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A Matryoshka Theme Bedroom or Nursery for Your Little Girl

Updated on January 5, 2015

A Matryoshka Themed Bedroom: Global, Eclectic, Chic

Matryoshkas, nesting dolls, babushka dolls or Russian dolls. Whatever you call them, they are a fun trend in home décor making a comeback. Thinking about making a Matryoshka themed room for your little girl or baby girl? The possibilities are endless. With tons of cute fabrics and accessories out there, this is one fun decorating theme. So follow along as we explore what is out there to make your Russian Doll room as cute as can be for your little girl.

For more images of the room pictured visit the website of Natalie Ryan.

Design Tips for Your Russian Doll Room

How to get the most impact from your Matryoshka theme

Since the Nesting Doll design craze is still somewhat new there are not a lot of readily available bedroom sets with Matryoshka themes. However, with a little bit of creativity you can still have an adorable room with a Russian Doll motif for your little girl. Below are some design tips to follow:

Bedding Sets
I searched and searched but could not find a Matryoshka print comforter or duvet at any US store. Unfortunately the one pictured at the top of the lens was a discontinued set from the UK. Bummer. What I did find was tons and tons of adorable Matryoshka fabrics online - see below. You don't need to sew an entire bedding set to set the mood in your Russian doll room. A simple duvet cover, or curtains along with well placed accessories is enough to make a statement. Find a pattern you like and get out your sewing machine, or contact your local seamstress for some help.

Clarissa Bedding Set

This colorful set adds boho chic to your Matryoshka themed bedroom
This colorful set adds boho chic to your Matryoshka themed bedroom

The Clarrissa set above has an ethnic flair and a color scheme perfectly suited for a colorful girls room. The set includes a comforter, 1 sham, bed skirt, euro sham, one round pillow, one decorative pillow, a flat sheet, a fitted sheet and one standard pillowcase. Also available in Full, Queen and King sizes.

I also love the way Vintage Indian Kantha Quilts can add an eclectic global flavor to a Matryoshka theme room. Check some out here.

Don't go overboard with accessories

My daughter loves her wooden Russian nesting dolls, and I think a set of them is a must for any Matryoshka theme room. But make sure you don't go overboard. There is a fine line between Russian Doll Nursery and St Petersburg Souvenier shop! Err on the side of minimalism.

Wall Decals

No need to call in an artist. Today's wall stickers come in all shapes and sizes and are easy to hang and even easier to remove. Find adorable Matryoshka wall stickers on below.

Go Handmade!

Just because you can't find Babushka themes items in your traditional retail outlets does not mean that they are not out there. There are plenty of talented artisans creating babushka items and selling them online. Check out the selection on Etsy.com

Russian nesting doll fabric
Russian nesting doll fabric

Russian Doll Fabric for Bedding and Windows and Accessories

Babushkas, nesting doll prints and matryoshka fabric are all available online!

Unfortunately, it is not easy to find Matryoshka themed bedding sets through conventional retailers in the US. But luckily, fabric with adorable Babushka and nesting doll themes are available in abundance online. With a little know-how (or a friend with know-how) you can turn that fabric into duvet covers, quilts, crib skirts, roman shades, or anything else your Nesting Doll themed room requires. Check out the fabrics below and then visit my links further down the page for fun tutorials on how to make your own Russian doll décor. Like the fabric above? Click on it to purchase from Fabric.com!

Find Adorable Matryoshka Print Fabrics Online

Little Kukla Wooden Dolls print from Amazon.com
Little Kukla Wooden Dolls print from Amazon.com

Little Kukla Wooden Dolls print by Robert Kaufman

Get creative with the variety of Matryoshka and Babushka patterned fabrics available online. You can sew a reversible duvet color by picking a complementary color from this colorful print for the opposite side of the duvet. Russian Doll fabrics are so colorful, the possibilities are really endless.

Learn how to sew everything from comforters to flat sheets for your child's room here

Russian Doll Wall Decals and Stickers

Make a matryoshka mural!

Wall decals are the perfect way to make a big visual impact with minimal effort. Check out these Matryoshka wall stickers for some options for your little girls room.

Home Stickers Russian Dolls Decorative Wall Stickers

These large wall stickers with whimsical prints will make a big impact in your Russian doll bedroom or nursery. Perfect to create a dramatic focal wall behind a crib or bed.
These large wall stickers with whimsical prints will make a big impact in your Russian doll bedroom or nursery. Perfect to create a dramatic focal wall behind a crib or bed.

Russian dolls, nesting dolls, Babushkas...what do you call them?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @julieannbrady: Babushka is also Russian for grandmother.

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      Babushkas were those slightly Polish articles of clothing that we wore on our heads. ;) I'm seriously digging this theme as I'm a fan for Eastern European styles.

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      Barb McCoy 5 years ago

      I LOVE this theme for a little girl's bedroom. So happy and colorful. I am pinning to Pinterest and liking this lens! Thanks for stopping by my art supply lens!