A French nursery doesn’t have to be fussy. Living in Paris, I can tell you that most French people don’t usually decorate their nurseries with heavy 18th century-style ornate furniture that passes for “French provincial” these days. (Well, unless they are 70+ years old, in which case they are not having babies!)
The new Parisian-style nursery is more about elegant lines, classic pieces that can grow with your baby. Pieces that are easy to clean when the baby inevitably spits up on it.
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1. The Moses Basket
Your wee lil’ one is not quite ready for his big crib yet, so get this beautiful Moses basket made from 100% natural Rattan. It comes with a cushion mattress and is lightweight enough to easily carry your sleeping baby from room to room.
2. The Rug
Go against the grain, with this charming Belle Viscose rug in soothing pastel shades. With an interesting pattern and soothing pastel tones, who says you can’t put this in a baby’s room? This low-pile rug is sweet and soft, a perfect choice for that chic nursery.
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3. The Cot
This unique oval crib from Stokke expands as the baby grows, making it a sweet little cocoon for your little one. I also love the round edges instead of corners that take up less space in small Parisian apartments. (And it helps that older children are less likely to crash into it and hurt themselves!)
4. The Bedding
For that warm and cozy feeling, get this 6-piece bedding set in a luxurious creamy white. The set includes a duvet cover, a fitted sheet, two pillowcases, and one blanket. And a something a little extra: a pair of baby booties. Too cute for words!
5. The Mirror
Babies love looking at themselves, so add a touch of “fancy” with this gorgeous vintage-style gold-tinted mirror. Hang it on a wall, or place it on a console, this statement piece speaks for itself.
6. The Changing Table
This multi-purpose changing table doubles as a dresser and is ideal for storing all that baby gear. Its elegant shaker-style design will bring a classic touch to any nursery.
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7. The Art
Say goodbye to blank and boring walls and introduce your little one to nature with this cuddly set of animals that is perfect for a nursery. Minimalist and gender-neutral, this set of giclée prints can be purchased separately or all together.
8. The Rocking Chair
As the saying goes, “the nights are long, but the years are short.” For those late nights, get this rocker that is gorgeous enough to later transition into your living room. With its plush and comfortable cushions, it moves in a smooth and gentle 360 degree swivel motion, as well as forward and backward.
9. The Armoire
You can never have enough storage, so get this shaker-style armoire for all your blankets, linens, sweaters, towels, and everything else you could possibly think of! With adjustable shelves and a sleek bottom drawer, this armoire is easily adaptable for all your storage needs.
10. The Clothes Hamper
Babies are cute, but they do need a lot of laundry! Get this wicker laundry basket with removable liner, that is light and easy to carry. It comes in a set of two, because you can never have too many baskets.
11. The Chandelier
This dreamy chandelier will bring a touch of whimsy to any baby’s room. With layers of individual wrought iron melded together, the shimmering metal will bring just enough light and softness into your nursery.
12. The Toy Mobile
This darling little elephant mobile will bring a touch of whimsy to your nursery, without overpowering it. The sweet and subtle grey tones are perfect for calming and entertaining your little one.
13. The Storage Baskets
Collect everything at the end of the day, from stuffed toys to teething rings, and chuck them into these fabric storage baskets. You’ll be happy to not be tripping over all that baby paraphernalia in the middle of the night!
14. The Lamp
This lighthouse shaped lamp is a quintessential must for any kid’s room. And the best part is that it comes in a set of two! Just enough light for a cozy cuddle during the nightly bedtime story.
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So which piece is your favorite? Have you ordered it already? Comment below and let me know. And if you enjoyed that article, you may want to read more about what it is like to be pregnant in France.
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