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Four Minimalist Baby Nursery Design Inspirations for the Modern Family

  • "Simplicity involves unburdening your life, and living more lightly with fewer distractions that interfere with a high quality life, as defined uniquely by each individual." – Linda Breen Pierce.

    Let me ask you a question: what are your stress levels like right now? Pretty low? Moderate? Are you feeling pinched by everything you feel you must do before the new baby arrives?

    If your stress levels are even a little bit high today, read on! Today, I am going to share with you a few inspiring minimalist nursery designs.

    white crib with grey crib sheet and buffalo check crib skirt

    These minimalist nursery designs achieve a simplicity which will help you to reduce your feelings of stress. Each inspiration will save you time, money, and space. Additionally, the designs will create a beautiful, lasting nursery which will add to your quality of life for many days and months to come.

    These minimalist nursery designs achieve a simplicity which will help you to reduce your feelings of stress. Each inspiration will save you time, money, and space. Additionally, the designs will create a beautiful, lasting nursery which will add to your quality of life for many days and months to come.

    Learn what it means to 'do more with less'

    Taking a minimalist approach to your nursery design will allow you to clarify what you really want in the space.

    Accessories and art added to the room can be used strategically. Identify two or three main focal points which incorporate into a theme for the room. For example, you might add a sculpture to a feature wall to enhance the dimensions of the wall. You might also add a textured, pink rug to enhance the neutral grey palette of the room's furniture.

    soft pink rug on hardwood floor in front of baby crib in nursery

    Avoid covering too much of the available space. Particularly if you are incorporating warm tones into the room's design, a 'too-busy' space can make everything feel cluttered and overwhelming.

    Good lighting also requires a careful balance. Avoid dim lamps which might cause eyestrain for you and your new arrival. Identify areas of the room where you know you will have to perform a lot of tasks, such as beside the nursery chair. Place your lamps and fixtures near these areas.

    Source lasting comfort for your nursery furniture

    Minimalism does not equate to discomfort! Finding a comfortable and long-lasting nursery chair will simplify and enhance your life. It will allow you to pull late-night hours with baby like a champ, plus it can grow with your family.

    You can re-imagine your nursery chair at any time. Integrate the clean lines and simple aesthetics of our Midnight Collection  into your chair's new design. This will save you money while also keeping the space fresh over time.

    black and white nursery chair with giraffe print lumbar pillow

    Finding other furniture that has a duel-use, such as seating that doubles as storage, will offer flexibility for the space. This is particularly ideal for smaller nurseries, where space is at a premium!

    Be clever with closet space

    A closet can be an entire universe onto itself. Take full advantage of the closet space that you have to keep things organized and tidy. This will reduce your feelings of stress!

    mom reaching for decorative storage basket in baby's closet

    An organizer on the back of a closet door will keep everything you need close at hand. It will also add new storage space to your closet. You might also consider integrating separators into the closet space. These tools will help you to separate out your baby's clothes based on sizes each month, making it easy for you to stay on top of everything.

    Let a flow emerge for toys and books

    As with our recommendation for art and accessories, do not try to overfill shelves and baskets with toys and books!

    Instead, organize a few favorite playthings into themes. Place these at different stations around the room. Find a flow that makes sense for shifting these toys around the room. This will keep the room fresh and functional for your family over the course of time.

    white book shelves above change table for books and small keepsacks

    If you are feeling any level of stress about the work to come for your new baby's nursery design, take a moment to pause and breathe. Minimalist nursery designs offer plenty of beauty, comfort, and style, all within a simple package which will enhance your quality of life!