Bring Autumnal Tones Into the Nursery

Expecting a new addition to the family this Autumn? Or planning on moving your little pumpkin into their first bedroom for AW 2023? Use the season of cosy socks and snuggling up as inspiration for the nursery!

We’ll take you through the autumnal-toned colour spectrum and give some hints and tips on how to use this season’s palette as inspiration.

Whether you’re a colour-lover or keep-things-simple kind of character, you’ll ‘fall’ head over heels for our selection!

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1. Soft Green

Soft green tones bring tranquillity and calm to the nursery. By painting walls, selecting accessories, bedding or furniture in this serene green, you’ll be creating a peaceful space for your autumn arrival. And as you’ll be spending a lot of time in the nursery, you’ll enjoy the benefits of this relaxing colour too!

Vox Vintage 4 Piece Cot Nursery Furniture Set in a Choice of Oak or 5 Pastel Colours

Available in oak effect or 5 pastel shades – the Vox Vintage 4 Piece Cot Nursery Furniture Set in Green creates a relaxing environment without being too understated. The adjustable cot and double wardrobe have been finished in oak effect, but the push-to-open tall dresser and adaptable baby changing unit drawer fronts have been finished in pastel green. Perfect for fall, but equally gorgeous in spring and summer, mix up the accessories and décor and adapt the beach-hut-inspired design to suit the season!

Obaby Maya Mini Cot Bed 2 Piece Nursery Furniture Set

Styled with natural accessories and handmade wall art, the Obaby Maya Mini Cot Bed 2 Piece Nursery Furniture Set was made to be paired with soft green! This two-tone adaptable nursery furniture set comes available in white or grey with natural details. Styled with panelled walls in a warm grey/green – when the cot bed is ready to be converted into a toddler bed and the changing table has been removed from the dresser, you won’t need to re-decorate!

Leander Matty Changing Mat
Leander Organic Matty Hoodie
Vox Tuli Bookcase & Toy Storage

Not brave enough to decorate the whole nursery in soft green? Select accessories or single pieces to introduce this reassuring shade. Add the Leander Matty Changing Mat and Leander Organic Matty Hoodie to your baby changing station and store their cuddly toy collection in the Vox Tuli Bookcase & Toy Storage!

2. Moss Green

Sticking to green, but with a little added Oomph – you can’t help but fall for moss-green tones in the nursery! Be bold and decorate the walls and ceiling in deep green or stick to something a little more subtle with accents or furniture in this lively colour.

Vox Retro Wardrobe

Arriving with oak effect sliding doors, you have the option to upgrade the Vox Retro Wardrobe and Dresser to achieve your dream dark green nursery! Pair this punchy autumnal-inspired colour with plants and natural textures to really bring your look to life. And if the colour becomes outgrown and no longer fits your theme, you can completely change the look with interchangeable door fronts. Pair with the other pieces from the Vox Retro collection and customise your set to suit your nursery style.

Obaby Nika Mini Cot Bed & Underdrawer

Suiting smaller rooms, try painting a single accent wall in an earthy green to create a cosy space without overpowering the whole nursery. This versatile colour can adapt to fit your theme – choose jungle, safari, woodland or farmyard, and add in toys, decorations, bedding and soft furnishings for a playful twist. The space-saving Obaby Nika Mini Cot Bed & Underdrawer comes available in a choice of 3 neutral colour options – all with teething rails, an adjustable bed base and a convertible toddler bed frame. Pick out your preferred autumnal green wall paint to go with the mini cot bed to enjoy the colours of your favourite season, all year round!

3. Dark Walnut

For the first few months, it’s believed babies can’t see in full colour and respond better to contrasting shades. So how do you decide how to decorate with that in mind? This is where Dark Walnut comes in! Style with distinct contrasting colours and you’ll actually be encouraging their visual development… and the nursery will look oh-so-adorable while you’re at it!

Leander Classic Baby Cot and Toddler Bed in Walnut

The Leander Classic Baby Cot in Walnut creates a reassuring nest at nap time. The curved sides, rounded corners and child-safe finishes keep little ones comfortable and safe while they’re busy sleeping. The deep walnut wood effortlessly brings autumnal hues into the nursery. If you’re DIY savvy, pair with patterned floral and leaf wallpaper as we’ve done or simply add in complimenting accessories, rugs, curtains and bedding to continue on the Autumnal scheme!

Oeuf Kids Toy Store in White & Walnut

Dark woods are making a comeback! Made from responsibly sourced birch wood and eco-MDF, the Oeuf Kids Toy Store in White & Walnut would fit seamlessly into an autumn-esque nursery. The sectional compartments keep toys, books and teddy bears organised and the tilted shelves encourage tots to grab their favourites for some independent play. So, while you’re cosying up with a cuppa, they’ll be busy building a block tower!

4. Burnt Red

Offering something a little different, try red in the nursery! Not your typical postbox or London bus red; take this bright and bold colour down a few notches and burnt red would be perfect for an Autumnal inspired nursery scheme. As it’s such an impactful colour, we wouldn’t recommend clashing colours (unless you want to of course). Instead, keep things simple with this loud and proud colour.

Oliver Furniture Baby & Toddler Luxury Wood Cot Bed in Oak & White

The Oliver Furniture Baby & Toddler Luxury Wood Cot Bed comes in a choice of white and natural or solid white. The open-slatted design encourages airflow and circulation in the nursery but also keeps bedrooms light and bright – perfect if you’ve chosen a deep red colour palette. Made from sustainably sourced European timber, the oak wood works wonders with autumnal tones. With leather loop handles, add the matching storage to create a cohesive look both you and your baby will love!

Bloomingville Seagrass Mushroom Basket with Lid

Finding burnt red too daring? Dip your toe in with the Bloomingville Seagrass Mushroom Basket with Lid. Made from natural seagrass rattan, the playful toadstool design with red polka dot lid can be used as toy storage, a blanket box or a washing basket. Add to your nursery set-up for just a hint of autumn and see how you feel about the colour before going gung-ho!

5. Cinnamon and Gingerbread

When you think autumn, what’s the first thing that springs to mind? Were you picturing gingerbread lattes and cinnamon buns? If so… jinx! If you’re thinking of using Autumn as your nursery inspiration, look to your favourite sweet treats. Gingerbread and cinnamon are warming, homely hues that instantly give you a fuzzy feeling. If you style the nursery with these delicious colours, they’ll help the nursery feel cosy and relaxing.

Snuggle Me Organic Infant Lounger
Snuggle Me Organic Infant Lounger in Gingerbread

The Snuggle Me Organic Infant Lounger comes in 6 organic materials, with 6 alternating covers available separately. Our personal favourite – the gingerbread lounger made with non-toxic natural dyes and hypoallergenic fabric. Mimicking the shape of a nest, the design cradles your baby to calm and comfort them when you might have your hands full. Assisting tummy time and sitting independently, it’ll be a favourite spot for your little bundle! Think of it as an extra pair of hands while you get a break in the background… any opportunity to enjoy a bun or biscuit is a double thumbs up for new parents!

6. Yellow

Celebrate autumn with this sunny colour – yellow! As soon as you start seeing this joyous colour, you know autumn is on its way. It’s a signal that cosy season is just around the corner, and we couldn’t be happier to embrace its glow again. By bringing this uplifting colour into the nursery, smaller rooms will feel bigger and you’ll instantly feel energised every time you visit the nursery… especially good when you’re running on limited sleep!

Vox Evolve Cot Bed 3 Piece Nursery Furniture Set

Yellow and the Vox Evolve Cot Bed 3 Piece Nursery Furniture Set are like butter and popcorn… they were made for each other! The Scandi-style nursery set features recessed handles to save on space and keeps the white doors and drawers fuss-free. The white and cinnamon oak finish couldn’t be a better match for the vibrant yellow. You’ll already be riding on cloud 9 with the arrival of your little bundle… but this happy colour will keep you smiling!

Leander Linea Baby Cot in Beech

Bringing more of a vintage feel to the nursery, the Leander Linea Baby Cot in Beech has been styled with honey yellow. This softer, subdued shade still says autumn, but more subtly. The light-toned, responsibly sourced beech wood frame works best with muted colours, just like this one. Stick to the vintage theme with boho rugs, mobiles, textiles and wooden toys, and autumn never has to end… until your tot demands you re-decorate, but that’s a few years away yet!

Nursery Colours You Ought to Try this Autumn!

From floors to ceilings, look to your favourite season when styling the nursery for your little bundle. With nursery furniture and accessories suiting every scheme, finding your favourite is as easy as (pumpkin) pie! Has something caught your eye? Call us on +44 (0) 1305 231231 or email if you want to know more!


With more than 10 years’ experience in providing advice and support to parents looking for their perfect kids bed, mother of 2, Nathalie Davis is passionate about helping children develop. In her role as Director of Product Procurement at Cuckooland, Nathalie has helped thousands of parents improve their children’s sleep and sleeping habits through the beds and mattresses she sources and the articles she writes. In her spare time she teaches her Golden Retriever to be a responsible vegetarian and is often spotted sifting through clothes at her local Charity Shops.

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