10 Nursery Design Trends to Try Right Now
Wallpaper has made a huge comeback, and more and more parents are asking for it, say design experts Naomi Alon and Gerri Panebianco of L.A.'s Little Crown Interiors. In recent years, there have been fantastic new options in the wallpaper world – metallics, great children's prints and even removable wallpaper. Try it on just one wall to make a bold (and budget-friendly) statement.
Unique wall paneling is popping up everywhere in nursery design. Parents are really using their imaginations for different materials on the walls. Whether it’s rustic wood boards (like in this Western-themed nursery) or fabric-upholstered squares, creative wall treatments are all the rage.
The sky’s the limit! Every surface of a space contributes to great design, and that includes the ceiling. If you’ve got a high or vaulted ceiling, consider a luxurious fabric treatment (like the luxe draping Little Crown Interiors designed for Mel B’s baby’s room (shown here). Also gorgeous is a ceiling medallion or even simple a contrasting paint color.
A longtime staple of adorable nurseries, the "wall collection" is still holding strong. Whether it's a grouping of meaningful mementos or just an assembly of cute objects (like the fun starfish in this beach-themed baby's room), collections add a three-dimensional pop to an ordinary wall.
Wall murals are back! Hand painting is such a beautiful thing to add to a nursery since it's so much more personal than store-bought artwork. The mural in J.R. Martinez’s daughter’s nursery (shown here) tells the sentimental story of two representative angels.
Monograms are a very simple way to personalize almost anything, from pillows and carpets to changing-pad covers and bedding. Many parents also love displaying their child’s monogram over the crib.
It's no secret that the chevron pattern has been dominating the home and fashion markets lately – and for good reason! It’s simple, modern and timeless, and can be used for boys and girls alike.
POPS OF COLOR
Nurseries and children's rooms provide the perfect opportunity to use color in ways you might not use in other areas of the home, like the living room. These days, almost no color scheme is off limits, and combinations of unexpected color accents are cropping up everywhere. Whether it’s one big color pop (on a glider or a piece of furniture) or a room filled with smaller items in accent, pops of color really brighten a baby's room.
Gold is the new silver! Just in the past few months, gold has reemerged as the metallic neutral of choice. The richness of gold makes a nursery sweetly regal. If you’re a silver devotee, consider switching up your go-to neutral.
The best thing about nurseries and children’s rooms is that you’re allowed to design with a lot of fun. An 11-foot tall giraffe? Why not! Grand-scale artwork is a great way to encourage creativity in kids, and it really makes a statement.
Contributor Little Crown Interiors – the creative design duo of Naomi Alon and Gerri Panebianco – is a top interior design firm in Southern California specializing in nursery and child design. Their impressive portfolio reveals a genuine passion for breathtaking design, a keen eye for style and a vast understanding of the needs specific to parents and kids. In addition to designing more than 80 projects, Alon and Panebianco have created stunning celebrity nurseries, spearheaded philanthropy projects, contributed nursery design expertise for magazines, websites and blogs, and have been featured in a wide-selling nursery design book and on numerous television appearances.