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Top Nursery Trends for 2016

Baby on the way? Nursery not yet finished? Here are the 2016 modern kids furniture trends to be on the look out for: 



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Desert Dreams 6-Piece Crib Set from Babyletto

Pastels are coming back in style. Baby pinks, light blues, gentle greens, and mellow yellows are great colors to put in the nursery. The Babyletto Desert Dreams 6-Piece Crib Set is full of soft pastels in a fun and fresh pattern.

Natural Wood Accents

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Caravan Crib from Kalon Studios

Natural wood accents are coming into the nursery, and boy do they look good. Warm and inviting, unfinished wood can be integrated into the nursery through lighting, an end table or stool, or even the crib, like the Caravan Crib from Kalon Studios in Raw.

Statement Cribs

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Vetro Crib in Clear Acrylic from Nursery Works

Statement cribs are at the forefront of these 2016 modern nursery trends. The Vetro Crib is made of clear acrylic, a material that we’ve seldom seen in the nursery, let alone an entire crib!

“Up in the Air” 

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Ferris Wallpaper for Kids from Ferm Living

You’ll be seeing plenty of air plane, hot air balloon, and space ship themes in the nursery this year. A fun wallpaper, like the Ferris Wallpaper for Kids from Ferm Living is a fun and bold way to highlight this trend.

All Rainbow

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Safavieh Kids Shag SGK565A from Safavieh

Bright + colorful nurseries are a must for 2016. Easily add color with a vibrant rug or a unique crib, like the Alto Crib With Translucent Color Panels from Spot On Square .


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Galaxy 6-Piece Bedding Set from Babyletto

Let your little one reach for the stars in a cosmic themed bedroom. The Galaxy 6-Piece Bedding Set from Babyletto is a subtle and modern way of bringing this space travel theme into the nursery. There’s also a  Rocket Wall Sticker if you’re looking for an easy and bold wall display!

Playful lights 

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Anana Lamp from Mr Maria

Light up the nursery and keep the monsters at bay with a playful lamp. Mr Maria has some pretty great oversized lights, like this adorable elephant lamp, which would be a great statement piece in the nursery.

Unisex/Neutral nurseries

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Søren “22Crib-to-Double” 22 Convertible Crib from Tulip Juvenile

This season is all about ditching pinks for girls and blue for boys in favor of a more unisex palette. Go for more neutral colors, like whites and creams to create a calm nursery that’s perfect for your boy or girl.

Wall Decals 

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Butterflies WallSticker from Ferm Living

Wall decals are making an entrance into the nursery. Add pops of color and places of interest for your baby to gaze at, like these Butterflies WallSticker.


Darren Falls

Darren Falls

Darren is one of the Merchandise Managers for YLiving, and has had a long career in the Home Furnishings industry with companies like RH, Gumps and ABC Carpet & Home. He has a passion for art and design inspired by his time at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. He spends his free time in his garden picking lemons and avoiding mowing the lawn, while playing with his long-haired dachshund.

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