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Nursery Ideas - Style: Modern

SF Showcase Finals!
SF Showcase Finals!
SEN Creative
Photo: Lauren Andersen © 2018 Houzz
Minimalist nursery photo in San Francisco
SF Showcase Finals!
SF Showcase Finals!
SEN Creative
Photo: Lauren Andersen © 2018 Houzz
Example of a minimalist girl dark wood floor nursery design in San Francisco with multicolored walls
NURSERY FOR BABY GREY
NURSERY FOR BABY GREY
Amy Bryant Interiors
Nursery - modern gender-neutral dark wood floor and brown floor nursery idea in Other with gray walls
Central District Townhouse
Central District Townhouse
Ore Studios
Ellie Lillstrom
Example of a small minimalist gender-neutral carpeted and gray floor nursery design in Seattle with gray walls
NURSERY FOR BABY GREY
NURSERY FOR BABY GREY
Amy Bryant Interiors
Example of a minimalist gender-neutral dark wood floor and brown floor nursery design in Other with gray walls
Grays Ferry Townhouse
Grays Ferry Townhouse
Kaminski + Pew
Nursery with new paint, furniture, and accessories
Inspiration for a mid-sized modern boy medium tone wood floor nursery remodel in Philadelphia with blue walls
Hermione's Elephant Nursery
Hermione's Elephant Nursery
SISSY+MARLEY
Minimalist nursery photo in New York
Greta Crib
Greta Crib
Room & Board
Add softness, warmth and a cozy feeling to your baby's nursery with our Greta crib. Handcrafted by a family-owned company in upstate New York, Greta is constructed from solid maple and durable, low-emission MDF. The crib's end panels are wrapped in fabric and tufted for extra detail and a soft look and feel. Greta features a non-toxic finish that's free of lead, phthalates and formaldehyde and is GREENGUARD-certified. And with the option to convert to a toddler bed, Greta easily grows with your baby. We're proud to bring you exclusive cribs designed to keep your baby safe. We ensure each crib meets or exceeds all U.S. government safety standards, as well as CPSC requirements and ASTM standards.
Art Lover's Modern Nursery
Art Lover's Modern Nursery
Vanessa Antonelli Designs
A modern nursery for an art-loving family. Chris Veith Photography
Mid-sized minimalist boy dark wood floor nursery photo in New York with blue walls
NEUTRAL NURSERY - GRAY
NEUTRAL NURSERY - GRAY
OLLI+LIME
Minimalist nursery photo in Sacramento
Baby Flower
Baby Flower
Turbo Beds
This flower inspired bedroom set features elegant curves, contemporary lines and bursts of pink and purple. Whimsical round knobs give it a playful look.
B+W NORDIC NURSERY
B+W NORDIC NURSERY
OLLI+LIME
Minimalist nursery photo in Sacramento
Baby Cotton
Baby Cotton
Turbo Beds
This baby bedroom set features elegant curves, contemporary lines and a crisp white colorway. Round, over-sized knobs give it a playful look.
Inspiration for a modern nursery remodel in Miami
Central District Townhouse
Central District Townhouse
Ore Studios
Ellie Lillstrom
Nursery - small modern gender-neutral carpeted and gray floor nursery idea in Seattle with gray walls
Louie's Nursery
Louie's Nursery
Crowell + Co. Interiors
Brad + Jen Butcher Photo
Nursery - modern nursery idea in Nashville
Louie's Nursery
Louie's Nursery
Crowell + Co. Interiors
Brad + Jen Butcher Photo
Minimalist nursery photo in Nashville
Scarsdale Home
Scarsdale Home
YDC design
Alexey Gold-Dvoryadkin
Large minimalist girl carpeted nursery photo in New York with multicolored walls
SOHO RENOVATION NYC
SOHO RENOVATION NYC
HI Construction Corporation
Nursery - large modern girl carpeted nursery idea in New York

A modern nursery is a simple and functional take on a baby’s room. It emphasizes the basics, creating a clean and bright space that both parents and children will love. Minimal furniture and decor will help make the nursery feel airy and light, bringing a sense of calm where it’s most needed. Learn how to nail the look with the following modern nursery ideas.

Stick with the Basics

To achieve the minimalist nursery style that’s so attractive to many parents, you’ll need to do your best to limit the amount of things you bring into the space. Babies don’t need much more than a safe place to sleep and a spot to have their diaper changed, so a basic, sleek crib and dresser that can double as a changing table are all you need. If you want a glider for nursing or relaxing, find one that’s simple yet comfortable and doesn’t call attention to itself.

White walls and muted colors will help guide a modern nursery in the right direction. A monochrome or neutral palette keeps things calm and soothing. Natural wood works well for furniture, as does black and white. You can add in hints of pastel colors or small pops of brighter colors to inject some sweet or funky vibes into the nursery, but don’t go overboard. Geometric and graphic patterns in small doses or on large scales, like a blown up wall mural, can add a fun touch.

Use Functional Decor

It’s easy to go wild with decor in a baby’s room, but to stay with a modern theme you’ll want to take the minimalist route. Create modern nursery decorations from necessary elements, like lighting. Have a stylish overhead light or lamp double as a statement piece. Invest in a design-worthy crib and dresser that stand out on their own. Use chic storage bins and baskets to keep things corralled and uncluttered. Try not to bring anything extra to the space that doesn’t add some sort of function; this will keep things sophisticated, clean and relaxing.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a modern nursery renovation or are building a designer nursery from scratch, Houzz has 2,598 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Ore Studios and SEN Creative. Look through nursery pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a modern nursery design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful modern nursery photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.