This California Nursery Is the Best Combination of Eco-Conscious and Cool

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Gone are the days when nurseries stuck to pastels and baby animals as the one and only theme. Your child's room can now be as chic and cool as the rest of your home, while still being totally age-appropriate — as long as you follow a few steps.

And if you're hesitant to make over your nursery only to have your child outgrow it seemingly instantly (yes, they really do grow as fast as everyone says), we've got you covered on that front, too. The biggest solve? Choosing transitional bedroom essentials like the Brentwood Home Play Couch and EcoAir Waterproof Baby Crib Mattress.

We'll let the photos do most of the talking, but keep scrolling for the step-by-step to creating an (eco-friendly!) nursery you and your child will want to spend all your time in for years to come.

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1. Stick to minimal decor with bold color pops

Yes, you should skip the funky light fixtures within arms reach and the bedside table with a razor-sharp corner, but minimal decor doesn't mean boring. To give the room a fun-yet-chic personality, opt for bold, functional pieces like the Brentwood Home Play Couch, which comes in gorgeous, muted jewel tones.

With a fun kid-size couch as the star of the room, you can keep the rest of the decor pretty minimal. Just add a wooden dresser, crib and a few of your kid's favorite toys, and you've got a completed look.

2. Choose modular pieces that grow with you

The Brentwood Home Play Couch not only gives a room some color, it also inspires tons of playtime for your kids throughout the years. The six modular pieces can be transformed into a play mat, a fort, or a lounge spot — anything your child wants it to be, keeping them entertained for hours on end.

When it comes to sleep, your kid's bedtime schedule will change throughout the infant and toddler years. But thanks to the new Brentwood Home EcoAir Waterproof Baby Crib Mattress, their mattress doesn't have to. With one side for infants and the other for toddlers — plus a 100 percent washable design (as in the entire mattress, not just the cover, can be easily washed) — it's the most versatile essential you'll have in your parenting arsenal. Psst: It's breathable to give you peace of mind, and sustainably crafted from organic cotton and recycled plastic bottles so you can do a solid for the planet as well.

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3. Prioritize comfort

Besides delivering on style, the Play Couch makes playtime extra comfy (and removable and washable covers keep all the crawling around sanitary, too).

While they might not be able to articulate it, your babe wants their bed to be as cozy as you do yours. The Brentwood Home EcoAir Waterproof Baby Crib Mattress is hypoallergenic, with a a core that's made with 90 percent air for a cloud-like experience (really). See? Nurseries really have gotten the adult-level treatment.

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