5 Modern Nursery Decorating Musts

July 12, 2019 3 min read

5 Modern Nursery Decorating Musts-b.bear

Are you in love with all things new and modern?

It’s easy to understand why! Contemporary design is innovative, simplistic, and ultra-chic.

Modern nurseries are beyond popular today. While tradition is nice, many parents want to keep up with the times and gift their baby with a room that not only makes a stylish statement, but surrounds them with security and simplicity.

Consider some of these modern nursery decorating musts for your space to help ensure you get the nursery you’ve always dreamed about!

1. Stash Away Clutter

Having a place to stash away toys after playtime is an easy and effective way to get you closer to that modern look you crave.

When it comes to modern spaces, especially nurseries, think clean lines, minimal clutter, and lots of shelving with drawers and cabinets. Unlike past decades—where children would put their action figures and stuffed animals on display—the modern century is all about stashing away anything that might visually clutter a space.

Get The Look: Think of your child’s nursery as a blank canvas. Fun projects like refinishing an antique chest or dresser installing built-in shelves are great for stashing and organizing toys and other baby paraphernalia. Pick a few special items that are display worthy, like a teddy bear or rattle, and try to keep anything else that might clutter the room stashed out of sight in drawers, bins, or closets.

2. Go Organic

Get informed about your fabrics. Pictured is b.bear's anchor swaddle blanket made from muslin.

When the word "organic" pops up, many people tend to think about food. But what about what our skin is absorbing? After all, our skin is our biggest organ!

Sheets, changing pad covers, and blankets will make frequent contact with your baby, so organic fabrics are a great option. Muslin in particular is a popular choice among modern moms since it is it’s soft and baby-friendly. Plus, it gets softer with every wash.

Get The Look:While you can stick with a very simple and minimalist color palette, many modern nurseries also use organic muslin in playful geometric prints, unisex patterns, and balanced neutral colors. Our personal favorite? A blend of jasmine, navy, mint, and cream!

Want more info on the best fabric? Read Fabulous Fabric! The Best Fabrics For Your Baby

3. Blend Fashion & Function

Want to go modern on a budget? Decals like these soft flowers from Stickers Coloray can make an inexpensive IKEA dresser pop!

Many modern nurseries boast a big investment piece that is not just functional, but beyond fashionable—some even look as if they should be a piece of art!

Get The Look: Use a statement piece in the nursery that will enhance the room's style and function. Whether you opt for a round, open air style crib or a gorgeous, streamlined rocker; your furniture selections will help define the style of your nursery.

4. Add An Accent Wall

The dark accent wall in this nursery makes a big statement contrasting against the white furniture.

Accent walls have been a huge design trend the past decade and they are still going strong!

One way to incorporate this simple addition, while sticking to a modern theme, is to skip the wallpaper and patterns, and paint one wall a solid tone.

Get The Look: Navy blue and black have been enjoying their time in the limelight lately. These dark hue are a simple addition that can add an element of the unexpected to your nursery's design. They can contrast against any neutral toned or lighter walls, ultimately making a strong statement with a modern feel.

5. Move Your Crib

Modernizing your nursery may be as simple as moving a bit of furniture.

Most traditional nurseries have the crib placed up against a wall, while modern nurseries tend to place cribs in the center of a room, regardless of its shape or size.

Get The Look: You can really make your crib the main focus of the room by placing a gorgeous, jute round rug beneath it.

Or, you can hang a natural looking, neutral toned mobile from the ceiling. This can help to center your crib and accent its placement—all while making your baby happy!

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