If there’s one thing most parents look forward to during pregnancy, it’s decorating the nursery. At the very least, it gives you something to do while you’re waiting for the baby to arrive. At best, it will end up as a favorite space for you and your child to bond.
Nursery trends seem to change every year but you can also incorporate some timeless elements to make sure the room is never out of style. Remember the nursery is as much for you as it is for the baby, as you will both be spending quite a few sleepless nights in here!
Top 3 timeless trends for nurseries
Why should you opt for timeless classics instead of what’s trending on Instagram and Pinterest right now? It makes perfect sense when you consider how long the room has to last. A timeless decor style will be easier to adapt to a toddler or even an adolescent child. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself redecorating sooner than you’d like.
Unless you plan to move your child to another room while the next baby takes over the same nursery, it’s a good idea to future proof the area as much as you can. Even if the next baby is on the way, it’s likely you will want to change the nursery decor after a few years of looking at the same colors.
So here are 3 timeless trends that will work for any nursery:
Gender-neutral colors and decor
Ditch the typical pinks and blues for something neutral and calming like grey or ivory. This classic style frees you from sticking to a strict color palette or theme idea. It’s fresh and a welcome change from over the top pink or drowning in blue nurseries of old. As a bonus, you never have to worry if a new addition to the room is the exact shade of pink you need.
You don’t have to only use neutral colors though. You can always energize the room with accent pieces in your preferred color. A grey matty changing mat on a white dresser or a blue/pink one showcasing the baby’s gender is a good idea.
Consider using different shades of the basic color palette you select. A few colorful pillows will look amazing on a white chair or window seat. Pastel colors, greys, and even black and white are a great base to show off other colors.
Scandinavian or Nordic style
If you’re a minimalist, then a Scandinavian or Nordic style nursery may just be the perfect fit. Clutter is the bane of any nursery and you definitely don’t want to bump into things when stumbling into the room for a midnight feeding. This nursery style combines form and function for a classic look.
Rustic elements and earth tones play a big role here. A crib or dresser sporting a distressed or weathered finish will fit right in. Every piece of furniture you bring into the room should pull double duty. Tulip Juvenile’s new Urban and Metro collections are the embodiement of this scandinavian and modern style.
Bring nature inside
No matter the theme, some greenery inside the nursery is always welcome. You’re not just limited to actual plants for this either. Succulents on a window sill or hanging baskets add a touch of nature. You can also hang nature-inspired artwork on the walls or use a mural in calming greens to great effect.
Another way to use natural elements is by using eco-friendly and sustainable materials. All Natart furniture is Greenguard certified which means you are not bringing harmful fumes into the nursery. It’s also made with solid wood from sustainable sources. It’s not always easy to pick the right furniture but a little bit of research can help you find the best option.
Things every nursery should have
Picking the theme and finding cute decor items is fun but keep in mind that the room has to be comfortable for you and your baby. It means there are a few essential items you’re going to need such as a crib, a changing area (whether it’s a table or mat is up to you), and some form of storage. Many people also like to include a comfortable chair or two.
When it comes to the crib, consider one that will change and adapt as your baby grows. A crib that converts into a daybed, toddler bed, and a single bed will last you years. All you need is the necessary hardware. Always look for cribs made from solid wood that conform to or exceed industry safety standards.
Many cribs come with matching dressers and other furniture pieces. While it makes shopping easier, you don’t always have to shop within a specific collection. Mix and match pieces with similar colors to create a cohesive look. Or look for furniture with a specific style but in different colors for a more eclectic design theme.