We Researched the Best Places to Buy Nursery Decor Online

Our favorite retailers include Maisonette, Target, Project Nursery, and more

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Pottery Barn Kids My Neighborhood Modern Nursery

Pottery Barn Kids

When designing a nursery, it's essential to create an environment where your little one will feel comfortable, happy, and visually stimulated. We spent hours researching and testing products to find the top retailers that offer safe, attractive, and practical pieces—including cribs, mobiles, bedding, and gliders.

Our favorites include Maisonette with their chic, modern pieces, Target, due to their endless supply of cute basics, and Etsy, with its selection of artsy finds from small businesses.

Here are the best places to buy nursery decor. 

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Pottery Barn Kids

Pottery Barn Kids

Pottery Barn Kids

What We Like
  • Kid pop culture collaborations

  • Modern options

  • Free design consultations

What We Don't Like
  • Expensive

​For any parents who dream of their nursery being more of an extension of their home's style than a stand-alone shrine to their kids—Pottery Barn Kids (and specifically their Modern Baby collection) is ideal. From minimal to all-out glam, the look you want can be created with their chic and kid-friendly pieces.

Plus, for truly sweet touches, they have collaborations with Disney Princesses, Peanuts and more. There's always a new collection coming out from Pottery Barn Kids, so be sure to check back regularly for the newest and coolest decor items that you won't see in any other homes. They also offer free design appointments where an expert guides you through designing a space so you can feel more confident shopping for pieces.

Pictured: Indigo Dreams Nursery

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Wayfair

Kidkraft 23.5'' H X 40.13'' W Chip Resistant Kids Bookcase Reading Nook

KidKraft

What We Like
  • Constant sales

  • Tons of info for new parents

  • Free shipping over $35

What We Don't Like
  • Wide selection can be overwhelming

Wayfair offers amazing deals and and options to furnish every part of your house. When it comes to the nursery, the retailer makes it easy to shop by category, furniture type, or brand on their landing page. There's also tons of information from real parents to help first-time parents figure out how much they should spend and what they should buy for their first nursery. We love that Wayfair offers assembly for large furniture items and free shipping when you spend over $35.

Pictured: Kidkraft Chip Resistant Kids Bookcase Reading Nook

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Project Nursery

Project Nursery Mila Wall Decal Set

Project Nursery

What We Like
  • Affordable and expensive options

  • White-glove service available

  • Adorable designs

What We Don't Like
  • Some options not accessible to all families

Founded by two friends, Pam and Melissa, Project Nursery grew from a desire to help parents with design inspiration, DIY projects and tools to create a real community. From wallpaper and bedding to cribs, gliders, mobiles and changing tables, all of Project Nursery's products are incredibly stylish. They also offer white-glove service for delivery and setup of some of the bigger items like cribs and furniture. 

For those with more, ahem, flexible budgets, one of our favorite finds on the site is this almost-invisible, incredibly modern acrylic crib from Nursery Works. Sure, it'll set you back a cool $2900, but it's basically a piece of art, right? 

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Target

Target 
What We Like
  • Large selection

  • Drive-up service

  • Affordable options

What We Don't Like
  • No assembly options

Sweet, stylish and affordable—that's the bottom line when it comes to Target's huge selection of nursery and baby finds. We're especially fond of their in-house brand Cloud Islandn, which seems to be designed specifically with modern parents in mind. Contemporary prints, adorable animals, and inviting wallpaper options combine for a full nursery look that will inspire sweet dreams and peaceful, playful days.

Target has a convenient feature where you can order through their app and pick up at their store at a special Drive-Up location—with someone to bring your items right to your car. Just note that you will have to assemble larger furniture items yourself.

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West Elm

West Elm Sarah Sherman Samuel Swivel Glider

West Elm

What We Like
  • 3D room planner

  • Tons of inspiration

  • Free design consulting

What We Don't Like
  • Smaller selection

Interior design giant, West Elm, proves itself once again when it comes to nursery decor. If you have no idea which direction you want to go with your new design, head to West Elm's inspiration tab or book a free appointment with one of their experts. Then, browse their selection of chairs, dressers, cribs, and more.

West Elm offers a 3D room planner so you can actually see what your furniture will look like in your space. This means less returns and less fuss when the product actually arrives and you have to decide where it will live within your nursery.

Pictured: Sarah Sherman Samuel Swivel Glider

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Etsy

Etsy Luna Moth Mobile in Green

Etsy

What We Like
  • Tons of personalized options

  • Supports small creators

  • Unique, handmade pieces

What We Don't Like
  • Shipping can take longer than major retailers

Etsy can be an endless (and enjoyable) spiral of searching for cute nursery decor, especially one-of-a-kind pieces that you can't find anywhere else. There's a plethora of options and you can find a customized piece of just about anything on there—so to help you out, we've singled out a few of our favorite sellers below.

Pictured: Luna Moth Mobile in Green by Baby Jives Co

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Maisonette

Stokke Sleepi Mini

Stokke

What We Like
  • Sells tons of noteworthy brands

  • Wide price range

  • Sells attractive toys as well

What We Don't Like
  • Not the easiest to navigate site

If you're looking to complete your nursery with chic, modern finds from a variety of high-end brands, you can't go wrong with Maisonette. Between Babyletto, Oeuf, Nursery Works, and their own in-house brand, you'll find a cheerful mix of traditional styles, whimsical accents and gorgeous furniture pieces that can grow with baby.

We love that Maisonette has a huge selection of aesthetically-pleasing toys to match your existing nursery decor. You can even buy paint colors right from the site. If you don't know where to start, check out their "New & Popular" section for inspiration, or the sale tab if you're on a budget.

Pictured: Sleepi Mini in Hazy Grey by Stokke

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Amazon

NoJo Dreamer Cactus 8 Piece Nursery Crib Bedding Set from amazon.com
Amazon
What We Like
  • Fast shipping

  • Wide selection

  • Assembly possible

What We Don't Like
  • Not as many sustainable options

Since there's almost nothing you can't buy from Amazon, it shouldn't surprise you too much to know that they have a huge selection of nursery decor options, from gear and accessories to furniture, bedding, toys, storage and more.

Amazon does not offer specific shipping options for nursery items, and with most furniture, some assembly is required. However, many of the options are available to arrive in two days with Amazon Prime. Many larger furniture items also offer assembly at an additional cost. Amazon is a great pick for those buying last-minute items for their nursery that they need quickly and efficiently.

Pictured: NoJo Dreamer Cactus 8 Piece Nursery Crib Bedding Set

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Serena & Lily

Serena & Lily Harbour Cane Convertible Crib

Serena & Lily

What We Like
  • Includes multiple design styles

  • Can buy directly from inspiration photos

  • Attractive designs

What We Don't Like
  • Smaller selection

We're big fans of Serena & Lily across the board—their traditional, classic decor aesthetic is filled with clean lines and bright colors. It's no different with their nursery and kids collections. The brand's vision is to have all elements of each room in your home work together seamlessly, while still letting your kids be kids.

The website showcases complete nurseries to find the aesthetic that fits your design taste best. Then, shop the specific components from that scape to build your own vision for your nursery. But, if you don't know where to start, Serena & Lily's website provides ample inspiration for modern, rustic, and coastal parents.

Pictured: Harbour Cane Convertible Crib

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2Modern

2Modern
What We Like
  • Shows brand properties as a glance

  • Sustainable options

  • Can bring furniture into a specific room

What We Don't Like
  • Expensive

2Modern, which offers a variety of curated, well-designed home goods, features the best of modern design as well as emerging talents—and their collection of nursery offerings is about as cool and contemporary as it gets. Each item page provides "good to know" tidbits about the products, such as sustainable components or included warranties. This makes it easy to learn about a brand's values and policies at a glance while shopping.

While delivery is specified as the front door of the building, you can call 2Modern's customer service to work with them to arrange another option, such as coming up the stairs of your apartment building or into a specific room.

Pictured: Ubabub Nifty Clear 3-In-1 Crib

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Buy Buy Baby

DaVinci Jenny Lind 3-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib in White

Davinci

What We Like
  • Whole site dedicated to baby items

  • Frequent sales

  • Tons of categories

What We Don't Like
  • Can be difficult to navigate

There's something comforting about shopping at a store that specializes only in baby products—from clothing, supplies and toys to all the furniture, decor and accessories you could ever need.

Buy Buy Baby is a super-store of sorts, with a specific goal to help you find every single thing you might need for your baby. You'll find a huge variety of brands and a healthy range of prices online, so we recommend filtering as much as you can by color, brand or price to narrow down your options. Luckily, the site highlights different categories of products on the home page, as well as special deals going on at the moment.

Pictured: DaVinci Jenny Lind 3-in-1 Convertible Mini Crib in White

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Modern Nursery

Nico & Yeye Retro Rainbow Kids Rug

Nico & Yeye

What We Like
  • Unique rugs

  • Eco-friendly options

  • In-depth product listings

What We Don't Like
  • No white-glove service

Some of our favorite finds from Modern Nursery are the rugs—they come bedecked in everything from bumblebees in a hive to robots, rockets and cityscapes. They also come in various shapes and sizes, and many are machine washable, so spills are no big deal. Even if you may not be familiar with all the brands on the site, each product listing includes important safety and care information to provide peace of mind.

The retailer has a roster of dozens of designers, so try narrowing down your search by price or color, or even choose specifically from their curated list of eco-friendly brands. They do not offer any specialty shipping options or white-glove service, so be sure to have a handy man or good friend on standby for furniture building.

Pictured: Nico & Yeye Retro Rainbow Kids Rug

What to Look for in Nursery Decor

Safety

When it comes to little ones in your home, safety is essential. While some furniture, like gliders and rocking chairs, can be bought from just about any store, when possible, look for furniture and decor that's created with babies and kids in mind. Also, as with other larger pieces of furniture in your house, make sure to anchor dressers and shelves to walls to avoid accidents as your baby gets older. Many retailers offer product information about the materials involved and necessary certifications to make sure all of the components are completely safe for use with kids.

Versatility

While your baby's decor and furniture may be meant to outfit their nursery, it's still an investment—and you may want it to hold up as they grow. Aim for versatile, well-made pieces that can transition with them as they get older, such as a changing table that functions as a dresser or a crib that can turn into a toddler bed. Find a long-lasting theme that they may enjoy as a toddler, so you're not constantly spending money on new decor pieces.

Convenience

As any parent knows, aesthetics are only one part of the equation when it comes to kids' furniture and decor. Aim for easy-to-clean, easy-to-use products that make your job as a parent easier. (In our book, anything you can toss in the laundry is a win). Luckily, these major retailers include care instructions for just about any nursery item, so be sure the cleanup is manageable before investing.

FAQ
  • How do you match a quilt with nursery decor?

    When designing your little one's room, choose a color scheme to keep the aesthetic cohesive (and help you pick out what to buy). Start with anchor items, such as your crib, changing table, and rocking chair, then add decor—including baby's sheets and blanket—that complements the overall look and color scheme. Then, you can transition to finding a quilt to matches your color scheme.

  • Does Wayfair have any brick and mortar stores?

    Unfortunately, no. According to the retailer's site, there aren't any Wayfair store locations open to the public.

  • When should I change out nursery decor?

    As your little one grows, you may consider swapping out existing decor. When you do that depends on a few factors. If anything's broken, unusable, or just not looking great, it might be time to change it out for something new. You may also want to add in some new decor as your child starts to develop interests of their own, such as favorite colors, activities, or characters.

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This article was written by Julia Fields, a lifestyle writer for The Spruce and The Spruce Crafts, covering all things surrounding toys, gifts, crafts, and the holidays. She's also covered similar topics in other roles, including toy reviews, product roundups, crafts, and more.

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