When it comes to design, every nursery is a kingdom unto itself. It’s the one room where you’re free to be as creative, fanciful and stylish as you like. Decorating the nursery is a joyous experience. Find inspiration in one of our four favorite trends.
#1 Simple Sophistication
The trend du jour among boutique nursery designers is simple sophistication. As you might have guessed, that indicates a radical departure from all things overtly “baby.” Fresh and non-tradition neutrals paired with timeless prints are the hallmark of this trend. Navy is in vogue for boys and girls. And ikat, chinoiserie and bamboo are prized prints. Framed photographs and artwork add a final touch of sophistication.
Why We Love It: Like the modern nursery, this stylish sanctuary will last for years to come.
Though easily the most playful trend on our list, the retro woodland is oh-so-stylish. This throwback incorporates style, color and bold prints in a whimsical wonderland. And because no woodland is complete without forest dwellers, let us introduce the owl and fox. These two woodland creatures have spawned their own trends and become the focal point of many a wee one’s imagination. A tree decal is absolutely necessary.
Why We Love It: It’s fanciful, nostalgic and just plain adorable. What more can we say?
#3 Neutral Sanctuary
This gender-neutral trend evokes a warm, inviting and peaceful place for baby. It tends to favor soft neutral hues that extend to the room’s textiles and accent pieces, creating a fashionably monochromatic feel. The finishing touch is often a “statement piece,” whose coloring subtly contrasts the room’s palette.
Why We Love It: It’s gender-neutral and serene. And if there’s one thing new parents need, it’s serenity.
#4 Modern Sensibilities
When it comes to nurseries, designers can’t love to show their modern sensibilities. This year everything from clean lines to subdued colors is trending. Among tastemakers, grey—yes, grey—has taken center stage. Paired with “pops” of bright color, neutral backdrops are playful without being…dare we say..babyish. And the simple addition of a patterned textile often completes the aesthetic. This pared-down approach is the key for a serene yet stylish nursery.
Why We Love It: Its chic and multi-functional design means it will grow with your babe.