There was a time when I used to think that I would have a nursery with the grand crib and all its matchy-matchy dressers. I pictured my baby nestled soundly in a bed that would rival something out of a fairytale. But years later, pregnant and armed with ideas from my Pinterest and Etsy accounts, I chose Storkcraft’s Bradford 4 in 1 crib in white for its simplicity and versatility. A far cry from what I had pictured for my future nursery when I was growing up.
When it comes to furnishing a baby’s room, the crib used to be the central focus and the “piece de resistance”. Headboards were ornate and hefty, there were carvings, layers of wooden molding, and colour even included options of “look-at-me” metallic finishes. All other decor in the nursery took its cue from the crib. The past few years, however, have seen a big shift in style to where the crib has become more subtle and streamlined. Rather than dominating a room with a crib’s decorative detailing, the devil-in-the-details now lie in more simple sleep accommodations that can help showcase well-edited and meaningful accessories.
Below are some inspirational, modern rooms. They have simple, white cribs in spaces that are nothing short of a whole lot of personality.
^It’s all in the details with this soft pink, grey and turquoise room, from the paper crafts to the kitchy pillows and wall decal. Image from Chole Fleury.
^There’s nothing boring about a streamlined crib against dark walls and being surrounded by accessories with pops of colour and texture. Image from Housetweeking.
^The perfect combination of simple elegance with splashes of bold colour. The crib acts as part of a canvas for the room’s unique architecture and fun decorations. Image from Carousel Designs.
^Bright, airy and serene, and filled with handmade details. Image from On to Baby.
For a similar look as the above rooms, create your little one’s nursery with the Storkcraft Sheffield 3 in 1 Crib or Mission Ridge 3 in 1 Crib (as shown directly below) and personalize it with unique accessories, Etsy finds, and DIY projects. The Sheffield and Mission Ridge are currently both under $100.00 at Walmart.com and are convertible to accommodate as your little one grows.