Beachy Nursery Inspiration Board: Coastal and Serene

by Meghan Yost

From the floor to the ceiling, here’s everything you need to create a beachy nursery in 2021. Don’t forget to pin the inspiration board below to Pinterest!

If you haven’t yet heard the news on Instagram, baby #2 is on the way! Surprise!

When we found out we are having another girl (arriving June 2021), my gears quickly started turning about how I would design the nursery. If you know anything about me from reading my blog, you know I LOVE interior design.

When we were expecting our first daughter Grace, I put together a blush and gold inspiration board that to my surprise has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on Pinterest.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t bring Grace’s nursery to fruition until a few months after she arrived, which is when we finally moved into the house we renovated. This time around I’m looking forward to having everything in place before baby girl #2’s arrival.


My first idea for the new nursery was to create a woodlands theme. I started searching for birch tree wall decals and cute and cuddly animal artwork but just wasn’t coming up with exactly what I wanted. So one night when I was experiencing some pregnancy insomnia, it dawned on me to head in a new direction: Beachy, coastal and serene. After all, I’ve loved the beach for my entire life.

I grew up on the shoreline of Connecticut and could literally walk to the beach from my house. We can still walk to the beach from the house we live in now. Before settling back in Connecticut, I also lived in Hawaii and Florida. So yeah, the beach just speaks to me.

A beachy nursery is especially perfect considering we are still confined to our home due to Covid and can really use a serene setting to escape to.


This time around, we’re still starting with a blank space of a room, but are utilizing some items we already have on hand. For example, we’re using the dressers in our spare bedroom. We actually have two of them — a short wide one and a tall narrow one, but only one is pictured below (item #4).

We are also using the beautiful rocker we got for Grace’s nursery — the Pottery Barn Minna Small Spaces Rocker (#3) — which we have in the oatmeal basketweave slub fabric. And the blush matelasse changing pad from West Elm (#10) will match the new decor perfectly.


For Grace’s nursery, I went with neutral walls and blush accents. This time around I plan on giving the walls some color, specifically a soft bluish green color.

Right now I’m considering Benjamin Moore’s Green Tint Paint (BM 2139-60). However, as I’ve learned from past design projects, I will most definitely purchase a can of sample paint to test out the color before committing. If that paint hue doesn’t work out, second in line is Sherwin William’s Sea Salt (SW 6204), which looks very similar. My sister painted it in her house so I already know it’s beautiful.

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beachy nursery inspiration board
  1. Oilo Sandstone Jersey Crib Sheet | Nordstrom
  2. Delta Children 4-in-1 Convertible Crib | Target
  3. Minna Small Spaces Rocker | Pottery Barn Kids
  4. Sauder Cannery Bridge 6-Drawer Dresser, Lintel Oak Finish | Walmart
  5. Set of 6 Beach Prints | Etsy
  6. Benjamin Moore Green Tint Paint (BM 2139-60) | Benjamin Moore
  7. Faceted Ceramic Lamp | Target + Natural Linen Drum Shade | Target
  8. Ivory Lattice Shag Rug |
  9. Dahlia Flushmount Light | Pottery Barn Kids
  10. Organic Matelasse Changing Pad Cover | West Elm
  11. Fish in the Sea Print | Etsy
  12. Pink Surfboard Wall Art | Etsy
  13. Script Wood Letters | Craft Cuts
  14. Aruba Blackout Linen Curtain Panels | Target

I hope you like my beachy nursery inspiration board. What design theme did you opt for in your nursery? Leave a comment below!

P.S. Don’t forget to pin the inspiration board to your Pinterest page! 🙂

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