8 Modern Nurseries That Will Have You Paring Back Your Baby's Space

Updated 03/05/18

When designing a nursery for a baby on the way, you want to create a space that serves as a snug and safe home for your little one—filled with elements that will delight them—that's also cohesive with your own aesthetic. After all, you'll be spending just as much time in there. If your style leans minimalist, nursery design can be a tricky space to navigate. You want the nursery to be equipped with all the comforts that will keep your baby happy, and yet your propensity for clean design means there's little tolerance for clutter or lots of color.

To inspire a space for parent and baby alike that balances comfort, functionality, and beautiful design, we've rounded up eight modern nurseries that fit the bill.

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With pops of pastel color, this modern nursery comes to life without becoming too busy. Geometric patterns create cohesion throughout the space, while black-and-white motifs pare back the otherwise playful palette.

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A minimal approach to design doesn't mean the result can't be dynamic. A smart use of color in a well-chosen element, pared back by neutrals and white for everything else, keeps the design clean and deliberate.

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Grown-up décor sensibilities aren't off-limits for children's spaces. Incorporate design elements you already love—like rattan, Persian rugs, and geometric prints.

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A nursery doesn't need colors to be a cozy place for your little one. Whites, creams, and light earth tones make for a gorgeous palette—especially with warm textures like sheepskin, plush, or faux fur.

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Working with natural wood, white, and greenery instantly brings together any room with a modern vibe that's also bohemian. Add more touches of color with toys displayed on a shelf.

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Or keep things light with different shades of cream, which can help smaller nurseries feel more open and airy.

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The furniture you choose can be enough to instill a clean, modern look. An Eames rocker and an X-shaped book caddy are two statement elements that modernize the space.

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A natural beechwood crib in an elegant oval design instantly becomes the focal point of a modern nursery. Pair with wood shelving in a matching stain for a cohesive look with a clean design.

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