Designing a beautiful nursery can be almost as exciting as welcoming a baby. It’s important to create a space not just for sleeping but also to enjoy such a special time. Still, there’s no denying the amount of pressure on new parents to choose the right things to buy or put on a baby registry. This isn’t just because of social media but also because there’s so much to choose from it can feel overwhelming.
However, there’s nursery furniture that’s impossible to go wrong with. Either it stands the test of time for decades or becomes a must-have almost instantly. Here are six pieces of iconic baby furniture that parents love.
Happiest Baby Snoo Smart Baby Sleeper Bassinet
The Happiest Baby Snoo Smart Baby Sleeper Bassinet has become a true status symbol in recent years. There’s a good reason for this—while it’s one of the most expensive bassinets on the market (although the brand has a rental program), there’s nothing worth the cost of a good night’s sleep for newborns and especially their parents. This doctor-designed piece rocks the baby to sleep as well as aids with sleep training.
Best of all, unlike most smart technology products, it’s beautifully designed. With a mid-century modern inspired style, it features white angled legs and wood accents that feel warm and charming.
Snoo also has a fun line of nursery accessories including the Snoobie Smart Soother, which is an adorable cloud-shaped sound machine that plays everything from white noise to rain sounds.
Petite Keep Trunks
Petite Keep Trunks might not technically be iconic yet, but this emerging brand is definitely on its way, especially for parents creating traditional or grand millennial nurseries. Petite Keep trunks are gorgeously designed and the perfect place to store everything from baby keepsakes to stuffed animals. Available in blue, pink, green, white, and navy, or without accents such as an engravable lock—these trunks can be customized with a choice of different fabrics and embroidery on the inside.
There are many ways to style a Petite Keep in a nursery. Some people keep it open, while others like it closed—or multiples in different sizes can be stacked.
Nestig Wave Crib
Nestig’s Wave Crib converts from a mini-crib to a full-sized crib and toddler bed. So, it can be used for several years, which makes it a smart investment. The lockable wheels also make it easy to go from a parent’s room to a baby’s room with ease.
Available in Natural and White wood, sustainability sourced from Brazil—it’s also non-toxic, lead and phthalate-free. This makes it extra appealing to today’s “crunchy” parents.
The aesthetic of this piece is truly representative of the modern, Scandinavian-inspired look that’s so incredibly popular in nurseries today. The curved edges also make this a unique piece that feels very much of the moment.
DaVinci Jenny Lind Collection
For those who prefer a traditional nursery look, there’s nothing more iconic than DaVinci’s spindle-accented Jenny Lind Collection. It has been around for more than 30 years and remains popular today. This is one of the most affordable collections on the market with the convertible crib costing just $199.
It is also available in a variety of colors from dark wood to white, green, and even a feminine pink. There are also enough pieces in this collection to decorate the entire nursery, including bookshelves, nightstands, and dressers. The Jenny Lind collection is also non-toxic and Greenguard Gold certified.
Stokke Tripp Trapp
Much like the Jenny Lind, the Stokke Tripp Trapp high chair has major staying power. It recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Designed by Peter Opsvik—it’s hard to believe the design isn’t new because it was so ahead of its time. Adults appreciate the Tripp Trapp becasue unlike standard plastic high chairs, it doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb amongst adult furniture.
With adjustable height, depth, and footplates, it’s a product that can grow with families for years. Made primarily from European beech and oak woods, this high chair is both sustainable and durable. Best of all, it comes in seventeen different colors including Natural Oak, Black, and Serene Pink.
Oilo Studio Glider
A modern icon, Oilo Studio gliders have been made popular by the many celebrities that have them in their nurseries including Khloe Kardashian, Christina Haack, Halle Berry, and Sienna Miller. Available in a choice of 24 fabrics along with matching ottomans, these chairs are just as comfortable as they are chic. Best of all, they easily integrate into any style of nursery, whether it’s traditional, contemporary, or modern. Many parents even use them as accent chairs in a living room when there’s no longer a need for a glider.