Planning to decorate the perfect little man cave this year?
There’s so much to think about when setting up baby’s room, from choosing the perfect colour palette to deciding which textiles and light fittings to use, to practical elements like exactly where to set up the changing station.
Most people find it easiest to begin by figuring out their ideal theme for the baby’s nursery, so for inspo, check out our list of the top 11 boys’ nursery trends for 2018.
Sometimes as new parents, it can be quite overwhelming with the whole thing. Therefore, proper planning in decorating the nursery is absolutely critical. We have outlined a simple 4 simple steps on how to decorate a nursery. This may be quite useful for you.
If you've missed our last years nursery trend for 2017, don't forget to check it out.
1. BOLD MONOCHROME
Black and white will never go out of style and sure enough, it’s still very popular in 2018.
It’s graphic and striking, and it’s actually a scientific fact that babies love looking at strong contrasts.
Consider a very hip black cot, and add little pops of colour here and there to break it up a bit and add warmth.
This is a trend for nurseries that also shows no signs of getting old.
There’s something so soft, calming and dreamy about the boho chic vibe, and it’s easy to achieve with the addition of simple elements such as feathers, leather, chunky wooden picture frames, mandala prints and cane furniture.
You could even DIY dip-dye curtains to add gorgeous bohemian charm, or create cot sheets from mandala patterned throws. Peace out, little one.
Florals for boys? Now that’s genuinely ground breaking!
Really, who decided flowers were only for girls? When going with a botanical or floral theme in your little boy’s nursery, avoid daintiness and go large—massive blooms, giant foliage, maybe a monstera plant in the corner.
Cactuses work well too.
For a clean, fresh and pure look in boys's nursery room, natural materials will never go out of style. Rustic and natural remains a strong trend in 2018.
Incorporate greenery, natural wood, glass, leather and earthy materials like wicker and rattan. Add a simple nature-toned rug, a felt ball garland, a macramé wall-hanging.
5. PIECES OF ART
A gallery wall is as beautiful and stylish in a little boy’s room as it is in a living room.
You could choose to focus on photography only, or a series of beautiful artworks, or mix it up and also throw in some whimsical touches such as framed typography or pieces of your favourite printed fabric.
6. LETTER BOARDS
These customisable boards really took off last year and the love for them is still going strong.
Whereas plastic letter-light boxes deliver a slight industrial-chic feel, the felt that’s used in fabric letter boards provides a lovely soft warmth that’s so appealing in a nursery.
Letter boards come in many shapes, from squares to rectangles to hexagons, and the letters and backdrops come in a wide range of colours (from white or black to grey, pink, blue and green).
Perfect for displaying your favourite quotes or to regularly customise to mark your baby’s age milestones.
7. GEOGRAPHIC & TRAVEL
Perfect for the child of globetrotting parents, this trend evokes voyages and adventures and road trips.
Think world maps and wanderlust, spinning globes and street signs. Frame postcards of your favourite cities; place trinkets from your travels into floating shelving.
Shiny, happy people dwell in nurseries with metallic touches.
Always modern, yet always classic too, metallic like silver, pewter, bronze, and yes--even still rose gold--will glint in the light and catch baby’s eye.
Big mirrors will brighten the room and provide opportunities for reflective play with you and your bub as well.
9. WALL ART
Removable adhesive wallpaper has opened up a world of choices to parents in styling their infants’ nurseries.
There are so many different kinds available on the market now, and it’s so easy to use--none of that pesky old wallpaper paste or glue, just peel and stick (and restick somewhere else, if you want).
The best part is it’s as temporary or as permanent as you want it to be. Paper a whole feature wall, or pop up cute little decals, even if you’re renting, without worrying about damaging your walls.
Another major nursery trend for boys in 2018 is vintage.
Creating a nursery with ye olde world charm is very easy—it’s the revamped pieces of furniture you’ve found in op-shops, or cute little kitsch decorations.
The colour scheme is muted pastels, and artworks are framed old-style children’s book covers or prints of advertising posters from times gone by.
Add a patchwork quilt, a few knitted dolls and animals, some wooden or tin toys, and for that personal touch, something handed down from Grandpa.
Hang ten and opt for coastal vibes for your little dude. Think washed-out, beachy colours, soft furnishings that evoke sunshine and the ocean, faded denim, palm tree wallpaper and an old surfboard in the corner.
Point break décor is very relaxing…when you’re at breaking point, nursing at three in the morning. Just chillax in your velvet armchair and imagine you’re in Hawaii…ahhh, the serenity.
I hope you enjoyed going through our pick of nursery trends for boys room for 2018.
Thinking of designing your own felt ball rug that matches your little one's nursery room? You can design your own rug from 60 different felt ball colours.
If you have any suggestion or have seen any nursery design that have got your attention, simply leave a note in the comment section and we'll definitely have a look. Happy reading. :-)
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