The minimalism trend isn’t new in interior design. However, it has gone through many changes throughout the years. There was a time when minimalism was seen as cold and expensive. It certainly wasn’t something parents wanted in a nursery!
But today’s minimalist nurseries are not cold or stark. They don’t even cost that much to set up, thanks to affordable pieces from designers and stores. Minimalist nurseries are light, airy, and free of clutter. They have more space for your baby to play and explore.
For many families, minimalism is far more than a decor scheme. It’s a way of life. It’s about keeping fewer things in the home and making space for experiences. Minimalism means doing away with clutter, leaving room for you to breathe.
Elements of Minimalism
So what does a minimalist nursery look like? One thing’s for sure, no two nurseries will be alike! The focus of minimalism is on fewer but quality pieces, soothing color palettes, and simplicity. Minimalism doesn’t always have to mean straight, stark lines. Use some greenery to bring warmth. A spot of color on the wall always commands attention.
Less is more with minimalism. It’s all about using fewer pieces in the nursery. Stick to items that are functional and serve a purpose. Fewer large pieces of furniture mean less clutter, not to mention less to clean!
Large dressers, closets, and decor items tend to collect dust. It’s harder to keep the nursery clean when you have to move so many things out of the way.
This means you’ve to be wary of purely decorative pieces. Try to bring in items that pull double duty. So a short dresser that can double as a window seat. Or an art piece that can become a toy for the baby.
Look for pieces that can transform as your baby outgrows the nursery. A crib that becomes a day bed or toddler bed is more useful than one you have to discard in a couple of years!
Minimalism doesn’t mean you’ve to throw out every color except black or white. Monochromatic and black and white schemes are popular in minimalist nurseries. But many rooms feature a bright focus wall or eye-catching colors throughout the space.
Play with neutral colors like beige, grey, or even soft pastels. Many parents like to use soothing colors like blue, sage, or cream instead of too bright tones.
In a minimalist nursery, the focus is on functional pieces. Select a few must-have or essential items for your family. This can mean restricting yourself to a crib, dresser (if you don’t have a closet), changing table and a comfortable chair or two. Remember that what’s essential to someone else may not apply to your family.
Stores make it seem like every new baby item is a must-have. But really, the essentials are just a handful of pieces that will work for you.
Quality over quantity
Minimalism has the reputation of being expensive. But that’s down to people looking for high-quality furniture. Buy one sturdy piece that will last instead of 4 or 5 that need to be replaced often. It’s good for your wallet and the environment!
Choosing quality pieces has additional benefits in a nursery. Remember that babies grow up quickly. Within a couple of years, your child will no longer need a crib. The closet may not be able to hold their toys and clothes.
Quality pieces will grow with your child and you won’t have to throw them out any time soon.
Natart Collections for a Minimalist Nursery
Building a minimalist nursery doesn’t restrict your choices. Rather it prompts you to think hard about what you and your baby really need in a nursery. Combine quality furniture with soft colors and statement decor pieces. Simple furniture with elegant details are a great idea for your nursery.
The Taylor Collection
The Taylor collection is the latest addition to our catalog. It offers a simple and classic look that won’t ever go out of style. The headboard features an elegant frame with classically detailed moldings to make a unique statement. After all, who needs a nursery that won’t adapt to your baby’s changing needs?
The Ithaca Collection
The Ithaca collection is often seen in minimalist nurseries. And no wonder! It uses contemporary lines that will work well with the rest of your home. But the antique finish can also complement a more traditional house decor. It comes in a range of finishes with the brushed finish a favorite for its added detailing.
The Belmont Collection
A minimalist nursery needs at least a few statement pieces, so why not make the crib the center of attraction? The Belmont collection is all about refined elegance. It evokes a special charm with detailed top molding. Select a crib with or without headboard to match the rest of your house.