2014 Nursery-Design Trends

Designing a hip pad for baby? From stencils to sheepskin and from colors to critters, see what nursery trends are in store this year.

Geometric accent walls

Geometric accent walls | PregnancyAndBaby.com

Photo credit: Project Nursery

Bold stripes, chevrons and Moroccan geometric patterns add punch to a nursery wall. Use stencils, wallpaper or decals to achieve this trendy look.

Sheepskin rug

Sheepskin rug | PregnancyAndBaby.com

Photo credit: The Minimalist

Fluffy, white sheepskin rugs are making appearances in chic nurseries from Stockholm to San Diego. These soft accessories add the perfect balance to the clean furniture lines seen in today's modern nurseries.

Wood paneling

Wood paneling | PregnancyAndBaby.com

Photo credit: Easton & Hunter Alexander

Wood paneling, once shunned for reminding us of depressing '70s basements, is now back in a big way. Adding wood accents on one wall of the room brings a cabinlike warmth to baby's room.

Quick tip:

Not handy with a hammer and nails? Try Stikwood peel-and-stick real wood decor.


Ombre | PregnancyAndBaby.com

Photo credit: Very Rosenberry

The ombre design trend has found its way into the nursery. Adding curtains, bunting or mobiles lets you bring in a little ombre color, but our favorite by far is the ombre-painted dresser. Use a paint swatch to choose colors for the drawers!

Modern industrial

Modern industrial | PregnancyAndBaby.com

Photo credit: Serena and Lily

Concrete floors and exposed ductwork may not fly in the nursery, but don't let that stop you from giving baby's room modern industrial touches like metal light fixtures, wire bins, lockers and furniture on casters.

Mix-and-match bedding

Mix and match bedding | PregnancyAndBaby.com

Photo credit: Serena and Lily

Today's trendsetting parents are skipping the matchy-matchy crib bedding, and instead, they're mixing solids, stripes and geometric patterns. We love the mix-and-match tool from Serena and Lily that lets you play around with bumper, bed-skirt and crib-sheet designs — and see how they look with your favorite gliders and paint colors.

Shades of gray

Shades of grey | PregnancyAndBaby.com

Photo credit: lay baby lay

Cool, neutral gray was big in 2013 and seems poised for a strong 2014 as well. Gray and white, gray and yellow, and gray and lavender are all popular color combos.

Animal accents

Animal accents | PregnancyAndBaby.com

Photo credit: Apartment Therapy

We might not know what the fox says, but we say he looks great in this modern nursery. In addition to the fox and his woodland-creature friends, birds and elephants continue to be big trends in nursery design this year.

More new-mom tips

Chronicling baby's first year
Baby laundry 101
Must-have baby products for moms on the go


recommended for you