Shop the look: calming natural nurseries

Natural, simple, pared back. It’s a decorating style that’s catching on as an antidote to our super-busy lives and one that’s made for the nursery. If you want to create a nursery with a sense of calm for baby, keep it simple with a range of natural materials.

Nursery furniture and decor items crafted from wood, wool, and rattan are all widely available in the shops. When mixed with a neutral colour pallet of whites, browns and soft grays it creates a wonderfully calming space, perfect for settling tired little bubs.

Here are some beautiful natural nursery rooms to inspire you, along with some suggestions if you’d like to create a similar feel.

Shop the natural look …

1.   Olli Ella Macrame hanging bassinet – from Nursery Design ($445.50)
2.  Fiona Walker Felt elephant head  – from Leo & Bella ($190)
3.  HK Living Brown rustic leather pouf – from Twig and Moss – Was $425 Now $250
4.  Olli Ella Beni Moroccan rug – from Olli Ella ($699)
5.  Numero 74 Teepee – from Leo & Bella ($308)
6.  Olli Ella Etched Berber rug – from Olli Ella ($699)
7.  Kalon Studios Caravan cot– from Kido Store ($1495)
8. Pony Rider Born of Wild Things flag Pony Rider ($119)
9. Olli Ella Grey tasselled belly basket – from Olli Ella ($55)
10. Olli Ella Large Neutra basket – from Olli Ella ($160)
11.  Pony Rider The Craftsman throw – from Pony Rider ($149)
12. Kalon Studios Caravan dresser – from Kido Store ($2295)


Natural nursery inspiration

neutral nursery The Animal Print Shop

As your baby grows, introduce pops of colour easily into the natural nursery with accessories. The image above from The Animal Print Shop shows how adding just a few bright cushions and a coloured mobile can subtly change the feel of the room.

Layered textures

Layering textures make a room look comforting and warm and this lovely natural nursery featured on Domino is a good example of how that works.

Mixing natural shades

Mixing different shades of natural materials in a room lends a warm, inviting feel to the space. This nursery from Cheetah Is The New Black shows how to make it work.

A bassinet is the perfect starting point for a nursery design, and we’ve found a stunning selection of rattan bassinets that will add the requisite earthy feel to baby’s space.