Create a Cosy Cottage Look in the Nursery

Cosy season has started! The season of blankets and snuggling up on the sofa.

You might have spied #Cottagecore trending across social media – celebrating all things wholesome, heart-warming and with a generous dose of cosiness. Also known as Farmcore or Countrycore, this back-to-basics idea takes inspiration from nature. We can’t think of a better time to be decorating the whole house this way… but let’s just focus on the nursery for now!

If you’re expecting an Autumn/Winter arrival or you’re naturally drawn to this oh-so-cute and calming aesthetic, we’ve got a few ideas to help you along with your chosen nursery theme!

Get yourself comfortable, start scrolling and see what your little one has to look forward to!

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1. Vox Milenne Baby Cot Bed 3 Piece Nursery Set

Vox Milenne Baby Cot Bed 3 Piece Nursery Set

Suiting traditional and modern style nurseries, the Vox Milenne Baby Cot Bed 3 Piece Nursery Set features a timeless and vintage-inspired design. If you’ve settled on a cosy cottage nursery, we can’t think of a better nursery furniture set to go with the theme! 

Available in white, light grey or a deep indigo blue – each set has been finished with gold metal handles, delicate carved details and panelling that would be right at home in a classic cottage. Pair with a floral-patterned wallpaper, jute accessories and wooden toys that your tots can treasure forever! 

The Vox Milenne collection offers more than just cute and cosy. There are plenty of modern features that make it practical too – like the height adjustable bed base, soft-close drawers and doors, optional removable baby changing table, clothes rails and convertible design – transforming the cot into a toddler bed. Your checklist shouldn’t have to change when creating the perfect nursery theme!

2. Obaby Stamford Mini Sleigh Cot Bed

Obaby Stamford Mini Sleigh Cot Bed in White

Designed with slatted side panels and an elegant scroll bed frame – the Obaby Stamford Mini Sleigh Cot Bed in White would fit perfectly into your little one’s quaint and cosy first bedroom!

Sweet on the outside, the space-saving cot bed has plenty of hidden features for you and your baby. The adjustable mattress height adapts to your little one’s development, the teething rails offer protection (for your baby and the furniture!) and the convertible design transforms the cot into either a toddler bed or day bed. Fill the under-bed storage drawer with comforters, soft toys and baby blankets – no cottage would be complete without them!

Here the Stamford Mini Sleigh Cot Bed has been styled with soft pink accessories and wallpaper, but you could choose any scheme! Also available as a room set, the Stamford collection also comes available in taupe grey and warm grey to create a completely different look. If you’re struggling to find your favourite, try arranging a mood board before you decide… and if all else fails, speak to a member of the Cuckooland family and we’ll help you with your vision!

3. Leander Classic Baby Cot in Walnut with Optional Extension Kit

Leander Classic Baby Cot and Toddler Bed in Walnut

Cottagecore is all about natural materials and going back to our roots. Crafted from responsibly sourced moulded beech wood and finished with a water-based lacquer, the Leander Classic Baby Cot in Walnut with Optional Extension Kit ticks every box!

Not a corner in sight, the curved edges and smooth sides become a little nest at naptime. Pair with a canopy and woodland soft toys to bring your theme to life.

Later converting into a toddler bed and extending out with the conversion kit, your little one can continue using the bed from birth to the age of 7. They won’t have to part with their cosy cottage setup so soon!

4. Little Green Sheep Natural Knitted Moses Basket with Mattress & Stand

Little Green Sheep Natural Knitted Moses Basket with Mattress & Stand in Linen
Little Green Sheep Natural Knitted Moses Basket with Mattress & Stand in Dove

For the first few months, it’s recommended your little one sleep in your room. If you’re short on floor space, you might not have the room to fit a full-sized cot bed alongside your own furniture. This is where a moses basket is a great first choice for your newborn! But this doesn’t mean you can’t stick to the cosy theme you’re smitten with!

Made from all organic materials – The Little Green Sheep Natural Knitted Moses Basket with Mattress & Stand creates a safe and reassuring cocoon for sleeping.

Designed with a removable and machine washable knitted liner and an all-natural mattress, it doesn’t get cosier than this set!

Choose from white, linen or dove grey – all paired with a woven rattan basket with handles and folding beech wooden stand making it easily portable. Once they’re napping you can take some time for yourself… or just stare at them snuggled up. It’s enough to make your heart melt!

5. Obaby High Back Rocking Chair

Obaby High Back Rocking Chair

Is it even a cosy cottage without a rocking chair? A bestseller from our selection – the Obaby High Back Rocking Chair will help you there!

The high seat back, thick padded chair and extra cushion offer added lumbar support ensuring both you and baby are comfortable while you cuddle up.

Create a quiet corner for feeds, bonding and reading bedtime stories and enjoy the gentle rocking motions together… or (if you get the chance) take a time-out for yourself.

Upholstered in a choice of oatmeal or grey fabrics and irresistibly relaxing, it’s clear to see why it’s a bestseller!

6. Levo Baby Rocker in Beech Wood with Hibiscus Flower Cushion

Levo Baby Rocker in Beech Wood with Hibiscus Flower Cushion

So, you’ve secured your new favourite seat in the house, but what about your little one? The Levo Baby Rocker in Beech Wood with Hibiscus Flower Cushion makes sure they’re not missing out!

Following your babies’ natural movements, the beech wooden rocker encourages them to actively bounce themselves and stops when they’re ready to!

Like resting on a bed of flowers – literally – the floral-patterned cushion has been made from super soft cotton. It’s even machine-washable… unless you want to travel back in time and get the mangle involved!?

7. Bloomingville Home Accessories

Bloomingville Jesmin Pear Bookshelf
Bloomingville Seagrass Mushroom Basket with Lid
Bloomingville Water Hyacinth Bear Basket with Lid

If you’re styling the nursery with snug home accessories, Bloomingville should be your go-to! Incorporating natural materials into many of their designs; their rustic, handmade aesthetic couldn’t be more charming if they tried.

The Jesmin Pear Bookshelf, Seagrass Mushroom Basket with Lid and Water Hyacinth Bear Basket with Lid could be styled together!

Use the baskets to organise toys and start a library with a selection of board books on the wall-mounted shelves. When your little one has finally moved into their first bedroom, you won’t be able to walk into the room without letting out an ‘awhhhh’ every time!

8. Cosy Woodland Critters

Lewis the Hare Kids Plush Animal Head Wall Decor
Little Bird Told Me Willow Deer Rocker

Last, but by no means least, complete their cosy cottage nursery with a selection of animals to keep them company.

Like something from a fairytale, the Wild and Soft Lewis the Hare Kids Plush Animal Head Wall Décor and the Little Bird Told Me Willow Deer Rocker are lovely finishing touches and would make wonderful gifts for a baby shower or first birthday! Hint, hint!

Your little prince or princess might not have a rabble of wild animals cooking and cleaning up after them, but this is the next best thing!

Get Cosy with Our Quaint-essential Nursery Furniture and Accessories

Whether you’re running with the theme or adding just a few homely touches, your little ones will feel snug as a bug in a rug by the time you’ve finished! Need help with your mood board or wish list? Call us on +44 (0) 1305 231231 or email


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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