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Expert Interior Design Trends for Your Baby’s Nursery

What better way to welcome a new little bundle of joy into the world than with a state-of-the-art, custom-designed nursery?

On top of preparing yourself for parenting, it can also make caring for a new baby easier when you take the time to prepare a user-friendly, stylish nursery that you can enjoy for years to come.

The best of the best in expert nursery design is both fashionable and functional. Check out these trending decor ideas from top interior design professionals that you can use when designing your baby’s nursery for the first, second, and even third time:

• Antique White for Girls: You can thank celebrity Bethenny Frankel for the trend of using vintage, sophisticated antique white when decorating her daughter’s nursery several years ago.

• Antique White for Girls: You can thank celebrity Bethenny Frankel for the trend of using vintage, sophisticated antique white when decorating her daughter’s nursery several years ago.

While most girls’ nurseries are automatically decorated in pink, using antique white is just as feminine and will pair well with a number of other gender neutral colors like yellow, green, and brown.

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• Gender Neutral Themes: If you’re waiting to find out the sex of your baby or don’t want to go with traditional blue or pink, you can try a gender neutral theme instead.

The benefit to using a gender neutral theme with cartoon characters or animals is that it can be used for multiple children. Ashlee Simpson was one celebrity to decorate in a custom, gender neutral style using a Disney wall mural for her newborn son’s nursery.

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• Realistic Recreations: If you can’t decide on a favorite animal, cartoon character, or even color, you can create a soothing nursery with a natural, scenic backdrop.

For example, a nursery painted with clouds and a blue sky can be accessorized with hanging birds, trees painted on the wall, and nature-themed bedding. This nursery trend is ideal since the sky is the limit, so to speak. You can paint a bright blue afternoon sky or a dark night sky with foliage, birds, and natural colors to match.
When in doubt, make your nursery as personalized as possible. This is your opportunity to create a room that you will love and spend hours of time in as you bond with your new son or daughter. If you don’t have the time or the budget to custom-design your nursery, hanging a large pregnancy portrait above the crib is an excellent starting point.
From there, you can adapt the nursery as you get to know your new baby by changing the colors, styles, and accessories to match your little one’s taste!

Bethany Ramos is a full-time freelance writer and coffee lover that co-owns her own e-commerce website, The Coffee Bump.