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Nesting with Style: The Latest Trends in UK Nursery Decor and Design for 2023

Finding out you are expecting a baby is a special time, especially for first-time parents. Along with ultrasound scans and feeling your baby kick, preparing a beautiful and functional nursery for your baby is an exciting task.


With so many different styles and attractively decorated nurseries available to view online, it can be hard choosing a style for your nursery. However, with the latest trends in UK nursery decor and design for 2023 you can create a stylish and soothing sanctuary that both you and your baby will enjoy.


Here are some great 2023 nursery decor trends to inspire you:


Natural and sustainable materials

Choosing eco-friendly and sustainable materials should be a top priority for any new decor project and natural materials are set to be very popular in 2023.


Choose materials such as bamboo, natural wood, and organic cotton for furniture, textiles, and upholstery. Eco-conscious materials not only are better for the environment by they also contain less toxic chemicals and are therefore healthy for your baby.


Neutral colours and earthy tones

Modern nurseries tend to use a gender-neutral palette, and tying in with the use of natural materials, earthy tones are gaining in popularity. However, this doesn't mean you have to decorate your nursery wall-to-wall in beige.


Soft natural greens, punchy peach, or rich terracotta are a great way to keep things looking natural without looking boring. Textiles in neutral colours such as soft cappuccino rugs or wood-toned painted walls will add layers of warmth.




Organic Shapes

Organic shapes such as painted circles and arches are featured in many nurseries in 2023, which will be very eye-catching for your baby.


Organic shapes are also reflected in furniture choices with rounded edge shelving and curved furniture details. This can tie in very easily with a natural-themed nursery and will create a very soothing and comfortable place for your baby and you to enjoy.

Wallpapered walls

Wallpaper is a big trend for 2023 nurseries and is a great way to incorporate patterns or texture into a room.


Woodland scapes, botanicals, and muted maximalist patterns are some of the ways that people are using wallpaper in their nurseries to create a statement. Whether you choose to keep the rest of the nursery simple or continue with a theme is up to you.


Maximalist designs

If natural hues are not your thing then another trend for 2023 nurseries is maximalism. Think bold patterns such as checkerboard rugs mixed with coloured furniture and lots of textures.


Bright colours and cute furnishings with a 90s influence are becoming more popular and are great ways to introduce a maximalist style into your nursery. The idea is that more is more and people are letting loose and decorating their nurseries in playful patterns and clashing colours.


Soft cosy texture

Soft fabrics and cosy textiles have been a popular option for nurseries for a few years and there is no sign that things are about to change.


Of course, any baby nursery is expected to be cosy so why not make it the cosiest room in the house?


Soft long pile rugs, boucle upholstered chairs, chunky cushions, and squishy plush toys are popular ways to furnish your nursery and create a cosy place to curl up with your newborn.


2023 Colours: Lavender, Navy, and Raspberry

Among the many popular nursery colours, three colours set to be popular in 2023 are lavender, navy, and raspberry pink.


The well-known trend forecaster WGSN has named ‘digital lavender’ as their colour of the year so expect pretty pastel lavender to be a popular choice for paint and fabric in 2023. Lavender is known to be a soothing colour so this would be a great choice in your baby’s nursery.


Navy blue hues are becoming a popular nursery choice for their elegant and sophisticated appearance. No longer only associated with the male gender, navy is a mature colour choice that is neutral and rich in tone. A rich navy makes for a beautiful statement wall in nurseries and can be a great contrast to lighter-toned furnishings.


Pantone’s colour of the year for 2023 is Viva Magenta, a rich pink-red tone and Benjamin Moore has chosen Raspberry Blush as the colour for 2023. Both colours resemble juicy raspberries and will no doubt dominate in both decor and nursery accessories.




Beautiful lighting

Controlling the light in a room can change the way it feels and this is especially important in a nursery. If your nursery benefits from large windows make the most of the natural light you receive and allow the sun to stream in during the day. At night use black-out blinds so your baby is not disturbed and use soft lamps to light their room.


However, if your nursery does not receive much natural light choose light-coloured furniture and textiles to help reflect as much light as possible. Night lights are essential for finding your way to your baby in the middle of the night, but you don't have to compromise on style and you can use stylish lamps to light the way instead.

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Final thoughts

Designing and decorating a nursery for your baby is a beautiful opportunity to create a luxurious space that is functional and stylish. It is the perfect chance to showcase your personal style and create a bond with your baby.


There are many wonderful trends for 2023 nurseries that will help you to create the ideal dream space that both you and your baby will love, after all, you will be spending a lot of time there when they arrive. Whether you choose a neutral nursery with sustainable natural furnishings or you create a bright and playful nursery with bursts of colour there is something in 2023 that will suit everyone.


As long as your nursery is functional, safe, and comfortable for your baby you can have lots of fun creating a wonderful nursery that is both stylish and practical.


And what about images of your little one?

A newborn session at my studio in Newport will help you create stunning images and artwork that will work beautifully in your nursery.


Discover more here

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