It’s official, royal baby fever has officially peaked. Welcome to the world Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor!
As we celebrate the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first child, our attention is of course first and foremost fixed upon the new royal nursery design. Rumor has it that the Sussexes have spent more than US$200,000 on creating the perfect space for their new arrival. Though it’s unlikely we’ll get to peek inside any time soon, we’ve heard that the new parents have opted for a gender neutral nursery, featuring vegan paint infused with natural essential oils. With these details in mind, we’ve put together a speculative round up of our royal nursery design predictions. Keep scrolling for more.
Royal Nursery Design
Given the Duchess’s love of neutrals, we think a chic gray and white palette is a likely option for the new nursery. Though monochrome may not be traditional in kids decor, we love how this gender neutral approach ensures an aesthetically timeless space which can grow with your child over time.
To make the overall look more youthful, take a cue from SISSY + MARLEY and add in quirky accessories. Here, graphic prints and animal-themed lighting are a sweet and simple final touch to a Scandi-inspired nursery.
In keeping with Meghan’s laid-back Californian roots, we wouldn’t be surprised to find a bohemian kinfolk influence in the new nursery. Vegan paint aside, think organic wood ornaments, rattan textures and distressed soft furnishings.
Though we would expect to see more polish from a royal abode, Serena Mitnik-Miller’s rustic space is a good starting point for inspiration. How cool is that geometric baby mobile hanging over the crib?
While we’re betting on a thoroughly modern nursery aesthetic, we can’t forget the historic character of Frogmore Cottage. With this in mind, we’d love to see a nod to tradition in the design.
Whether it’s a restored vintage crib or an eclectic gallery of historic artwork, the juxtaposition of old and new is a great way to incorporate personality into a space, giving the design greater meaning beyond visual style.
Both Harry and Meghan are famously fond of the great outdoors. As such, we think all things nature will have a guiding influence on their nursery design.
Here, we once again look to SISSY + MARLEY for an idea of how this might look. We especially love the modern minimalist (and cruelty-free) take on the deer head wall mount. A cozy faux fur throw is perfect for keeping both parent and child warm come story time.
What are your design predictions for the new royal nursery?
For more gender neutral nursery design ideas, check out our round up of stylish yet functional kids’ rooms.