Magical Tips for a Woodland Themed Nursery

If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise. If you go down to the woods today, you’ll never believe your eyes. For Cuckooland will make you beam, with style and whimsy and woodland themes!

Take inspiration from the changing seasons and create a cosy nursery that evokes memories of an enchanted woodland forest, plucked straight from your favourite fairy tale. Whether you already know the gender or you’re waiting for the stork to give you a surprise, create a magical play land of wonder that is suitable for both boys and girls! We’ve handpicked a superb selection of forest-themed bedroom essentials, to make kitting out your child’s nursery a walk in the woods.

The Land of Nod

At Cuckooland, we know that choosing a child’s first crib can be tricky – with so many options to choose from it can be difficult to find the perfect one. For those first few months, a Moses basket is an ideal choice, allowing your precious angel to stay cosy and safe inside. It also gives you the option to nurse your newborn from the master bedroom, before they make the transition into their own room. Our sweet selection of traditional designs will complement your theme to perfection.

Being close to baby is important for every parent and that’s why the Snuzpod is gaining a lot of popularity. This beautifully designed crib can attach to the side of a parental bed for comfortable and safe co-sleeping. The three in one bedside crib can be used as a Moses Basket, Bedside Crib or stand alone Cot. So when it comes time to move baby into the enchanted woodland themed nursery, the Snuzpod will perfectly compliment your babies surroundings.

Newborns grow at a rate of knots, so it’s a good idea to invest in a bed for 6 months onwards whilst you have the time to shop around. The best designs are expandable, meaning you don’t have to replace their bed after a few months. Contemporary cots and toddler beds will grow with your baby as they blossom into a child. Our Baby Caravan Cot is inspired by a storybook circus wagon, with stationary sides that are completely adjustable. And with non-toxic, solid European maple wooden bars, you can have peace of mind when your teething tot starts gnawing on the furniture!

Snuzpod 3-in-1 Bedside Crib
Baby Caravan Cot & Toddler Bed

Essential Nursery Pieces

A changing station is a crucial investment for your nursery, and will be an absolute godsend when nature decides to call unexpectedly. However, when focusing on a themed nursery, you want furniture that doesn’t distract from your concept. Looking for a sleek yet practical storage option? Choose a changing station that has built-in drawers. We love the smooth curves of the Lincoln Dresser & Baby Changing Unit, designed to give your woodland wonderland a vintage feel.

However, it’s not just nappies and wet wipes that need storing in your nursery. As your angel grows, so will their list of belongings! Make like Tarzan and swing through the forest with our wonderfully unique Kids Tree Bookcase. The fun and quirky shape will add an interesting dimension to their room, and be a talking point for any visitors! Ideal for storing those baby essentials, as well as their blossoming collection of books, this will be a star attraction in your child’s room for years to come.

Lincoln Dresser & Baby Change Unit
Kids Large Bookcase in Grey

Creatures of the Forest

The animals come marching two by two! Add to the magic of their room with some of Cuckooland’s favourite cuddly creatures. Perfect for playtime, these tame beasts are fantastic for invigorating your child’s imagination. An irresistibly cute investment, our rocking horses from nursery specialists Little Bird Told Me make a magnificent centrepiece for your woodland nursery. And, when your tot is ready, a wonderful toy for playtime!

Whilst we’re on the topic of cute, cuddly beings, Cuckooland loves the fabulous selection of animal rugs from ethical company Sew Heart Felt. Not only are they an eye-catching addition to your décor, their soft texture will also stimulate your child’s sense of touch as they learn to navigate the big scary world! Choose from a fabulous fox, a sleek sheep or a crafty badger; each is handmade using eco-friendly, fair trade felt & wool fibres, so you can create a natural haven that also does the environment good! You can’t put a price on that.

Rufus Ted Rocking Horse
Little Bird Told Me Rufus & Ted Rocking Horse
Kids Plush Henry Bear Rug

The Finishing Touches

The final details make a forest-themed nursery come alive. Vibrant printed wallpaper can tie all of your statement pieces together to create a stunning space for their early years. Wallpaper can be a tricky element to get right, particularly in smaller rooms. Therefore, we would recommend choosing subtle colours and pretty patterns, such as our Enchanted Wood Designs by Hibou Home. Available in lilac, peony pink or duck egg blue, these wallpapers create a soothing retreat, and one that is sure to send your baby to sleep with two thumps of a rabbit’s tail!

At Cuckooland we know that soothing your bundle of joy can be a struggle sometimes. For those nights when your little one has trouble getting to the land of nod, cocoon them in a Luxury Sleeping Bag. Featuring a beautiful unisex design, it will make cuddles a treat as you rock them gently to sleep. Just one of our beautiful selection of baby gifts, make sure you pop it on your wish list if your friends and family ask what to buy for your new arrival!

Enchanted Wood Themed Wallpaper
Baby Sleeping Bag
SnuzPouch Sleeping Bag 2.5 Tog in Cloud Nine

So there it is, our tailored guide to crafting a one-of-a-kind woodland nursery that both you and you child will adore. With everything from the bear necessities to the ‘cherry on top’ finishing touches, Cuckooland is here to help you create a fairy tale space that’s practical as well as magical. You’re going to be spending a lot of time in your new arrival’s nursery, so use your creativity and browse our nursery collection to make it your favourite room of the house.

Our nursery experts are always on hand to help – simply call us on +44 (0) 1305 231231 Mon-Fri 9-6pm or email and our super friendly team will reply immediately.



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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