The Bohemian design trend is all the rage right now. If the rest of your house reflects this eclectic design style, why stop at the nursery? The bohemian chic aesthetic is lively, colorful, and full of energy. Isn’t that the perfect combination for any baby to grow up in!
Boho chic doesn’t exactly conform to strict rules but there are some common design elements you can use. It can be warm and inviting or rich and unusual. Whatever result you’re going for, here are a few things you can put together to reflect your personal style.
Modern Style Trends
Traditional Bohemian brings to mind dark and rich colors. But that doesn’t mean your boho chic nursery should be the same. Neutral palettes and open spaces are the new boho style trends. Opt for clean white walls and natural surfaces to start with. Then you can layer colorful textiles or accessories to liven up the room.
Most people prefer to use natural materials in a boho inspired nursery. You can always play around with color, texture, and fabric. Try not to go overboard – as this a nursery after all! – but bold accents can make the room really stand out!
The natural theme extends to the furniture as well. No Bohemian nursery will be complete without wooden furniture. Whether it’s just a single crib or the entire set (crib, dresser, changing table, etc.) make sure it is solid wood.
This has quite a few advantages. 100% wood furniture is of high quality, meaning it will be stronger. It will last longer and be around for the next baby as well. Wood furniture is also less likely to give off toxic fumes or VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Plus it’s environmentally sound and better for the earth. One of Natart Juvenile’s main advantages is that all cribs and furniture are Greenguard GOLD certified, meaning they are free of any harmful chemicals. Now, who can argue with that?
When you say nursery, most people think about furniture or paint on the walls. But really, a nursery has a lot of textiles. Think about it. The windows will have curtains for shade. You probably have a rug or two on the floor as well. Then there are sheets for the crib and maybe even a tapestry or two.
For a bohemian chic nursery, vintage textiles or bold patterns are your best bet. Comfort is key when it comes to this style trend. So layers of colorful rugs or a sea of mismatched through pillows are the perfect accessories to any nursery. Make a canopy for the crib with colorful fabrics. Or opt for floor length curtains in bold patterns. Mix them all together for a true boho nursery!
A part of bohemian chic is using plants. Depending on your space, you can go quite big or stay small. If your nursery is big, you can scatter large pots around the windows. Or go for a single large pot for a dramatic effect. Small nursery? You can still have plants. Tuck them away on a high ledge or hang them from a wall. You can even use one as a crib mobile!
A row of potted plants on the windowsill will add a cheerful touch to the nursery. You don’t always have to go for flowering plants either. Cacti or succulents look good no matter what.
Don’t have a green thumb but still, want something botanical? You can always go for artificial plants. Some of them are so good, no one will know better! There are quite a few benefits to going faux: there’s no need to worry about sunlight, watering or bugs in the room. So go ahead and splurge on some pots and plants.
Bohemian chic is all about casual and comfortable. Reflect that with the decor and furniture. Instead of straight lines and hard edges, go for soft and rounded pieces. Poufs come in a wide variety of materials from soft cotton to leather. A few Ottomans here and there will provide seating and serve as decor as well.
Throw pillows, soft rugs, and carpets offer comfort as well. When it comes to boho chic, you can never have too many rugs. Collect a bunch of them in different textures. Layer them or scatter them around the floor. Using different colors will up the ante. Select harmonious colors for a soothing style or more dramatic yellows and reds for a bold look.
Floor Beds and Seating
Do you know what makes sense in a nursery? Kid friendly bed and seating. Minimize the risk of falls and bump by setting the bed on the floor. Low beds with plenty of round pillows will give you a cozy feel.
The same goes for seating. Create a warm and fuzzy nest for your child with a floor lounge, some furry blankets, and throw pillows. What better place to curl up with a good book or a short nap?