Nurseries are one of the most joyous spaces to design. These spaces are especially near and dear to us as our lead designer and co-owner, Raquel is expecting! With her due date quickly approaching, we wanted to focus our latest Studio512 segment on nurseries, the trends we are seeing and tips on how you can make your own nursery special.
A Focus on Colors
In the nurseries we design, most of our clients are looking for a certain color story. Whether it is soft pastels or bright colors, decide on the colors you imagine in your baby’s space. This will help you have a more curated list of things to shop for when looking for art, decorative items, or even the items you register for. For example in the nursery below, this expecting mother wanted a sophisticated palette of pastels like pinks, pale blues and mint for her baby girl’s nursery.
Subtle themes are another design trend we tend to work with most when it comes to nurseries. For example you may have a theme in the art, but it is not in every detail of the room. In this project example, we framed baby animal prints over each crib in a twin nursery. Besides a few other décor pieces, there isn’t too much animal detail throughout. The theme does not feel so obvious, but that is what makes it even more precious. Framed baby animal prints, a graphic rug, draperies with a navy blue tassel detail, and a navy chandelier make the room a darling space for babies. The details can also transition as the twins grow up.
Framing prints can be a rather inexpensive option when it comes to decorating your child’s nursery walls. It can add the perfect dose of whimsy to a child’s room. For this boy’s nursery, the expecting parents wanted the prints of their favorite cities above the baby’s crib. It adds a personal touch to the nursery. You can even frame images from your favorite children’s books to make the nursery feel playful. In Raquel’s nursery, she found a vintage print at Round Top of a nursery rhyme that she had framed. It is the main color inspiration for the new baby’s nursery.
Try to select pieces that can be used beyond a nursery or kid’s space. Look for durable and stylish pieces that can transition with your child through the years. You can use these furniture items and still add in pieces that feel whimsical and youthful. Also, if you have the space, allow for a comfortable chair that you can relax in. As a parent, you will be spending a lot of time in this space so you want a comfy area to rest when you can. In this nursery, the parents not only wanted a comfortable chair, but also wanted to incorporate a stylish daybed into the space.
Nurseries can be such fun to decorate and design. If you feel overwhelmed, call a professional. You can contact our team at email@example.com, stop into our shop, or call us at 512-342-6899 to learn more.