7 Designer Secrets for a Modern Nursery

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Trying to design a modern nursery and find yourself stuck? These seven top tips are sure to inspire your quest for contemporary decor. Let the shopping begin! (And really, isn’t that the best part anyway?)

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7. Layer Rugs

Using just one rug was so last year. Not only does this allow you to vary it up with colors and textures, you never have to shy away from a too small or too large rug again.

Related: eHow

Layering rugs adds a contemporary touch to any room.
Layering rugs adds a contemporary touch to any room. (Image: ehow)

6. Use Mid-Century Pieces

If hipsters can contemporize their living rooms with Eames rockers, why can’t you do the same with your nursery?

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Beautiful mid-century pieces will enhance any modern nursery.
Beautiful mid-century pieces will enhance any modern nursery. (Image: Decoist)

5. Use Playful Patterns

With the plethora of adorable peel-and-stick wallpapers out there, it’s super easy to update your nursery into something fresh and modern. Think geometric shapes, chevrons or whimsical illustrations.

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No need for frames, photos and paint when you can use wall stickers.
No need for frames, photos and paint when you can use wall stickers. (Image: All Modern)

4. Pick One Color Palette (and Stick to It)

A nursery done in various shades of gray can be simultaneously soothing and contemporary.

Related: Spearmint Baby

There's nothing boring about an all-gray nursery.
There's nothing boring about an all-gray nursery. (Image: Spearmint Baby)

3. Think Beyond Baby

When picking out a rocker or nightstand for the room, think beyond the all-too- fleeting baby years and select a piece of furniture that could easily transition to a toddler room or the family room.

Related: Monte Design

A rocker that goes from baby to grown-up is indispensible.
A rocker that goes from baby to grown-up is indispensible. (Image: Monte Design)

2. Skip the Theme

No all monkeys or princess-themed rooms allowed. Instead, stick to complementing accessories and colors - just as you would in designing your own bedroom.

Related: The Design Itch

Pass on baby themes for a chic and modern look.
Pass on baby themes for a chic and modern look. (Image: Design Itch)

1. Keep It Simple

When creating a modern nursery, less is always more. As Coco Chanel once said, “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”

Related: Oilo Studio

Clean colors and clean lines add to the serene nature of this nursery.
Clean colors and clean lines add to the serene nature of this nursery. (Image: Olio Studio)

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