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HOW TO DESIGN A DARK AND MOODY NURSERY

We are sharing our best tips on how to design a nursery that's dark and moody.

When designing a nursery, your first instinct might be to go with a room design that's light and bright. But if you are drawn to spaces that are dark and moody, then designing a dark and moody nursery is definitely something to consider.

We've seen so many clients at first, reluctant and intimidated at the prospect of going with darker bolder hues. Many assume that going dark will make the nursery look rather boring or smaller.

Contrary to popular belief, going dark and moody can actually make the space come alive. Whether you decide to go with a shade of black, deep greens, saturated blue or even the rich burgundies- these rich and bold colors can give your baby's room depth, dimension and drama.

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Here we'll show you how to design a dark and moody nursery as well as address some common misconceptions about going with dark colors.


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7 TIPS FOR CREATING A DARK AND MOODY NURSERY


1. SMALL SPACES

Most often, the baby's room ends up being the smallest room in the house and many assume painting the walls a darker color would make the space even smaller. It sounds counterintuitive, but choosing a bold paint color for the nursery and pairing with lighter furniture actually tricks your eye into thinking the space is much bigger.


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2. NATURAL LIGHT

If the space you want to create the nursery in doesn't get much natural light, going dark and moody might be the way to go. Dark nursery paint lets the natural light bounce off of the walls, creating reflection and more light.


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3.PERFECT PAINT COLOR

Go with tones that are deep and saturated versus loud and too bright to design a nursery that's stylish and sophisticated.

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4.WALLPAPER

Wallpaper is an easy way to make a bold and moody statement in the baby's room. Bring in a wallpaper design that's timeless, romantic and packs a visual punch for an elevated look.


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5.LIGHTER  FURNISHINGS

To add balance to a bold and moody room, choose lighter furnishings and opt for pieces that add contrast to the design.


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6. LAYERING

Layer in different textures and textiles into the nursery design to add softness and make the space come alive. Without layering of textures ( boucle, linens, rattan and more ) a nursery with just bold walls will appear flat and uninteresting.


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7. ACCESSORIZING

Accessorizing can really make or break a bold nursery design. Elevate the look of the nursery by bringing in a plant, add a few vintage finds and bring in some delightful prints.


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