Natal Nordic! Scandinavian Nursery Top Picks

Decorating a nursery? Check out our Natal Nordic trend!

Scandinavian design has dominated the world of interiors for the last decade and is going nowhere. The minimalist, functional style is characterised by white walls, light wood tones, and plenty of inspiration from nature, including plants and natural materials. ‘Nordic’ design is often used interchangeably with ‘Scandi’ but tends to be a little warmer and homelier.

All of this makes these interior styles ideal for a nursery – a room in which you want to create as much of an oasis of calm and serenity as possible (to counteract the occasional screaming tot!) Read on for our top tips to bring the Scandi trend into your baby’s room. There’s ‘Nor’ way you’ll be able to resist this adorable nursery furniture!

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1. Ickle Bubba Coleby Scandi Classic Cot Bed, Open Changer and Dursley Chair

Ickle Bubba Coleby Scandi Classic Cot Bed, Open Changer and Dursley Chair

When you think of a Scandinavian nursery, this is probably the look that first springs to mind!

The Ickle Bubba Coleby Scandi Set in Scandi White features three pieces of essential nursery furniture in a beautiful white and wood finish.

There’s a cot bed with teething rails and an under-bed storage drawer, which transforms into a toddler bed as your baby grows. The matching open changing table provides further storage, and the nursing chair is the perfect place to feed and soothe your little one.

Complete the look with natural accessories in neutral tones:

Zuiver Tripod Wood Table Lamp
Carmen Medium Pendant Light
Woood Nando Rug

2. SnuzFino Cot Bed 3 Piece Nursery Furniture Set

SnuzFino Cot Bed 3 Piece Nursery Furniture Set

You might expect Scandi-style furniture to have a white or light neutral colour palette. Whilst this is typically true, there is a place for darker, warmer colours in Nordic design.

This SnuzFino Cot Bed 3 Piece Nursery Furniture Set demonstrates how dark grey can be combined with light wood and natural tones to create a stunning Nordic-style nursery with a slightly edgier, modern feel.

Not convinced? This adjustable cot, wardrobe and changing unit set is also available in white, dove grey, and white and natural finishes, for a lighter look.

3. Vox 4 You 3-in-1 Cot Bed 2 Piece Nursery Set in White & Oak

Vox 4 You 3-in-1 Cot Bed 2 Piece Nursery Set in White & Oak

The Vox 4 You 2 Piece Nursery Set encapsulates not only beautiful Nordic style, but also the Scandinavian values of multi-functionality and sustainability.

The set includes a cot bed and chest of drawers, which can also be used as a changing table with the optional changing top. Many cots these days can transform into a toddler bed as your child grows, but the 4 You goes a step further: as well as a bed, you can also make a desk out of the original cot.

All this means that your little one can still be using their nursery furniture set long after they start school!

Cot bed transition:

Before: 4 You Cot Bed
After: 4 You Toddler Bed
After: 4 You Desk

4. Oliver Furniture Wood Mini+ 4 in 1 Cot Bed in White & Oak

Oliver Furniture Wood Mini+ 4 in 1 Cot Bed in White & Oak

Sticking with the white and wood theme, the Wood Mini+ 4 in 1 Cot Bed in White & Oak by Oliver Furniture is another stunning centrepiece for your Scandinavian nursery.

The cot comes with an optional canopy holder and canopy, which can be draped over the cot for a trend-appropriate, airy feel. Add a mobile to the stand to help your little one drift off in style!

This beautiful cot also has longevity – it can be transformed into a junior or day bed, and even a loft bed, if you purchase the additional conversion kit.

5. Vox Maxim Wardrobe in White

Vox Maxim Wardrobe in White

Having enough storage is crucial in any Scandi-themed room to ensure minimal clutter.

The Maxim Wardrobe by Vox is the perfect Nordic storage solution for your child’s nursery. Finished in white, it has a wardrobe section with a hanging rail concealed by a single door and an open shelving section, ideal for displaying plants or décor.

Shades of cool blue, sage green and warm pinks are often used to compliment the monochromatic tones of Scandinavian design. Accessorise with black and white geometric artwork for a modern Scandi finish.

6. Vox Simple Customisable Baby Changing Unit

Vox Simple Customisable Baby Changing Unit

The name says it all: this Simple Baby Changing Unit is understated, minimalist, and full of Scandi style!

The unit is customisable, so you can choose the colour of the drawer fronts, legs and handles and make it your own.

Four large storage drawers offer plenty of space to store your baby’s clothes, blankets and nappies, and the baby changing top is removable, so you can continue using it even when potty training is done.

7. Obaby High Back Rocking Chair

Obaby High Back Rocking Chair

If you’re looking for a nursery chair to fit the Scandinavian theme, look no further than this High Back Rocking Chair from Obaby.

Whether you go for the grey or oatmeal fabric, the neutral shades will bring a sense of calm to your space – which will be further exemplified as soon as you sink into the cushioned seat and start gently rocking!

With this soothing chair around, your little one will be dozing in your arms in no time – meaning you can get back to bed for some well-deserved rest too!

8. Obaby Maya Toy Storage Unit

Obaby Maya Toy Storage Unit

Available in white and wood, this stunning Maya Storage Unit from Obaby is a stylish way to contain the toys and clutter that come with children (seriously, where does it all come from?!)

Arrange their favourites neatly at night, and they’ll be ready to play with again when they wake up in the morning (we’re praying for 7 am!)

Bonus Scandi points are available for toys made from wood or other natural materials.

9. Kids Concept Toys

Speaking of which, we have a selection of wooden (or mostly wooden!) toys available at Cuckooland.

Our Kids Concept Wooden Xylophone makes a great first musical instrument for your mini-Hendrix, whilst the Wooden Geo Puzzle can help them learn their shapes and colours.

Sometimes, the line between toy and décor overlaps, as in our Woodland Playmat Rug, which functions as both a beautiful, Scandi-style rug – and a fun track for their toy trains!

Kids Concept Wooden Toy Xylophone
Kids Concept Wooden Geo Puzzle
Kids Concept Edvin Woodland Playmat Rug

10. Bloomingville Room Accessories

Finish their dreamy Scandi-style nursery with some eco-friendly accessories from Bloomingville.

Bloomingville combines natural materials and animals to create stunning, Nordic-inspired pieces for the nursery or kid’s room.

The Water Hyacinth Bear Basket and Animal Bookcase offer fun storage solutions that appeal to animal-loving kids, and the Bamboo Clothes Rail is a stylish and sustainable alternative to a wardrobe for hanging up their adorable outfits.

Bloomingville Water Hyacinth Bear Basket
Bloomingville Kids Bamboo Clothes Rail
Bloomingville Bookcase with Animal Drawers

Want to Create a Nordic Nursery for Your Little Viking?

These Scandinavian nursery accessories can help you create the minimalist, natural nursery of your dreams! If you’d like to discuss any of our nursery furniture, call our customer service team on +44 (0) 1305 231231 or email – we’re always happy to help.


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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