Nursery Ideas for a Summer Baby

Summer is all about positive vibes and sunny days. And if you’d like your baby’s nursery to follow suit, bright and bold furnishings are the name of the game.

So if you’re expecting a little one over the next couple of months, we’ve got plenty of ideas to create a summer-inspired nursery. Bring the sunshine inside with these fun tips…

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Go wild with tropical and floral print

Tropical plants and colourful flowers thrive in the summer. To add a summery twist to your nursery, go mad with vibrant floral print. It’ll remind you of those warm evening walks through countryside fields – minus the hayfever!

This lovely rocker by Charlie Crane (below) is summer in a nutshell. Its lively hibiscus pattern is totally energizing and packs a punch – helping you create a cheerful mood throughout your nursery.

Plus, it’s perfect for newborns and follows your baby’s natural movements. So if you’re welcoming a baby this summer, they’ll be rocking away before you know it…

Levo Baby Rocker in Beech Wood with Hibiscus Flower Cushion

Bring the sunshine indoors

Sunshine yellow decor instantly gives you feel-good vibes. In fact, yellow is widely considered to be the happiest colour in the world.

So if you’d like to create a summer-themed nursery, don’t hold back on those yellow accent colours. Dot some yellow accessories around your nursery for maximum positivity.

With this contemporary kids’ wardrobe from Vox (below), you can add a splash of yellow to your nursery without going overboard. With one bright yellow door, it’s just enough to add a bright summery feel. The dreamy combination of grey and yellow is perfect for nurseries – and it’ll go the distance and look great as your little one grows up.

To really bring out the brightness, team this wardrobe with yellow soft furnishings and accessories. In striking yellow, this alarm clock by Newgate Clocks (below right) adds a bit of sunshine to your nursery – though you might not need to set the alarm during those early months!

Vox Concept 2 Door Wardrobe in Grey & Yellow

Newgate Charlie Bell Echo Alarm Clock

Take inspiration from your holiday

Who doesn’t enjoy a trip to the seaside? When you’re by the beach, your troubles melt away as fast as your ice cream.

If you’d like to bring those feel-good beach vibes home, look no further than our Casami Beach House Cupboard (below). With its traditional beach-house style, it’ll take you straight back to those carefree days by the sea.

Whether you want a space to store nappies or fold away those baby grows, this versatile unit is ideal for nurseries. And you can choose between 4 stunning colours: pastel pink, satin white, cool grey, or mint green. Whichever colour you choose, you’ll enjoy a summery ice cream shade to remind you of those hot summer months.

Casami Beach House Cupboard

Keep it light and bright

Lighter evenings, lighter clothes, and lighter food… during the summer, it’s all about keeping things nice and light.

And your baby’s new nursery is no exception. Avoid deep and heavy colours, and decorate your nursery with a fresh and airy colour palette. This means the summer sunshine will easily flood into your baby’s room and bounce off the walls – creating a space that feels bright and open.

Why not try keeping three walls white and using one bright ‘feature’ wall? With one wall of bold paint or patterned wallpaper, you can keep the nursery looking light and fresh whilst adding a fun twist – perfect for summer months.

This cot from OBaby (below) is finished in a light grey wash and white. With its driftwood tones and lighter look, it’s ideal for a summer nursery. And no matter how often you redecorate, this cot will always blend into your interior.

Obaby Nika Mini Cot Bed

Fill the nursery with rainbow toys

Add splashes of bright colours around your nursery to create a fun summertime feel. Bright and mix-matched colours give off a playful and energizing vibe. So don’t hold back – go wild and embrace all colours of the rainbow.

Le Toy Van can’t get enough bright fun colours. Their selection of wooden toys is responsibly-made, educational, and oh-so colourful. Oh, and kids won’t be able to drag themselves away!

Le Toy Van Petilou Building Blocks and Bag

Le Toy Van Petilou Rainbow Cloud Walker

Use a summer sky colour palette

If you’re decorating a nursery this summer, why not go for sky blue? While the sky might not always look bright blue during the summer (it’s usually more grey in the UK), you can hold onto those clear days with light blue nursery furniture.

Take a look at the Vox 3-piece nursery set in pastel blue (below). With a light and airy blue finish, you feel summery just looking at it.

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

Decorate with sunset tones

With sunset pink and orange tones, you can create the perfect summery feel. Not only is it a warm and inviting colour palette, but it’ll remind you of watching those stunning sunsets you see on holiday (and occasionally at home…). The perfect way to wind down before bedtime!

Vox Vintage Tall Chest of Drawers in a Choice of Oak or 5 Pastel Colours

Kids Concept Wooden Toy Guitar

Prepare for a summer baby with Cuckooland

If you’re prepping a nursery for a summer baby, you’re in the right place. Whether you’re after nursery accessories, wallpaper, or furniture, we’ve got everything you need to get started.

If you’d like a helping hand creating your nursery or have a question about our furniture, give us a call on +44 (0) 1305 231231 or send an email today.


With more than 8 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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