The name of the game in 2018 seems to be a touch of sophistication! No more cartoon characters blasted over every wall, creating a hodgepodge of visual overload in baby’s nursery. Instead, more subtle colors and cool designs are taking over in the nursery, in the rest of the house and while you’re out and about with baby.
Different tones and colors, with a few metallics thrown in!
Gone are the pinks, blues and yellows of yesterday, now replaced with gender neutral tones that will take your little one from newborn to pre-teen with little redecorating required.
Instead of wild patterns and loud colors, warm shades of more natural hues, with textures to match. These are the colors that your kids can enjoy now and in the future. Adding age appropriate pops of fun and pattern can be done with easily removed accessories, rather than with the wall paint and light fixtures!
Rose gold is the accent metallic that looks warm and glowing but still gives some shimmer and shine to everything from mirror and picture frames to lamps.
Baby gear that blends in with your decor
It’s always been in style to buy furnishings for your nursery that will grow with baby, instead of buying chairs, change tables and so on with baby themed motifs. Now, adding furnishings into the rest of your home that will be useful for baby, but not ruin the look of your decor are all the rage.
Storage stools that double as extra seating in the den are a perfect place to hide some changing paraphernalia, so that you can do a quick change while watching your favorite show. High chairs that convert into booster seats in the dining room, looking sleek and stylish in design so it doesn’t stand out against your beautiful table.
Forget the old style baby shower
Silly games involving clothespins and diapering dolls with toilet paper are going by the wayside. Baby showers are becoming more sophisticated, with a full afternoon tea served at some of the more fabulous ones! The point is that there is less fuss and more relaxation, with spa afternoons replacing full blown backyard fanfare.
Some parents are also opting out of the tradition altogether, waiting for baby to be a few months old to invite everyone over for a little baby themed cocktail afternoon, so the guests can meet baby in person!
Reusable and natural gear
All that is eco-friendly, organic and natural is what’s happening this year. Organic cotton clothes, wood baby toys, and the like. Less plastic, fewer batteries, replaced with not only natural pieces, but sustainably created ones.
Parents are more and more interested in where and how the clothes and toys they buy for their little ones are made. Knowing that they are making a sustainable, environmentally friendly choice, makes it that much easier to buy in.
With that in mind, reusable food pouches, high end cloth diaper covers and swim covers, silicone placemats for home and when out and about with baby and so many other ways that Mom and Dad can leverage reusable gear, rather than adding to the landfill.
Magnets for a quieter life
From baby pyjamas to the covers for strollers, a lot of manufacturers are getting rid of noisy velcro fasteners and opting instead for integrated magnet fasteners.
Quieter and just as effective, you can take a peek at baby sleeping in the stroller without risking them waking at the sound of tearing velcro! High shares with a magnetized fastened table are easy to manage one handed, with baby in the other, and are very strong, so that baby can’t get themselves out!
From cribs that are getting a modern design twist and look like something an architect might design, to modular strollers designed for growing families, where attachments allow you from going from one baby to three, there are some fun and fabulous trends out there for babies that are worth looking out for!