One of the most exciting things about becoming a new mom is decorating the nursery. A lot of thought an effort goes into nurseries, with some parents choosing to hire interior designers and doing a whole remodeling job while others stick to painting the room themselves. Whichever rout you go, here are a few tips and trends for what modern parents are choosing to include into their baby's space.
1. Patterns on the walls
Gone are the days of just painting the walls one color. Using patterns and prints give the nursery a very personalized and sophisticated look. You can choose stripes, stars, waves or the very popular chevron.
Try using gender-neutral colors when using patterns otherwise you might end up with something that looks more like Monet on steroids. Picking a neutral color plate will also make it easy to changes the purpose of the room later on.
I am not sure what has made elephants come into vogue but they certainly are. Gone is the hayday of the owl and although the anthropomorphic characteristics of both are wisdom, the gentle giant is what is on display in the room of the tiniest member of our households.
You have a range of choice, from cute stuffed animals to hand painted ceramic elephant side table, elephants are a cheerful addition.
Gray is not a traditional color for a nursery but it is a great choice since it is neutral and can be used to create pretty much any style. It is a color that can look traditional or trendy, masculine or feminine, elegant and sophisticated or understated and simple depending on the complementary furniture and décor used.
The most classic color combination is gray and white; however the biggest color trend at the moment is pairing gray with yellow, although for a more feminine room the color goes well with lavender and violet.
Modern parents want modern nurseries and wainscoting and casings set a sophisticated tone to the room. Gone are the days when childish cartoon characters or traditional alphabet letters are stenciled on the walls. Now trim is king.