In the last 5 years, crib design has taken a turn for the best with outside-the-box styles that are completely foreign to the wooden box look. The bulky, antique style baby furniture that incorporates intricate detail is not what the majority of parents are looking for these days. Why? Well for starters, heirloom quality nursery furniture is limiting when it comes to design options, and typically doesn’t really fit into the nursery budget. But from a design perspective, Generation Y parents have taken a step back from an isolated nursery point-of-view and now prefer crib designs with “clean lines and rustic finishes.”
The Traditional Made Modern nursery trend is still dominating the baby furniture industry, bringing in modern, seamless lines with a vintage look that gives the nursery an eclectic feel. The dichotomy of new and old really reflects the design preference for parents these days as well. We, especially myself, love the modern, simplistic design but still appreciate traditional nuances that break free of the cookie-cutter mold. So by default, we get a unique blend of IKEA vs. Pottery Barn styles that give us just the right hybrid of chic and classy. Some of the major players that stay true to the latest crib design nursery trends are, Babyletto, DaVinci, Oeuf, Bonavita, Child Craft, Eden Baby and Simmons.
What Else is Hot?
Grey is still a very hot color in just about every shade, from light grey to slate to steel grey. Especially since gender-neutral style nurseries are much more popular compared to the traditional “pinks and blues.” You can pair any color with grey and it will have a nice pop next to a neutral palette. And to add more contrast, enhance your overall design by lacing a pattern or two throughout your nursery design to give it more dimensions. Different fabrics and textured surfaces also add subtle flavors that are pleasing but still not ‘in your face.’