Scandi nursery design ideas

Scandinavian design provides the perfect inspiration for a light, bright and clean* nursery that will suit your little one from birth until they insist on sticking up magazine pages of celebrity crushes (although teenagers probably don’t do this any more do they!?). Anyway, I am a huge fan of Scandi design. It has become incredibly popular too in recent years. However, there are so many products out there now, that you don’t have to follow the crowds with an obligatory mountain mural and geometric grey teepee. Here are some of my favourite Scandi nursery picks for 2019…


*If only in design terminology. Escapee raisins and are difficult to avoid from in my experience.


scandi dotty wallpaper



1. Mini dots wall decoration in copper from Ferm Living

At first glance I thought this was (probably pretty pricey) wallpaper but actually they’re stickers and cost only £12 per pack. They are also removable so they won’t do any damage to your wall. It could also be a fun way to include your child in their room decoration. And which child doesn’t love stickers!



scandi children's poster apple



2. Apple Papple poster from Fine Little Day

This poster from Fine Little Day is completely adorable. I also love these earthy vibrant colours as a welcome alternative to pastels and primary colours usually found in nurseries.


They also do pear ones called ‘Pirum Parum‘ and ‘Piggelin




scandi nursery blanket



3. Blanket from Klippan Yllefabrik

Made from 100% organic wool these blankets are super snuggly and would look fantastic as a beadspread or draped over an armchair. They come in a variety of patterns and colours.



Cloud pendant lamps

4. Feather pendant lamps from VITA

These aren’t marketed as children’s/nursery lamps, but I think they would be perfect for a nursery as they are so fun!

They’re made from goose feathers and paper and come in lots of sizes. They would look brilliant on their own or in a collection. Prices start from £49.



cork table nursery


5. Cork table from OYOY

These tables are from the Danish brand OYOY and could be used as tables or seats or both.




ferm cusions



6. Silhouette cushions from Ferm Living

Soft furnishings such as cushions are a brilliant way to bring in colour to a room. I love these ones from Ferm!

£25 each



scandi nursery bookshelf

7. Round shelf from Ferm Living

This round shelf is perfect for children’s books or even those little toys and ornaments that need a place to be displayed!






Children's wall lamp


8. Balloon wall lamp by Globen Lighting

Mood lighting is so important for a children’s room. This wall lamp, designed by Patrick Hall for Globen Lighting, is gorgeous and will give a relaxing soft glow for reading bedtime stories. The lead and switch are the balloon’s string too, so no tricky electrical wiring required, just plug in!

Also comes in white.




Nursery Coat hook

9. Coat hook from Design Letters

This bold and modernist coat hook is from Design Letters using the font designed by architect Danish architect Arne Jacobsen. You can’t get much more Scandi than that!

There’s a hidden hook behind the plate for a coat or rucksack. It would look great in the nursery, or you could even create a wall in your hallway with letters for all the family.




Toy storage basket


10. Toy basket by Ferm Living

This is an absolute essential for a nursery! Perfect for lobbing scattered toys into at the end of a play session.

This one is 40x60cm, but also comes in a smaller size for £43




Ps. the Scandinavian Design Centre provide a 5% discount code if you sign up to their newsletter as a little tip to save some cash. Happy nesting!


Emily  Design for Me


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