Nursery reveal posts are a blogger favorite, and as you might discover after seeing enough of these posts, there are literally thousands of perfectly lovely chairs out there that can look fantastic in a modern nursery. However, unless you’re planning to use your chair primarily as a photo prop, choosing a chair merely because it looks pretty is probably not your best bet.
The absolute most important quality of a great nursery chair is comfort.
You might’ve heard that you need a rocker or a glider in baby’s nursery, but that’s not necessarily true. While some moms swear by chairs that move, what you really need is a chair that allows you to cuddle and feed baby in it comfortably, curled up or sprawled out, whichever you please. You will more than likely be spending many, many hours in this chair, so choose something you love as much for its looks as for its cozy design.
Personally, I opted for a giant cuddle chair over a glider (thanks to this post from home stylist Emily Henderson), and it is so comfortable. Having something that rocked wasn’t important to me, and I wanted plenty of space to fold up my legs and cuddle two or more kiddos simultaneously. We can comfortably fit our family of four in this oversized armchair for story time, and we could easily fit in a few more kids if we wanted to as well.
Meet the Neva by Sixpenny. She’s wonderful.
She also has a matching ottoman, but unless your nursery is huge, it probably won't fit.
If this chair isn’t your jam, there’s a more detailed article featuring a bunch of beloved nursery chairs coming soon.
In the meantime, check out a few of my favorite furniture shops for nursery chair inspiration.
If you want to dive down the rabbit hole, here are some of my favorite design blogs for nursery inspiration.
A Note on “That Rabbit Hole”
I don’t know who needs to hear this right now, but nesting needn’t be stressful! There may be a little voice in your head telling you that if you can just get the nursery perfect, you can get motherhood perfect too. (No? Just me?)
Don’t believe this little voice. I love myself a Pinterest perfect nursery as much as the next mama, but as cliche as it sounds, all your baby needs is you. The end.