A neutral palette in the nursery is not breaking news, however, the quiet but mighty tones are making a comeback in a big way – with texture! Natural wood accents are increasing in popularity, popping up in sophisticated herringbone floors, intricate accent walls and Pinterest-inspired palette creations.
New parents can also incorporate textured neutrals with rugs, baskets, linens, furniture and wallpaper. Texture creates visual interest and a natural focal point of the room as your little one’s vision sharpens. And don’t worry about commissioning a piece from a fiber artist, textured neutrals can be found at your local baby store and favorite online shopping sites.
The rise in popularity of convertible furniture has led to a sophistication in today’s nurseries. Parents are constantly on-the-go and don’t have time to refresh the nursery every other year to keep up with the latest interest. Many modern families are selecting convertible baby cribs which can easily transform into a toddler, twin and full-size bed, allowing your child’s bed to age with them.
The elegance continues in design choices, as well. Circus clowns and cartoons are making way for chic plaids, geometric patterns and argyle prints. These timeless, elegant designs can be achieved with a Moroccan print rug, argyle accent wall or plaid throw blanket that will stand the test of time as your little one (and their preferences) mature.
As the baby’s room gets more modern, the lighting elements in the room are also impacted. Today’s nurseries are incorporating funky pendants and chandeliers to spice things up. The days of the mobile are long gone. Now, today's replacements include such as brass geo pendants, irregular blown glass and organic shapes. These light fixtures create interesting design elements and fun, statement pieces that baby will enjoy watching for hours.
As with most advice for new parents, choose what works best for you and your family. Whether you incorporate the hottest nursery design trends for 2017, or just a few simple elements, it will be a hit with your new kid on the block.