The most recent trend in nursery decor seems to be the non-themed room which falls right up my alley. I am such a huge fan of our spaces having an essence or a feel without banging us over the head with a theme…unfortunately, such blasé-ness isn’t easy to achieve well. I liken it to being a teenager and working on your hair for ages in the bathroom trying to get that quintessential I-didn’t-try-too-hard-on-my-hair look.
Fortunately, there are some wonderfully inspiring spaces out there to use as a stepping off point:
This one tows the line for me…there isn’t a TRUE theme…but there is a color story. Regardless, it makes me smile and is fun and vibrant and kid friendly:
I had a wall of mirrors like this in a room of mine when I was just out of college. Suffice it to say, had I known how great it could look with a collection of vintage, feminine accents, I might not have taken the crowbar to it:
Take away the toys (and oh yeah, the crib) and this entire room could be an adult’s space. Not a thing screams nursery:
This thoughtfully edited kids room has color and excitement and whimsey and ALL of it could be carted out tomorrow. It is a great example of making a fun kid’s space without having to commit to painting the room:
I like to imagine we were able to pull off ths non-theme theme in our own nursery below:
What about you? Do you prefer a theme or a non-theme theme?