Nursery Inspiration for Modern Transitional Style

Ever since finding out we’re pregnant, working on our nursery has been top of mind. It’s hard to forget, between vetting contractors for our addition (since we’re turning our office into the baby’s room) and prepping for construction! We’ve just started the process with our interior designers at Urbanology Designs, who will be presenting some concepts to us in a few weeks. We gave them a very honed down Pinterest board Johnny and I made lots of comments on detailing what we like and don’t like about each image In the meantime, I thought it’d be fun to share some nursery inspiration with you all! While of course this is for a child, we also want the space to be classic and timeless so it’s a space they can grow into as we don’t plan to redecorate in the future.

gender neutral nursery inspiration from west elm, crate & kids, pottery barn kids, and pottery barn

I love this gender neutral design for a smaller space because it’s light and airy. My favorite part is absolutely the clouds wallpaper – it’s youthful and whimsical while still neutral and sophisticated. It makes such a statement and complements this rug really well, which comes in three other colors perfect for a child’s room. With all the other main pieces being softer, including the glider and flush mount, I love how this mid-century inspired crib anchors the space. Beyond the wastebasket, which is of course more functional, the duck print, giraffe rocker, and stuffed puppy are precious touches that make the space feel all the more like a nursery.

nursery inspiration for boys from arhaus, west elm, wayfair, amazon, cole & son, kathy kuo home, and serena & lily

You can likely use this nursery inspiration for girls as well, but there’s a few touches that lean slightly more masculine. Similar to how the darker crib grounds the room in the last design, this one does as well. Other black accents include the chandelier and toy car, and the black lines on this rug are fun because they mimic the black lines in the crib! The cream/ivory of the curtains, glider, and basket – that would be great for toys – complements the other color of the rug! I can’t get over how stunning this wallpaper is. It would also age so well. Finally, I think this dresser is fantastic because it adds some unexpected contrast and warmth.

nursery inspiration for girls from pottery barn, anthropologie, janie and jack, and amazon

Our style overall is fairly gender neutral, which made putting together this feminine nursery inspiration for girls so fun! This dresser is absolutely beautiful, and I love the combination of grasscloth inspired texture, brass, and lucite. It’s a unique piece we’d have in our home forever! The iconic Anthropologie mirror and these bow curtains were must adds, and I like how they’re not as modern as the other main pieces of furniture, including this stunning acrylic crib. I’d love using this chandelier in a room with high ceilings, especially with this bold floral wallpaper because it looks like an upside down bouquet. This lamb doll, pegasus rocker, and smart changing pad are the finishing touches.

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