Nursery and Children’s Trends for 2017
We’re jumping into the new year with the latest design trends and inspiration for nursery and children’s bedrooms with Greenwood’s resident crafter, Lisa Tilse!
What better way to ‘Jumpstart January’ than creating a fresh space to inspire your little one to be curious and creative?! Lisa helps us strike the right balance between function, fun and individuality.
So, what’s trending Lisa?
It can sometimes be so hard to know where to start when decorating your child’s room. Although I don’t advocate following trends slavishly, they can give you some fresh ideas to spunk up a living space. These are some trends that we will see a lot more of in kids bedrooms and nurseries this year.
Gender Neutral Rooms
The choice to have a gender neutral nursery isn’t just about getting things in place before baby is born. The gender neutral look is trending for both boys and girls of all ages… and it doesn’t mean the style has to be boring or bland.
White, tones of wood and soft grey are a good starting point and look beautiful together without adding in any other colours.
But if you find that too understated, there are lots of other ways to create a lovely room for your child without reverting to traditional pink or blue. Colours like mint, mustard, coral, lilac, navy and red can look fresh and gender neutral. There are so many brands now making beautiful furnishings and homewares for children’s rooms in these contemporary colour palettes.
These stunning rooms also illustrate another trend for children’s bedrooms: statement rugs. From kilms to jute and contemporary brights, rugs are a standout way to add style and warmth to any room.
Grey is the new white
Grey in all its tones, and the new ‘it’ colour greige, is set to replace white on our walls in 2017.
It’s a very versatile colour that, depending on whether the base tone is warm or cool, will coordinate beautifully with just about any other hue.
Grey creates a peaceful on trend Scandinavian vibe when paired with white and natural wood tones. It partners equally well with both brights and pastels so you can change the whole look of a room with grey walls just by replacing a few accessories or the bed linen.
For impact try a wallpaper
Wallpaper is in and there are a lot of options to choose from for your child’s room. Go for understated spots, a lovely watercolour design or go all out with something bold and dramatic. Whatever look you go for, wallpaper will make a statement and add interest to the space.
The trend is to use wallpaper as a feature, on one wall or behind built in book shelves for example.
If the design is big and bold allow it to be the feature by making everything else in the room complement it rather than compete with it. Smaller patterns mean that you can add additional pattern in the bed linen and soft furnishings.
When using wallpaper let it be the cue to inform all the other colour choices in the room.
You can find more design-led craft, interiors inspiration & curated goodness by Lisa Tilse on her blog We Are Scout.