Nursery décor is getting a lot more sophisticated as trends in interior design – boosted by social media – move quickly to baby spaces. Along with rose gold, velvet accents and over-sized floral prints, animal themes remain popular but the cute elephant has made way for creatures like sloths, llamas, whales and octopi.
Nursery décor is getting a lot more sophisticated as trends in interior design – boosted by social media – move quickly into baby spaces: think rose gold, velvet and oversized floral prints. Interior design is coming through to the baby side faster than ever before. A few years ago, what was trendy in adult design took two or three years to reach the baby space.
Prints on wallpaper and textiles are becoming more stylized and there are a lot more textures like velvets and linen in baby spaces, adding rose gold on bassinets and cribs is a big trend that transferred from adult to baby space as did lucite, now a popular choice for nursery furniture like bookshelves. While animals endure as a favourite theme in nursery décor, more unusual creatures like sloths, llamas, whales and octopi are the modern-day choices.
I hear over and over again, parents say that the nursery is their favourite room in the house. Often, it’s because for the first time in their lives they can decorate from top to bottom and choose everything in the space. In other rooms, you may start with a sofa and build from there.
Parents will often spend more on creating a nursery for their first baby than they will on their own master bedroom. They want to express their love and excitement through designing the nursery as a super-special place in the home.
A great way to bring in colour is through accents like affordable art prints if you want to change them up from time to time. One thing every new mom is that blackout window coverings are key to survival. New mom put a blackout window covering in every nursery we design. Another must-have is a good chair – preferably one that rocks or glides.
By bringing in colour and patterned wallpaper is really fun, particularly in a kid’s room. If you’re nervous about the commitment, or you’re renting, there are some great temporary wallpapers out there. There are also wall decals that you can install to look like a wallpaper. Of course, paint is always the most affordable option, so if you’re going to paint, have fun with it.