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    5 Chic & Stylish Baby Nursery Ideas You Will Love

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    New parents began using pastel shades of pink and blue to decorate baby rooms in the mid-19th century. Steam power was new technology back then, and the telephone was still a novel concept. The twenty-first century calls for some new baby nursery ideas inspired by high-end contemporary design trends. 

    The modern baby room is a space where childhood imagination meets design magic. Your baby's home base should be a comfortable, friendly, and functional space where children and adults feel at home.  Your choice of baby room decor can turn an empty room into an environment where any baby would be lucky to sleep, learn, and grow. 

    We've created this guide to introduce new parents to five baby nursery design ideas that would have blown people's minds in the 19th century. These baby room ideas incorporate principles of good design, playful elements, and practicality. 

    Keep reading to curate a baby-friendly space where everyone will feel at home. 

    1. Rethink the Traditional Baby Nursery Color Scheme

    There's nothing wrong with pastels, but the traditional "baby aesthetic" can severely limit your design possibilities. There is no right or wrong color for a baby nursery. Instead, start with the vibe or feeling you want the room to evoke.

    Remember, a baby's room is foremost a place for sleep, so calming hues and neutral shades can set the tone for the space. According to the field of color psychology, many colors evoke a sense of relaxation. Consider lavender, white, sea blue, neutral beige, or even a trendy sage green. 

    With quality blackout curtains, the color scheme won't impact your baby's ability to settle down for the night. A nursery is a natural canvas for playing with colors and textures, including pattern mixing. New parents need to spend as much time in the room as the baby, so make sure the design makes you swoon, whether muted or rainbow bright. 

    2. Pick a Conceptual Baby Room Theme 

    Many parents start with a kid-friendly theme like rocketships or unicorns and end up with an oversaturated, cartoonish space. An overstimulating room isn't inviting and ends up feeling cluttered. For a design-forward alternative, begin with a design concept and incorporate kid-friendly elements later.

    For example, instead of a "unicorn nursery," design a space around clean, girly pastels and cloud-soft textures. Make a clean, white crib or classy chandelier the centerpiece. Include a unicorn nightlight, art piece, or mobile to add a whimsical, baby-friendly touch without going overboard. 

    Instead of a "rocketship nursery," choose a high-contrast color scheme, like gold-on-sage. This shift opens you up to more mature, modern furniture and decor in neutrals. Rather than covering the wall with a solar system model, hide stars, moons, and planets in subtle ways.

    To start, choose a word for inspiration, such as "nature," "library," or "contrast." Pick pieces that fit the concept rather than a strict theme. Challenge yourself to design a beautiful space—we promise there will be room for child-friendly elements, too.

    3. Prioritize Organization Systems 

    One of the hippest phrases in modern design is "clean." You want clean lines, geometric harmony, and a setup that is intuitive and easy to navigate. You can't achieve that sense of cleanliness without an organizational system that works. 

    Babies come with a lot of "stuff," and the influx of products can quickly clutter up a well-designed space. Prioritize storage solutions that provide a home for all your wipes, creams, clothes, toys, and specialty items. Ideally, your organization will add to the room's aesthetic without distracting from the charm. 

    For example, you might upcycle a vintage dresser to use as a design-forward changing table. Add a changing mat that harmonizes with your color scheme, and keep all of your supplies tucked away in the convenient drawers. 

    Likewise, you can add a lot of hidden storage by incorporating geometric shelving units with room for baskets or bins. It's a neat way to incorporate your color scheme or add natural elements like hemp or wicker. You can even try a vintage touch using distressed metal bins. 

    4. Don't Shy Away From Modern Furniture

    Any big box baby store will have a glider on the shop floor. They're usually bulky and can look out of place in contemporary spaces. Imagine the possibilities if you designed the room around a great chair in a pattern you loved instead. 

    No rule says only "baby furniture" goes in a baby room. Babies grow into children, and it can save you a lot of aggravation if you select pieces that can grow with your child. Invest in modern, aesthetic pieces that won't seem immature down the road. 

    For example, choose a sturdy, natural wood bookshelf for storage instead of a set of flimsy Yaffa blocks. Select rugs that wouldn't look out of place in other rooms in your house. If your little one grows to have opinions about the look of their room, repurpose your gorgeous piece and let your child take the lead.

    5. Start With a Piece That You Love 

    On your next trip to the furniture store, you might fall head-over-heels in love with a lighting fixture, art piece, or vanity. Let that piece inspire your nursery's design, color story, and aesthetic. It doesn't matter if the item feels mature—something about it spoke to you. 

    Once you have a jumping-off point, build a comfortable, practical space around the object of your affection. It might lead you places you never thought a baby room could go. Pinterest is a helpful tool for design when you have a solid place to start, so let yourself fall in love and work from there.  

    Contemporary Baby Nursery Ideas for Trendy New Parents

    Once upon a time, a light pink or blue nursery was all the rage. The trendy parents of today won't let antiquated design ideas inform how they style their contemporary baby room. All these baby nursery ideas can become the jumping-off point for imaginative spaces where sweet babies will dream about quality design. 


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    publish:August 24, 2022, update:September 12, 2022

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