4 nurs­ery de­sign trends you’ll love now — and later

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL -

When you’re dec­o­rat­ing a nurs­ery, it makes sense to de­sign a room that pleases you as much as it will thrill your lit­tle one — af­ter all, you’ll be spend­ing as much time in the room as your baby, if not more! You crave a room that you can love for its beauty and func­tion­al­ity, but you also want it to be trendy and fun. Here are four nurs­ery de­sign trends that can help you cre­ate a room that fits your de­sign tastes and will thrill your lit­tle one: Whim­si­cal wood­lands An earthy trend is bring­ing the great out­doors into nurs­ery de­sign. A wood­land theme in a nurs­ery is the per­fect step­ping stone to get imag­i­na­tions spin­ning and cu­rios­ity for na­ture grow­ing. There is a warmth and co­zi­ness that comes from na­ture-in­spired decor. Think fuzzy an­i­mal mo­biles, nat­u­ral wooden ac­cents, and a whim­si­cal birch tree wall mu­ral from Mu­rals Your Way to cre­ate a space where you’re lit­tle one will feel calm and peace­ful. Birch not your thing? Mu­rals Your Way has thou­sands of nurs­ery friendly op­tions to choose from, or up­load your own im­age to cre­ate a oneof-a-kind space- for your oneof-a-kind bun­dle. Pastels are back Soft col­ors and baby’s nurs­ery go to­gether like peas and car­rots, so it’s no sur­prise that pastels are back and better than ever! On the heels of Pan­tone’s an­nounce­ment of not one, but two pastels, Rose Quartz and Seren­ity as col­ors of the year, this trend is le­git. These shades add a slight twist on the tra­di­tional pink and blue: Rose Quartz is a softer pink with a hint of peach, and Seren­ity is a peri­win­kle blue with shades of laven­der push­ing through. Other pop­u­lar pastels are li­lac, lemon drop and pale green as seen on Babyletto’s new Bingo 3-Drawer Changer Dresser, which has pops of pale green ac­cents. Cre­ative cribs Tra­di­tional nurs­ery fur­ni­ture has long in­cluded a crib, chang­ing ta­ble and a rock­ing chair where par­ents can sit for those late-night feed­ings. To­day, par­ents are think­ing out­side the crib when choos­ing fur­nish­ings for their baby’s room. Cribs can be a de­sign state­ment in­stead of just a place where baby sleeps. From min­i­mal­ist cribs with slen­der rail­ings that evoke a grace­ful, mod­ern air, to acrylic cribs that af­ford par­ents a com­pletely un­ob­structed view of their lit­tle ones, par­ents are branch­ing out from tra­di­tional wood frame cribs. You can also find oval and round cribs, like the con­vert­ible Stokke Sleepi Crib/Bed, com­pact and por­ta­ble bassinets that can go from baby’s room to fit­ting neatly next to adult beds, and cribs that con­vert into tod­dler beds when your baby be­comes a child. Gen­der-neutral nurs­ery He or she, what will it be? If you’re plan­ning to be sur­prised by your baby’s gen­der, de­sign a gen­der neutral nurs­ery that works for ei­ther a boy or a girl. Mov­ing away from the stan­dard yel­low or green for “sur­prise” ba­bies, start with a color pal­ette us­ing sub­tle tones, like heather gray, beige and rich char­coal. To avoid “bor­ing,” layer in lots of tex­ture and or­ganic ma­te­ri­als like nat­u­ral wood fur­ni­ture, linen cur­tains, fluffy pil­lows and soft rugs like the RH Baby & Child chunky braided wool rug in cream. A plus with this trend is that you can pair this gen­der-neutral pal­ette with ac­ces­sories of any color, should you want to add in a pale pink or navy blue blan­ket af­ter the baby’s ar­rival.

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