If you’re looking to create a fun, on -point nursery, but want it to feel fresh and new – ditch the overused trends and check out the below for some tips on what’s up and coming.

1.      Zoo Animals. I get it, animals are always going to be a thing when it comes to kids. But, I think we’ve all seen enough Zebras, Elephants and Giraffes to last a lifetime.

Still want to add some 4-legged friends to the design? Try some new pals like dogs, horses and polar bears to change it up a little.

Photo: Lauren Rubinstein

Photo: Lauren Rubinstein

2.      Wood walls in the nursery – I won’t lie, I still love them. Heck, when it comes to nurseries, I practically invented them, but so many copycats over the last 2 years have really worn out this trend’s welcome.

Photo: Ricky Stern Photography Room: Vanessa Antonelli

Photo: Ricky Stern Photography Room: Vanessa Antonelli

If you want an impactful focal wall try one of the newcomers: flowers, mirrors, glitter (yes a whole wall of it in paint!), metallics, astro turf or faux moss.

3.      Streamers and garland. I’m not entirely sure I ever really understood what they were doing in the nursery, but a lot of people clearly felt they belonged (take a quick tour of Pinterest if you don’t believe me). I’d like to be responsible for kicking this bizarre trend to the curb. Save it for a birthday party!

If you’re looking for whimsy bring in some unicorns, cotton candy or even pineapples. They’re fun and fabulous and don’t belong on a piñata.

Pineapple wallpaper

Pineapple wallpaper

4.      Not every nursery needs a white tiny faux fur flokati rug. It’s like that episode of Oprah where she gave cars to everyone, “A mini animal rug for everyone!”.

Looking to bring warmth or texture to a space? Layer curtains, bring in fabrics elsewhere like velvet, cable knit, or tulle. Still dreaming of fur? Try a throw blanket, stool or chair pillow.

Photo: Handy Little Me

Photo: Handy Little Me

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AuthorVanessa Antonelli