If you have a new baby on the way, take the time to plan out the nursery when you’re halfway through the second trimester (or at the 20-week mark). The furniture needs to function, but this is also a chance to flex your decorating muscle — you’ll spend a lot of time there, so make it a space you’ll love. With a new year and a new baby comes a new batch of 2023 nursery trends — here are ten nursery trends that will dominate in 2023. Be sure also to check out these 2023 kids’ room trends to refresh a room for the new big sibling.
Move over, chevrons; step aside terrazzo; sorry, stripes; checkerboard is the latest geometric print that’s about to be everywhere — including nurseries.
Checkerboard Crib Sheet, Brixton Phoenix, US $35.
Maybe it’s a response to these past few locked-down years, but people (especially parents!) are yearning to get outside and explore — and the wilder the locale, the better. So, keep your eye open for cute jungle-themed decor options.
Magnetic Jungle Wallpaper Mural, Sian Zeng, starting at $882.
Continuing on the nature theme, sea life is getting its time in the nursery-trend spotlight. From cheeky crabs to gentle whales, anything that lives in the ocean is being reimagined into nursery design.
Under the Sea Fine Art Prints, Kid of the Village, starting at $18.
Block It Out
We’ve seen a “back to basics” trend when it comes to children’s items — blocks are also getting an analog makeover. Neutral wood tones and simple shapes, made with non-toxic ingredients, provide countless open-ended play opportunities.
HABA Basic Building Blocks 102 Piece Extra Large Natural Wood Starter Set, Wood Wood Toys, $189.99.
A surprise theme that’s popping up in 2023 nursery trends is one we’re very onboard with: houses. Yep — elegant townhomes, sweet cottages and soaring skyscrapers, all manner of abodes are being turned adorable inside the nursery.
Small Village Fabric Wall Decal Kit, Mej Mej, starting at $60.
Be it forest, seafoam or soft mint, green is the way to go if you’re looking for a calm, on-trend paint colour for the nursery. Pair it with brass hardware and natural wood and wicker accessories.
Good for the Goose
When it comes to children’s designs, geese are the latest animal to reach trending status. Whether on wallpapers, decals, or sheet sets, these feathered farm animals will be everywhere.
Cute Geese Wall Decals, Sweet Wall Project, starting at $34.
Every nursery needs those big-ticket items — crib, comfortable rocker, baby clothes storage, and a change table. And after years of playing it safe with neutral tones, cribs (and those other big pieces) are getting colourful.
Seafoam House Baby Crib, Coco Village, $243.
These Four Walls
While a wallpaper feature wall has long been a design trend (and not just in nurseries), in 2023 all four walls are getting the same treatment. Whether it’s big bold botanicals, magical Nordic woodlands or full-on maximalist prints, all designs are welcome… just as long as the wallpaper covers the whole room.
Superfresco Easy Individual Kids Home Wallpaper Collection – Woodland Animals, Wallpaper Direct, $65 per roll.