Together you and your baby will be spending a good amount of time in the nursery and through colors and dcor you can create an atmosphere enjoyable and pleasing for both of you. As with many other things there is more than one way to accomplish that: you can have the nursery completely finished before the birth of your baby, or you can start with the color scheme and the few major pieces and let the nursery evolve with your babys growth. Whichever way you choose its much easier if you decide before hand on a nursery theme. Below are the seven most popular baby nursery themes in use today:

JUNGLE THEME
The Jungle theme combines greens, browns and yellows which can be exciting and cheerful and at the same time soothing; it is a gender neutral design. Baby bedding, quilts and nursery rugs as well as cut-outs of jungle animals, wall paper and borders are easy to find. Lions, giraffes, monkeys and elephants bring the exotic colors and sounds of the jungle to your little adventurer.

SPORTS
The Sports theme gained in popularity in the recent years. Hockey and football, soccer and basketball are all depicted on their own or in different combinations. The Sports theme features heavy graphical patterns and will compliment almost any room but generally is considered as boys nursery theme. Baby quilts, pillow cases, and wallpaper feature pictures of sports and sports items, such as different balls, pucks, rackets, skates, baseball gloves, nets, etc. The graphically drawn pictures are in bold colors that will easily catch and keep your little champions attention.

PRINCESS
Fairy Tale Princess or Cinderella is as girlish as it can be design. Sometimes it can be too heavy on pink but shiny gold stars and accents of orange, sage, blue and brown can help offset the cotton candy feeling of the more traditional design. In the new Fairy Tale Princess nursery designs nothing is missedĀ  the magic wand, the multi turreted castle, the sparkling crown, the pumpkin, the mice, the merciless clock and the legendary glass slipper. Cribs can even be purchased that resemble Cinderellas stage coach to complete the perfect princess theme.

ALPHABET
The Alphabet is a great theme choice; it looks orderly and neat and is considered a unisex design. Usually it has a nice mix of colors and shapes which easily compliment even preexisting room dcor. Two-year olds can recognize the letters and with a little parents help can memorize them easily. An early grasp on the alphabet is a real head start for your little scholar.

SEA LIFE
Perhaps the most popular of all is the nursery theme based on sea lifeĀ  Aquarium, Under the Sea, Sea World, etc. Grinning exotic sea creatures and tropical fish in bright and vibrant colors darting through the water kingdom are widely used. Seahorses, crabs, mermaids and corals all bring a multitude of colors to make this theme equally suited for baby boys and baby girls.

PETS
The Pets theme has always been quite popular among parents. It features favorite household pets like dogs or cats and is quite endearing to a lot of parents. The colors are usually calmer and more traditional and bring the sense of homeliness. A lot of parents feel more comfortable with the familiar faces and shapes. Generally dogs depicting design is seen as boys nursery design and cats themes are preferred for baby girls nurseries.

ANGELS
Watchful guardian angels are always welcome in the nursery and the theme is as popular as ever. Angels baby bedding and accessories are often offered in bright and vibrant colors, although more mellow versions are also available. This theme is gender neutral and is great for all stages of baby development.

A nursery theme is only an idea which you shouldnt be afraid to develop. Free your imagination and creativity and experiment; play with colors and shapes till the final result brings a smile on your face.