We’ve noticed that nursery design is trending towards a clean, simple aesthetic. Themed and juvenile rooms are being replaced with rooms that have thoughtful, sophisticated design elements. We see this trend clearly represented in this pared-down nursery space, designed by Jessica Packard.
This room features a few of the trends we mentioned in our previous post; striped walls (in this case the bold ceiling), a paneled feature wall and use of non-themed materials (loving that ikat fabric and chevron rug). Along with sophisticated elements, like that banded roman shade and the drum ceiling pendant, this is a look that is both attainable and will stand the test of time.
Here’s our take on how to get this look:
Our sources, clockwise from upper left:
Marimekko Korsi Stripes Wallpaper, Green and White; Oilo Pendant, Ikea Sundvik Crib, Land of Nod In the Mix Crib Sheet, Dash & Albert Diamond Platinum/White Indoor Outdoor Rug, Pottery Barn Emery Linen/Cotton Blackout Roman Shade, Duralee Tape Trim, Nobilis Cote-a-Cote Wallcovering, Ikea Ektorp Chair, Ikat Pillow
And a few tips…
- You can paint the ceiling or paper it. A great green for the ceiling would be Benjamin Moore Lawn Green.
- The wood paneled wall could be recreated with scrap wood, or with a faux bois wallpaper. The paper we selected can be cut into square tiles or even used horizontally.
- To save expense on custom Roman shades, buy a ready-made plain shade like the one pictured and apply your own ribbon trim. (This one has blackout lining so baby’s sleep won’t be interrupted during the day!)
- A slipcovered chair in a neutral fabric offers the option for dry cleaning or washing when necessary. You could even purchase extra slipcovers in the event disaster strikes!
- Patterned throw pillows bring in a pop of color and print and can be switched out as desired.
- Our rug choice is an indoor/outdoor fiber mix, which offers extra protection from spills, etc.