Nursery Design: 9 Decor Essentials

Interior Stylist Magdalene Liacopoulos from The Bebe Style Co. shares her favorite nursery décor pieces from The Tot


Deciphering what is a ‘need’ versus a ‘want’ is always a challenge when selecting décor for a nursery, and the trick is to find a balance where function and practicality meets style.

Here, I share my picks and why they should be at the top of your shopping list…


Top Nursery Decor Picks


There’s no denying that I am passionate about storage solutions, which is why this elegant storage basket is at the top of my list when it comes to décor essentials. Why? It’s a cost-effective solution to home organization that has a myriad of uses, from stashing toys and books, bedding, and even laundry.

I honestly believe you can never have too many.

Olli Ella Neutra Basket Large

Oli Ella Neutra Lidded Basket

$105 – $150

Multiple sizes available




Whether you want a stylish statement piece for your nursery, or comfy, practical seating for the home, this Swivel Glider and Ottoman set has you covered. Its modern wingback design conveys contemporary style, while its smooth gliding and 360-degree swivel motion add functional value.

Babyletto Toco Swivel Glider& Ottoman Tweed Grey

Babyletto Toco Swivel Glider and Ottoman




Since you now know how wild I am about storage, I will always recommend investing in a dresser that can double as a change station. When choosing a dresser, go with a style that’s  simple, elegant and won’t date.


Babyletto Lolly Three-drawer Dresser


More colors available



Good quality bedding tops my list as one of the must-have, non-negotiable items. The cot and bedding is the most used item in your nursery, which also means the space needs to be safe and comfortable for your baby. I would always recommend selecting 100% cotton and ensure that you never skimp on quality.


Atelier Choux Organic Fitted Sheet

Atelier Choux Organic Fitted Sheet




Made from a soft and breathable linen-cotton blend and filled with warm batting, the Louelle Play Mat/ Quilt can be used for tummy time, sleep time, cuddle time and more.


Louelle Playmat Quilt in Husk Grey

Louelle Quilt




Because…would it be a nursery without a mobile? I love that this colorful hand-felted design by Petit Pehr featuring a turtle, elephant, lion, giraffe and a whale.

Petit Pehr Noah’s Ark Mobile




Reading plays such a big role in both yours and your child’s life from birth until, well, what can seem like forever! When working with clients, I always recommend incorporating a reading area in the room, whether it’s a stand-alone bookshelf or something fixed to the wall. What I love most about the Babyletto bookcase cart is the added function of wheels, which means this beauty can live in the nursery during baby phase, and then as your baby grows, it can be carted (pardon the pun) to the playroom.


Babyletto Presto Acrylic Bookcase cart




Nothing achieves comfort quite like a soft, plush rug for the nursery. I especially like this soft braided rug to help finish off a reading area. This is an example of where style meets practicality with this 100% cotton, machine washable rug. Swoon!

Lorena Canals Braided Rug




Dressing your walls is the finishing touch to a room and when it comes to art for the nursery there really is nothing more cute (and useful) than this beautiful cloud night light. Made from 100% natural pinewood, this high-quality children’s night light is as beautiful as it is strong and durable.


Little Lights Cloud Lamp





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