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Modern Nursery Ideas

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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 2,265 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including POTOMAC KITCHEN AND BATH LLC and Peak Roofing Contractors. Look through nursery photos 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 ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.