20 Shops For Amazing, Modern Nursery Decor
Plan a cool, inspired space for your child by tapping into the designs sold by modern furniture and home decor manufacturers and makers.
Looking for modern and midcentury-inspired decor for your baby's nursery? Get started by browsing this selection of 20 makers and manufacturers, and have fun dreaming of and outfitting your child's future nursery. It's one of the pleasures of nesting as a new mom-to-be.
We bought the Sleepytime Rocker as an alternative to a glider, thinking that the rocker would have a longer lifespan in our home. A few years from now when we're done rocking in the nursery, its ash legs and light seat will coordinate nicely with our living room furniture.
Little Oasis Nurseries
I love the colorful patterns used in the handmade bedding from this Etsy shop, and if the item you want isn't already stocked, you can select a fabric to have your own sheet, cover, bed skirt or blanket custom made. A few faves? Multicolor bears, taxicabs and blue and citron fishies.
The Alma mini crib is perfect if your living space is limited. This crib takes up a smaller footprint in your home, but its stylish design and color options won't mean you need to tuck it in a corner out of the way. Not only is it on casters for ease of transport and narrow enough to wheel through doorways, it's also easy to fold and store away if its your secondary solution (or that crib that you leave at the babysitter's house).
We chose the Rhea crib for our nursery, but I also love the pairing of the clean-lined play table with chairs designed to look like bunnies and bears (irresistible – they're the ones shown at the top of this post!). It can transition from a nursery to a toddler and preschool activity table with ease.
Charlie Crane products are harder to come by (the company is based in Europe) but like me, you'll probably fancy the wall-mounted NOGA changing table. Its bentwood design offers storage and infant comfort in one.
Looking for a wide variety of nursery and big kid bedding? This online store has dozens of great contenders for boy, girl and gender neutral decor. One of my favorites is the black and gold Aztec bedding, but the metallic gold dotted sheet seems like a fun pattern to snooze on too.
Elks & Angels
I found baby's favorite cuddly bear at Elks & Angels. Made of Australian sheepskin, this little guy isn't actually so little – the bear is 12" x 10" (and just 1" thick), making him a cozy companion for lounging on the couch or napping in the car.
Make a personalized keepsake of your baby's milestones using one of the infographic-style posters sold by Strange Birdy. Cute enough to hang in a nursery so you'll never forget to fill in special details, and so precious that you'll want to frame it once it's complete.
Baby Hammocks that you can use well through your child's toddler years! (I'll be assembling this beside an adult-sized hammock and really settling in during my 4th trimester.)
Art for all via artist Stacie Bloomfield, whose illustrations have been a popular accent in my daughter's room (we have the gray sheep, calico cat and Bernese Mountain Dog). Not only is she known for her prints, but she makes adorable pillows, home goods and apparel from her designs. She even had her artwork used for a unique line at Land of Nod last year!
Charley Harper Art Studio
Start your baby young when it comes to loving art by the midcentury American Modernist artist. Choose from board books, or buy patterns to make your own quilt or needlepoint. One of my favorite products is the Flock of Birds wall graphic. It would be a great accent that can live long beyond the newborn years.
If you're looking for more wall decal styles, Graphic Spaces has a lot of different designs and themes to decorate your nursery – and many of the graphics are set to accommodate your child's name for a personal touch!
Aflutter with Scandinavian tradition, FERM living's products also have a modern graphic appeal. From bedding, to shelving, to the most memorable wallpaper, you won't be challenged to find something adorable for your kid's bedroom. (Bonus: Lots of stuff for mama and dada to enjoy throughout the rest of the house.)
Flensted mobiles are for sale in many modern nursery decor shops. Fall in love with the entire collection here, and learn about the backstory inspiring this art of movement and balance.
I have to list eBay because it's a great source for out-of-the-ordinary finds both new, old, and gently used. For example, I framed a vintage rocking horse woodworking pattern for my nursery, and it's one of my favorite pieces. It's a good source for old puzzles (frame them if they're too fragile to play with!), classic books, and other items that make you nostalgic for your own childhood, and you can also find deals on new modern toys and accessories too.
Aden + Anais
Aden + Anais was my favorite for swaddles with my firstborn, and the soft muslin fabrics would be perfect for crib bedding too. The dream blanket is topping my list right now – a cuddly wrap for babies that will transition to an easy piece of bedding for a bigger kid (it comes in 14 colors, so good luck narrowing it down).
I love the graphic appeal of this personalized art from Petit Collage, and I love even more that the pieces are produced on sustainably harvested wood and framed with such a pretty, white finish.