Looking for great nursery style and baby room furniture ideas to create a space for the exciting new chapter in your life?
We have rounded up a stack of inspiring ideas, trends, tips and styles to inspire you to decorate a practical and stylish nursery.
1. A pastel palette
Pastel colours bring softness to sleeping spaces that encourages children to melt comfortable into nap times. Washes of pinks and yellows punctuated with colour make for a poetic dream-like environment.
2. Invest in a chair
For a nursery, without a doubt the number one must-have is a good quality nursery chair (even if you are on a budget, it’s worth a splurge.
3. Designer bed
The classic Juno bed was designed in the 1940s by Danish architect Viggo Einfeldt. The iconic design has been relaunched as Sebra and, like the original, is a cleverly functional piece of children’s furniture that can converts in size and shape, from a cot to a child’s bed. Designed to grow as your precious one does, from baby to toddler to child, it’s a fantastic piece of furniture for your baby room.
4. Personalised prints
Framed personalised prints hung above a cot or nursery change table make a beautiful and meaningful addition to a baby room and are sure to be treasured forever.
5. Night lights
Designed to give a soft glow, nursery lamps are a playful décor piece and useful for a bit of soft light during late-night feeds.
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6. Soft green
Inject a little colour-of-the-moment green with anything from feature walls to cot bedding like this sweet sheepskin rug.
7. Mid-century modern
You are going to be spending a lot of time in your baby room, so create a space in a style you love. The retro angled legs, warm timber and classic retro form of this cot create the mid-century modern look and bring a sense of timeless design to the nursery.
8. Pressed flowers
Boho style is still very popular in children’s rooms and nurseries, and works well for both boys and girls – it is a beautiful way to play on this style and add colour and nature to your baby room.
9. Vintage style
This stunning vintage iron crib is a unique piece of furniture that adds character to a nursery. The look is softened by the grey curtain, stylish and practical addition to the space that shields light from a sleeping baby.
10. Nordic forest
Go where the wild things are. Populate the room with lighthearted illustrations and the plush forms of Scandinavian forest animals.
11. Neutral linen
When it comes to nursery linen, neutral doesn’t have to mean subdued. Try a gender-neutral patterned-quilt in bright yellow elephant print and light grey.
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Whether you want to add a subtle patterned wall, a large colourful illustration, or create a fairy-tale scene like this Cole & Son print, wallpaper is a great idea for your nursery.
13. Fun wall decals
You want your baby or child’s room to be playful and inspire creativity, right? Try a wall decal for an instant, and easy, dose of fun to a nursery.
14. Baskets of storage
A wicker basket looks great throughout the home, and is especially useful for storage in a baby room. We love the flourishes of these assorted baskets from Adairs.
15. Simple spots
Keep your baby girl’s room unfussy in soft grey and light pink. The mini dots wall decal ties the colour scheme together while adding a touch of playfulness.
Soft underfoot, a place to play, lay or crawl, rugs are arguably the easiest way to inject colour, pattern or style into a room.
17. Pot plants
Plants are known to clean the air, and have a gorgeous ambience, so why not incorporate one in the baby nursery?
Make sure everything has a space. Really think about what happens in the room (do they play in there or just sleep?) and create storage around that.
19. Transitional furniture
You want the room to transition well as they grow up so don’t limit yourself to looking at just kids’ ranges. Love a bone inlay bedside? That is a piece that really is going to grow with your child and become a piece of furniture that they will treasure forever.
20. Shared spaces
No room? No worries. Think outside the box and make your home work for you by combining rooms where necessary. This California beach house is both a nursery and a guest room that makes use of an attic. The style is cute and child-like but still neutral enough to be a guest room.