Here at Caden Lane our favorite part of pregnancy is, of course, decorating the nursery. And what is the main feature of the nursery? The CRIB! So today we are talking about crib style and how to make it the focal point of the nursery and your inspiration for the entire room.  You can take your crib style in many different directions, from minimalistic to over-the-top, but today we’re going to look at three popular trends and how you can get the look too!

First up is the eclectic boho crib style. This eclectic style is a beautiful mish-mash of trends including tribal elements, florals, and metallics. You don’t have to go bright with this trend, but we think it’s so fun and definitely fits the bill for a focal point!

eclectic boho crib style

Ecelctic Boho Crib Style Baby Bedding Picks

As with all crib styles, you’ll want to take into account the style of your actual crib, the piece of furniture that helps create the overall look and feel. A modern crib with clean lines and minimal decorative accents would work perfectly with this trendy bohemian crib style. Think mid-century modern, like Land of Nod’s Carousel Crib.

Some of our favorite baby bedding sets that match the style perfectly are our Tinsley’s Pink Boho Floral Crib Bedding, Olivia’s Bright Boho Floral Crib Bedding, and our Teagan’s Teal Boho Floral Crib Bedding. Pair any one of these with decorative accents such as a dream catcher, macramé wall hanging, and a metallic foil art print and you’ve got the makings of a fun eclectic boho nursery.

Next up is the classically sweet floral crib style. This girly and feminine crib look will make sure you’re baby girl has class. Pinks, purples and even blues create a gorgeous color pallet for this type of design and help create an overall girly feel.

Sweet Floral Crib Style

Sweet Floral Crib Style Baby Bedding Picks

I love the affordable Jenny Lind crib for this crib style, but an iron crib could be as equally gorgeous. There’s just something about the romantic and simple lines of these types of cribs that alludes to a girly and frilly crib style that fits perfectly in with a sweet floral trend.

And the bedding! Oh my goodness. There is an abundance of sweet floral designs to browse through over in our Floral Crib Bedding section, but these three stood out as my (current) favorites. Harper’s Garden Collection is such a sweet take on the classic girly pink and purple combination, it makes me swoon! I love the watercolor florals and how versatile it can be. Take it more purple or more pink and either way you’ve got a gorgeous sweet floral crib style. Then there’s Felicity’s Floral Collection with its gorgeously vintage design. Pinks and cream with just a touch of dusty blue make this a unique crib set with a look that’s sure to never go out of style. Add on the gorgeous decorative crib bows and you’ve taken the sweet floral crib style over the top! And finally, Emma’s Blue & Gold Floral Collection takes a girly floral approach that’s not too pink, but just as sweet as can be. This is the perfect crib set that is still sweet without being too frilly. Plus, you’ve gotta love those metallic gold accents!

Lastly, is the resilient funky tribal crib style. This style has been brewing for the last couple of years and is still going strong. Anything southwestern, tribal or Aztec is the perfect accessory for this style, including lots of geometric patterns, arrows, teepees, and succulents or cacti.  Choose the colors you like and it’s the perfect crib style for girl or boy!

Funky Tribal Crib Style

Funky Tribal Crib Style Nursery Bedding Picks

A modern crib, like Babyletto’s Gelato Crib, would perfectly fit the bill for a funky tribal crib style. The thin and sleek spindles lend themselves to a trendy tribal vibe when paired with some fun and funky Aztec inspired crib bedding.

My top picks from our Arrow & Tribal Bedding Collections are our popular Mint & Gold Aztec Collection, Black & Gold Aztec Collection, and Tribal Girl in Pink & Aqua Collection. Each of these is a perfect backdrop to a funky tribal crib style. I love that it’s such a versatile style that almost any colors you choose will work, and if you can’t decide just let the bedding you like most determine the color direction for you!

Want more? Take a look at all of our crib bedding collections here!

 

 

We may specialize in baby girl crib bedding, but that doesn’t mean we ignore the boys! Some of our newest baby bedding sets are for the boys – and they’re amazing! Here are some of our favorite baby boy crib bedding sets from our newest collections.

Sawyer’s Mini Stars

This adorable almost black & white crib set is perfect for that modern nursery look. The black stars on a creamy background couldn’t be cuter and the dark crib sheet gives it a good amount of contrast. I can easily see this as one of my favorite baby boy crib bedding sets for a modern baby boy’s space or even a bohemian nursery. It’s so neutral that it gives you an endless amount of options for adding other colors and accessories to your handsome little man’s nursery!

Sawyer's Stars - One of our favorite black & almost white Baby Boy Crib Bedding Sets

 

Love You More

This is definitely a sweeter, subtler take on baby boy bedding. This pale blue and white crib bedding collection features an adorable (and Caden Lane exclusive) “love you more” print that will help remind you how much you adore your precious boy, even when you’re up in the middle of the night trying to get him to go back to sleep. I love this modern soft take on classic blue for a baby boy crib bedding set.

I Love You More in Blue - Exclusive Baby Boy Crib Bedding Set from Caden Lane

 

Cooper’s Swiss Cross

This crib bedding collection is modern and bright with some of my favorite colors for a baby boy’s nursery: navy blue, teal blue, and gray.  Plus this set is super soft since the swiss cross print is in a double gauze type of fabric. You know the kind of super soft fabric that you just want to wrap your baby up in? Yeah, that one.

Cooper's Swiss Cross Modern Baby Boy Nursery Bedding Collection

 

Brett’s Navy Gingham

Brett’s Navy Gingham baby bedding is somewhat of a more versatile crib bedding design that will work for a variety of nursery styles. The classic navy and white plaid print is perfectly adorable, while not too “printy” for a sleeker nursery design. We love this print and how it’s mimicked in a smaller pattern on the crib sheet.

Brett's Classic Navy Gingham Boy Baby Bedding Collection

 

What are your favorite bedding styles for baby boy crib bedding sets? We want to know! You might even help inspire a new design in the future. So leave us your ideas in the comments below. And you if you want more, you can browse all of our boy crib bedding here.

 

 

This week on our Ask the Designer series we’re talking about nursery trends. Trends are often sought after and determined by a number of factors including retailers like Caden Lane, so we hope you’re able to get a lot of useful information from our designer, Katy Mimari, this week! Without further ado, here we go!

As a designer you follow trends in nursery design pretty closely. Have there been any nursery trends that have stuck with you even after they’re no longer “in”?

Hmmm, well I’d have to admit that the Coral Nursery Trend still holds a special place in my heart! I just can’t seem to quit that gorgeous shade of peach, and it never seems to get old either – don’t you agree? In fact – I love how it’s transformed into multiple shades: Peach Nursery trend anyone? Conversely, I was over the Chevron Nursery Trend before the rest of the world. I still make a slight gagging noise every time I see anything chevron. It was just sooooo over-done. Of course, we still have chevron baby bedding – but it seems minimal. In fact, let’s call it zig zag baby bedding!

Is there a difference between nursery trends and nursery themes? Are nursery trends the new themes?

Ooooh, great question! Yes, I think the typical “nursery theme” has turned into the new nursery trend! In our baby store in San Antonio, Nursery Couture, we always ask expecting parents what their nursery theme is – and it’s so funny to hear most of them state colors as a theme instead of a specific animal, or occupation like ballerinas and/or airplanes.
Katy Mimari Nursery Designer Quote, "Yes, I think the typical "nursery theme" has turned into the new nursery trend"

What nursery trends do you consider “timeless”?

Animal themes seem to be pretty timeless, especially for baby boy nursery design. Elephants and monkeys have always been top on my list – their neutral colors work well for gender neutral nursery design too.

Fun Modern Animal Trend Nursery

Via The Animal Print Shop

In the last “Ask the Designer” post we talked about color, so, color or trends? Where would you start?

I think that one doesn’t exclude the other. If you have colors that you love for the room you can typically make them work with a “theme” and the other way around. You can start with either and end up with a gorgeous nursery. If you want to start with color, current popular  trends in nursery design seem to still be leaning heavily towards unique color combinations like coral and navy, mint, and pink and blue. Gray and yellow nursery design has been holding strong for years too!

Styles come back around in cycles; do you see that with nursery trends also? And is it ever close enough to be able to reuse with another child?

Definitely! Things like cribs, furniture and even quilts have definitely come back around from years ago. The mid-century modern trend in furniture that is so popular again has definitely flowed over into nursery design. And quilts, while modernized and maybe not handmade by grandma any more, have come back into popularity. Plus, I love being able to use pass-me downs! Especially when you can make something old new again. I think, like in fashion and other industries, it can take decades to recycle trends but the Boho Nursery Trend is a great example of how trends can evolve and combine into something new, which can be perfect for a second child! The boho nursery is an eclectic mix of recently popular trends such as rustic, vintage and tribal. It’s a great way to incorporate a few dated trends from years past with fresh trends, colors, and styles! I’d even be OK with a little chevron mixed in to a perfectly boho styled nursery.

A Bright & Sweet Boho Nursery Idea Board

What is your current favorite trend and why?

I love the navy and coral / peach combination. I think the navy is such a fresh contrast against the lighter peach shades and together with a vintage style floral print, it really allows for a unique and trendy nursery design. One of our newest crib sets, the Charlie’s Crib Bedding in coral and navy, can be mixed and matched with a printed ruffle crib skirt, or our gradient coral ombre crib skirt. Add a few gold accents and you’ve got a GORGEOUS trendy nursery!

Charlie's Coral & Navy Crib Bedding Options

What has been the worst nursery trend in recent years, in your opinion?

Chevron. LOL. But it’s a love-hate relationship! I was obsessed at first, and even did my youngest daughter’s room in the chevron print (before it was crazy popular)! But, as soon as you start to see the pattern on everything from wrapping paper to tissue boxes, you know it’s over and done.

Where is a good place to look for the latest in nursery trends?

Pinterest is a gold mine for design ideas, trends, and inspiration. I always recommend starting a few baby boards with different color ideas – that way you can see which board you pin most to. Sometimes the hardest part is narrowing down to a specific style, especially with so many nursery trends to pick from right now! Two of my favorite boards we have are Gold Nursery Inspiration and Tribal Nursery Ideas.

Gold Nursery Trends Inspiration Pinterest BoardTribal Nursery Trends Pinterest Board

What if a trend you love doesn’t match the rest of your house…at all? Should you still go for it?

Oh, no need to worry about that! The nursery is the one room where anything goes! So if you want to paint stripes on the ceiling, and glue rhinestones on the wall – you go for it. In fact, I can’t even imagine a “living room” inspired nursery – so pay no attention to the rest of your home, your kids rooms should be unique, and have a certain aww-factor when you’re standing at the door. It should not match your master bedroom!

Is it okay to pick and choose elements from different nursery trends you love and end up not being on trend?

Of course! If I worried about always being on trend I should take a long look at my own closet! Lol! I think I mentioned it above, but one of the hottest trends right now is the Boho Style nursery, which is perfectly described as a combination of multiple styles, colors, and prints! So absolutely, pick and choose your favorite aspects of any design trend – if you love it, it’ll be perfect in your dream nursery! And luckily, that little bean can’t really speak up for a few years with their opinion – so just go for it!

What have been the most popular trends for Caden Lane?

Well, the trend that put us on the map was back in 2005 with the pink and brown and blue and brown color combinations, so I’d say that design trend will always have a special place in my heart! (We even have a few of those sets available in our SALE section!) The color coral definitely was a huge hit for us, our original coral ombre crib skirt mix and matches with so many of our coral crib sets, and our coral and gold dot baby bedding has been a top seller for years. Chevron has also been one of our top trends, our Ikat Collection offered a gorgeous pink and turquoise chevron crib set, and the same in blue and gray for boys. Today, I’d say the eclectic boho mix and match style is top on our list – but we have a huge selection of crib sheets that coordinate with almost any nursery trend!

Caden Lane Popular Coral Nursery Trend

What do you see as the biggest nursery trends for the rest of 2016?

I think we are going to see a lot of new floral prints, especially in the watercolor and bohemian style prints. We just added our Teagan’s crib set which features the popular Rifle Paper Co prints in unique and fresh color combinations.

 

Have any burning questions for our designer? Let us know in the comments below and check out our other Ask the Designer posts here!