17 Nursery Trends for 2017

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Nesting is one of the most exciting parts of preparing for your little one. Everything from selecting furniture and paint to all the potential DIY projects might seem fun to start- but it can get overwhelming without a vision! To help you get started, here are the 17 best trends for baby this year. If you've missed our 16 Awesome Nursery Makeovers To Delight And Amaze! from last year, it might be worth checking it out.

  1. Garden of plenty

Especially if you’re having twins or multiples, what could be more appropriate than taking your cue from Beyoncé? Start with a bold blue “sky” on the walls, add an abundance of paper or fabric flowers, and a green shag rug to tie together your baby’s plot. Unique touches like a bird’s nest mobile can really bring the space together!

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  1. Neutrals are (still) now

This trend was big last year, and it’s still holding strong in 2017. We’re glad to see the days of baby blue and pretty in pink are still behind us. This look is a little more sophisticated, and much easier to modify as your tot grows. Taupe, grey, and white should be your go-to colors for achieving this look.

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  1. Neon

Neutrals aren’t for everybody; so what happens when you really want to make a statement? This trend comes to us straight from New York Fashion Week; if the models can wear head-to-toe neon pink, why not your nursery! But be careful- a little goes a long way, so start with an accent wall or a few key accessories to ensure the color doesn’t overwhelm the space.

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  1. Personalized

We’ve all seen the big block letters trend- but you spent a long time thinking of your baby’s name, so why not take it one step further? Personalized books are all the rage right now, along with custom art, pillows, and more, all of which can help celebrate your growing family.

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  1. Greenery

As the designers of the world already know, Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year is greenery: a “yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring.” Celebrate your springtime lamb with shades of green and plenty of accent plants (bonus, they’ll filter the air!).

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  1. High-tech

There are now more apps, monitors, and smart devices than we can keep track of. Embrace 21st century living by taking advantage of all of it: embed sensors in the crib, hook up your smoke detectors to your phone, get a live-stream of every late-night dream, and integrate Instagram with an insta-printer to capture every memory.

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  1. Home is where the heart is

Bring the natural beauty of your neck of the woods indoors so your baby will never forget where she comes from. Live by the ocean? Try soft, beachy theme. Love to spend your weekends hiking through the woods? Create an indoor canopy and use plenty of wood accents.

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  1. Cultured kid

This one’s perfect for those who have done a lot of travelling, whether or not they’ll be bringing baby along on future trips. Fill the walls with tons of floating shelves for all those tchotchkes, fabrics, and odds and ends you never found a use for; they’ll create a one-of-a-kind space that doubles as a larger-than-life shadow box!

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  1. Your circus, your monkeys

Ringling brothers announced in January that they’ll be closing after more than 100 years. But you can still keep the tradition alive! Fill a round playpen with stuffed elephants, lions, and monkeys and your baby will be ringleader before you know it.

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  1. Beyond Baby Einstein

Talk about first in their class! There’s a lot of buzz and research around early learning programs, developmentally appropriate practices, and personality and intelligence, showing us that it’s never too early to inspire a love of learning in a child. Fill your nursery with the building blocks of education, fun transitional toys, and lots of different textures (think moon sand, Velcro walls, more shag capeting!) for them to explore as they become more mobile.

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  1. Custom walls

While wallpaper can be fun, why paint yourself into a corner? Create your own patterns and designs with cute decal sets of polka dots or honeycomb. This look is especially fun for parents who might not own that starter home quite yet, but still want to add personal touches.

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  1. The final frontier

From Star Wars and Star Trek to blockbusters like Passengers and Gravity, our obsession with everything outer space seems to have hit an all-time high. And thanks to Hidden Figures, astronomy and rocket science seem more gender-neutral than ever. Get an out-of-this world feel with glow in the dark stars and as many spaceships as you can work in.

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  1. Midcentury modern

While most of us squeal over shabby chic flea market steals, some parents might want a more stylized look. After all, you’re the one who has to stare at it while you soothe Junior to sleep (again). Try a rattan chair instead of a traditional rocking chair; minimalist, high-design cribs can also add some retro flair.

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  1. Classic black and white

This one never goes out of style, like film stars of yesteryear. Hoping for the next Katherine Hepburn or Humphrey Bogart? Stick with this cinematic style and play with light and dark- literally. Bold, graphic, and unexpected, this nursery is for the coolest kids only.

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  1. Victorian

Romantic, old-world names (think Iris, Edward, and Genevieve) are in style again, so why not make them feel right at home? Bring back the gilded age with an abundance of curtains, fun rococo mirrors, and even a chandelier!

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  1. Aviary

Inspire your baby to really spread their wings with a lofty, feathered motif. Owls are especially on-trend for 2017, because they’re gender-neutral and stand for tried and true virtues like wisdom and patience.

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  1. Beyond trends

Bear with us here! In this day and age of mommy-positive blogs and celebrities like Chrissy Teigen that preach non-judgmental support for stressed-out parents, maybe “themed” nurseries are passé. Perhaps you don’t have space for a palatial crib, or you’re just not one of those DIY moms. Whatever the space looks like, remember: your baby is what makes it special.

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We hope you enjoyed reading our 17 nursery trends for 2017. We're sure there are plenty more exciting ideas that we've missed- let us know by commenting below. Be sure to leave a quick note about or link to your ideas. Happy reading!

 


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