Simplicity is the key. Take newcomer Moodelli, an award-winning Spanish brand founded by two architects. Their streamlined ‘baby box’ on wheels can be extended from crib to cot as your baby grows and doubles as storage when the child finally clambers into a fullsized bed. Longevity is the theme at another Spanish name, Xoinmyroom, where changing stations, cots, beds and wardrobes come in sustainable ply with dashes of mint green and a sprinkling of stars. or take a look at Camomile London, where Daniela Boleto has an eye for genderless classics: ‘the thought of putting my boys in dark bedrooms with car prints makes me shudder.’
Similarly, at e-boutique Cuckooland, owner Nathalie Davies scours Europe for ‘simple, Scandi-influenced pieces that can be easily redecorated as your child grows’. it might be a bed on wheels by Dutch brand rafa or a more playful teepee bed by newcomer Woood. Equally playful is the new Jungle range at Nubie: desks, chairs or tables in mint, rose, white and black perch on turned legs tipped with copper or gold exude Gallic chic. For a grown-up take on the beanbag, Brit brand Mini sett’s child-sized sofas in grey with colourful piping are frameless and portable. ’Babies can sit on them while they have their bottle; toddlers can use them for reading,’ says Mini sett’s designer Jessica Bahia.
Bonnes Soeurs bed £650 Scandi Mini
Mini Kubrick £199 at made.com
Children’s bureau £399 nubie.co.uk
Ply wardrobe £1.450€ by Xo-in My room
Moodelli extendable cot 590€ naturalmat.co.uk
Solid maple child’s bed, from £879.95, at Camomile London