You’re going to spend a lot of time in your baby’s nursery, especially in the first year. So, it’s important to consider your own design preferences when designing your baby’s nursery. Retro-loving parents will find a lot of joy and inspiration in a mid-century modern nursery! With a vibrant color palette and fun prints, mid-century modern is a style that inherently blends comfort with function, which is definitely a must for nursery design!Nurseries are a perfect place to add some color to your home! With a mid-century nursery design, you can go super vibrant with the colors—with greens, teals, or yellows—go for a more subdued neutral or pastel palette, or opt for a graphic black and white palette. Any of these color palettes will work perfectly with mid-century modern style! Furniture is the biggest way to set the tone for a mid-century nursery design. There are lots of great mid-century modern cribs out there—and many even convert into toddler beds! Opt for a crib in either a white, acorn, or birch finish to really drive home that mid-century style. Coordinate the finish of the crib with that of the dresser or changing table. We love the idea of going for a mid-century modern dresser, and just adding a changing table topper so that you can continue using the dresser even when your child is out of diapers. And make sure to invest in a comfortable, modern rocker or glider for late-night cuddles and feedings, as well as afternoons and evenings of reading books!Opting for mid-century modern furniture in your baby’s nursery is a good investment, as it’s a furniture style that will grow up with them. So, while of course you’ll eventually have to switch out a crib for a bed, other pieces like a dresser and bookshelf in a mid-century style can easily translate into a child, teenager or guest room without feeling dated or too youthful. The clean and timeless aesthetic of these furniture designs will keep their room feeling fresh throughout their childhood! So, you’ll really get a lot of mileage out of this furniture style. Mid-century modern is also a style that mixes well with other design styles. So, as your child grows up and they start developing a style of their own, their room can evolve with them, without needing to completely change the furniture and contents of their room. Mid-century style can easily be mixed with minimalist, rustic, glam, and industrial styles—but can truly complement and work with pretty much any design style.Once you have the furniture in place, add a plush rug on the floor for playing and tummy-time. We love shag rugs in mid-century nursery designs, but you could also go for a flat-weave style with a fun and colorful pattern. You can also add color and personality through wall art. Opt for playful artwork with plenty of color—because a nursery is not a place to be too serious! And don’t forget to add some cozy and personal touches, like blankets, stuffed animals, and more! You want the nursery to feel personalized and special, a place where your baby can grow up feeling safe and loved. And adding personal touches is the perfect way to do that!Looking for some mid-century nursery design inspiration? We’ve compiled some of our favorite mid-century nursery design ideas on this page, so start scrolling and get ready to be inspired!