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18 Modern Nursery Ideas

18 Modern Nursery Ideas

The modern nursery is fresh and sophisticated. Its goal is clean lines, sculptural elements, and a clutter-free environment where only the things you need are displayed. Opt for a neutral color palette, splurge on a stylish light fixture, and you’ve left babyish behind and created a space where your little one can grow into it and enjoy for years to come.

1. Modern Boho Style

 Modern Boho Style
 100 Layer Cake-Let

This beautiful baby’s room spotted on 100 Layer Cake-let features clean lines, minimal dressings, and a healthy dose of modern boho design. The large-scale floral print on the wall, richly textured rug, and dramatic potted plant are all hallmarks of this new and popular take on bohemian style.

2. Color Pop

Color Pop

 Nothing Down About It

Pops of bright kelly green bring life and energy to this fun and modern and fun room shared by Oakley Peterson of Nothing Down About It. Black-and-white spaces featuring modern lines and graphic prints and patterns are popular, and the addition of a strong accent color gives this space a bold and refreshing twist.

3. Chalkboard Mural

Chalkboard Mural
Gray House Studio

A one-of-a-kind graphic chalkboard mural is a showstopper in this realistic take on the woodland-theme nursery spotted on Gray House Studio. It’s the perfect solution for a modern gender-neutral nursery.

4. Bold Boho Style Print

 Bold Boho Style Print
 Tellkiddo

A large-scale boho style cactus print sets the scene in this modern nursery room from Tellkiddo. Vibrant green plants add an extra dose of life, energy, and color to this richly textured, gender-neutral space.

5. Textile Haven

xtile Haven
 LoomandKiln/Instagram

Texture and pattern rule in modern design to add richness to an understated, neutral aesthetic. The soothing palette of this nursery, spotted on Instagram, puts both of these key elements to good use, creating a warm and vibrant space without the need for bright color. 

6. Modern Duo

Modern Duo
 Style Me Pretty

With its clean lines, sparse accessories, and an emphasis on balance and symmetry, this swoon-inducing nursery for two, featured on Style Me Pretty, boasts plenty of modern appeal. The large round feather hanging light fixture heightens the modern feel in this room. Gold accents add the perfect touch of glam for a look that’s sophisticated and stylish for twins.

7. Starry Night

Starry Night
 Suzann Kletzien Design

Created by Suzann Kletzian Designs, this modern nursery in rich blues and neutral tones, offers a subtle take on a celestial theme. The navy blue wall is enhanced with metallic dot decals to suggest a glimmering night sky. Star maps and other celestial charts adorn the walls, elevating the concept without overwhelming the room’s chic contemporary aesthetic.

8. Graphic Statement

Graphic Statement
Kukun

This streamlined nursery features an oversized graphic print showcasing a favorite bunny. The added triangle decals add the perfect touch of whimsy to this sweet, contemporary nursery spotted on Kukun.

9. Modern Eclectic

Modern Eclectic

This one-of-a-kind nursery design featured on Apartment Therapy combines midcentury modern furniture, funky accessories, and abstract art into a fun and spunky design. A black accent wall can be soothing in a nursery, and it helps the artwork and yellow curtains stand out.

10. Nordic Charm

Nordic Charm

Bright, clean, and thoroughly modern, this nursery exemplifies modern Nordic design. The contemporary aesthetic which creates functional, kid-friendly spaces that inspire a sense wonder by putting an emphasis on imagination and play. Here, lively patterns, whimsical art prints, and fun accessories bring this simple, modern nursery found on Petit & Small, giving the room its unique charm.

11. On Point Modern

On Point Modern

This sweet little nursery, created by Regan Baker Designs, proves that modern decor and popular nursery themes are not mutually exclusive. The trick is to stay understated. Here a simple modern space incorporates a few key elements to suggest favorite nursery themes.

12. Graphic Mix

Graphic Mix

This cheery little nursery, featured on Apartment Therapy, boasts a lively mix of graphic patterns all tied together in a clean black-and-white color scheme. A sculpted geometric pendant lamp in glossy black adds the perfect touch to this modern space.

13. Textile Haven

Textile Haven

Texture and pattern rule in modern design to add richness to an understated, neutral aesthetic. The soothing palette of this nursery, spotted on Instagram, puts both of these key elements to good use, creating a warm and vibrant space without the need for bright color.

14. Modern Mountain Range

Modern Mountain Range

By taking the understated, geometric approach, this adorable, gender-neutral space, featured on Project Nursery, offers a subtle nod to the rustic woodland theme without compromising its clean, modern style.

15. Black, White, and Gold

Black, White, and Gold

This ultra-sophisticated nursery space, featured on Project Nursery, is the perfect example of a nursery that doesn’t look like a nursery.

A former television reality show celebrity wanted a simple, modern space designed for her little one that would blend in with the rest of her home and would grow with her child. With this nursery’s clean lines, modern furnishings, rich textural accents, and bold abstract art, this black, white, and gold beauty more than fits the bill.

16. Moroccan Beauty

Moroccan Beauty

Inspired by a trip to Morocco, this simple yet chic space, designed by the style maven behind the popular wedding blog Ruffled, combines clean modern style with jet-setting flair.

The two-toned midcentury modern-inspired crib and the adorable full-color camel print on the wall make the perfect statement in this otherwise understated space. Moroccan-style touches blend in seamlessly, including the ottoman on the floor, woven basket and light fixture, and the rich red fabric draped on the crib.

17. Bold Boho Style Print

A large-scale boho style cactus print sets the scene in this modern nursery room from Tellkiddo. Vibrant green plants add an extra dose of life, energy, and color to this richly textured, gender-neutral space.

18. Midcentury Modern

18. Midcentury Modern

A generous splash of pink with rich navy and gold accents makes this sophisticated nursery, designed by Elisabeth McKnight, all vintage.

The dresser, oversized mirror, and abstract statement piece over the crib are classic midcentury modern elements. The plants and print rug add the perfect touch of whimsy to the mix.

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