For a long time, decorating the nursery consisted of choosing your favorite character or animal and filling the room with prints, bedding, and accent pieces that bore his or her likeness. While this may have created a fun atmosphere in the nursery, itís very unlikely this served very well to match or enhance the rest of your home. While we certainly wouldnít suggest sacrificing the happiness of your baby in the name of design, we feel itís our responsibility to let you know that itís now possible to have the best of both worlds- a happy baby and a stylish, contemporary home.
The move to make baby furniture more modern and cohesive with the rest of the home is evident in the fact that many designers of products for adults are now offering baby furniture. These products enable you to create a nursery with a unified design, and one that echoes the style of the rest of your home.
Baby Furniture Modeled After Modern Classics
One of the most well-known pieces of 20th century design is Eero Aarnioís Ball Chair. Having inspired numerous reproductions and the creation of other retro-modern, fiberglass pieces, the ball chairís impact on modern design is undeniable. In fact, even baby furniture has been inspired by this fiberglass classic.
The Fresco Classic Contemporary Baby Chair bears an undeniable resemblance to Aarnioís Ball Chair. This chair from Bloom Baby is conveniently adjustable and features a 360-degree swivel seat for easy access. With this chair, your baby furniture easily integrates with the overall look created by your contemporary furniture.
Modern and Multi-functional
Some of todayís best contemporary furniture is admired for being multifunctional. Baby furniture is also joining this category. Spot on Square, Amenity, and Argington all offer cribs that adjust as your baby grows. The Hiya Crib from Spot on Square features an adjustable platform that can be moved into three different positions to best accommodate a growing baby. The Oeuf Classic Crib from Amenity and the Sahara Crib from Argington both transform into toddler beds with optional conversion kits. Youíll be amazed at how fast your baby grows. Take advantage of these cribs that are both convenient and cost-effective.
Once you have all of the essentials of your nursery in place, itís time to start thinking about accessories and the overall look of the room. New products with modern style, like those mentioned above, make it easy to create a contemporary look in your nursery. Now itís time to make this look your own. Many of the same elements and decorating ideas you use in your own living area transition seamlessly into the nursery.