10 Nursery Trends for 2015

It’s a new year, which means new trends in the nursery too. Our community stepped it up in 2014, and we spent the year watching 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 and aqua and a return to traditional furnishings with loads of elegantly designed nurseries. Now we are predicting which trends are the ones to watch in 2015.

Here they are—our Top 10 Nursery Trends for 2015

#1. Gold Shines Brighter. Hot in both fashion and home design over the years, this gilt-y pleasure continues to shine bright in the nursery this year. Parents are embracing all things gold, from cribs to art to accessories. The beauty of this metallic look? Golden nurseries fit into just about any design style.

Gold Accents in the Nursery - Project NurseryGold Nursery by Grace Mitchell

Gold and Pink Vintage Glam Nursery - Project NurseryGold Vintage Nursery

#2. A Tribal Tribute. Raw and rustic accents like the DIY wood pallet wall led the way in 2014; however, a Western spirit will have its moment this year with all things arrows, Aztec-inspired pieces and teepees.

Rustic Chic Toddler Room with Teepee - Project NurseryJodi Kendall’s Son’s Toddler Room

Teepee in the Nursery - Project NurseryHolton’s Tribal Themed Nursery

#3. “Fake It” Wallpaper. Just when you thought removable wallpaper was the affordable alternative, what we like to call “fake it” wallpaper is the latest way to embellish your walls. Starburst, dot or triangle mini decals can be pulled together in organized patterns to mimic the look of wallpaper for less, while adding some serious impact.

Black and White Triangle Wall Decals - Project NurseryA Modern Mint Nursery

#4. Calm and Collected Colors. Last year we embraced the bold, bright hues of coral, mint and aqua with open arms. Softer, earthy tones are now preparing to have their moment in the sun. And when white, beige or gray won’t cut it, keep an eye out for one of our favorite new shades, celery green. It’s still super fresh but in an elegant way.

Celery Green Neutral Nursery - Project NurserySoothing Chevron Nursery

#5. The Shrunken Living Room. Bye-bye bean bag chair and hello wingback! Kids are getting a lesson in high style. Mini versions of classic living room pieces like the Chesterfield sofa, French Empire table and tufted ottoman with nailhead accents have made their way into children’s spaces.

Mini Chesterfield Sofa for Kids RoomChildren’s Furniture by Pottery Barn Kids

#6. Blushing Pink Nurseries. It’s always difficult for parents of baby girls to resist thinking pink when it comes to their little girl’s first room. This year we are predicting a shift away from traditional pink and more attention on its more subtle, gentler and, dare we say, elevated sister, blush!

Bella Vetro Blush ChandelierBlush Chandelier by Cyan Lighting

#7. Words To Inspire. Tony Robbins, watch out, nursery walls are talking! We predict that babies will be mastering the philosophy of positive thinking from a very early age with motivational messaging surrounding them in the nursery. Prints declaring “Dream Big,” “Be Brave” and “The Best is Yet to Come” are just a few examples of how baby walls everywhere will be encouraging wee ones to go for it.

Inspiring Prints in the Nursery - Project NurseryA Bright and Cheery Nursery

#8. The Dressed-Up Dresser. The dresser is having its moment in 2015. Brands are now offering bold and beautiful dressers and changing tables in an array of colors like raspberry, deep blue and kelly green. These newcomers will be the envy of cribs and gliders everywhere.

Newport Cottages Bahama Blue Dresser - Project NurseryWalk in the Park Nursery

#9. You “Heart It” and So Do We. What’s more sweet and simple than a heart? Hearts are aplenty this year. Big or little, pink, black or red, these cute graphics will find their way onto crib bedding, blankets, pillows and walls. A whole lotta love is going around.

mini heart wall decalsGold Heart Decals by Empire City Studios

Heart Pillow French Vintage Nursery

#10. Feminine Florals. Floral wallpaper isn’t just for grandma’s house anymore. Feminine and romantic, classic floral patterns have taken a surprisingly chic and sophisticated turn. Expect to see more elegant wallcoverings adorn vintage-inspired nurseries everywhere.

Floral Wallpaper in the Nursery - Project NurseryLandry Kate’s Vintage Glam Nursery

Which of these nursery trends will you be using for your nursery? Or will you be setting the trends for 2016? We can’t wait to see!


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    I don’t have children, but nursery decor is so incredible now that I find myself browsing blogs and pictures. I could replace the baby bed with my bed and would be thrilled.

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    This is too funny! I’m due July 10th with my first baby, who happens to be a girl! I have been working on her nursery and must say it does incorporate gold, soft pinks, and florals! Oh boy (or should I say girl?), I hope it’s nice enough by the time it is finished for me to share it here. Thank you for the added inspiration, I love this website! <3

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