Yes, a baby nursery can be minimalist yet stunning.

It doesn’t take much for a beautiful and efficient minimalist baby room. All you need is some simple and minimal decor and furniture essentials.

I will explain why some items are essentials in a baby nursery, even a neutral, simple, and minimalist one.

A baby takes at least a year to really absorb and interact with the decor of the room. So, in the first days, you can focus your budget only on what really matters and still have a pretty nursery!

It is possible a beautiful minimalist baby room

This post is for minimalist moms, moms with a limited budget, or simply parents who understand the value of a minimalist lifestyle.

With the excitement of the baby’s arrival, we all dream of a room that expresses all the love we feel. It seems that the decor communicates, in a way, the intensity of everything we are feeling.

I am not here to say certain types of rooms are right or wrong but to show the benefits and be an inspiration for a simple and beautiful baby room.

For this post, I thought of a clean, neutral, gender-neutral baby room with little decoration, a lot of quality, and an affordable budget. I also draw on my personal experience with my 4-month-old in suggesting items.

Minimalist Nursery Essentials

White Minimalist Nursery  Drawer Double Dresser

A dresser is the most essential item on this list! Although you can change your baby’s diapers on your bed and store his clothes in your wardrobe, I don’t recommend it.

A dresser with a drawer will be a safe place for diaper changing – and also won’t destroy your back.

Besides, the newborn skin is very delicate, so their clothes must be kept in an appropriate and exclusive place.

6 drawer dresser- ModernNursery
Lolly 6-Drawer Double Dresser – Project Nursery l Modern Nursery
6 drawer double dresser – ModernNursery l Project Nursery
Tanner 6-Drawer Assembled Dresser  Project Nursery l Modern Nursery l Maisonette
Linea by Leander Dresser in Oak – Scandiborn
Linea by Leander Dresser in White – Scandiborn
Brooklyn 3-Drawer Dresser – Project Nursery
Scoot 3-Drawer Changer Dresser – Project Nursery

Nursery Lamp and Nigh lights:

Coming into this world and being exposed to so much strong artificial light is probably not very pleasant to a baby who spent 9 months in the dark, cozy womb.

A cute, minimalist lamp is super useful when sitting in your rocking chair to nurse your little one. They are perfect to put out enough light without being too much light during the night.

A cozy environment to have that special moment with your baby makes all the difference and helps mamma and baby to keep calm while breastfeeding!

Solid Oak Whale Night Light –Smallable
Konges Slojd – Cloud Lamp in Off White – Scandiborn
A Little Lovely Company – Mini Cloud Light White – Scandiborn
Deer Light – Project Nursery
Miffy Lamp – Smallable
Cam Cam Hot air balloon light – Windflower Creme – Scandiborn
Miffy Star Nightlight White – Smallable


Minimalist shelves:

Nursery shelves are good to organize a lot of stuff, from small decor items to books. An affordable way to have an organized and pretty nursery.

Babou 3-tier shelf – Rose in April x Smallable Massala l Smallable
Rafa Kids – L SHELF in Natural & White l Scandiborn
Bohème Shelf Natural l Smallable
Small Rattan Shelf Natural l Smallable
Bracket Shelf with Hanging Rod  – Etsy

Baby Nest:

Your newborn will probably not be able to sleep alone in his crib unless he feels as safe and snug as he was in the womb. In my experience as a mother, the nest is as important as the crib itself, and as you can use up to 6 months, it is worth investing in a good one so that your little one always feel protected and cozy early in life


Organic Cotton Soft Dotted Moses Basket Grey – Liewood on Smallable. Photo @rebeka.liepina
Organic Cotton Soft Dotted Moses Basket Cream – Liewood on Smallable
DELUXE+ DOCK – Dockadot
Organic Cotton Soft Dotted Moses Basket Grey – Liewood on Smallable
Organic Cotton Soft Dotted Moses Basket Cream – Liewood on Smallable
Pressed Levaes Organic Cotton Baby Nest – Camcam on Smallable


My baby’s favorite mobile is my hands! haha, she loves when I play with my fingers and it’s one of the biggest secrets to distract her when she’s crying. That being said: Mobiles don’t need to have anything special, because any movement keeps them entertained. For this post, I chose beautiful, simple, and minimalist mobiles.

Wool felt mobile Grey – Smallable
Star Mobile – Etsy
Musical Striped Angel Bunny Mobile – Smallable
Musical Mobile Light grey – Smallable
Little Lamb Mobile – Maisonette
Little Lamb Mobile – Maisonette

Nursery Glider/rocking chair:

A very essential item, especially postpartum, when you are learning to breastfeed.

I regretted not buying a Rocking Chair. Babies need rocking to sleep, which makes me have to stand with her all the time, otherwise, she won’t sleep, and sometimes it gets exhausting. Maybe with a rocking chair, I could just sit and wait for the chair to do the work and make she fall asleep.

COMPASS ROCKER – Modern Nursery l 2Modern
Kai Rocker – Modern Nursery
kiwi glidder recliner – Modern Nursery


Since we are in a post about a minimalist nursery, where less is more, my suggestion is not to spend too much on a crib. The mattress is more important than the crib itself, so all the suggestions here are for convertible cribs, precisely because it lasts longer since you can keep using it for your toddler later.

Some more expensive, others cheaper, but the important thing is that they are simple, with good reviews and convertible. To check our complete guide of the best modern minimalist cribs, please look at this post. If you like modern-minimalist round cribs, you might find something here.

Scoot 3-in-1 Convertible Crib – Maisonette
Hudson 3-in-one Convertible Crib – Maisonette l Buybuy BABY l Modern Nursery
Lolly 3-in-1 Convertible – Modern Nursery
Harlow Acrylic 3-in-1 Convertible – Maisonette
Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib in White/Washed Natural – ModernNursery l Buybuy BABY
Non Toxic Acrylic Convertible – Maisonette

Wall art

It’s not essential, but we have to agree that it makes a lot of difference in the look and feel of the environment.

1 – moon / 2 – rainbow / 3 – tiger

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