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Baby Cot Designs for an Aesthetic Nursery

Updated On: Oct 30, 2023

Planning a baby also involves designing a nursery that is not child’s play. Babies come demanding a lot of time and energy; the baby cot bed is probably the biggest investment that ought to be made. A cot bed is an intelligent buy because its life can be prolonged with the growth of your baby, beyond toddlerhood. 

With a plethora of options available in the market, it becomes difficult to choose the design that will suit your baby. To make things easier for you we have enumerated the most trending baby cot designs that will accentuate the look of your nursery. Furthermore, we have also curated a list of the most basic things that you should include and avoid in your baby's nursery. 

Keep these Things in Mind while Designing a Cot Bed

These basic tips and tricks will help you in making the nursery a safe haven for your child. 

Keep Bedding Simple

As confirmed by various studies, the baby cot bed only requires a few things like a fitted crib sheet and a thin waterproof mattress. This is enough to make the baby feel comfortable and safe. Blankets, bumpers, and other accessories can do more harm than good.

Consider a Floor Bed

A central element of the Montessori approach, a cosy floor bed will provide your toddler with comfortable and secure sleeping space. It also acts as a fall-free training bed for both young ones and toddlers. So, once your baby is old enough to safely sleep alone, place the mattress on the ground and install a baby gate at the door. You will sleep in peace knowing your baby is safe on the ground. 

Buy a Good Nursery Chair

Comfort is of utmost priority when you are choosing a nursery chair. Aesthetics and clean lines have a little role to play when you have a fussy baby who needs constant rocking in the chair. Choose your comfort over going after a designer touch. 

Keep the Accessories Minimal

Less is more when it comes to decorating a nursery. While giving a personal touch to the space makes it beautiful, you should not overdo it. Create two or three main focal points and play around them. You can also opt for toys that also serve a decorative purpose like a wooden abacus. 

Since your baby's room will keep changing with time, it is important to choose useful accessories. They will not only make the room look pretty but also be functional when needed. 

Invest in Good Lighting

The basic idea behind minimalism is to do more with less. But, this does not mean that you will compromise on important elements. A single dim light or a very bright ceiling fixture can be strainful for both your and your baby's eyes. 

To strike the right balance, focus on creating layers of light with the help of fixtures and numerous lamps. This will brighten the room as per your needs. Position your light fixtures in task-centric areas like beside the nursery chair and above the changing table for the best results. 

Avoid Useless Window Treatments

The window treatments in your nursery should be designed efficiently. A nursery is best suited as dark and cool. A toasty and warm nursery is not only uncomfortable but also dangerous. If the window attracts natural light in abundance then UV-blocking drapes or heavy blinds can protect your little one from the heat. 

Modern Baby Cot Designs

Since a baby cot bed is the centrepiece of a nursery, it is important to get it's design right. We love these minimalistic baby's bed designs and we are sure you will love them too!

Four-in-one Convertible Crib

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This convertible baby cot design is the perfect minimalist decor element for the nursery. The crib is a convertible that can be changed as your baby develops. Once the baby outgrows the crib, it can be switched up to a toddler bed, daybed, and finally a full-size bed. 

Babys Bed in Bohemian

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If you love neutral colours, then this modern baby cot design can enhance your minimalistic nursery. The Bohemian decor is not only stylish but also offers a calm ambience to the space which is beneficial for the baby. 

Wooden Baby Cot Bed

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Taking a step back into the world of simplicity, this is one of the most common baby cot wood designs in its traditional glory. Divided into two, this cot is complemented with wooden accessories that are both functional and makes the space more pleasing. 

Metal Designs

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If you do not want to go all in on the wooden cot, then you can also find cute baby cots in metallic accents. Choose a colour you love and then accessorise the nursery around it. The metal baby cot designs are simple yet unique to fit your style. 

Velvet with Metallic Accents

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A velvet cot will not only provide a luxurious touch to the nursery but is also a very safe material to experiment with. This baby bed design has metallic legs which makes it more charming. The best part about this design is that it can be customised as per your personal preferences and taste. 

Two-in-One Layered Cot

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This double portable baby cot can be your child's favourite place because of the beautiful embellishments. The best part about this design is that it can be moulded as per the growth of your baby. Adorn the cot with different themes and designs for a stunning outlook.

Metal and Wood Cot

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If you are looking to amalgamate the two most common cot materials, then draw inspiration from this design. This wood and metal baby cot design are both functional and visually appealing. Since the materials are affordable these kinds of designs would also not burn a hole in your pocket. 

Plastic Baby Cot Design

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Convenient, affordable, and durable, this cot can be easily converted into a toddler bed. These cot designs are suitable from your child's birth to around six years of age. The enclosed design also protects your little one from any sort of danger. Keep the classic white or ditch it for more colourful alternatives, as per your taste. 

Acrylic Cot Design

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Invite a sense of serenity and calm with this mesmerising acrylic cot. Since the cot is completely see-through, it will help you take a quick peek at your little one without disturbing them. The legs are a whimsical touch that elevates the cot's design. 

Multifunctional Cot

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Ideal for different stages of a growing baby, this multifunctional baby bed design can be your friend for a long period of time. The changing area and the drawers for storage make this cot worth the investment. The pastel hues accentuate the overall look. 

Rock it, Baby!

The benefits of a baby cot bed are numerous which makes it a safe and longtime investment. The most crucial part of it is choosing the right design that will suit you and your baby's needs. Contact Interior Company for more information and to get your aesthetic nursery designed today! Like these designs? Shop from the vast range of kids room accessories and furniture from Pinch of Pretty.

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What age can babies go in a cot bed?

The best age to move a baby in a cot bed is between the age of 18 months and 3 ½ years.

What is a bed for a baby called?

The baby cot beds are also known as infant beds. These beds are ideal for children who are capable of standing. 

What's the difference between a cot and a cot bed?

The one major difference that sets the both apart is longevity. A cot is suitable from birth to 2 years while a baby cot bed can be used from birth until 5 years.

What is the average size of a baby cot?

A baby cot bed usually measures around 65cm x 125cm, adorned with a 60cm x 120cm mattress. An average baby bed design is around 75 cm x 145 cm and comes with a 70cm x 140cm mattress. 

How do you put a baby in a cot for the first time?

Make your baby fall asleep in your arms and use gentle rhythmic patting, talking, stroking, rocking or singing softly before you put the baby into the cot. If the baby wakes up after the sleep cycle you might have to repeat to re-settle the baby.

How long do babies sleep in cots?

The safest place for a baby to sleep for the first six months of life is in the cot. The cot should be placed in the same room as the person taking care of the baby for all sleeps.