Modern nursery trends we love

22 September, 2020

Modern nursery trends we love

Let’s be honest, aside from the growing bump and new wardrobe to curate, putting together the bedroom for your new baby is one of the most exciting parts of expecting!

The nursery will be a haven for parents and baby; the place for sleepy nappy changes, peaceful story time, and playtime - a room where many memories will be made. 

The process of designing and decorating a nursery can be overwhelming, so we have pulled together some of the most modern nursery trends to provide some inspiration.

 

70’s wicker revival

It’s true, we are seeing a seventies revival in interior design, and that means nurseries too. This time around the look is softer and more polished.

From cane furniture like hanging chairs, love seats and high-backed circular stools to wicker Moses baskets and accessories like boho rugs, the seventies are back in a big way.

The trend lends itself well to a baby’s bedroom. Paired with furnishings such as sheepskin throws, soft velvet cushions, macramé wall hangings, and even placing changing mats into seagrass baskets, the seventies vibe creates a perfect place for your little one.

In fact, it’s one that most parents won’t mind retreating into.

 

Farmhouse chic

The farmhouse trend began in 2019 and has continued to be a favourite among new parents ever since, providing a wholesome family feel.

A farmhouse nursery uses natural materials like wood in a variety of ways; think shiplap walls, wooden signs, and shelves filled with classic children’s books. This feel is both cosy and rustic, featuring traditional furniture styles in soft hues, creating a warm and gender-neutral room. A large check print in any colour brings the theme to life when used for items such as curtains and cushions.

This style can be blended seamlessly with bohemian accessories and timeless family heirlooms like blankets, rocking chairs and horses, all adding to the ‘country’ theme.

While the look is aligned with fresh greenery, dried flowers like stalks of pampas grass are perfectly suited (and means one less job for new parents!).

 

Scandinavian style continues

Will we ever fall out of love with Scandinavian décor? Interior trends say not.

Nordic nurseries personify the simple elegance that comes with Scandinavian design, and by choosing this trend, you will likely end up with a room that is functional, as well as aesthetically pleasing.

If you are considering a Scandinavian style nursery, begin with crisp white walls and natural flooring, bringing lots of light into the room.

While this sounds like the room could be ‘cold’, Scandinavian style sees colour introduced in different ways. Using soft furnishings like rugs, bedding and storage baskets, any colour can be brought into the room. Layer up blankets and cushions to build your chosen colour palette, while soft lighting and childish prints bring a cosy charm to the room.

Perhaps previously unconsidered, even a Scandinavian monochrome palette works well for a nursery. Where possible, source ethical and sustainable items to furnish and accessorise the room.

 

Tropical paradise

If you are looking for a nursery style that makes a statement, tropical could be the theme you need. Modern and impactful, tropical is a theme that you can truly make your own, either opting for a bold, luxury look or a stripped back, peaceful version of the trend. 

For instance, a bold tropical nursery could feature printed wallpaper, adorned with pictures of banana leaves or flamingos, paired with black furniture and gold accessories. A stripped-back version means white walls, luxury dark wooden furniture with carefully placed tropical plants in woven basket plant pots and natural storage baskets.

The look can be made more masculine and feminine depending on the shapes and materials you bring into the room. Circular shapes and soft edges introduce femininity, while strong lines and angular corners often represent masculine energy.

 

Other items you need for the arrival of your baby

Once you have chosen the look and feel for your baby’s nursery, you will soon be on the lookout for items that suit your theme. We thought it would be handy to provide you with a list of the key things you will need, regardless of the nursery style!

 

  • Moses basket and cot, of course! But then there are the mattresses, waterproof covers, cot bumpers, blankets, and sleeping bags.
  • Toys and accessories – your newborn won’t need much at first, but in a few months’ items such as mobiles, soft toys, and muslin cloths provide comfort and familiarity. Bright objects can be stimulating, as well as toys that offer other sensory elements.
  • A nursing, or rocking chair, complete with comfortable cushions, nursing pillow and a footstool.
  • Changing table and changing mat. Changing tables with shelves are particularly useful for changing-time essentials like nappies, wipes, cotton wool, talcum powder and cream.
  • Drawers and storage – for lots of baby clothes and accessories, like bibs.

 

We hope this provides you with some inspiration when creating the perfect room for your new baby, remember to take your time and collect the items that will make it special, sometimes, less is more.





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