Cot Bed Trends We Absolutely Adore!

Like everything in life, cot bed trends come and go.

Sometimes modern, Scandi style is ‘in’, other years retro or mid-century designs might reign supreme. Some influencers favour neutrals, while others love bold colours. One designer might choose slimline styles, whilst another believes storage is key.

Of course, for your baby’s first bed, you’ll want to choose something you like, and that works for you and your family, not just something that’s popular. That being said, sometimes taking a little inspiration from trends can be helpful.

So, if you’re looking for a bed for your new bundle of joy, read on for a round-up of our favourite cot bed trends for you to consider.

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1. Vintage

Vox Vintage Baby Cot Bed

Retro is back! Perhaps led by our nostalgia for a simpler time – pre-pandemic and social media – vintage style is having a resurgence.

Want to try it? The Vox Vintage Baby Cot Bed has oak legs which give it a stylish mid-century look. It’s fully adjustable, so you can alter the height as your baby grows, and it can be transformed into a toddler bed when required, by simply removing the side panels.

If you’re decking out the whole nursery, there’s also a matching wardrobe and chests of drawers available – so you can spread cool vintage style throughout the room!

2. Scandinavian

Obaby Maya Cot Bed

Scandinavian style has dominated the interior design scene in recent years, and it shows no sign of stopping. You can’t go wrong with letting your baby nod off in a Nordic-style cot bed!

The Obaby Maya Cot Bed in White showcases a sleek, white-and-wood colour combination that any lover of Scandi style would be proud of.

The cot bed is also highly functional; another key element of Scandinavian design. It has an adjustable height, so you can start with the base higher when your baby is younger (saving your back!), and it can become both a toddler bed and a day bed.

3. Transitional

Vox 4 You 3 in 1 Cot Bed in White & Oak (Cot)
Vox 4 You 3 in 1 Cot Bed in White & Oak (Bed and Desk)

As we make the necessary shift to a more sustainable society and mindset, demand for furniture that lasts and can be repurposed is growing.

Although all cot beds can be transformed into toddler beds (this is what makes them a cot bed, not just a cot!) the 4 You 3-in-1 Baby and Toddler Cot Bed takes it one step further, by becoming both bed and desk!

This means this practical cot bed will last your little one from baby, well into their primary school years, with just a few tweaks.

4. Clever Storage

Vox Simple Customisable Cot Bed with Storage Drawer

This is one trend we’re sure is here to stay! You can never have too much nursery storage, especially in smaller rooms – which is why cot beds with built-in storage are gaining in popularity.

The Simple Customisable Cot Bed by Vox has a large storage drawer underneath, perfect for keeping clothes, nappies and bedtime stories close to hand.

The cotbed is also fully customisable and available in a range of colour and feet options, so you can easily adopt another of your favourite nursery trends!

5. Cottagecore

Obaby Stamford Mini Sleigh Cot Bed in White

The cottagecore trend has exploded onto the scene in the last couple of years and it’s still going strong.

The trend is defined by a rustic, farmhouse look with a nod to the romantic, which is said to reflect an idyllic countryside life.

For cot beds, this looks like traditional sleigh bed styles, with curved panels and scroll edges – such as this Stamford Mini Sleigh Cot Bed from Obaby, which also has a convenient storage drawer below.

Accentuate the look with rustic furniture, floral wallpaper and vintage toys and accessories.

Accentuate the look with rustic furniture, floral wallpaper and vintage toys and accessories.

6. Cane

Vox Paris Baby Cot Bed

Cane or rattan nursery furniture is having a moment. This ties in well with several other popular trends, including retro, boho, and bringing the outside in.

The Vox Paris Baby Cot Bed has a unique oval design, and is available in White, Black or Birch, with oak legs. All would look perfectly at home in a bohemian nursery.

Matching storage furniture with panels of cane webbing can also be added, to create one of the most on-trend nursery furniture sets around right now.

7. Japandi

Leander Linea Baby Cot in Beech

A mix of Scandinavian and Japanese design, Japandi incorporates elements of sleek, functional Scandi style, mixed with minimalism and natural elements.

The clean lines and pale wood tones of this stunning Leander Linea Baby Cot in Beech fit perfectly with the trend.

Add this beautiful cot bed to a gender-neutral nursery, accessorised with natural materials, greenery, and neutral colours. As your little one grows, you can transform it into a toddler bed and then a stylish bench – sustainability is an important part of Japandi.

8. Curved Lines

Leander Classic Baby Cot in Whitewash with Optional Extension Kit

Speaking of lines: curves are in!

Cot beds are no longer just boring rectangles, as this beautiful Leander Classic Baby Cot in Whitewash demonstrates.

And don’t worry, the curved design doesn’t limit the practical side of things; the cot bed can be extended using the optional extension kit, to turn it into a stylish junior bed as your child grows.

9. Ombré

SnuzKot Skandi Ombré Cot Bed

All the best trends start with hair, we’ve always said that. The ombré trend is all about fading one colour to another, usually from dark to light. It’s an attention-grabbing look and one which has now reached cot beds!

This stunning SnuzKot Skandi Ombré Cot Bed is perfect if you’re looking for something a little different for your nursery.

Against a white wall, it almost looks as though the central portion of the cot has vanished – but don’t be fooled. The bars simply fade from wood to white, creating a truly impactful look.

10. Indigo

Vox Milenne Cot Bed

Darker colours are gaining popularity in nurseries, with deep blue and green shades leading the trend.

Make a statement in your child’s nursery with the Millenne Cot Bed by Vox, which, as well as being available in White and Light Grey, also comes in stunning Indigo.

You’ll love laying your little one down in this Parisian-style cot bed, surrounded by the colour of inky evening skies – a great way to let them know it’s nighttime, and they should be asleep!

Discovered your Favourite Cot Bed Trend?

Bundle your bundle of joy into one of these on-trend cot beds – they’re too adorable to ever go out of style! If you’d like to discuss any of our nursery furniture, just call us on +44 (0) 1305 231231 or email We love to chat!


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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