When buying nursery furniture, it's hard to imagine that you will be looking at the same pieces for two, three or even more years as the crib converts into a toddler bed, or it is used for subsequent siblings. Tastes change and children grow up to have obsessions of their own so take your time choosing.

Robert Kwak, the woodworker and parent behind the eco-friendly nursery furniture company Muu, had a nursery’s evolution in mind when he created the Sam Crib ($1375). The modern, clean design features decorative MuuPanels ($85 - $115), which are interchangeable, decorative crib graphics that can be swapped out as the room evolves. There are eight to choose from including vehicles, flowers, sea life and numerous designs for each theme.