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Top Nursery Trends in 2021

Need some nursery decor inspiration? Discover the top trends for 2021

Categories   Interiors

On your pregnancy journey, there are so many moments and memories you’ll treasure forever. Creating a nursery in your home is one of them. It’s your chance to get creative, let your style and personality shine through and build a blissful place that’s the perfect escape - after all, you’ll be spending just as much time in there as your little one.

From beautiful bold prints and pops of colour, to delicate details and hygge-inspired looks, there’s lots of themes for you to choose from, whatever your taste. But with so many nursery decor ideas to embrace, and lots of Pinterest boards to scroll through, it’s easy to feel a little lost in it all. To inspire your creativity and take some hassle away, we’ve selected some of our favourite trends in nursery decor this year, to help you curate a haven of your own.


Image: Little Knights

Fuss-free neutrals

Muted colour palettes, plush furnishings and gentle lighting are all in for creating a gender neutral nursery in 2021. Think soft browns, fine nudes and classic creams for your walls to add warmth to the room. Little Knights are experts in the field when it comes to paint. Its exclusive range of baby-safe paints are VOC free and have no smells or fumes that could be harmful for mum and baby, so you can decorate with complete confidence. Complement the warm tones with snuggly fabrics and clean cottons dotted around for a cosy feeling that will always welcome you home.


Shop: Westport 4-piece nursery set

Smaller spaces

Nurseries are often in the smallest room of the house, but there’s lots of ways to maximise space and create the sense of a bigger room. First thing’s first, make sure you choose a bright and light colour scheme, as darker tones like navys and emeralds will always close the space in. Mirrored wall art will capture the natural light and flood it around the room, giving the illusion of a more airy and open space. For baby’s furniture, check out the Silver Cross Westport Nursery Set, which includes a compact and space-saving single wardrobe.


Image: Munks & Me

Go wild

If you prefer a more playful vibe, start your own safari with animal motifs in the room. With this fun trend you can be as daring or subtle as you desire. Go wild with jungle-inspired wallpapers and complementary accessories, or for a more tranquil atmosphere look out for woodland creature prints in a soft colour palette. For a more adaptable look, keep your walls and furniture simple and pull in different animal textures with your bed linens, blinds and wall art. Check out our interview with print house Munks & Me for some wall art and wallpaper inspiration!


Shop: Bromley 3-piece nursery set

Earthy colours

We love a statement colour and deep, earthy tones aren't going anywhere just yet. Rich greens are in, while wood panelled detailing or a rusty orange feature wall looks great alongside clean white walls. To balance out the deeper shades, introduce hues of white, dusky pink or olive green to the room. Keep your furniture simple to let the walls do all the talking – the Silver Cross Bromley 3-piece set has a pure white finish and clean understated design, making it a stylish addition to any nursery.


Gallery walls

Accessorising your walls with prints, photographs and artwork is a trend that’s here to stay. Gallery walls are super versatile, allowing you to put your own stamp and style on them, whatever room you’re in. Incorporating one into your nursery is a great way to tell a story, whether that’s through precious photos or pieces of art. To DIY your own gallery wall, you should first of all choose a theme for your design, that way you can organise the room around it. Mix and match prints and colours for a modern pop-art look, or for a more relaxing feel, check out sketches and watercolour pieces.


Shop: Hoxton 3-piece nursery set

Hygge vibes

What’s not to love about hygge? By definition it means ‘a quality of cosiness and comfort for your own contentment’ - and who could argue with that? A hygge-inspired nursery should be laid back – a place where you’ll instantly feel calmer and more relaxed. Use organic materials to decorate, like rattan, wood and wool to bring natural textures into the room. Keep your furniture simple too. The Silver Cross Hoxton 3-Piece Set has a structured simplicity that’s ideal for your hygge theme. Add warmth by layering with soft rugs and throws - perfect for late nights and early mornings.

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