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Anisa Arsenault
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Nursery Ideas You’ll Want to Steal

These eight on-trend ideas will make baby’s room your new favorite place to hang out.

Fox Motifs

Finally — a nice change of pace from the elephants and owls that you’ve seen in a million other nursery photos. (In addition to being cute, foxes represent cleverness and alertness — nice!)


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Modern Decals

Wall decals used to be cutesy, but now they’re modern décor elements. Pick stickies that are whimsical — and don’t be afraid to experiment with design and placement. They’re easily swapped out when baby gets older.

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Gray Tones

Gray is the “it” neutral right now, but you don’t have to pair it with a bright hue. Mix different shades and patterns of gray for a look that’s simple and gender neutral, but not bland. 



Ornate Accessories

Sparkle and shine is A-OK for baby’s space! Detailed frames, mirrors and chandeliers add elegant touches that (surprise!) glam up a nursery.


Rustic Charm

Grainy wood and warm browns create a rugged look. Add a modern take on taxidermy (the white faux deer-head) to keep the space looking cozy, but not too lodge-like.


Arrow Décor

Maybe we have The Hunger Games to thank for this chic trend. Arrows can serve as subtle accents or as a major focal point. Either way, they’re a brave choice you can totally pull off.



Fiber Optics

Stars are always a common nursery choice, but small fiber optic lights spread across the ceiling create a look that’s more like Grand Central Station ceiling than a typical baby’s room. (Get them in this kit.)



Bonding Bench

That flat, padded piece of furniture to the right of the crib is a bonding bench, which not only fits right into this modern minimalist nursery, but it creates a cozy nook for bedtime stories, playtime and even diaper changes.

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