How to Use Nature Inspired Materials and Patterns in a Nursery

Selecting a theme for the nursery? Turn to mother nature and take inspiration from our beautiful surroundings.

By using natural materials, patterns and textures in the nursery you’re able to create a calm and soothing environment for you and your newborn to enjoy every day.

From wooden nursery furniture to rustic accents – by bringing a little bit of the outdoors in, your baby’s first bedroom will become a quiet haven for you both to relax in.

Whether you decide to lean into the natural theme or only add a few organic touches, our selection of nature-inspired nursery furniture and décor will help you along the way!

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The Leander Classic Baby Cot in Walnut with Optional Extension Kit

Leander Classic Baby Cot in Walnut with Optional Extension Kit

Lovingly crafted using responsibly sourced FSC beech wood, the Leander Classic Baby Cots are as natural as it gets!
Pairing gorgeous raw materials with soft curves, a unique shape and natural water-based finishes, the design evokes all things nature in a contemporary and stylish form.
Available in a choice of colours, the walnut and whitewash colourways feature exposed wood grain to bring subtle patterns and textures to the nursery. Pair with complimenting wallpaper, furniture and accessories to create a neutral space for sleeping.
With the option to add the extension kits and bed guard, your little one can continue using the furniture from birth to 7 years of age and once all stages have been outgrown convert it into a small sofa seat! Sustainably made with a long lifespan, you’ll be doing nature a favour too!

Obaby Nika Mini Cot Bed 2 Piece Nursery Furniture Set

Obaby Nika Mini Cot Bed 2 Piece Nursery Furniture Set

Selecting a wooden nursery set is a great way of bringing natural details into the home, however solid wooden furniture can be on the pricier end of the scale!

If you’d still like to bring natural elements and details to your baby’s first bedroom, but you don’t want the furniture to cost the earth, the Nika Nursery Furniture from Obaby would be a wonderful choice!

The Grey Wash and White and solid Grey Wash colour options feature a subtle oak wood pattern and texture that give the effect of weathered driftwood. This delicate design can be paired with all manner of nursery styles, but our personal favourite is an ocean theme!

Available as individual pieces, as well as two and three-piece sets in standard and mini sizes, the Obaby Nika Nursery Furniture is such a practical and stylish choice for your nature nursery.

Vox Vintage 3 Piece Cot Bed Nursery Furniture Set in a Choice of Oak or 5 Pastel Colours

Vox Vintage 3 Piece Cot Bed Nursery Furniture Set in a Choice of Oak or 5 Pastel Colours

Another seaside inspired bedroom Set – the Vox Vintage Nursery Furniture Set evokes nature with a colourful twist!

Nothing says nature like the coast! Blue skies, golden beaches and rock pooling for shells! The Vox vintage dressers come available in 6 gorgeous shades and imitate iconic British beach huts! One glance at this set and you’re immediately transported to sandy shores. Paired with an oak effect finish and solid oak wood legs, the swirling wood grain patterns create a calming and tranquil quality that both you and your baby can admire. Pair with accessories to follow the theme or let the set do the talking!
The convertible cot bed transforms into a toddler bed, the double wardrobe has oodles of storage and the dresser can be used as a space-saving changing unit. Inspired by nature, but with modern features, Vox Vintage is a great base if you’re thinking of a natural nursery.

Obaby Maya Cot Bed 2 Piece Nursery Furniture Set

Obaby Maya Cot Bed 2 Piece Nursery Furniture Set

If you love the neutral look, but only want to include elements of nature in the nursery, pick a set with understated details instead.

The Obaby Maya Nursery collection comes available in a choice of grey and white, both with natural spindles and legs, to give a gentle nod to mother nature.

The two-tone, Scandinavian inspired nursery furniture is versatile and practical too. The Obaby Maya Cot Bed can convert into a toddler bed and day bed style sofa when your baby is all grown up and the changer top can be removed and used as a dresser through to their teens!

Bloomingville Bookcase with Animal Drawers

Bloomingville Bookcase with Animal Drawers

Au naturel and oh-so-cute, walk on the wild side with the Bloomingville Bookcase with Animal Drawers.
When we think of nature we immediately think of the animal kingdom! If you’ve decided to opt for a natural nursery theme; including some critters for company is an absolute must!
Including bear, bunny and panda storage boxes – your tot will be totally smitten with these friendly fellows. Store books and toys on the open shelves and keep other essentials hidden away.
Nursery storage has never looked so adorable!

Bloomingville Jute Nature Rug/ Woood Adelaide Medium Pendant Light/ Bloomingville Water Hyacinth Bear Basket with Lid

Bloomingville Jute Nature Rug

Woood Adelaide Medium Pendant Light

Bloomingville Water Hyacinth Bear Basket with Lid

Not sure how to style a nursery with natural accessories, lighting and décor? Look for designs that are made from authentic materials with untreated textures and let these pieces guide you!
Jute, Water Hyacinth and rattan materials remain raw, preserving their gorgeous natural qualities. Instead of using colour, these materials are instead woven and manipulated to add interest to a room.

Just look at the stunning Bloomingville Jute Nature Rug – the rug’s spiral patterns, intricate design and skilled craftsmanship will bring life to the nursery! And because every design is made from the real thing, each accessory is completely unique and special, just like your little bundle of joy!

By using organic, neutral accents scattered throughout the room; with storage, lighting and furnishings, you can choose any style of nursery furniture and wall colour to compliment them.

Vox Canne Baby Cot Bed 3 Piece Nursery Set

Vox Canne Baby Cot Bed 3 Piece Nursery Set

Speaking of Rattan – the Vox Canne Nursery Set does it best! Showcasing gorgeous cane rattan webbing drawer fronts, the Canne double wardrobe and three drawer dresser bring a natural quality to the nursery without compromising on style.
As chic as it gets – when paired with the natural elements, the delicate golden handles, solid wood legs and curved features create a bohemian look that you’ll wish you had in your own boudoir!
Not just high-fashion, the furniture is all functional too – the cot bed is adjustable and converts into a day bed style toddler bed, add the top changer to the dresser to create a nappy changing station and the wardrobe has enough space for outfits, bedding, toys, books and booties!
Choose from all-birch or pick the complimenting white and black colourways – you can be as neutral or bold as you like!

Panda London Bamboo Set of 2 Fitted Cot Bed Sheets

Panda London Bamboo Set of 2 Fitted Cot Bed Sheets

You don’t have to style the whole nursery naturally! Picking out organic accessories and bedding is quite enough!
Made from sustainable bamboo with a high thread count, the Panda London Cot Bed Sheets are a nursery essential! Naturally antibacterial, hypoallergenic, highly breathable and temperature regulating (not to mention they’re luxuriously soft on the skin) there is no better choice for your newborn! Machine washable too, parents love these sheets just as much as babies do!
Panda also offer matching mattress protectors and bedding sets, ensuring every night’s sleep is a good night’s sleep! They do adult sizes too, don’t you know!

Channel Mother Nature in the Nursery!

Decided to go au naturel? We hope our selection has inspired your nursery plans and we’re sure your little one will go wild for any theme you settle on! Want to know more about any of our recommendations? Call on +44 (0) 1305 231231 or send us an email at and we’ll help you get the nursery primed and ready for their arrival!


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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