Whether you're decorating a nursery or upgrading to a big kid room, there's one theme that always inspires little ones to dream big. Outer space! From comets to rocketships, moon landings to spacewalks, what lies beyond our planet has been a source of wonder since the beginning of time. And with exciting events lined up for 2021 like SpaceX flights and a new Mars rover landing, budding astronauts have a lot to look forward to.
It also makes for some incredibly cool decor. Move over woodland creatures and pastel florals. The galaxy is infinite—and so are the space-themed accents that are sure to delight kids and parents alike.
We've rounded up some of our favorite space-themed kids and baby items to make your work a little easier. Blast off with our top picks below!
Galaxy wall hanging
The high contrast colors make this galaxy mobile an engaging nursery accent for the tiniest astronauts! Made from 100% cotton with non-toxic and non-polluting dyes it's good for this planet as well.
Mini astronaut suitcase
Featuring a mini suitcase beautifully illustrated with a spaceship and a brave astronaut with a jet pack inside, this adorable set is perfect to take on travels or for imaginative play at home.
Oh-So-Soft space muslin crib sheet
Shooting stars and orbiting planets create a stellar design on the softest crib sheet imaginable. The breathable muslin blend from Bebe au Lait keeps them warm without overheating while the elasticized edge offers a tailored fit.
Retro spaceship coat rack
We can't promise they'll pick up after themselves, but you can improve the chances with this super cool rocketship wall hook. Perfect for any astronaut's bedroom or playroom, it features two hooks that are strong enough to hold backpacks, coats or spacesuits (or more likely, pajamas).
Solar System bedding
With constellation sheets and solar system quilt, your little astronomer will love snuggling under the wonders of the universe. Made from 100% cotton, it's one Crate and Barrel set that's truly out of this world. Prices start at $16.
Fleece rocket blanket
Blast off into nap time (or movie night!) with the coziest rocket around. Available in two kid-friendly sizes, this fleece rocket blanket from AmazonBasics Kids is designed for little ones to slip inside, mermaid-tail style.
Inspire creativity that's as limitless as space with these 12 wooden blocks that connect together with concealed multi-directional magnets. From aliens to rocket ships, it's up to them!
Hape rocket ship playset
Budding cosmonauts will be thrilled to spend hours with this playset. Not only is it as tall as they are, but it also comes with 20 colorful accessories like a space rover, solar panel, a bio-experiment plant and more for the ultimate space adventures. Give the astronaut and alien a ride up the elevator or explore around in the detachable nose cone—just make sure everyone's back in time for lunch.
Glitter spaceship hair clips
The perfect accessory for flyaways! This sweet handmade spaceship clip comes in two glittery colors and feature a double-pronged alligator clip covered with grossgrain ribbon so it stays in place comfortably no matter where the day's adventures take them.
Space mural peel-and-stick wallpaper
If you're planning a space-themed nursery, this out-of-this-world mural wallpaper is a must. With constellations, planets, rockets and astronauts, it brings wonder and color pops that little ones will love well into becoming a big kid. Prices start at $136 for two sheets.
Crate and Barrel organic outer space toddler sheet set
Outer space has never looked happier! This organic sheet set from Crate and Barrel (along with the matching quilt) was designed by artist Michelle Romo to bring some interplanetary fun to your kiddo's room.
Minted® constellation map wall art by Jessie Sturey
The framed prints from Minted never disappoint. (Seriously, buying things pre-framed is a total game-changer.) This gorgeous constellation print comes in a variety of frame styles, though we're partial to the white which lets the gold foil accents take center stage.
Rocket shaped wicker storage
From wrangling stuffies to dirty clothes, this rocketship storage basket makes organization sufficiently stylish. You'll love that it's ethically handcrafted, they'll love tossing things inside when it's time to clean up. Win win!
Solar system mobile
This stellar decor is certain to be the star of the nursery. With a wooden frame and planets, rocket and astronaut all made from wool, it's cool enough to pass as big kid room decor as well.
Galaxy wall mural
If you're thinking about a truly immersive accent wall, this galaxy mural wallpaper takes a room to infinity and beyond. Not ready for such a commitment? It comes in an equally rad canvas print.
Space growth chart
At the rate they're growing, they'll reach the stars before you know it! Keep track with this keepsake growth chart that can hang or be tucked away between measuring sessions.
3, 2, 1, SWEET DREAMS! The soft jammies from Pottery Barn Kids keep them cozy while visions of moonwalking dance in their heads.
Plush space shuttle
It's safe to say this is the most snuggleable space shuttle on the planet. The plush rocket is the perfect size to tote around but we think it looks equally fetching while perched on their bed or shelf.
Sequin astronaut flip pillow
Space + personalization + sequins = out of this world! They'll flip for this flippable sequin accent pillow that can be customized with their name.
Rocketship Table Lamp
Ready for takeoff! The retro-inspired rocketship table lamp from Pottery Barn Kids blends fun with sophistication. Made from aluminum with a pewter finish, it's the perfect accent for a space-themed bedroom or playroom.
From their favorite figurines to their LEGO creation of the week, this metal mesh rocket shelf keeps their space looking fresh and fun.
Outer space washable rug
The washable rugs from Ruggable are a mama's dream come true. Just toss in the wash after the day's snack spill or slime mishap and it comes out as good as new. We love the pops of color in this otherwise dark cosmic rug which brings texture and comfort to any kids' space. Prices start at $109
Color your own rocket ship playhouse
There's nothing more exciting than a cardboard box. Unless it's already shaped like a rocket ship! Let them use their markers, crayons or paint to make this shuttle ready for lift-off!
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