kids room design

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!

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