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10 Hip nursery trends

Today's moms are bringing serious style to the nursery. If you prefer midcentury modern to Mickey Mouse and want a chic room you and your child will enjoy for years, check out these ten hip nursery trends.

Vintage furniture

10 Hip nursery trends

Photo credits: 100 Layer Cake-let

Instead of buying a cheap changing table you'll end up giving away in a few years, invest in a vintage piece of furniture like this midcentury modern dresser. When your baby moves on from his diaper days, you'll continue to enjoy this timeless piece for years.


Blabla dolls

10 Hip nursery trends

Photo credits: Niche Interiors

What's not to love about blabla dolls? These soft, cuddly dolls are made of 100 percent cotton and are hand knit by Peruvian artisans. Visit to see the entire collection of dolls as well as mobiles, finger puppets and more.



10 Hip nursery trends

Photo credits: Jonathan Adler

Giraffes are popping up in chic nurseries everywhere — as decals, giant stuffed animals, even papier-mache giraffe heads. We like this simple giraffe lamp from Jonathan Adler that would look at home in the nursery or any other room with contemporary style.



10 Hip nursery trends

Photo credits: Project Nursery

Bold graphic treatments like stripes and zigzags add instant style to a nursery. We love the use of chevron accents in this modern nursery.


Animal silhouettes

10 Hip nursery trends

Photo credits: the b-line

Accent pillows with animal silhouettes add an interesting design element. Here, Amy Bethune made these doggie silhouette (and chevron) pillow covers with fabric from Spoonflower. Check Etsy for a huge selection of animal silhouette prints.



10 Hip nursery trends

Photo credits: Dream Book Design

Add a little glam to the nursery with a chandelier like this one, seen in the home of Ryan and Kylie, owners of Modern Manor. Keep your eyes out for chandeliers and other vintage pieces for the nursery at thrift stores, flea markets and garage sales. This one was a $20 score at an estate sale.



10 Hip nursery trends

Photo credits: Kate Mae Designs

Skip the Winnie the Pooh mobile and go for a piece of art that ups the style quotient. We love the fluttering disks seen in this mobile by Kate Mae Designs.


Gallery wall

10 Hip nursery trends

Photo credits:  A Little Glass Box

Show off quirky custom art and photos on a focal wall like this one. Add hooks to display a favorite newborn outfit and shelves to perch tiny booties and meaningful gifts.



10 Hip nursery trends

Photo credits: lucite & lavender

These days, the pouf has become a must for any self-respecting hipster nursery. They're perfect for stashing books, propping up your feet or reclining against while playing peek-a-boo. Chunky knit poufs, leather Moroccan poufs or slipcovered cotton poufs are just a few options.


Chalkboard paint

10 Hip nursery trends

Photo credits: Bowdenisms

Chalkboard walls are a fun way to add a little drama to a nursery. Get creative and add frames and drawings that change on a regular basis, as seen in the fun nursery above.

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Photo credits: 100 Layer Cake-let, Niche Interiors, the b-line, Jonathan AdlerProject Nursery, Dream Book Design, Kate Mae DesignsA Little Glass Box, lucite & lavender, Bowdenisms
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