Parenting / 22 March, 2023 / Ellie Thompson
A Scandi-inspired nursery is an excellent choice if you want to create a modern, minimalistic bedroom for your new arrival. We’ve teamed up with Scandinavian children’s furniture giant Stokke to share a few top tips on how to get started.
How to create the ultimate Scandi nursery for your baby
Neutral colour palettes
Scandinavian style is known for being both practical and versatile. The way you use your space is just as important as how it looks. Curating your dream Scandinavian nursery will involve a neutral colour palette, clean lines and a mix of layers and textures. Choose a bright, well-lit space and decorate in muted tones and natural wooden floors to create a calming atmosphere.
Choosing furniture for your Scandi nursery
It may be wise to choose your furniture before you decide on the colour palette for the walls. A Scandi-inspired bedroom should be minimal and accented with classic, beautiful and functional furniture that will last. Invest in neutral furniture in whites, greys or warm natural woods – all key traits of true Scandi style.
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The Stokke Sleepi Nursery Collection is a premium range of furniture carefully designed to support you and your baby from the very first day you get home from the hospital right up until they start school. Stokke’s nursery collection is timeless, multifunctional and able to meet the needs of your growing child with minimum fuss. And with this collection, the feng shui will always be on point in your nursery.
Stokke Sleepi Mini
Your baby’s crib should be the heart of your nursery, and aesthetically, the Sleepi Mini is the perfect centrepiece in any Scandi-inspired baby’s room. The soft, oval design creates a safe, nest-like environment for your child and can be made even dreamier with one of Stokke’s gorgeous breathable canopies. The beautiful yet compact crib has lockable swivel wheels so you can keep your baby close at all times or rearrange the nursery as needed.
Made of solid European beech wood, the Sleepi Mini has functionality at the forefront of its design. You can adjust the base to make lifting your infant in and out of the crib so much easier. And at only 67 cm / 26.4 inches wide, the cot is ideal for smaller nurseries tight on space.
Stokke Sleepi Bed
Stokke’s Bed Extension Kit allows you to seamlessly convert your Sleepi Mini Crib into a Sleepi Bed while avoiding any disruptive sleep transitioning. Perfect for growing babies and toddlers all the way up to 5 years old, the height position of the mattress can be adjusted as your child gets bigger and reaches the inevitable climbing stage. You can remove the wheels and one side of the bed for easy access so when your child is old enough, they can get in and out of their bed independently.
The Stokke Sleepi concept has been developed with sound sleep and safety in mind.
Both the Mini Crib and Bed are available with a new firm and breathable Sleepi™ mattress, which exceeds the highest safety standards so you can enjoy complete peace of mind that your little one is sleeping safely and soundly.
Stokke Sleepi Changing Table
The Stokke Sleepi Changing Table is a standalone piece of furniture and a really useful addition to any nursery. Its oval shape complements the Mini Crib and Cotbed and its design is set to make nappy changing a breeze.
The ideal height for changing your baby, the Sleepi Changing Table allows for sideways and parent-facing changing. There’s space underneath the table so you can stand closer to your baby, and an open shelf for storing essentials.
Stokke® Sleepi™ Dresser & Changer
If you want to save on space, a dresser and changing combo can be a godsend. The Sleepi Dresser & Changer is designed to be the ideal height for baby change. Like the changing table, this clever piece of furniture allows for sideways and parent-facing changing. There’s also plenty of space under the dresser to stand closer to your baby. There are also three spacious push-to-open drawers to hold your baby’s clothes.
Imagination and play
It’s time to get creative, adding pops of colour and whimsical, playful accents to spark imagination and encourage play. Your Scandi-nursery should invite adventure; it should be a place where the most colourful dreams come true.
A string of fairy lights, framed prints, stickers, hand-sewn bunting and other touchable textures will make wonderful additions to your baby’s nursery. Choose items you can swap and change up as your baby grows – all within the backdrop of a beautiful room that lends itself to change.
Avoid the clutter
Scandi design is all about simplicity. There will come a time when your child’s toybox is bursting with the latest soft toys and games, but at baby age, you can get away with keeping clutter to an absolute minimum, so make the most of it!
Being environmentally conscious is a hallmark of Scandinavian design, and with Stokke, you can build your baby’s nursery knowing you’re doing your bit for the environment too.
As well as their commitment to producing high-quality, durable products, Stokke believes that caring for children also means caring for the planet. The popular parenting brand strives towards creating responsible and sustainable solutions for families. Functionality, quality, and timeless design ensure Stokke’s much-loved products last for generations.