Luxury Baby Nursery Decor is here to stay. Most modern couples have an expectation of two babies or less. The reduced family size is having an unusual effect on the parents and their spending habits. For this once or twice in a lifetime event, they are going all out on the finest nursery decor, baby gear and nursery furniture. Couple that with the celebrity moms and dads strolling their newly born or adopted infants all in exclusive haute couture dress on Rodeo Drive and you've got trends on parade!
Nurseries filled with the ultimate in decor are hot even in a poor economy. For the mom who is into Feng Shui there are designer crib linens and baby cribs in the high end price range as well as haute couture baby items to decorate the rest of the room.
Many mothers shopping for exotic accessories imported from the Middle East to create a global or European luxury baby nursery decor. This bold and cutting edge nursery decorating style has all the best features of many cultures from Morocco to Madrid. I've seen luxurious crib linens printed with peacocks, golden Egyptian decorative motifs and all kinds of stuff that appears to have been taken directly from the ancient tombs of the Pharoahs found deep under the sands of the desert. All come with custom sewn baby bedding with matching upscale furnishings not necessarily designed to be included in the realm of baby nursery decor.
Surprisingly, many of the modern nursery decorating trends in luxury baby nursery decor are not venturing far from the well loved classic nursery themes, ladybugs nursery decor, Winnie the Pooh nursery decor and African Jungle safari baby nursery decor are still among the top favorites. And the nursery furnishings market keeps its finger on the pulse of all the trends churning out luxury baby furniture by the truckload.
Traditional or classic nursery themes are still the mainstay of baby nursery decor, but there is some fresh new stuff from the high end market that give the old themes a fresh new look! Classic themes and baby motifs are being handwoven into patterns displayed on high thread count Egyptian combed cottons in exquisite, snow white luxury baby items. Can you imagine how much fun it will be to keep a set of baby linens looking new?
For cool nights a luxurious cribset might include a cashmere baby blanket to keep baby safe and in blissful warmth and comfort. For that extra touch of class, there are matching cashmere baby booties and cashmere baby blankets embroidered with baby's name or monogram and date of birth. Thoughtful care is given to build a luxury baby nursery decor that speaks of sophistication and tasteful elegance.
Once upon a time, a few stuffed animals, some storage and a basic crib were the only items needed for baby's nursery decor. Any other nursery furniture besides the baby's crib could almost always trace its history to another bedroom in the home. There were no mega baby centers advertising wholesale prices or magazines displaying designer baby clothing until recent years.
Not to be outdone, discount stores are shooting out replicas of luxury baby furniture and bedding, the differences may not be obvious but to those with a trained eye and discerning tastes there are obvious tips that these copies are high quality. If you know what to watch for it's easy to see they are nowhere close to the expensive luxury baby nursery decor accessories. Before you pay an expensive price for luxury baby linens check for:
High thread counts
A fine hand to the fabrics
Handwoven and decorative stitching or embroidery
Sumptious natural, fluffy and possibly organic fibers
Decorative elements in luxury baby nursery decor may include:
Handpainted ceiling murals
Nursery chandeliers in a child's theme possibly with an ornate faux (or real)plaster ceiling medallion
The nursery furniture will often have been custom painted, monogrammed and personalized with the budding diva's name, birth information or motifs from the nursery theme. A master woodworker may have been contracted to build a custom baby crib from a set of plans drawn up according to the parents wishes. The furniture itself is constructed of exotic woods with hand painted ceramic or metal hardware with sophisticated European styling. Armoires, changing tables bookcases and chests are created in styles once deemed appropriate for formal rooms in the family's home.
The baby's crib has become a piece of collectible baby nursery decor artwork. Wrought iron, bold design with even bolder colors (or even black) and almost always a canopy of some kind suspended from the wall or ceiling whether the baby nursery decor is for a baby boy or baby girl. A slight nod has been given to practicality, as most baby cribs now are convertible cribs. This means that once baby reaches the toddler stage the crib can be converted into a toddler bed.
Baby bedding can be custom made from color coordinated baby fabrics of rich colors and hip prints are found in every color of the rainbow and then some with a fabric count that is through the roof! Of course the Moses basket and portable crib must be out-fitted with matching linens, also.
I love the idea of interior design moving into baby nursery decor. However, I couldn't help but wonder how all this sumptuous baby nursery decor would affect the children that were not so lucky to have a movie star's pocketbook. I suppose as it's approached with the right attitude, it's all fine and it's all fun, AND after all it's all for the adults' enjoyment anyway. The babies themselves are oblivious to all the labels and could care less.