Soft muted tones that create a sense of warmth and serenity are right on trend for gender neutral nurseries and bedrooms. Dulux released their colour trends for Autumn 2017 promoting serene colours that take cues from texture and the beauty of nature, perfectly suited to a baby’s nursery. Neutral tones have a soft and cosy effect, perfect for the upcoming cooler months in our part of the world.
Beige, whites and greige are the perfect palette for a baby’s nursery (where it really is becoming less and less about your traditional pinks and blues).
For Lola’s nursery, I wanted to create a warm and whimsical yet neutral room for Lola to enjoy, and to grow with her as she gets older. With a nod to Scandinavian design principles, the room uses a mix of white and neutrals with pops of colour in the wallpaper and accessories for maximum impact.
The great thing about a neutral palette is you can easily update the look and feel of the room with pops of colour or by adding new accessories such as bed linen, cushions, rugs, prints and wall art.
You can use neutrals but still have that wow factor. The neutral, geometric wallpaper I used in Lola’s room is really the hero. The tones are muted yet striking enough to lift the whole room to another level. I never tire of laying my eyes on it! The grey, pink and mustard tones mean I can easily change up the look of the room using affordable accessories such as cushions and bed linen. I love to add baby’s breath flowers to the timber vases hanging on the wallpaper wall to add that little extra special something.
Textures also go hand in hand with neutrals to add warmth and interest in a room. In Lola’s room, I added texture using cushions, hemp rug, woollen armchair, seagrass storage baskets and pure cotton blankets. The hoola hoops above the dresser not only add texture but introduce a little whimsy, and, I think, a little magic too!
I can see Lola’s room growing with her for a long time yet, proving neutral needn’t mean boring, but in fact, beautiful.
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