As the year draws to a close and we look ahead to 2017, it promises to be another exciting year for nursery interiors. Here are our predictions on what will be the hot nursery trends in 2017! Let us know what YOU think in the comments below.
1. Playhouse Beds
If 2016 was the year of the ‘house frame’ floor bed, then 2017 will be the year of the playhouse or cabin bed. A souped-up version of the house bed, playhouse beds have the benefit of being elevated off the ground but having a fully enclosed sleep area – keeping toddlers from rolling onto the floor at night, while making bedtime fun!
2. Candy Colors
We are seeing a shift from the soft pastels of 2016 to a more saturated palette. Whereas the soft pastel rooms featured one or two colours, today’s colourful rooms have no limits.
3. Doll Houses
The wall-mounted house shelf phenomenon is still going strong, and in 2017 we will see more and more elaborate versions that are more ‘doll house’ than shelf. And these aren’t your grandmother’s furnishings – these dollhouse interiors rival some of the trendiest magazine spreads today.
4. Precious Metals
From brass cribs with a vintage flair to gold light fixtures and wall decor, nurseries are all about the sparkle using all types of shiny metals.
The Boho trend is a truly global one. From the tribal themes in Australian interiors to the ‘south-western’ flair in North America, this trend mixes global and local… anything goes! From dreamcatchers, arrows and feathers to macrame and Moroccan rugs.
Probably one of the most versatile trends, garlands can suit any decor no matter the gender or style. A budget-friendly way to make a big impact, garlands have made the leap from party decor to nursery decor.
Although this trend has been predominantly mountain ranges, we expect that we will start seeing more variety with these DIY murals – from clouds to color blocking.
These playful lighting alternatives are great as wall art or a night light – infusing a pop of color with a modernised 1980’s flair. Available as personalised name signs, or shapes to suit all nursery themes, we think neon lights will only grow in popularity in 2017.
9. Play Rugs
Whether it’s a soft place to lay down baby or a play mat for a busy toddler, play rugs are functional and decorative.
The black and white trend has been going strong for a couple years now, but has it reached its peak? It’s a tricky one to predict. We are seeing the beginnings of a transition to more to greys and neutrals now, as well as the introduction of more natural elements.
What do YOU think will be the top nursery trends of 2017? Let us know in the comments below:
About the Author
Leah Shannon is mama to two little ones, the founder and owner of Parade and Company, a nursery decor brand, and Get the Look Interiors contributor for My Child Magazine.