Getting ready to welcome your baby into the world is a super-exciting time – but how do you decide on the perfect nursery theme? Discover the top nursery design trends for 2022 to welcome your bundle of joy into the world in style.
The nursery is not only a place for sleep, changing and storage, but also somewhere you will spend many of your waking moments for the next few years. It’s therefore vital that it is a space of beauty, tranquility but also of practicality. It should reflect your style, at least for the first few years, before your toddler starts to voice their own opinion!
Babysense conducted research across social media and Google to discover the top trending designs, colours and themes for nurseries in 2021 and which trends will be popular in 2022. Find out more below, as well as our top ideas for your own nursery, from bedding and storage to rocking chairs.
Top Nursery Colour Trends for 2022
The top three most popular colours for nurseries have been white, neutral and monochrome over the past few years. More and more, gender neutral nurseries are becoming the norm, with the hashtag used over 72,000 times in 2021 – it was by far the most popular colour scheme and nursery theme of 2021.
It’s here to stay in 2022, but brighter colours are also likely to increase in popularity, with green, rainbow-hued and pink set to be rising up the style ranks.
Gender Neutral Nursery Ideas
Wayfair Gillam Rocking Chair, £163.99
Snüz Snüzkot Cot Bed, £349
The White Company Rattan Elephant Bookshelf, £245
Green Nursery Ideas
DockATot Deluxe+ Lush Fern Baby Pod, £150
Farrow & Ball Breakfast Room Green Paint, from £29
Nobodinoz Garland Bahia in Sienna Brown, £19.95
Colourful Nursery Ideas
Little Dutch Rainbow Shape Rug, £55
Dunelm Over the Rainbow Wall Sticker, £14
My 1st Years Personalised Wooden Rainbow Stacker, £28
Top Nursery Theme Trends for 2022
Gender-neutral nurseries top the list for 2021, with a trending score of more than 14.7 million, alongside the ever-popular safari and rainbow themes.
Boho is another nursery theme likely to become popular in 2022, with its search volume increasing by 67.51% over the past 12 months, with Pixar, The Hobbit and the ocean other themes we’re likely to see in nurseries all over the UK next year.
Boho Theme Nursery Ideas
Kids Depot Alfa Wall Hanger, £25
La Redoute Ava Spotted Berber-Style Rug, £95
Oliver Bonas Bali Natural Rattan Bookshelf, £145
Ocean Theme Nursery Ideas
Little Dutch Activity Playmat in Ocean Blue, £44.95
Jellyfish Nursery Seagrass Storage Basket, £39.99
Ocean Wall Art, £31
Safari Theme Nursery Ideas
Photowall Jungle Friends with Elephant Wallpaper, £2 per piece
Bellybambino Giraffe Basket, £39
MERI MERI Safari Baby Mobile, £45
Top Disney Themed Nursery Trends for 2022
Our favourite Disney and Pixar movies make for wonderful nursery themes, but which ones top the list? The classic Beauty and the Beast takes the top spot for 2021 with a trending score of 11.4 million, as well as Alice in Wonderland, The Lion King and Finding Nemo.
So, what’s predicted for 2022? The experts at Babysense conducted research that found The Princess & the Frog, Aladdin, Snow White, Moana and Bambi will all be trending themes by next year.
Bambi Theme Nursery Ideas
Lion King Theme Nursery Ideas
H. Samuel Disney Enchanting Alphabet Simba Ornament, £9.99
Etsy Lion Rug, £154.24
Dunelm Safari Natural 100% Cotton 4 Tog Cot Quilt, £30
Alice in Wonderland Theme Nursery Ideas
V&A Classic Books: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, £9.99
Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland Pattern Blue Background Canvas Cushion, £47
Alice in Wonderland Wall Sticker, £63.56
Essential Items to Remember for Your Nursery
Nursery Interiors Storage
Babies are magnets for stuff, so storage solutions are essential – choose thoughtfully to accentuate your design direction.
Cot bedding is used to dress up the cot and is a focal point of the room. A linen skirt, for example, brings a cot to a whole new level of chic! Bedding can also bring the whole room together for you, and lets you experiment.
This will be the most important purchase in your nursery. You can choose from ‘classic’ and ‘modern’, to ‘vintage’ and it will set the theme for your room.
A rocking chair gives you yet another opportunity to add a design touch to your nursery. Functionality should come first, with design being a priority as you want this purchase to be enjoyed by you and your little one for the years ahead. If the chair you love does not fit your design story, why not have some fun with upholstery to make it work for you?
Wall Art for Nursery Interiors
The artwork you choose does not typically have to feature little lambs or cartoon characters. We especially love to personalise a nursery with the baby’s name – it will become a keepsake that will grow with the child.
Place items such as knitted booties and a favourite teddy in a shadow box, they will be preserved and loved for generations to come.
Hung above the crib they are perfect to engage and calm a baby. Take time to
select one that communicates your design message, pleasing you as much as your baby!
A home for bedtime books, but also a place to showcase special items such as framed pictures and monogrammed art. Also useful for housing storage baskets for small toys.
Great to warm up the nursery interiors, rugs also allow you to play with visual ideas. You can have fun with with colour, texture and pattern. For example, if your nursery does not feature any pattern, why not try out a graphic rug in the room? To give your room a funky or modern feel, add a shag or sheepskin rug.
Chandeliers and lamps are a great way to accessorise a nursery with something functional. Chandeliers lend great presence to a room and can bring your design together, while lamps can offer a whimsical touch. Using both gives you light from more than one source, creating a cosier effect and warm glow in a nursery.
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