The first thing that strikes the viewer looking through nursery trends for 2017 is the general softness of the colours parents have chosen. The vast majority of the nurseries in this gallery are painted in pastel shades – pinks, light blues and creams. There are only a few examples of bold colours on show.
As for the designs that have been painted to animate the rooms: there are a lot of flowers, animals (especially rabbits and bears) and also mountain ranges painted onto the wall by their cot bed are all the rage.
And for those parents who want to stray from the traditional nursery format, there are even examples of “sophisticated nurseries that barely look like nurseries”. The choice of this sub-group raises an interesting question – are these parents decorating the nursery for their new child, or for themselves?
Surely each room will have been painted with love, but have the colours and designs been chosen because parents think they are right for their baby, or because they’ll look good on Pinterest? Hmmm…
If you want to research the issue, there is a wealth of information on the web about what colour schemes and designs are best for young babies who are just finding their way in the world.
Home and lifestyle website, the Spruce, offers an interesting article on the psychology of colours. In general, it states, cooler colours, such as blues and greens can have a calming effect - “think open skies and rolling waves” - while warm colours, like red, orange and yellow, can stimulate and energise.
But at the project nursery website however, parents are cautioned against using too many bright colours: reds “may invoke volatile personality traits to stand out” while “too much or too bright yellow can agitate a baby” is the advice.
With a lot of conflicting advice out there, it can get confusing for parents. Maybe the best approach is the one taken by writer and mum Lauren Hufnagl writing for the website apartment therapy who, faced with a barrage of recommendations, decided to rely less on expert advice and more on her own intuition, and “instead just had fun with it”.
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