Top 5 Ways to Create a Modern Nursery
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Top 5 Ways to Create a Modern Nursery

By Kim Proulx

More and more expected parents are discovering that creating a modern nursery is not only stylish and unique, but also beneficial in many ways. Modern nurseries these days are designed with style, practicality and efficiency. Parents have evolved from traditional nursery themes and are exploring innovative ideas to give their nursery an eclectic look that first starts with your imagination. This article provides valuable insight on modern nursery design basics that will give you the tools to get your modern nursery underway.

Simplicity Is Key

In the modern design world, Less Means More! Clean lines and basic form are the reason why geometric and organic shapes are well received by the contemporary design movement. Instead of using extravagant elements such as dust ruffles and ornate furniture, put on simple-vision goggles and ease your intuition into a simplistic mindset of solid colors and minimal nursery items.

Accents of Bold Color

Adding bold accents of color to the nursery is a wonderful way to introduce character without ruining your intention of a simple nursery. The best way to do this effectively is to create a neutral backdrop, such as grey, brown, etc. Lots of modern nurseries use various solid colors for their walls, but implementing a neutral backdrop will allow bold accents to stand out the most. Use bright, vibrant colors for nursery accessories such as wall art, baby crib bedding, rug, window valance, etc. When someone walks into the nursery, rather than getting lost in a sea of colors and designs, their eyes will naturally focus on the lovely accented accessories.

Applying a Gender-neutral Look (avoid themes)

Creating a gender-neutral nursery, even if you already know if you're having a boy or girl, is loved by many because of the practicality. Having a theme is limiting because the nursery will need to be completely redesigned after your child has outgrown the baby years. Not to mention how costly it will be to give your nursery a mature makeover. Having a neutral backdrop will make it easier to transform the nursery into a toddler, tween and/or teen's room. It will also be easy for the next child since you won't have to worry whether you have a girl or boy. Think of all the money you would save!

More Multifunctional Baby Furniture

Modern baby furniture is often built with multifunctional capabilities. This is a wonderful characteristic simply because the modern baby furniture will have the capacity to grow with your child and save you money in the long run. For instance, aim for a combo dresser that has a changing table on top. Or opt for modern baby cribs that are convertible and can change into a day bed or full-size bed. There are also baby cribs that have storage space below or a changing table attached.

Lost In Nursery Space

Stylish, European manufacturers have taken a lead in designing modern baby furniture for small spaces. Stork Craft Baby Furniture is a prime example of incorporating nursery furniture that helps promote its mission of conserving space through its design and multifunctional pieces. Get rid of clutter and take advantage of your wall space by implementing shelves, cabinets, etc. IKEA is another popular furniture manufacturer that has all the modern tendencies of a simple, stylish look, multifunctional pieces with storage to conserve space, and at a price that won't break the bank.

No matter what type of modern design you choose to incorporate in your nursery, go with something that you will absolutely love because your modern nursery will quite possibly stay for a long time. Fortunately, creating a modern nursery will save you money in the long run and provide a neutral palette for your child to some day put his/her own design preference to it. Modern nurseries are designed for sustainability and creative reuse, so sit back and save your money, enjoy your eclectic looking nursery and let your creativity run wild.