Top 5 Nursery Trends for 2023
Designing a nursery can be a daunting task, but it's also a lot of fun. With each passing year, new trends emerge, and 2023 is no exception. Whether you're expecting a baby or looking to update your little one's room, to help inspire your nursery design, here are five of the top trends that are expected to dominate.
1. Verde All About It
Verde is a colour trend for 2023 nurseries. This green shade can add a playful and lively touch to your baby's room. Consider incorporating Verde in various elements such as bedding, curtains, and wall art as well as a wall colour. You can also add green plants to create a natural and refreshing atmosphere.
2. Welcome to the Jungle!
Jungle-themed nurseries allows you to bring the outdoors inside and create a playful and adventurous space for your little one. To truly capture the essence of a jungle in your nursery, consider adding some jungle-themed artwork to your walls, full of exciting animal prints, lush foliage, and playful elements that will ignite your child's imagination. Consider adding a jungle-themed wallpaper or mural to create a feature wall that adds depth and character to the room.
3. Dive into the Deep Blue
The ocean theme is another trend that's still making a splash. This theme allows you to create a soothing and calming space for your little one. Incorporate various shades of blue, green, and white to create a serene and tranquil atmosphere. You can also add ocean-themed elements such as fish, shells, and sea creatures to complete the look.
4. Colourful Cribs and Rainbow Rugs
Colourful furniture is a trend for 2023 nurseries that allows you to add a playful and vibrant touch to the room. Consider adding colorful furniture such as a bright crib or a colourful chair. You can also incorporate colorful storage options such as colourful baskets or shelves.
Checkerboard patterns are making a comeback in 2023. This classic pattern can give a playful and retro look to your baby's room. You can incorporate checkerboard patterns in various ways, from wallpaper to rugs, bedding, and prints. A black and white checkerboard is a timeless option, but you can also choose bold and bright colors to add some pop.
Seriously, forget pink for girls and blue for boys. These black and white bedroom ideas for kids are perfect with cute pops of colour.
Above: Our adorable little penguin poster on the wall, looking super cute here with the colourful pompoms and black and white soft furnishings!
Below: A cool space for older kids. White walls and black furniture, the perfect backdrop to make your favourite things stand out.
Polka dot walls and a mix of geometric cushions, then make things interesting with a fun pop of colour with a hero artwork like this octonaut (octopus astronaut).
Chalk boards and chalk walls are a fantastic way to incorporate bold black and white in the nursery or playroom and provide the perfect space for some creativity.
But black and white doesn't have to be the main focus of the rooms decor. Below and as shown in some of the ideas above, black and white pattern can add visual interest to a room. Here a beautiful black and white chevron tee pee still stands out surrounded by colour including our rainbow born to be wild print.
Taking some inspiration from this cute kids bedroom, adding rainbow colours in a spotty way is great for creating a fun, gender neutral nursery.
Geometric, playful shapes are perfect for a nursery and a great way to add a pop of colour. Left, Looking Good Geometric Print and right, Phases of the Moon.
An amazing spotty chandelier from sazeracstitches is an great focal point in this kids room along with some fun spot wall decals in rainbow colours.
Add some original art with Beach Bubble Study a small work on paper, left. Right, colourful mixing of colours creates the bright Colour Study II print.
Winter wonderland themed nursery
A winter wonderland nursery doesn't have to be stark, keep bubba cozy and sung in a snow themed nursery decorated with friendly winter animals and mountain peeks. With a colour palette of blues and turquoise, crisp white and soft greys. A fluffy white rug on the floor and scattering of stars.
While Pantone have picked yellow and grey, Etsy's selection for colour of the year is Sky blue. "After such a tumultuous year, shoppers are looking forward to bluer skies ahead," wrote Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's Trend Expert. "Hope is on the horizon and there is a renewed sense of gratitude and connection to our communities." A beautiful shade to use in the nursery or a kids bedroom, girl or boy, there's a lot to love about sky blue trending.
Ultimate grey and illuminating nursery
Pantone has picked their 2021 Colour of the Year and have again chosen two: Ultimate Grey and Illuminating yellow. Soft greys have always been a popular choice for a gender-neutral nursery, add in the pop of yellow for fun and you're on trend for next year! It's a colour combination that works particularly well for an Aussie themed nursery with the yellow of wattle or a sulphur-crested cockatoo and the grey of out cute furry animals.
The sloths have arrived
July was a busy month as usual with school holidays and EOFY admin but, managed to fit in some new illustrations - sloths! Yay! There are a couple of cute new prints plus an adorable baby onesie and a fun hardcover notebook.
Maybe you are waiting to find out the gender of your little one, it's a shared bedroom or just want to stay away from the traditional blue for boys and pink for girls? A gender neutral nursery is very easy to achieve without appearing bare and bland. Here are our five top tips for a fun gender neutral nursery.
1. Pick a theme that is gender neutral. Themed rooms are always fun. Simply pick something gender neutral such as animals, mountains, under the sea, fruity or twinkle little star.
2. Start with the furniture. As it's probably the most expensive item in the room so start with a crib you like, then change table, storage and seating and build your other choices around that. Aim for furniture that has straight lines and smooth surfaces.
3. Wood adds warmth. Adding wooden elements is a great way to add warmth to a room especially if you are going with a neutral color palette for the walls.
4. Add a statement piece. Emphasize a single element for impact like beautiful artwork, wall paper or a mural. A statement making piece will add drama and interest to a gender neutral nursery.
5. Black and white always works. Add in some bright pops of colour with artwork and furnishings for a bold beautiful nursery.
Alphabet Safari Quilt
If you're looking for a great DIY project to keep you busy and brighten up life indoors - check out our gorgeous alphabet safari quilt in collaboration with Devonstone Collection! There is a free pattern here. And you can order all the bits you need to create this adorable quilt from the following online retailers, or fabric panels for other craft projects.
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Wild kids room!
This gorgeous green kids bedroom with a jungle theme looks like the most amazing space to play in. Faux foliage tiles are tacked to one wall with a dark green paint on another. Keeping the floor light ensures the space doesn't become too dark.
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