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MOD Squad Nurseries for Babies

These modern hipster nurseries are gender neutral, multipurpose and totally cool

Published on: March 23, 2015


For the hippest babies!

Modern parents are forgoing soft pastels and clunky furniture in favor of mid-century modern nursery decor. Hip baby nurseries boast bright colors, bold geometrics and sleek style. Read on for our curated collection of bespoke nurseries that befit the hippest babies, including gender-neutral inspiration and double-duty spaces. 

New York skyline pillow (top left), "A Walk in the City #2" (middle), skyline wall decals (top right), Seattle skyline pillow (bottom left)City Blocks bedding (bottom right)

Urban baby

Skyline silhouettes, street scenes, cars and even street signs: Cityscapes are the new gender-neutral theme in nurseries.


Add color and life to an urban nursery with this gallery-wrapped print from the Etsy shop NYoriginalpaintings. This print, titled “A Walk in the City #2,” is gloss-coated and available in three sizes.


Colorful skyline wall decals are easy-peasy peel ’n’ stick, making decorating, and redecorating, a breeze.


The crisp black-and-white New York skyline on this pillow adds a sophisticated touch to an urban theme. Urban Works Textiles pays homage to other cities, too, so look for your Philly or LA fix, or check out Etsy shop Stockings, Etc. for custom woolen Seattle skyline pillows.


Modified Tot’s City Blocks collection features street scenes in bright colors.

Periodic Table giclee on canvas (top left), wooden alphabet blocks (middle), typewriter pillow cover (top right), typewriter wall art (bottom left)alphabet poster (bottom right)


Get a head start on early literacy by writing the building blocks of language right into your nursery design!


Get your baby started young with a love of science, with this unique and colorful periodic table of elements that doubles as beautiful wall art. This giclee on canvas is produced in Oopsy Daisy’s San Diego studio and stretched by hand over a custom-built wooden frame.

Complement the literacy theme with typewriter wall art. Baby will be typing in no time!

Go full hipster with this alphabet poster, mustache included.


The bright orange typewriter on this pillow cover can be personalized with a message of your choice — maybe baby’s birth stats? 


Get baby spelling early with these gorgeous wooden alphabet blocks, handmade in Portland.

Needle-felted mobile (top left), zebra wall art (middle), moose storage hooks (top right), mountain pillows (bottom left), tepee (bottom right)

Nature’s all around

Bring the outdoors in with these hip nature-themed ideas.


Mountain pillows in an unexpected shape add punch and cush.


Splurge on an heirloom-quality needle-felted mobile of cuddly nature friends.

Forget creepy moose heads. This whimsical wall art is available in zebra, rhino and giraffe, and it’s made of recycled materials!


But if you love moose, check out this clever, mod set of storage hooks for all those baby blankies,
towels and onesies.

Indoor tepee

A tepee in the nursery makes a great hangout for big brother or sister and a place for crawlers to explore.

Willow Swingasan (top left), chandelier (top middle), two-level crib (top right), swivel glider (middle left), pouf (middle middle), Bla Bla kids knit doll (middle right), sleeper sofa (bottom left), oval crib (bottom middle)aluminum safety gate (bottom right)

More MOD nursery notions


Willow Swingasan

A Swingasan can be hung from the ceiling or from an iron stand.

Swivel glider

Glide in comfort in this upholstered swivel glider by Dwell Studios.


Poufs double as ottomans or extra seating.

Oval crib

For a crib that grows with your child, consider this Leander four-in-one convertible crib. The crib converts to a daybed, transition bed and finally, a junior bed, and the oval shape saves space.

Space-saver two-level crib

Got twins? Try the modular space-saver two-level crib from Whitney Brothers. The top crib is in a fixed position, and the lower crib slides out on casters.

Sleeper sofa

Sometimes baby’s nursery needs to do double duty as a guest space. Create a comfy spot for your baby’s admirers to rest (or a space you can sit and feed) with this modern Vilasund sleeper sofa from Ikea.



Instead of plain, pedestrian lighting fixtures, bedazzle your baby’s space with an elegant chandelier.


BlaBla Kids knit dolls

At BlaBla, choose from dolls modeled after babies, animals and even unicorns! Expect the unexpected in these hip knitted toys with bold, bright colors and patterns. 


Munchkin Loft aluminum safety gate

Keep baby safe but avoid the ugly plastic gate look with this sleek aluminum safety gate from Munchkin.

Skip Hop Duo diaper bag found in Have Baby, Will Travel: Gear for Baby

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