If you’re starting to plan the nursery, you may be interested to find out what styles and colours have made it into the top nursery trends. As fashions change and colours fall out of favour, it can be hard to keep up with what is hot for nurseries. Here are some of the top recent trends:
1. Chevrons – these have been stealing the show in baby stores for a couple of years now, and show no sign of going anywhere. A simple yet striking pattern, chevrons can give your nursery the wow factor. From high contrast monochrome, attention-grabbing brights, and subtle yet beautiful pastels, the world is your oyster with this trend. You can throw yourself into this trend by covering the walls in chevrons, or just add a hint here and there with pillows and throws.
2. Pastel shades – pastel colours can be found in fashion stores, wedding bouquets and baby’s nurseries. You could choose a single shade, or mix an assortment of pastel colours together. From pastel coloured bedding, to painted shabby chic furniture, pastels can create an atmosphere of serenity and calm in your baby’s nursery.
3. Brights and whites – this modern yet classic look is perfect for a nursery. White walls and furniture, livened up by the unforgiving brightness of baby toys, clothes and blankets. Baby products often come in bright, vivid colours, make the most of this by having them on show. From assorted colours of cloth nappies, to brightly coloured soft toys, and beautiful crocheted blankets, allow your baby’s clutter to bring colour to the room.
4. Wall stickers – these allow you to transform a room in a single movement. There are so many designs, colours and styles of wall stickers available, you won’t struggle to find one that looks at home in your nursery. From cute sayings, to bold prints, wall stickers can give you the freedom to change the nursery whenever you want.
5. Eco – environmentally friendly home decor can be beautiful, affordable and will help your nursery to stand out from the crowd. From organic bedding, recycled cribs, and upcycled wall art, there are so many unique and stylish options for your nursery. Whether you choose a few key pieces that meet eco criteria, or set yourself the challenge of decorating the entire room without damaging the planet, there’s room for a little bit of eco in every nursery.
6. Gender neutral – if you have chosen not to find out the sex of your baby, you may be forced to choose a gender neutral colour scheme for your nursery. If you have found out the sex, however, it doesn’t mean you have to go down the traditional soft pink or baby blue route. Navy, greens, and reds are all gaining popularity as gender neutral colours for nurseries.
Have you started looking for nursery inspiration? What colour will you be decorating your baby’s nursery?
Written by Fiona, proud owner of a toddler, @fiona_peacock
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