These Sweet Nursery Trends Will Be the Most Popular in 2022

published Dec 5, 2021
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From neutral and soft decor to bold pops of color, the possibilities are endless when it comes to designing a home nursery. A baby room should be a warm and comfortable space for them to sleep and grow up in, but it should also be a well-organized, savvy space that parents also enjoy spending time in—after all, between nap time and night feeds, they’ll also be regulars in the room.

If you’re looking to give your nursery space an overhaul, take inspiration from the latest trends. A new Nursery Trends Report from Rated People has revealed the biggest nursery design trends for 2021/2022, taking into account  Pinterest and Google search data across a variety of themes including fictional characters, colors, fairy tales, animals, transport, and sports.

Stars have long been a firm favorite when it comes to nursery design, and this year it’s no different. With 973 dedicated Pinterest boards and 266,300 searches, star-themed nurseries dominate the report.

Going hand-in-hand with stars, sky nurseries came in at number two with 412 Pinterest boards and 94,400 searches.

Next up, woodland-themed nurseries, with 1,008 dedicated Pinterest boards and 88,000 Google searches. Natural landscapes are a hugely popular pick, and it’s easy to see why—they’re serene and calming, yet wonderfully whimsical. Take inspiration from Gabrielle Union’s woodland nursery, featuring a gorgeous forest-inspired mural that’s heavy in sage greens, muted pinks, and calming neutrals. Other popular nature nursery designs that proved popular in the report are rainbows and sunshine.

As expected, fictional characters are hugely popular when it comes to designing a baby room. A much-loved classic, Winnie the Pooh, who turned 95 last month, is a firm favorite with 800 Pinterest boards and 76,800 searches. Newer characters like Moana also made the list, with 33 Pinterest boards and 61,900 searches.

According to the report, the most popular nursery colors are green, black, natural, pink, and yellow, while pom-poms and macrame are favored among parents who want to add some depth and texture to their baby’s room.

Discover more trends and read the full report here.

This post originally ran on Apartment Therapy. See it there: These Are the Nursery Decor Trends That Will Dominate in 2022