Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Top Nursery Decorating Trends

If you have a little one on the way, you’ve probably started to think about how you will decorate the nursery. Ultimately, you want all customized home décor to reflect your personality as a family, but how do you know where to begin? Looking at what others are doing to decorate their babies’ nurseries may give you ideas that suit your style and budget. Check out these top nursery decorating trends of the year and get inspired:

· Bold walls. The color this year doesn’t matter so much as the hue it’s in: bright. And not just that, but nursery walls this year trend toward daring displays, with everything from hand-painted patterns to stripes, accent walls and color blocking. The color blocking is especially popular because it pulls together three to four colors that complement each other – and that means not every item in the room has to match exactly.

· Wallpaper and wall decals. Yes, you read that right. Wallpaper is making a comeback, especially the temporary variety. Not only does it add texture to walls, it’s an easy way to pull color and a variety of patterns into a room. Fun wall decals are the latest craze as well and feature the ability to customize your own patterns and designs.
Shutterfly Growth Chart
· Vintage. This year, dust off your old furniture and bring it new life with a fresh coat of paint. Distressed furniture, gold-rimmed frames, crystal chandeliers, pastels – it’s all part of the new vintage look finding its way to a nursery near you. With the popularity of Downton Abbey and the Edwardian era, “old” is the new modern. Fill your baby’s nursery with simple accents and white furniture, and you’re halfway there.

· Decorative ceilings. Don’t get so focused on creating bold walls that you forget an obvious canvas. Ceilings can be decorated as well – use stripes, bold colors or wallpaper to create a theme that’s encompassed in the entire room.

· Chevron designs. This fun inverted V-shaped pattern is all the rage in nursery design this year. It’s a fun replacement for stripes and can be the main attraction – such as an entire wall painted with chevrons – or as an accent, such as pillows, rugs or blankets.
Shutterfly Chevron Pillow
Regardless of how you choose to decorate your little one’s room, stay true to your tastes. Though it is fun to see how others are decorating nurseries, remember that trends will change and ultimately, you and your family members are the ones who will be using the room and seeing the décor every day. Choose something that is soothing and comforting to you and your baby.

Author Bio: Heather Hewitt is a seasoned writer and guest author who enjoys connecting people with thoughtful products, services and ideas as they relate to crafting, photography, gift giving and personal expression.

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