lovely all the pictures of your kid bouncing around are sure to look like a photo shoot, even if their chaotic energy sometimes makes you seasick. 

    baby inside chair made with wood frame and macrame details
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This has been a great photography prop. It’s very sturdy, it’s easy to hang up, and it's super easy to store. This is beautiful." —Mike Austill

    Get it from Amazon for $85.

    19. A reversible play mat — this BPA-free beauty is a tummy time must-have! Your adventurous baby is gonna love rolling, crawling, and lounging around on this ocean map. Honestly? This thing is a treasure.

    ocean map play mat with toys on top

    20. A side table that's sturdy and sure to be loved by your baby as they start standing. Keep this weighed down at the bottom and pushed up against a wall so your kiddo can use the ropes to pull themselves up! Spiffy! 

    side table with rustic white paint and nautical rope sides
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I can't even count the number of compliments I have received on these tables. They're perfect for my home, which is near the beach. I just love them!!!" —Mo

    Get it from Amazon for $187.02

    21. A pastel rainbow stacker with an open-ended design that'll give your child limitless options while playing make believe — from infancy until well into their formative years. 

    rainbow set put together
    wooden arched blocks separated
    Mori

    Promising review: "This is a fab toy, it's just what we needed. Now we have a very happy little person." —Stuart C.

    Get it on sale from Baby Mori for $27.20 (originally $34). 

    22. A chair hammock for reading time, nap time snuggling, or simply when you and your kiddo want to ~hang out~ together. 

    person sitting in hammock on beach
    Yellow Leaf Hammocks

    Grab some pebble wall hooks so you can keep the hammock safely on display (and out of reach) when you aren't around to supervise. Then it'll simply look like some cute netting decor! 

    Promising review: "I live in an apartment and I could not afford the stand so I ordered this version. I now have my little piece of heaven. I love my chair hammock!!" —Cheryl S.

    Get it from Yellow Leaf Hammocks for $179 (available in nine styles or your own design). 

    23. A portable conch shell night-light — put this by your changing station and make nighttime diaper changes WAY easier, because we know It's Complicated. Using your cellphone's flashlight when digging around for baby powder is way harder than things need to be. 

    Promising review: "This light is better than you think! I absolutely love this for our nursery! It's bright enough for diaper changes but soft enough to use as a night light. Plus IT TIMES OUT! I didn't even know this was a feature but it makes it all the more wonderful. I can turn it on for feedings and diaper changes then leave it on while my child falls back to sleep and it turns itself off." —Mike

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    24. Or a pearl lamp so dang darling it'd practically be ~shellfish~ to not get it for your baby's room!

    The battery-powered pearl light can be removed from the ceramic shell base and carried around, making this a great choice for children who like having a night-light nearby.

    Promising review: "This is a pretty and unique light but be aware, the battery only lasts about 48 hours so I removed one star. It is quirky and unique mood lighting." —T3268

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in two colors).

    25. An aquatic fitted crib sheet so dang darling you might start ~fishing~ around to find a matching set to put on your own bed. 

    crib with sheets on and a quilt
    closeup of the sheets showing sea creature pattern
    West Elm

    These 200-thread count sheets are made of 100% organic cotton percale.

    Get it from West Elm for $35 (also available in a pair).