10 Nursery Trends For 2019
As a shameless millennial, I’m at that time in my life where it seems everyone around me either has a baby, is pregnant, is planning to be pregnant, has baby fever (or will very shortly). Naturally, this means I’ve been noticing everything baby and am getting super excited about some of the newest design trends for baby rooms.
Deciding A Theme
Ultimately when designing a baby room, you want to have a space that resonates well with you and your style. It’s impossible to know what your newest family member’s style will be or what space will best reflect that little personality that will soon show itself.
My word of advice is to create a space that brings you peace and comfort. You’ll likely spend many sleepless nights on the rocking chair in the corner trying to meditate yourself out of frustration. Might as well be somewhere that calms your mind.
It doesn’t hurt to keep some of the larger, more expensive items like the walls or furniture pieces neutral. This way your design budget can be kept reasonable as your baby grows up and wants to personalize their space.
1. The Botanical Baby
Organic accents and colours of nature was a huge hit in 2018. There’s no sign of that slowing down this year!
Right in line with my style, it’s very common to see nurseries with large botanical prints on walls or in accents like pillows or crib sheets. Not to mention plants and greenery (my fav!) are HIGHLY encouraged if you’re styling with this theme in mind!
2. Jewel Tones
Rich warm tones bring a modern sophistication to your little one’s space. Deep royal purples, sapphire blues, ruby reds and emerald greens are being used in accent pieces like an accent wall or re-purposed and re-painted dresser.
Add in some gold details and textured fabrics to complete the look!
3. Florals, Florals and MORE Florals
Vintage florals, bold florals, accent florals, garden florals – all the florals!
Whether this is a trend that will carry through the whole year or is on high alert because we all cannot wait for Spring, I don’t know! What I do know is that floral nurseries are HUGE right now (and oh so beautiful).
4. Tech Heaven
There are so many new technologies hitting online and retail stores it’s hard to keep up. Then you enter the baby world and are overwhelmed all over again! Marketed towards the millennial parent, technological possibilities for your baby and their room are endless.
Incorporating the ease of technology into your parenting routine can certainly erase some headaches. As long as you are tech savvy (or have a tech savvy someone on standby!)
5. Scandinavian Sanctuary
Massive chunky blankets, pastels, clean lines, geometric designs, texture, playful patterns and of course, sheep, dominate the Nordic style.
Paint half a wall diagonally in pastel yellow or make a triangle bunting to hang along the top of a window and you’re halfway there!
6. Enchanted Forest
Whimsical, magical, playful – this style is so fun for kids and the creativity never ends!
A secret garden door, mushroom pillows, bunnies and captivating greenery in every corner. If it’s in your budget, hire a professional to paint a large enchanted tree as the focal point of the room! There not much else you’ll have to do to achieve this theme with a large element like a mural.
Clean and simple – you just can’t go wrong!
If you follow me on Instagram or read my blog regularly, you’ll know I’ve hopped on the minimalism bandwagon with both feet on board. Not only is the neutrality of the minimalist look easy to transform with changing moods and seasons – it’s chic, cozy and cost effective!
A neutral nursery means peace and serenity after a long day parenting, working or both. It’s also a great way to incorporate ever changing moods and styles with new accent colours in your crib sheets or carpeting.
I am all in on this one!
8. Oversized Animals
Massive stuffed puppies, mural paintings of lions, blown up portraits of cute bunny ears and fluffy puff ball tail behinds… While animals have always been a focus of baby rooms, the oversized bear or elephant is a trend!
9. A Modern Mood
Think straight lines, fluffy accents, abstract prints and an acrylic crib. This one is definitely a design for the parents! Mixing in a few traditional pieces like a vintage lamp or patterned rug will add warmth to the space.
10. The Crafty Natural
This style fosters a very homey feel. If you’re the crafty type it’s even more special! Completing some projects on your own personalizes your little button’s first safe space.
Woven baskets for handmade blankets, macramé hanging on the walls or from the ceiling, wooden chairs or bassinets, hand sewn quilts and custom art completes the blissful bohemian vibe of these handmade havens.
If you’re planning to have more than one child and want to do different styles each time, the best thing to do is to purchase versatile large ticket items like your changing table, crib and rocking chair.
The great thing about a lot of 2019 trends is that they’re transformable. If you want a minimalist room for your first but also love the look of jewel tones, grab a can of paint for the wall behind the crib and change the artwork to match!
Regardless of what style you go with, make sure it is one you will love! And finish before your little bundle arrives so you can enjoy every minute with them once they’re here!
Lara Stasiw • Real Estate Agent & Home Design Connoisseur
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