Nursery Decor Trending Right Now

Are you expecting a new addition to the family? When you first find out the fantastic news that a baby is on the way, you think you’ll have plenty of time to get all the essentials ready and decorate the nursery… but the big day quickly springs up on you! They’re here before you know it!

When it comes to picking out nursery furniture, bedding and accessories, there are so many options it can all feel a bit overwhelming at first. But planning out your little bundles’ first bedroom is such a special moment. It’s the room they’ll grow up in!

You’ll also be spending a lot of time in the nursery. You want your newborn to love their new bedroom, but you should love it too! With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of home interior trends that are here to stay and we hope they’ll inspire your plans for the nursery. Featuring futureproof furniture, timeless designs and standout accessories; create an unforgettable nursery!

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Cottagecore Aesthetic and Vintage Styles

Cottagecore can be seen everywhere! From clothing to gardens – Cottagecore encompasses everything comfortable, cosy, whimsical and countryside inspired. This trend centres around simple living, going back to basics and being at one with nature. Think Beatrix Potters’ cottage and you’re on the right track. Floral patterns, plants, natural materials, rustic accents and delicate details are some of the things you’ll find when you think Cottagecore.

Vox Milenne Baby Cot Bed 3 Piece Nursery Set

If you’re trying to recreate this look for your little one, the Vox Milenne Baby Cot Bed 3 Piece Nursery Set is a great starting point. Available in a choice of colours, it’s a joy to style up. Featuring delicate gold handles, carved details and vintage-inspired panelling – this timeless design embodies the quintessence of Cottagecore! The cot bed is height adjustable and can convert into a toddler bed, the drawers and doors are soft-close and a baby changing table can be added to the dresser. Pair with floral wallpaper, natural soft furnishings, lace accents and lightweight bedding to complete the look. If the Cottagecore theme has been outgrown, this gorgeous furniture would suit other looks too – it’s such a versatile collection!

Seaside Inspired

Spring has finally arrived, the sun has started peeking out, and summer is just around the corner. The warmer weather is inspiring lots of bright and colourful themed décor! If you’re expecting a summer baby and stuck on a trend or theme for their first bedroom, a seaside or ocean inspired nursery would be simply stunning. It’s the perfect theme if you want to get creative and add a burst of colour!

Obaby Nika Mini Cot Bed

The Greywash Obaby Nika Mini Cot Bed is great if you’re not sure where to start. The wood effect looks almost like natural driftwood! Pair this gorgeous cot bed with other seaside and beach themed accessories, bedding and wall art, to follow the theme. 

See the Bloomingville Barney Crab Bookcase, Bloomingville Ice Cream Coat Rack and Cotton Ball Lights Pacific LED String Lights if you need some inspiration. Paint the walls with bright coastal-inspired colours to complete the look!

Bloomingville Barney Crab Bookcase
Bloomingville Ice Cream Coat Rack
Cotton Ball Lights Pacific LED String Lights

Tactile Textures

A wonderful way of adding warmth and interest to the nursery is by introducing varying textures and materials; whether that be through bedding, toys, or furniture! Babies begin learning through touch – developing and understanding the environment around them through physical contact. By creating a space with plenty of safe tactile textures and sensory stimuli for your little one to explore, you’ll be helping with their development.

Gaia Baby Tweed Serena Rocking Chair

The Gaia Baby Tweed Serena Rocking Chair has been upholstered in a gorgeous tweed fabric, in varying colours. Ergonomically designed, it’s a soothing spot to bond with your baby. Great for nighttime feeds and reading bedtime stories together – the comforting shape, gentle rocking motion and tactile texture of the Serena Rocking Chair will have your tots nodding off in no time. And when they’re grown, it will still be a cherished addition to the home.

Lasting Style – No More ‘Buy It and Bin It’

Environmental impact and reducing waste is at the forefront of everyone’s mind at the moment! We’re all trying to do our bit to be less wasteful and protect the planet. Not just through recycling every chance we get; our home furniture choices can help reduce our carbon footprint – and that’s in the nursery too!

Picking nursery furniture that’s made from eco-friendly materials, responsibly sourced wood or recycled/repurposed pieces can be a help, but unfortunately, this can often bump up the price tag. So, what can you do? Look for furniture with longevity! Avoid the ‘buy it and bin it’ designs around.

Vox 4 You 3 in 1 Baby & Toddler Cot Bed in White & Oak

The Vox 4 You 3 in 1 Baby & Toddler Cot Bed in White & Oak, converts from cot bed to toddler bed to desk, and will see your baby through to their teens and beyond! Simply adapt the frame to continue re-using the furniture. Lasting years instead of just months; you’d be helping reduce waste and your youngster’s furniture is totally gorgeous at the same time. Ticking other trends – the Scandi design and white and natural styling can be paired with any décor, bedding or nursery theme you settle on.

Sculptural and Curvy Designs – Softer Shapes!

Sharp lines and straight edges are out, and curvy, rounded designs are in! Create a soft and soothing space for your baby by opting for sculptural inspired nursery furniture and accessories. Not only are rounded edges safer for tots, avoiding bumps and bruises, but smooth lines create a more relaxed environment for your little one to sleep and play in.

Vox Paris Baby Cot Bed

The unique oval Vox Paris Baby Cot Bed features curved sides to create a soothing spot for babies to snooze. Available in a choice of colours with natural wood details, the bed base is height adjustable and converts into a toddler bed when the cot stage has been outgrown. With matching furniture available, all featuring cane rattan webbing – another on-trend design detail – this Scandi inspired set would look chic and elegant in any nursery.

Leander Classic Baby Cot in Walnut with Optional Extension Kit

We couldn’t talk curves without mentioning the Leander Classic Baby Cot! Not a sharp edge in sight; the rounded design will comfort your little one while they count sheep. Designed with adjustable mattress positions, removable rails, a toddler bed stage and an optional conversion kit – it can be used from birth until 7 years of age, making it future-proof. If you decide on the walnut colourway, you’re also ticking off another trend – rich deep brown tones are making a comeback!

More is More – Maximalist Style

Maximalist styles are here to stay in 2022! Not just in living rooms, kitchen and bedrooms – this ‘more is more’ trend can be seen in nurseries too.

Incy Interiors Ellie Metal Cot

The Incy Interiors Ellie Metal Cot is bold and beautiful! The traditional metal cot frame has been styled in a lustrous rose gold metallic finish that will stand out for all the right reasons. This dazzling design is practical too. Made 100% baby-safe, rigorously tested and with two mattress height levels and an optional conversion kit, the Ellie Cot can transform into a toddler bed. Pair with eye-catching accessories, bedding and décor to run with the theme. Or if you’re easing yourself in with maximalist style, let the cot be the centrepiece in the nursery and coordinate with more neutral accents around your little one’s room. Available in other metallic finishes, this elegant addition will be cherished by your tots!

Found the Nursery Trend For You and Your Baby?

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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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