As any geek-in-the-know will tell you, geek is now chic, and design nods to classic sci-fi and fantasy films, books, and themes are popping up everywhere from Etsy to Pottery Barn. In other words, there has never been a better time to get your geek on!
Whether you’re a Jedi master, a time lord, a mad scientist, a space enthusiast, or a wizard-in-waiting for a letter from Hogwarts, these wonderfully geeky nursery ideas are sure to inspire your inner geek!
Junior Jedi Nursery
Taking the understated approach, this adorable shared space, featured on Apartment Therapy, transports all that enter to a galaxy far, far away while maintaining a fresh contemporary appeal that will never date. Hence, among the subtle nods to this classic film, you’ll find kid-friendly prints, a lightsaber night-light, and a plush mobile featuring everyone’s favorite cast of characters.
When Elizabeth set out to “nerd up the nursery” she knew she wanted to geek-out with her little one while still creating a classic space that would grow with her in the future. Instead of choosing a single elaborate theme, she opted to infuse the room with little accents and accessories, introducing her “little nerd” to classics like Star Wars, Doctor Who, Star Trek, and Harry Potter while maintaining simple, contemporary appeal.
The stunning wall mural, custom painted by Nathan Ezra Trimm – an award-winning artist and graphic designer with a special fondness for misunderstood monsters and other slightly odd characters – sets a playful tone, which is complemented by the room’s bold and sunny color scheme. A selection of charming, retro-vintage tin robots and space-inspired accessories provides the perfect finishing touch.
Alien invaders attack the big city in this fun and modern sci-fi-themed nursery space designed by Annie Wise of Wise Design. Inspired by 50s atomic design, this adorable nursery balances a modern aesthetic with vintage appeal. A hand-painted mural of the Portland skyline anchors a cool gray palette punctuated with vibrant green and orange accents, and mid-century inspired furnishings complete the look.
A Wizardly View
Spotted on Project Nursery, the space weaves magic and modern décor into one seamless experience, combining a fresh grey and aqua color scheme with adorable details such as the caged Hedwig and Hogwarts’s Express gallery wall. Baby even has his very own coveted Hogwarts’s letter tucked into the silver envelope!
In a Galaxy Far, Far Away
A perfect blend of fun and sophistication, this Star-Wars-inspired nursery, created by Abby of Mama Olsen, incorporates timeless movie quotes and cool collectibles into a clean, bright, contemporary design that this little Jedi is sure to love for years to come.
Game of Thrones Nursery
Forget taking over the Iron Throne. This rich and wintery nursery scene, spotted on Pinterest and inspired by the epic fantasy, Game of Thrones, is giving us serious nursery goals!
Engineering and astronomy and chemistry—oh my! This brain-boosting nursery design, spotted on Project Nursery, proves that being a science geek can be fun… and adorable too!
To the un-geek eye, this amazingly detailed room, featured on Project Nursery, may seem all Toy Story. But a careful look around reveals so much more. Is than Jack-Jack on the ceiling? Can I see Sully peeking out of the closet door? There is even a subtle nod to the iconic Pixar logo, transformed into this lucky baby’s name.
Doctor Who Nursery
Expecting a baby Whovian? With its bold color scheme and Tardis accent wall, this Doctor Who-inspired nursery, found on Pinterest, is certain to win all of your little time lord’s hearts!
Designed by photographer Maggie Russo and featured on The Wise Baby, this sweet and simple space sets bright and colorful superhero accessories against a clean and gender-neutral aqua, creating a comic book-inspired look that’s far from over-the-top.