Until recently, design-discerning parents had few choices when it came to decorating a baby's nursery. But in recent years, manufacturers have risen to the challenge and created a crop of chic, sleek cribs for the modern home. From a mod Lucite design to a one inspired by campaign furniture of the past, we've rounded up a crib for every taste.
This sleek colorblocked crib has a sturdy design that will keep it working and looking brand new for years. It comes with a conversion kit that allows it to transform into a toddler bed and day bed as baby grows.
For a crib with serious curve appeal, it's hard to do better than this little bed. Clear acrylic sides make it easy to keep an eye on baby, without sacrificing your eye for style.
The padded headboard of this modern crib is stain resistant and easy to clean - a big since you'll be using it for years, thanks to its ability to convert into an effortlessly elegant toddler and junior bed.
$799, Crate & Barrel
The rounded edges of this dynamically colored crib not only make things safer for little heads and hands, it also gives this convertible bed a modern twist.
It's never too early for baby's first sleigh bed. Whitewashed oak keeps the shape looking modern, not prim, and a simple conversion kit will let your little one enjoy this classic sleeper into their toddler years.
$630, Pottery Barn Kids
As its name might suggest, this crib was inspired by a circus wagon and brings a welcome dose of whimsy into the nursery. This eco-friendly crib is made in the U.S. and available in seven shades.
Solid, curved panels at the head and foot give the crib a distinctive silhouette. The design also takes crib conversion to the next level: Not only does it adapt into a toddler bed, the side panels can become the head- and footboard for a twin bed.
$800, Casa Kids
This crib was inspired by traditional campaign furniture. The earth-friendly crib is made in the U.S. from sustainably harvested hardwoods and water-based, nontoxic finishes. A toddler bed conversion is available for $225.
With clean lines, tapered legs, and hardwood construction, this DwellStudio crib has a look that recalls mid-century designs. Parents can also add a toddler gate ($80) to convert it to a bed.
$390; Dwell Studio
A smart solution for apartment dwellers and families short on space, this oval piece takes up less room than a traditional crib. Removing a side rail transforms the crib into a toddler bed, and a conversion kit is available to turn it into a junior bed as well.
A fun alternative to traditional nursery furniture, this Nursery Works crib is crafted completely from nontoxic clear acrylic. The unique piece is also environmentally-friendly — the whole thing can be recycled when baby gets too big.
This crib is designed with a low platform, making it easy to lift a child from the bed. Made in Latvia according to strict environmental standards, the crib features a solid wood base in either birch or walnut with fixed rails for safety.
This is a cute and compact option for parents who are looking for a bedside sleeping arrangement for their infant. The chrome and bent plywood crib converts into either a play table or a toy bin once the child has outgrown it.
With a striking silhouette and a chic glossy finish, this crib fits nicely with contemporary interiors. The affordable piece is made in the U.S. using 100% recycled/reclaimed MDF. A toddler bed conversion is available for $240.
$690; Spot On Square