From Farmhouse to Scandinavian: Top Fall Nursery Design Trends

by Kimberly Foerst

Soon the leaves will be changing color and falling from the trees, the weather will turn cooler...and your baby will arrive! Plan ahead for the arrival of your autumn baby with a beautifully decorated (and fully prepared) nursery. After all, this is the space where your little one will sleep, play, and dream for years to come.

These are the top five fall nursery design trends for 2022:


farmhouse nursery

The Farmhouse nursery design trend is all about creating a cozy and welcoming space. This look is perfect for nature-lovers, with its rustic and earthy elements.

Rustic wood furniture, reclaimed decor, and natural materials like jute are all popular choices for this style. An antique rocking chair gives you a place to sit and feed your child during the night. You can also add in cozy touches like sherpa baby blankets and sweet ruffled decor.

If you're looking to create a relaxed and calming environment for your baby, the Farmhouse nursery design trend is perfect for you!


Boho Metallic Hearts Soft & Plush Changing Pad Cover by Lush Decor Baby

Boho nurseries can be either neutral or bold. The neutral style tends to be all about natural materials and earthy tones. Think rattan, wicker, and bamboo furnishings, as well as lots of textured fabrics in neutrals like creams, tans, and shades of green.

Alternatively, the bold style tends to have a maximalist feel with lots of colors and patterns. It can be glitzy with metallic finishes, or it can be cozy with textured blankets and rugs.


nursery with crib and window curtains

Monochromatic nurseries are one of the hottest trends in nursery design this season. A monochromatic nursery is one where nearly everything is a shade of one main theme color. It doesn’t matter if you choose blue, yellow, pink, gray, green, or any other color on the spectrum. When done correctly, this type of nursery is simple, elegant, and timeless.

If you're looking to create a monochromatic nursery, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, make sure to use different textures to add visual interest. Second, don't forget about lighting! A well-lit room makes all the difference in a monochromatic nursery. And lastly, don’t be afraid to mix in a second or third color on your accent pieces. For example, you may have an overall theme of pink, but maybe you have some gold hardware on the furniture to make them pop.


Little girl playing on floor with toy

Florals are truly always on trend for general home decor, but they are making a comeback in nursery design this fall. Soft pastels and neutral colors are among the trendiest colors, and floral prints can be used on everything from wallpaper to baby bedding to curtains, and especially to art. And even if you’re not planning to learn the sex of your child before birth, you can create a floral style nursery that is still gender neutral.


nursery chair with blanket

When it comes to nursery design, animal themes will always be popular. This fall is no exception. Animals add a touch of whimsy and personality to the nursery, making this design theme a crowd favorite every season.

Whether from land or from sea, the selection of animals is limitless. You can choose one specific animal (elephants and storks tend to be very popular) or you can choose a theme, such as circus animals, jungle animals, woodland creatures, farm animals, common pets, various fish… you get the idea. You can also style the room with animal prints like leopard or zebra rather than showing actual animals.

Avon Baby/Toddler 3 Piece Bedding Set by Lush Decor Baby


Scandinavian nurseries are all the rage this fall, and for good reason! This style is known for its minimalist esthetic, natural materials, and calming color palette. And if this describes your style, it makes sense to want to decorate your nursery to match the look of the rest of your home decor.

One of the most popular elements of Scandinavian design is the use of natural materials and simple, minimalist lines. You can achieve this look by using light wood accents, lots of whites and neutrals, and sparingly adding pops of brighter colors with plants or with your selected linens – for example, the changing pad cover or the fitted crib sheet.


nursery chair with blanket

No matter which fall nursery design trend you choose, make sure you are prepared by having it set up with your baby’s needs in mind. You will need an area designated for safe diaper changes, as well as easy access to the most used supplies, like pacifiers, wipes and clean diapers. Newborns might sleep up to 20 hours in a day, so make sure the crib bedding is comfortable and meets all safety requirements and guidelines.

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