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Modern Mini: Great Baby + Kid-Friendly Designs

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The last decade has seen a major shift in baby and kid furniture and designs as companies are recognizing that the modern aesthetic can easily translate to that market. Modern design lovers finally have options for their children that won’t make them cringe every time they step foot in their modern nursery.

There are so many great brands on YLiving to choose from that offer modern and classic designs you’ll love having in your home.

The crib is pretty much the most important thing you’ll bring into your child’s room – it’s certainly the largest, most notable piece. Spot On Square’s line of nursery furniture offers high-end, eco-friendly options for your tot, like the Roh Crib, which can even turn into a toddler bed with an optional conversion kit.

Oilo makes adorably stylish bedding to outfit your baby’s bed, like the Cobblestone 3-Piece Crib Set. The gender neutral set is simple with opposing patterns in universal white and tan colors. The patterns are chic and contemporary and don’t scream “baby!” when you walk in the room.

Rocking toys are a given for children as they’re something that works for the child as they grow. The minimalist Riga Roo Rocking Kangaroo, from Offi & Company, is another great gender neutral choice for you baby’s room. Available in birch or walnut, the molded ply toy will bring hours of fun for your child.

Child-sized options of classic pieces of furniture are a great way to introduce iconic designs to the children in your life. Verner Panton’s Panton Chair is one of the most recognizable chairs in modern design and Vitra just so happens to make a pint size version called the Panton Junior Chair. Start them young and they’ll grow to appreciate the same modern style you do.

Nook Sleep Systems are known for their eco-friendly mattresses and they’ve expanded their line to include the LilyPad Playmat Rug. The mat gives your child a safe and comfortable place for them to play and explore as they become more curious.

Eames Hang-It-All® by Charles + Ray Eames, from Herman Miller

Another classic is the Eames Hang-It-All® from Herman Miller. The clever design not only looks good, it’s super functional with its 14 hooks. The Multicolored version is perfect for kids with its array of vibrant colored hooks to help contain all of their clutter.

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Jaime Derringer

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk is a Jersey girl living the laid back life in SoCal. She dreams of designing textiles, running more than 8 miles + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, and drawing.