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Make that Baby Room Beautiful! - Nursery Trends 2019

By Jonna Landais  

Whether you love it, despise it or are simply not fussed about Nursery Decor, put your thinking cap on because if you are currently expecting, then you should also be expecting the New Baby Room to become your main area of residence for the next three years or so.  

For more experienced mums, you have been there and done that! You have carefully planned and designed the baby room before. Sadly, time only flows forward and so are the babies who become toddlers who then turn into pre-schoolers ever quicker! So, if you ended up with ‘Winnie the Pooh’ inspired room for your five-year-old who is now really into ‘Blaze and The Monster Machines, it all may seem a bit of a misfit.

Fear not – next time you will cover all the bases as us mums, we learn quickly and effectively. And remember, learning comes out of experience so this is a win-win situation really… 

Think flexible, progressive and multi-factional design because decorating your little one’s bedroom can be a tricky business. Going overboard with unicorn theme can be easily done so try to play it cool and stay calm.  If you follow a set of simple rules of design, you will create a trendy, practical nursery that will grow with your child’s changing needs.   

‘GOING ON THE DARK SIDE’

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Move over lavender… 2019 is all about deep and nurturing cool-based colours such as mauve greys and hunter greens. Their soothing, earthy qualities are a perfect choice for modern thinking parents.

 Tonality is the key in this trend. Choose one neutral shade such as grey and layer different tones of the same colour for added depth and harmony. Look to the left and right of the colour chart and choose similar but slightly different shades of grey. You can incorporate them as accessories, furniture or textiles.

If you are worried about making the room look gloomy, punctuate the space with bright pops of colour such as life-affirming Living Coral – Pantone Colour of 2019, also known as peachy orange!

Use colours that complement the scheme rather than overpower it. A good point of reference will be the colour wheel showing you which colours go together. 

 BOHO CHIC NURSERY

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Some argue that Boho trend is not a trend as it has been around for centuries but folksy prints, vintage-inspired rugs and mandatory pom-poms have finally made it onto nursery scene. And what an exciting scene this is!... Bright, colourful and never boring. True feast for senses with textured accessories, bold patterns and a little bit of chaos for good measure. 

If you are drawn to colourful collections and unconventional art, this is where your creativity can take centre stage. No fancy rules to follow, think Dutch flea market meets Moroccan Souk! Pick a few individual pieces and don’t be afraid to put pattern on pattern!

Boho is all about mixing vintage and minimalist. There are no rules when it comes to colour although, orange and warm, earthy tones are most commonly used. And don’t forget to add greenery to complete the boho look 

GENDER NEUTRAL NURSERY 

With an ever-growing tendency of parents not finding out baby’s gender till birth, this trend has caught on and by the looks of things it is here to stay. Bubble-gum pinks and Baby Blues are long gone.

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 Say ‘hello’ to soft greys, cotton whites and simple wooden furniture which by the way, never goes out of style. This trend puts emphasis on subtle design elements of form and function. Light, modern elements with no fuss or no frills.

To add visual interest, play around with texture and pattern keeping it neutral and natural. Scandinavians have been doing this for decades and their interiors are a testimony that aesthetics and functionality can go hand in hand.

 Perfect for budget make-overs

Designing a child’s bedroom or nursery should be an enjoyable task! Make sure your design reflects your style and the décor of rest of the house. Choose pieces that you love and you or the baby will never tire of them.

Be practical and consistent and don’t feel you have to plan the whole scheme in one evening. Designing space takes time and sometimes you just have to ‘sleep on it’ before things become obvious. 

If you have any questions about Joanna’s Designing Services get in touch with Eklektik Studio at joannalandais@eklektik-studio.com and she will point you in the right direction.

Most of all, Have Fun!

Featured in ‘Absolutely Mama’

Big Colour Trends for 2019

With 2019 just around the corner, we compiled the ultimate guide of jaw dropping shades and colours which will be dominating the whole globe sooner than you may realise.

From delicate pinks to earthy greens, 2019 is bound to satisfy every nieche of DYIers and Interior Designers out there.

So get cracking with that Christmas List, add masking tape, rollers and brushes so you are Colour-Ready when January knocks on your freezing door!

TUMERIC

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Say ‘Hello’ to new, more sophisticated child of MUSTARD - the mighty ‘TUMERIC’. Foodies love it for its anti-inflammatory properties, interior lovers adore it for its boldness!

Colour which may seem ‘hard to swallow’ but for the right consumer with a taste for pop of colour here and there, it’s a fantastic combination. Adds a visual interest to more toned interiors. Use it wisely, accenting a feature wall, fireplace or find an empty space and just go for it! Guaranteed Interior Design Overhaul!!!

If you are not a fan of yellow, TUMERIC is the right colour for you.

You gotta love it or hate it.

MUSHROOM

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Deep, earthy tones of Mushroom, reminiscence of long gone 70’s, are now on trend!

Having done a full circle of creams, tans, browns and around a thousand of beige versions FINALLY we have a worthy contender!

Not only its name is appetizing but the colour if full of depth and meaning. Go bold, use in large spaces and accessorise with statement furniture for a jaw dropping effect.

LILACS

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Oh yes, you heard right!

Lilacs! But not any odd Lilacs….. This time it is a much more subtle and sophisticated version of Lilacs than we remember back from 2000’s.

Muted tones of Peach Orange, Celery Green and Primrose Pink. Look wonderful on wood giving it that country twist. Use in small doses to keep it current and visually appealing.

Think front doors or window frame… Or maybe not… Think Grand Pastel Kitchen full of people who love to come around for tea.

NIGHT WATCH

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Now this colour puts smiles on our faces!

Deep, rich and moody green. Brother of all Botanical Patterns which took 2017 by storm paired with 2018’s love for BLACK.

This velvety dark green will lend itself to luscious pinks, neutrals or monochromes.

Colour of all things postive, Wimbledon, Matcha Latte, colour of nature and health! you can’t go wrong with this number unless your interior lacks a good dose of sunshine in which case rethink the strategy and stick with a brighter palette. Anyhow, we love it!

FIESTA

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Make NO MISTAKE!

This is NO coral, which in the last couple of years seems to have emerged as a NAIL VARNISH colour of choice. Times have changed and its Latino partner has come to play. Fiesta is as fiery and vibrant as expected.

Perfect for adding a pop of colour in areas where you expect it the least. This shade will be popular with people who love warm and exotic places.

CORAL eat your heart out!

Amazing creation by Sophie Robinson Interiors www.sophierobinson.co.uk