Our Favourite Nursery Trends for Spring and Summer Babies
It won’t be long before your Spring/Summer baby arrives on the scene! The countdown to their arrival is just around the corner, so there’s no better time to start designing their first bedroom.
But, with (nearly) unlimited nursery trends to choose from, settling on a scheme is easier said than done! Throw in a due date ‘deadline’ along with the prospect of DIY – and tackling a nursery transformation is suddenly reduced to the bottom of your to-do list…
If you’ve been putting off decorating the nursery, we’re here to get you back on track. Experts in all things nursery furniture, we’ve scoured this season’s trends and shortlisted our favourite looks, to save you time. Paired with Cuckooland’s most popular picks and style tips – making a decision will be a doddle!
1. Baby Botanicals
Parents-to-be are loving botanicals! From whimsical woodland wall art to tropical themes, this trend can be created in many ways. Inspired by nature; botanical-themed first bedrooms embrace earthy colour schemes, organic materials and nods to our favourite leafy flora and fauna.
The Obaby Nika Mini Cot Bed 2 Piece Room Set sits perfectly with this trend. Pictured against an olive green feature wall, the adjustable and convertible Nika Mini Cot Bed is framed by this bold colour! Transporting little ones to the rainforest, a statement mural completes the look here. The Obaby Nika range comes in three colour options – with a textured wood effect finish to bring this set to life. Pair yours with jute storage baskets, macramé wall art and natural rugs to recreate the scheme. Throw in a few child-friendly air-purifying plants (out of reach of curious kiddies) and your future eco-warrior will have a fitting first bedroom!
Encouraging your nature-loving little one, without going for green – the Vox Milenne Baby Cot Bed 3 Piece Nursery Set has been paired with a delicately patterned wallpaper, that compliments the furniture’s vintage-inspired aesthetic. Including flowers, seeds, buds and leaves – this pastel wallpaper would showcase your love of the great outdoors in a fresh new way! Available in indigo, grey or white – the cot bed, dresser and wardrobe each feature gold hardware, carved details and decorative panelling – so your choice of botanical wallpaper/stamps/removable decals won’t be limited!
2. Muted Maximalism
Flipping the ‘more is more’ trend on its head and toning it back (just a tad) – muted maximalism would be perfect for the nursery! Sticking to bold prints, layering textures, pattern clashing, and metallic accents – but all in a muted, neutral colourway – you’ll be creating interest without needing sunglasses when you step into the nursery.
Want an example? The Galipette Sacha Convertible 3 in 1 Cot Bed has been made from pine and beech wood with colour block drawer fronts and guard rails. The white and natural wooden combination cot has then been styled with an etched mural, rattan floor lamp, metallic pendant light, layered jute rugs and woven storage baskets galore – all in soft tones! On paper, you wouldn’t think it would work, but it does. Be bold with your selections and introduce plenty of sensory textures for your little one to explore.
If you’ve skipped the gender reveal and want to wait and see, styling the nursery in gender-neutral neutrals with a muted maximalist twist – will be perfect for your baby – boy or girl!
3. Timeless Traditional
You can’t go wrong with a timeless, traditional look in the nursery. Sitting somewhere between antiquated and modern; traditional trends stand the test of time and can be styled with new and pre-loved accents. Traditional nursery furniture, décor, accessories and furnishings incorporate quality materials, finishes and forms and are versatile to style.
Want to go for this ‘back to basics’ nursery trend – then the Oliver Furniture Seaside Rocking Baby Crib is a great starting point. This timeless design has been crafted from sustainably sourced European timber with a child-safe white lacquer finish, that boasts traditional joinery along with modern fittings for added security. To go with this classic rocking cradle – stick to the trend and try your hand at installing panelled walls in the nursery (or use ‘panelled’ wallpaper or wall paint and trick the eye to get the same effect – Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen style)! As for the bedding – knitted blankets and breathable cotton soft accessories will cosy up their cot. Get their extended family involved and ‘commission’ a few handmade pieces your little one can treasure forever. Then when it’s time to move them out of their crib and into a full-sized cot, you won’t have to re-decorate either! Phew!
4. Pretty Pastels
Speaking of panelling – Vox has got this trend down to a T – pastel style! Ticking two trends in one, without the need to decorate – the Vox Vintage range arrives with pastel drawer fronts in a choice of 6 gentle colours. From tall boy dressers to baby changing units and coordinating cots and wardrobes – choose from blue, pink, green, yellow, white or oak effect. Introducing calming colours into the nursery creates a relaxing space for both you and your baby to enjoy. And when painting and decorating are out of the question, this can only be achieved with your furniture, bedding and accessory choices.
A must-have accessory to go along with your pastel 3-piece nursery set – the Leander Matty Changing Mat. Available in 7 complimentary shades, along with optional cotton towels, this easy-to-clean, slip-resistant changing pad can be mixed or matched with your choice of Vox furniture.
And when you’ve fallen for a pastel shade, everything else will just fall into place too! Picking out nursery bedding, toys and artwork is made so much simpler. You can fit your theme to your colour scheme and you’ll know exactly what you’re looking for. Share your chosen colour with family and friends and they can coordinate baby-shower gifts too – smart!
5. Boho Baby – Organic Shapes
Curves, arches and organic shapes can be seen popping up in living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and even nurseries! It’s like there has been a ban on 90-degree angles – either way, we are loving this new trend. This relaxed and carefree look takes inspiration from Boho designs and styles. Boho is back baby! Combining natural materials, unique features and neutral tones – this eclectic trend couldn’t be better suited to the baby’s room. Plus, when there are no sharp corners to worry about, the baby-proofing has already been done for you!
The Vox Canne nursery furniture sets couldn’t be more boho if they tried! All including gorgeous rattan details and gold hardware, the real star of the show is the Paris Baby Cot Bed. The oval-shaped cot bed comes in three colour options – black, white or birch – all with angled oak wood legs. The elegant design is practical too – with rounded safety rails to promote better airflow, a height-adjustable bed base and a convertible design that later turns into a toddler bed – your boho baby would have everything they need from a cot, and more. Ready to be styled with rattan baskets, lights, shelves (rattan everything really!) – stick to a neutral scheme with mobiles, bedding and décor or add in pops of colour to give your boho baby’s room a signature touch – you can break the rules with boho styling! Just stick to organic shapes and textures and you’re right on trend.
6. Scandi Nursery
Scandinavian design has been a popular interior trend since the 1950s and continues to showcase its simplistic, uncomplicated and practical approach with soft colours, organic materials and natural influences. Say that 10 times fast! Originating from the Nordic corners of the globe, where hygge (a feeling of contentment) is deep-rooted in the culture – Scandi design must also be cosy and comfortable. Everything a nursery should be too!
If you’re trying to capture this look and atmosphere in the nursery, you can’t go wrong with Vox – specifically the 4 You Baby collection. We’re certain you’ll want every piece from the range, but if you had to choose, the Vox 4 You 3 in 1 Cot Bed has to be number one. The two-tone, white and natural wooden cot ticks the Scandi trend, but has a few hidden features we think you’ll appreciate too… A height adjustable bed base, removable spindles and a toddler bed conversion kit. Adapting to suit growing tots, the frame even becomes a full-sized desk. With three pieces of furniture in one, the folks at Vox are a clever bunch! We offer a professional installation service should you need a helping hand creating your dream Scandi nursery and finding your hygge feeling.
7. Soft and Cosy
Sitting nicely with Scandi and the hygge way of thinking, soft and cosy is a trend in itself! Think all things snug, homely, and relaxing and you’re on the right track. Just keep ‘snug as a bug in a rug’ in mind when picking out furniture, accessories and bedding, and you’ll have this trend in the bag!
The Obaby Savannah Swivel Glider Reclining Nursery Chair was made for you comfort-seekers and snuggle bugs! Upholstered and cushioned on every side, with a supportive chair back and deep seat, it’s a spot for you and your baby to relax, rest and bond. The 360-degree swivel and gliding feature is a happy bonus so you can gently move and soothe your newborn during feeds. And when your baby is snuggled up in their crib, pop your feet up on the recliner and take a well-earned nap yourself. Style with a blanket and a side table and it’s a lovely spot to catch up on your reading – if you ever get the chance!
8. Minimalist, Modern and Multi-functional
Similar to Scandi style, minimalist and modern nurseries suit twenty-first-century families. Packed with practical features to aid new parents – look for smart furniture, space-saving designs, convertible frames, removable accessories and built-in storage – all in a contemporary package. Still not sure how to recreate this trend? See the Galipette Celeste Convertible 5 in 1 Cot Bed for a masterclass in minimalist modern.
This multi-functional cot bed cleverly combines five pieces of furniture into one compact footprint – saving on space and additional furniture purchases! Including a cot bed, changing unit, chest of drawers, hanging rail, and a bench seat – you’ll have everything you need in one spot. Along with recessed handles, a pull-out trundle drawer, a removable baby changing attachment, and a toddler bed and desk conversion kit, it’s a wonder how Galipette managed to fit everything in. It’s the Tardis of nursery furniture! Made from natural wood sourced from sustainably managed forests – this minimalist modern design is eco-friendly too. Everything a twenty-first-century tot deserves!