Whether you’re keeping the sex of your baby a surprise, or want to create a stereotype-free environment for your new addition, designing a neutral nursery offers more creative license than you’d expect. From luxurious greys to natural earth tones, here are some of the latest design trends for neutral nurseries.
Adaptable and timeless, navy is a great colour to tie into a nursery. Not only is it sophisticated and sleek, but it is versatile as a colour trend. A navy feature wall isn’t likely to date, meaning that as your wee one grows, decor can be adapted to match their changing tastes. Navy is best paired with white or red, and can bring a nautical feel to a space. However, navy accents are a dynamic way to off-set a minimalist room. For those who favour the Scandi approach to design, navy decor such as rugs or wall prints can break up the cleanliness for a bit more dimension, without being too loud.
In the past, the idea of styling a nursery with black decor seemed like a massive design don’t. However, this doesn’t mean creating a cave swathed in darkness. Executed tastefully, the right amount of black can provide a graphic edge, while remaining childlike and appropriate for an infant. A white wall can be transformed into a fantastic feature piece with a monochromatic decal. Instead of opting for white or wooden side tables, black furniture can be a sophisticated addition to a room. The best part? Black goes with everything, so it’s sure to tie in with any existing decor you have planned for your space, such as a statement rug or a bold feature light.
If you’re not too keen on the idea of bringing black into your room, but love the idea of a monochromatic design, grey is the colour for you. Incredibly versatile with a range of shades to choose from, grey is an excellent colour for the nursery as it has a warm, inviting vibe, without being too bright. Your nursery will change dramatically depending on your shade of choice. A soft grey will create a bright, gentle space, while a charcoal grey with purple undertones ooze luxury and winter comfort. Grey is complemented by a range of popular nursery shades, including mint, lemon and peach tones. For those in rental properties who can’t paint their space, grey curtains are a great way to bring this luxurious shade into the room, with the added benefit of blocking out light when it comes to nap time.
One of the more popular approaches to nursery design is to get in touch with nature. Tying in natural fibres and materials throughout the decor of the nursery can help in creating a calm environment. Humans are known to crave being close to nature. Putting a few plants in safe spaces around the room brings the maternal touch of Mother Nature to the room, as well as providing the benefit of removing pollutants from the air. Cots and changing tables made from natural materials such as beechwood are gaining in popularity, however, it’s not necessary to ditch colour completely. A natural-looking space is often lifted with colourful bursts of green and blue, such as a rug or a statement shelf.
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