The New Year is upon us, and with the change of year comes a selection of trends that will define 2016 as far as baby furniture is concerned.
While there is nothing wrong with having a set theme or colour in your baby room, and ignoring trends that follow after you have made those decisions, it also does not hurt to consider some of the trends as a way of updating your nursery look or adding a few contemporary elements to the room.
With that in mind, here are a few trends for 2016 that are worth keeping in mind as far as your baby furniture needs go:
Comfort is King: The secret to living well and ensuring that your baby is happy is comfort. Surround yourself with beautiful pieces of baby furniture that are both practical and lavishly comfortable. Ensure that you are comfortable enough to sit for hours in the feeding chair, and that your baby is able to sleep comfortably too.
Colours over Themes: The New Year brings with it loads of new trends to try, and one of those is the shift away from themed décor in favour of specific colours that define the mood of the room. Themes are cool, and if your child loves his or her room, that's great, but colours always outlast specific themes.
Making maximum use of space: Contrary to what some people believe, less is not more, less is less. The key to having lots of interesting and functional pieces in a nursery is to use the space wisely and not make a room look cramped, but well defined. Make sure that the main pieces of baby furniture such as the cot, compactum and feeding chair are the central focus, with all other elements used to compliment them.
Motivational Pieces: We are human beings, and no matter how young or old we are, we can always use a bit of motivation. Motivational quotes and mantras have been all the rage in recent times, and this has found its way into the nursery. A great idea is a hand painted canvass that has a favourite saying such as, "Have courage to follow your dreams!"
Wood is Good: Wonderful wood options provide another interesting trend in baby furniture this year. Wood is always a classic, and furniture set in warm mahogany or darker variants lends itself to a traditional look, while a lighter birch wood can bring light into a baby room.
-- 12 January 2016 --