Getting the nursery ready is a great way to pass the time while you wait for the baby to make an appearance. Nursery decoration ideas abound online where you can see countless pictures of lovingly created rooms. From space to princess themed, nursery decor can run the gamut from highly creative to utilitarian. But what if you would rather integrate the nursery with the rest of your home?
Pairing Nursery Furniture with your Style
Not everyone wants to create nurseries with themes that make them stand out from the other rooms in the house. While it’s a great idea to go with a specific theme for the nursery, many people don’t want the hassle of redecorating when their children grow older. Here’s how you can select nursery furniture that coordinates with your particular design style – be it Scandinavian, Bohemian or something else entirely.
This design style is not new, although it is experiencing a resurgence in the 21st century. Scandinavian design is marked by simplicity, utility, and minimalism. It mostly features neutral color palettes with the occasional pop of color. You’ll see plenty of natural materials like wood and very little embellishments.
That’s not to say any wood furniture will pair well with Scandinavian sensibilities. Pieces from the Vibe or Milano collection from Nest Juvenile feature clean, straight lines that work with this design style. Elegant and simple are two words that come to mind instantly!
Traditional Design Style
This design style combines classic lines with a sumptuous flair. You can see plenty of accessories and materials in a traditional room. It’s heavily influenced by European trends. In direct contrast to the Scandinavian style, traditional design features dark, bold colors, flowing curves, multiple patterns, and textures. Traditional decor tends to have ornate details and expensive materials like silk or velvet.
The Bella Gold and Allegra Gold and lines are suitable for this kind of home decor. The pieces in these collections have curved lines and gold plated knobs for a luxurious feel. A nursery furnished with a crib and dresser from this collection will exude a dignified and classic style.
Rustic design draws inspiration from nature and the outdoors. Rooms with a rustic decor will have plenty of natural materials like wood or stone in neutral colors. Unfinished woodwork, reclaimed wood floors or a ceiling with exposed wooden beams are common features. Some people combine rustic design features with more modern elements like metal tables in a transitional style.
Farmhouse or country style nursery furniture complements a rustic home quite well. The Sevilla and Rustico collection is a good choice if you’ve opted for rustic design elsewhere in your home. A Sevilla dresser in Black Chalet or a Rustico crib in Owl colors will coordinate well with exposed brickwork or wooden floors.
Bohemian is a popular style in interior design and even fashion. There are few rules in Bohemian decor and is preferred by people who are comfortable with organized chaos, so to speak. To an outsider, Bohemian inspired rooms can feel cluttered but you can mix and match pieces to your heart’s content here. This interior design style offers eclectic choice and you can use a mix of many materials in the same room for a bright effect.
The Cortina collection – though looking more traditional and inspired by classic European sensibilities – can also work in a Bohemian home. Combine a crib and dresser in a dark finish with antique lights and bright rugs for a truly global feel.
Inspired by the sea and living by the beach, coastal decor features a bright palette. Think shades of blues and greens against a white or neutral background. The decor and artwork on the walls will often take inspiration from nautical elements like the wind or water. Many people like to use reclaimed wood or other natural materials in a coastal style home.
Inspired by the Mediterranean sea, the Ithaca will fit right at home in your coastal design. This collection uses a new brushed finish technique featuring a light, white patina giving the furniture a weathered look. Now, what could be more suitable for the seaside?