Chic Design Inspiration for the Modern Nursery: Bright and Adaptable Ideas



We definitely feel that decorating the nursery is much, much more pleasurable than planning for the kids’ room. As your little ones grow older, the choices only become harder and things messier! Of course, the nursery is a space where you have much greater creative freedom when it comes to using vivacious colors and patterns and there are times when you can get really creative with the way you decorate the space. It is a design freedom that you just cannot find in adult spaces and that means the modern nursery is both engaging and functional.

Stunning nursery for twins with multi-colored ceiling and walls lit up by illuminated signs
Stunning nursery for twins with multi-colored ceiling and walls lit up by illuminated signs [From: Swati Goorha Designs]


Finding the right balance between the aesthetic and the ergonomic in the modern nursery is not that hard. It becomes even easier when you have an understating of the trends shaping these spaces in recent times. Today, we bring to you three top trends from the year so far that combine the stunning with the serene and do so while allowing you to pick any style of your choice. These lovely ideas also promise to stay relevant in the year ahead and add that ‘it’ factor to the smart and modest modern nursery.

Dazzling Lights on the Wall

Want to alter the look and the overall appeal of the nursery without making any substantial changes to its style, theme or color palette? Then illuminated wall signs and neon lights are the way to go this fall! They end up being the showstoppers in pretty much any space they sit and also add an air of radiance to the setting and drive out any possible dullness in the room. Bright lights on the wall can come in various forms, from neon lights that spell out your kid’s name to vintage signs that elevate the theme of the room. Do make sure though that they do not disturb your little one’s sleep and keep him up late into the night.

Gorgeous illuminated wall art piece is a unique addition to the modern nursery [From: DiaNoche Designs]
Polished contemporary nursery in white and deep gray with a bold wall sign that steals the spotlight [From: Lulu Designs]
Spelling out the name of your little one in bright lights for a trendier nursery [From: Iconic Design+Build]
Find the right illuminated wall sign for your baby boy’s cool nursery [From: Cory Connor Designs]

Lovely Gender Neutral Spaces

Gender neutral nurseries are not just for shared rooms. They are pretty popular at the moment because of the design flexibility that they offer and also the ease with which they can be created. Despite choosing a theme for the room, gender neutrality helps you in choosing a more ‘calming’ color palette for the backdrop that usually involves grays, white and other muted hues. This room can easily shift between styles and themes down the line and you have a kids’ room that grows with them in an organic fashion without the need for major revamps.

Space-savvy Scandinavian style nursery with color blocks is an absolute showstopper [From: Elodie Dugué Photographe]
Chic gender-neutral nursery inspired by life on the high seas!
Fabulous gender-neutral nursery is full of vivacious color despite its contemporary style [From: Rebecca Hay Designs]
Gender-neutral nurseries can still be full of vibrant color
Modern nursery in neutral hues with a window seat is just perfect for those who love the gender-neutral look [From: Margot Hartford Photography]

Gorgeous and Cozy Earth Hues

In many homes, earth tones are becoming the new neutrals with white being replaced with beautiful grays, pastel greens, ocean blues and colors inspired by the many elements of nature. Everything from the color of sand and terracotta to colors of sand and more can be classified as earth tones and they bring a certain calming influence to the nursery. Despite their neutral appeal, they are anything but boring and are known to help babies sleep much more peacefully. Move away from all that white and add a few earth tones to the nursery this season.

Soothing earth tones on the nursery help your baby in sleeping much more easily
Striped wall in gray and white for the contemporary nursery
Lovely earth tones bring serenity to this contemporary nursery [From: Liquid Interiors]

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