One of the fun parts about expecting is decorating the nursery for your baby. You have a blank canvas and carte blanche to do whatever you want in that space. But it can also be stressful, with so many decisions to make! The color, decor, style, even the furniture. Not everyone likes starting from scratch either. So here’s the inside scoop on nursery trends to help you get started.
It’s All about Nature
Nature is in this year, whether you’re looking at colors, decor or patterns. A woodland or forest theme is a great idea, especially if you live in a big city. Surround your baby with soothing colors and animal prints to bring nature into your home.
Furniture pieces from the Rustico Collection will fit right in with nature-themed nursery. Coordinate with green walls, tree decals, and animal pictures on the wall. Your baby’s toys will fit right in!
Nature doesn’t just mean forests and garden. Water-based themes like oceans and rivers work as well. A nautical theme with calm blues is a fantastic option for any nursery.
Muted and Soothing Color Palette
With nursery colors, you can go bold and vibrant or soothing and gentle. The choice is clear for 2019, muted colors are the way to go. Earthy colors like red or green in muted shades are a good choice. You can also go for more unconventional colors like taupe, beige or soothing greys!
Turn the nursery into a calming oasis, away from all the chaos in other parts of your home. What better way to bond with your child than to decorate the walls in soothing shades? Leave your stress and worries at the door. Step into a world where it’s just you and your child.
Use Accent Pieces
There’s a reason why people like vibrant colors in the nursery. Babies are really attracted to bold shades like blue, red, and yellow. But that doesn’t mean you’ve to cover every wall and piece of furniture in vibrant colors. If you opt for muted shades like taupe or grey, consider using an accent piece somewhere in the room.
An accent piece can be anything. A bright curtain, a print or photo in eye-popping colors or even a blanket. The Matty changing pad comes in a variety of colors to suit any nursery! Accent pieces are great for a couple of reasons:
- A pillow or rug in primary colors can instantly brighten up any nursery. Add a pop of color on the walls or on the floor.
- You can change the accent piece to complement any color scheme. If you paint the nursery in a neutral color like beige, you can change the color of the accent piece to match your mood that week!
- It’s doesn’t always have the same thing. Use a bright pillow one week. Switch it out for a dark colored rug the next. Bored of the same colors? Throw in some toys to keep your baby occupied.
The nature trend carries over into patterns as well for 2019. It’s all about leaves, trees, and florals for nurseries. You don’t have to use these patterns throughout the room either. Focus on a single wall or even one half of the wall. Geometric patterns can complement a forest or nautical theme very well.
Think beyond wallpaper when it comes to the walls. Decals, hand-painted murals or framed art prints can work just as well. Don’t want to cover the walls in roses for your little one? No problem. How about a floral print instead? You could even blow up a picture you took to put on the walls.
Adding textures to the nursery can take your room to another level. Try handmade accessories in wool, cotton or other natural fibers for a cozy touch. If you’re not that crafty, you can always shop online for cute nursery items. As your baby learns to crawl and move about, different textures can help them navigate the room as well.
Whatever design, theme or colors you choose, your nursery will be cute because your baby is there. It’s hard to really go wrong in a baby’s room. So don’t be afraid to experiment with colors and textures.
The one thing to remember while decorating is that you are your own worst critic. As much time as your baby spends in the nursery, you will spend just as much time there. So the nursery is for you and the rest of your family as well. Use these design trends as a starting point but make it personal to you and your baby.
Your child will not even remember how their nursery looked like after they grow up. They’ll be more interested in decorating their room as they like it. In the meantime, design the nursery of your dreams!