Happy New Year! With every new year we can expect to see new trends and we're always eager to hear the predictions for nursery trends. Our friends Melissa and Pam at the “ultimate children’s design resource”(their words, but we agree), Project Nursery, were recently featured in a post on Parents.com listing their top nursery design trends for 2016 – and we have to say that it's going to be a beautiful year for the littlest one’s room! We love the return of soft pastels, think the 'up in the air' trend is refreshingly gender-neutral, and the nature lover in us is thrilled to see natural woods making a comeback. These are just a few of our favorites (really we like them all), check out all 5 below. Then, share your favorite in the comments to be entered in our January giveaway for a $200 gift card for Lullaby Paints!
PASTELS"When you think 'nursery' and 'baby,' it's a natural fit to think pastel," Pam Ginocchio says, "but this is the new, updated version. It's still sophisticated; it's still going to draw on modern furnishings or blend in other trends, but it gets back to that soft feel."Follow Lullaby Paints's board Nursery Design: PASTEL on Pinterest.
WOOD ACCENTS"This blends in a little bit of that midcentury look," Ginocchio says. "A lot of this is playing out not only in cribs but in wall art, as well. The wood panel wall was a big deal last year, but now we're seeing it in a little bit of a different way with wood-paneled pieces for the wall with sayings like, 'You Are My Sunshine' or one wood letter for the child's name."
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"The [the clear acrylic Vetro Crib] from Nursery Works that Beyonce and Jay-Z used took the nursery world by storm, and I think it sparked a little bit of creativity around the idea of a statement crib," Ginocchio says. "It's not for everybody. It's definitely a splurge item in the nursery, but they're kind of like, 'Boom!' when you walk in. It's the shining star of the room."
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MODERN"This trend in the nursery is sudden," says Melissa Fluhr. "Every day we get up to 10 new nurseries loaded to our gallery, and it's been kind of shocking to see how many reflect this 'cleaner' nursery style."
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CLOUDS, MOONS & STARS
"Typically, there is a shape, symbol, or icon that people are drawn to, whether it's the arrow or the triangle," Ginocchio says. "Last year it was hearts, but this year it's all about clouds, moons, and stars. It's just a sweet accent that really feels nursery-ish, but isn't overly baby."
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