Published by Naomie Whitely, Aug 14, 2017
Days of cute teddy bears, frilly florals, and Peter Rabbits are gone (although you still “permitted” to put a stuffed animal or two). With a new generation of modern, bohemian parents, baby nursery rooms are going modern. Baby nurseries are more clean and sleek in design, simple with well-made furniture and accessories. For the babies’ sake, the modern nursery rooms should have sustainable woods, great fabrics, and solid construction. Here are some tips to design modern baby nursery of your dreams!
1) Keep it simple
Modern means simple, and for your little one’s sake, simplicity is even more important. When it comes to design baby nursery interior, keep clean lines and basic form-meets-functionality in mind.
2) Add pops of bright color
If you like the baby nursery to be more colorful, add some pops of colors to your room’s neutral tones. You can add some colorful bedding or another textile, a funky wall art, murals, wall decals, and other accessories.
3) Keep it gender-neutral
Don’t be stuck with pink and blue stereotypes. It’s so old-fashioned. To achieve the modern baby nursery goals, make it a gender-neutral room. Other advantages are you can reuse the nursery for for a little brother or sister who shows up down the line. It’s sustainable!
4) Optimize the space
In most of the modern homes, every square foot is so precious. To design a sustainable and effective baby nursery, you need to be a space savvy. Double-duty items come in handy here. Use a dresser that has a changing table on top or a changer that fits in the crib, for instance.
5) Keep your child in mind
Even the modern baby nursery needs to be child-centered. Put the emphasis on ease of use for the child. You need decorations that encourage exploration and independence. For example, easy-to-grasp door cutouts on cabinets will come in handy compared to the hard-to-clasp knobs. You can consider using cubbies rather than heavy drawers. The furniture in the nursery should be scaled down for your kids and placed low within their reach. When it comes to decorations, place framed photos or pictures at their eye-level, not yours.
6) Themed rooms are gone forever
As mentioned above, no Winnie the Pooh, no Petter Rabbit, no theme. Instead, dots and lines make a modern graphic statement in the crib. Themes will be gone outdated and when the new theme-trends come in, you need to redecorate the room. That means extra money.
7) Let the imagination fills the room
Kids are full of imagination and dreams, and a shadow-casting night lamp will help their imagination to blossom. But the space for that imagination shouldn’t have to be fancy. You can simply add a lighted globe that will double-functioned as a nightlight. An area rug with grid patterns will be perfect as a busy thoroughfare for toy vehicles to traverse. Use your imagination to feed theirs!