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10 Baby Room Trends for 2014

At the end of every year, the media asks us, “What’s next in nursery design?” We take time to ponder, we look back and then we have a big ol’ healthy debate as we work to set our editorial calendar for the upcoming year. Through this entire process, we take cues from our inspiring community who are creating, designing, purchasing nursery furniture and baby products and showcasing them in our Project Gallery. Now this is where the real trends start to emerge, making way for what’s hot for the year ahead. So here you have it, Project Nursery’s 2014 Trends in Nursery Design.

Navy is the new neutral. Navy is definitely giving gray a run for its money in 2014—from walls and paint to bedding and even diaper pails.

Navy and Gold Nursery with Gallery Wall - Project Nursery

Max’s Navy and Gold Nursery by leahhasson

We’re seeing stars…everywhere. They are even better when metallic.

Silver Metallic Nursery with Star Stencil Accent Wall - Project Nursery

Baby L’s Star Themed Nursery by Nest Design Studio

Cribs with personality. From traditional and tufted to embellished with moldings or, yes, even rhinestones, people. Simple cribs will always have a place in a modern home; however, expect to see unusual cribs take center stage this year.

Pink Tufted Crib from Newport Cottages

Newport Cottages Beverly Collection

Black over white. This goes for furniture, wallpaper and paint. More parents are daring to be different and bold with dark sophistication.

Modern Gray Nursery with Alphanumeric Wallpaper - Project Nursery

Orange, Gray and White Nursery by epechim

Return to tradition. Old world charm is revived as we see the classic nursery making a comeback.

Classic Pink and Beige Nursery - Project Nursery

Twin Nursery by Rockabye Mommy

Chevron still going strong. Sorry, but you can’t avoid it…still. It’s a touchy subject amongst the Project Nursery team, but we all get it. We really do, and we won’t fight it.

Aqua and Gray Chevron Nursery - Project Nursery

Aqua and Gray Chevron Nursery by lberkeley

The more the merrier. Siblings sharing the nursery or parents living with a crib in their master bedroom is simply a modern day reality. It’s not always about the nursery these days; it’s about a growing family and making what you have work in the most creative, multi-purposed ways possible.

Toddler and Baby Shared Boys Room

image from A Cup of Jo

Preference for purple. Some moms aren’t pink ladies, and that’s okay. Many parents are choosing soft shades of purple and lavenders as the nursery color of choice for their little girls. And ladies, Pantone agrees with you, too. After all, “Radiant Orchid” is the color of the year.

Purple Wallpaper Ceiling Stripes - Project Nursery

Serena & Lily Big Girl Room

What does the fox say? For the last five years, we’ve been trying to dethrone the nursery owl. Maybe it will finally happen with the help of a chart-topping dance hit? Will nursery decorating parents catch on? If you aren’t into foxes, go with the arrow symbol; really, we think that is cool, too.

Baby Fox Nursery Print

Fox Photograph by Sharon Montrose

Cabin fever. Now take your cute little fox, along with your bow and arrow, into a cabin in the woods, ahem, I mean nursery. Pallet walls, rustic wood finishes, warm plaids and faux taxidermy of all shapes, colors and materials are officially the new nursery norms.

Eclectic Nursery with Wood Panel Accent Wall - Project Nursery

Eclectic Wood-Paneled Nursery by J and J Design Group

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  2. Great images thanks for sharing! I really like the Aqua and Chevron room style as well as the star theme for boys. The Eclectic Wood-Paneling is stunning and would actually use this in my main living area or dining room.

  3. […] nurseries come into our project gallery at lightning speed. It was so interesting to see how our 2014 trend predictions played out in so many inspiring rooms. We certainly saw an influx of deep navy walls, pops of mint […]

  4. […] love to have a little fun and embrace nursery design trends (sometimes we even predict them, and psst…stay tuned for our 2015 predictions), and we think one of the best places to do […]

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  6. […] take a closer look at that crib sheet—it was one of our trend predictions for 2014, and adorable fox-themed accents like this one have us falling in love all over again. The […]

  7. […] named arrows as one of our 2014 nursery design trends, and boy did they take off! Brands are expanding into Aztec influenced prints, and we love how the […]

  8. […] was one of our trend predictions for 2014, and we’re loving all of the starry nurseries we’re seeing in the gallery! Whether you […]

  9. […] This star wallpaper is available in two tones. The metallic neutral is chic, fun and right on trend! This print adds an instant feeling of clean modern […]

  10. […] was one of our 2014 baby room trends, and we love how so many of you are embracing the color in your babies’ spaces. The navy […]

  11. […] to Project Nursery’s Baby Room Trends for 2014, moms may be picking purple over pink this year. If you land on lavender, we can help you design […]

  12. […] love that this hand painted shelf seamlessly mixes two of Project Nursery’s top trends for 2014—arrows and rustic/cabin decor. This piece is as functional as it is adorable. It’s the […]

  13. […] Project Nursery recently identified the top 10 nursery dĂ©cor trends for 2014 and so far we’ve highlighted two trends we’re particularly excited about – Navy as Neutral and Return to Tradition. This week we put the spotlight on “The More The Merrier.” All about decorating a shared room, this is a trend we can definitely relate to and don’t see it going away anytime soon. Whether baby is sharing a space with its parents, older sibling or twin, it’s important that some of the dĂ©cor be just for him or her. […]

  14. […] of Project Nursery’s trend predictions for 2014 is the fox! We, too, have been seeing them pop up everywhere—from cute sheet sets to […]

  15. […] admitted it in our 2014 baby room trends post—chevron is not going anywhere. With its happy and playful vibe, chevron is a natural fit in the […]

  16. […] week we chose our four favorite nursery trends of the ten that Project Nursery identified for 2014 and highlighted Navy as Neutral. This week we put the spotlight on the Return […]

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  18. avatar Svannah says:

    When I got pregnant in 2012, I wanted chevrons in my baby’s nursery. So I did it. I painted them on one wall. I did teal and orange. We are working on baby #2 now and I keep thinking about a nice shared nursery and I really wanted to do foxes. I’m a tad bummed that it’s getting so popular but I doubt that will deter me from doing. Unless I come across something even better when the time comes. :)