2022 Nursery Trends: 8 New Ideas in Nursery Design

Baby due in 2022? Congratulations! Between prenatal checkups and parenting classes, planning the perfect nursery may seem a little daunting. But decorating a nursery can be a fun way to express your personality and all your hopes for your future little one! Many of this year’s trends in baby room design may even remind you of your own childhood (hello 90s!). Read on for the top 8 nursery trends of 2022.


Danish Pastels

The soft, happy colors of a pastel nursery are a great way to ensure your baby’s room feels calm and cheerful. A new twist on pastels this year is the style of Danish pastels. This refers to pastel colors combined with light wood furniture and white walls. You’ll notice that this pairs perfectly with the Japandi and Y2K styles mentioned later in this article.

Danish pastel toddler room with outer space artwork

(Rainbow Outer Space art prints by Flip The Script Studios)


Y2K Style

For those of us old enough to remember the real Y2K, you’ll probably recall colorful rooms decorated with daisies, hearts, and butterflies. Those same images are working their way back into nursery decor for our children. Try a color scheme of turquoise and purple, and throw in a little iridescent shine to really create an ode to the year 2000.

Purple and turquoise butterfly art prints above crib

(Butterfly art prints)


Gender Neutral Spaces

Thankfully, we’ve moved beyond only blue for boys and pink for girls. Today’s nurseries are using a variety of colors, wood tones and lots of texture to create a beautiful environment for baby, regardless of gender. The best part of a gender-neutral nursery? It’s a versatile look that can be passed down to a younger sibling one day or transition with baby as they grow.

Light blue nursery with dinosaur artwork

(Dinosaur art prints by Flip The Script Studios)


Japandi Style

Japandi design is a combination of Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetics. It’s a minimal and elegant style that focuses on natural materials and superior craftsmanship. Quality is valued over quantity, and everything from the furniture to the toys to the artwork features high-quality construction that will last for many years.

Nursery with white and light wood decor

(Photo by Tatiana Syrikova from Pexels)


Outdoorsy Rooms

We’re all craving a getaway right about now. Whether it’s camping in the mountains, lounging on the beach or traipsing through the forest, a nature themed nursery could be the perfect way to celebrate the beauty of the outdoors. Keep the colors neutral for a traditional nature-inspired look or go bold with brighter colors for a fun twist.

Camping art prints above dresser in child's room

(Great Outdoors art prints)  


Safari and Jungle Themes

Animals are always a hit with kids, and this year’s trend favors the kings and queens of the jungle. Lions, elephants, giraffes and other safari creatures are the most popular animal friends this season. You can easily find wall art, bedding, toys and accessories adorned with this theme, allowing you to create a cohesive nursery.

Playroom with green safari animal art

(Safari Animal art prints)  

 Brown and beige jungle nursery

(Photo by Collov Home Design on Unsplash)


Celestial Themes

What kid doesn’t love gazing at the moon and staring at the stars? You can help capture that sense of wonder with a celestial nursery. With motifs like outer space, sunshine and rainbows, or shooting stars, this theme is super versatile. It’s perfect for boys and girls, newborn nurseries and older kids’ rooms, which also makes it a great choice for a shared bedroom.

Girl holding moon art print

(Celestial art prints)


Curved Shapes

We’re beginning to see a departure from all the clean, straight lines of the past decade with the introduction of more curves and abstract shapes. Rounded furniture is having a moment – think cribs, dressers, and chairs. Looking for less commitment? Abstract art is an easy way to adopt this trend. Search Etsy to shop a huge collection of abstract artwork from independent artists.

Nursery in pastel colors with round crib

There you have it! Our top trends for nurseries in 2022. Whether you’re looking for a classic design or a contemporary twist, I hope these trends inspire some new ideas that make your nursery the perfect place for you and your baby. 

If you need more help taking these trends and applying them to create a cohesive and personalized room, check out our Nursery Decorating 101 article. It’s full of tips to guide you through the process of decorating your baby’s nursery.



At Flip The Script Studios, we make it easy to create adorable rooms that inspire kids to dream big. Explore our collection of unique, empowering artwork at flipthescriptstudios.com.

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