The Best Nursery and Kids' Room Decor Trends for 2013: Texture, Toys, Wallpaper + More!

From kid-centric wallpaper to stripes on the ceiling, we talked to our favorite interior designers and experts to uncover the biggest trends in nursery decor and kids' room decor for 2013. Get inspired! (12 Photos)

Bonnie Vengrow on Jan 23, 2013 at 4:42PM

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The Best Nursery and Kids' Room Decor Trends for 2013: Texture, Toys, Wallpaper + More!

Courtesy of Giuliana and Bill Rancic; Inset: Jackson Lee/Splash News Online

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Texture

The buzzword in baby nurseries this year: texture. Whether it's displaying handwoven baskets, nubby throws and chunky rag rugs, or mixing fabrics like tweeds, felt, corduroy and leather, design-savvy parents are trading matchy-matchy nursery looks for something more sophisticated: a multidimensional, visual feast for baby's eyes. The move toward texture extends to furniture (think velvet gliders and wicker poufs), wallcoverings and home accessories, too. In particular, "Designers are also loving molded wood and 'faux bois,' which looks like wood but isn't," says Giggle founder and CEO Ali Wing. "Both concepts add a contemporary twist to a traditionally rustic element."

For inspiration, check out the gorgeous nautical-themed nursery of Giuliana Rancic's baby boy, Duke: the grasscloth wallpaper, painted wood ceiling, velvet couch and rope lamp are all proof of just how pretty the concept can be.

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