Tons of textures
Add texture to baby’s space with a shag carpet, a multi-dimensional shelf of artwork and a smooth floor (easy for clean up!). A leather-backed chair looks funky and cool in this space, plus it adds tons of function for middle-of-the-night feedings.
In place of a free-standing stuffed animal like you’ll see in many traditional nurseries, try shopping for functional room décor, like a white elephant that doubles as a décor piece and a cute seat.
Your nursery will be filled with all the baby basics, but a chic, stylish rug is one place you don’t need to stick with a baby-friendly buy. Choose a rich, colorful carpet to anchor the room and introduce personality into the space. Contrast a modern, white wall and accessories with an ikat, paisley, patterned or vintage find.
Not all wood needs to be painted. Add a natural wood dresser or crib to your nursery mix to keep the room grounded. It’s an effortless way to introduce warmth and color into the room.
If your house is a melting pot of designs from different eras, why should baby’s room be any different? Choose a modern, sleek crib and accessorize the rest of the room with furniture from other decades, like a mid-century rocker and a 60s-inspired pouf.
Shades of grey
Forget traditional blue, pink, yellow or green in baby’s nursery, and instead use a neutral, earthy grey (in the rug, lighting fixture and accessories here). Using several shades of gray adds interest to baby’s room without being overwhelming.