- A western theme suits a boy or girl baby nursery. Decorating in a western style can involve cowboys, horses, cows and all the trappings that go along with them. A western-themed room may also last your child longer than some other baby themes as he or she grows from infant to toddler and beyond.
Fabrics and Prints
- Get your little cowpoke off to a good start in a cozy western crib set. You can purchase sets that feature western scenes filled with cowboys, boots and broncos. Choose prints depending on whether you fancy a theme based on ranch life, the wild west, horses, rodeo or some other western motif. Use a coordinating fabric for curtains and upholstered furniture in the room. Denim also makes an appropriate fabric for decoration, as does leather, fringe and flannel. Stripes, bandannas, black or brown and white cow hide, cacti, horseshoes, lassos and sheriff's stars make good accent prints. Use accent prints for valances, chair cushions, pillows and other small pieces.
Floor and Walls
- Wainscoting in a natural wood finish gives the room a western feel. If you don't want to go with paneling, replicate the general look by painting the lower half of the walls one color and the upper half another color, separating the two with a chair rail. You can even decorate the lower half with stencils, or paint it to look like a spotted cowhide. A western-motif wallpaper border can be added to any wall design or color, or stencil around the top of the walls with silhouettes of wild horses or cowboys. On the floor, place a cowhide rug or an Indian blanket motif rug.
Accessories and Accents
- Tie the theme together with small details around the room. Use horseshoes, leather picture frames, western-themed lamps and drawer pulls, rope furniture to reference a lasso and western art. Place a wooden rocking horse and a hobby horse in the room, which your child can play with later. Hang horseshoes on the wall, place a child's cowboy hat and boots on a shelf or spell your baby's name in rope on the wall or in a frame. Lean a wagon wheel against the wall with an Indian blanket draped over it or hanging on the wall above it.