Gender neutral nurseries aren't as hard as they may seem. If you are not interested in a gender reveal party and prefer for the gender of your baby to be a surprise, then a neutral themed nursery is perfect for you. With so many great decorating resources—other than blue and pink—you can make the surprise the reveal of a great space for any newborn.
Beige is Back
Some people view beige as traditional and ordinary. But with the right color scheme of the design, you can make a beige wall turn to life. Beige never goes out of style, and the baby can grow into the room. Partner the beige wall tones with black or white furniture and pops of color. Add a gender neutral art piece, like reclaimed wood, to make the space serene and beautiful.
Adding painted stripes to a gender neutral baby room is the best way to add personality to a nursery. Picking a fun color for the stripes, like gray or burnt orange, can make the room creative and engaging. You can also paint items and pictures over the stripes for a 3D effect. You can also purchase large art-sized wall decals that can be removed for multiple uses.
Take A Walk on the Wild Side
Animals are a great decor piece for gender neutral nurseries. All kids love animals, and there are so many cute artwork pieces for nurseries. Pottery Barn Kids offers great animal themed designs ranging from bedding to robes to wrap your newborn. You can even use bamboo accents on the walls to turn a nursery into a safari.
Green is usually the traditional color for a gender neutral nursery. However, some designs offer a unique twist using the color green. Using a “pop” color, like lime green, can turn traditional into fabulous. To lighten up the space, you can use white furniture and bedding for a fresh, clean look.
You can't go wrong with the color red, even in a nursery. Red, black, and white themed nurseries are a great choice to provide an industrial feel to the room. Using decor, like black and white photos, can bring the color scheme together. An expecting mother can plan to take photos of themselves throughout every month of the pregnancy process. Frame the black and white photos to accent the walls, while also showcasing your memories.
All White Everything
Maybe you’re wondering how it’s possible to keep white furniture clean in a newborn’s room? An all white room isn't for everyone, but it's a great idea for smaller spaces. White gives the illusion that a room is much bigger than it actually is. For those who live in tight spaces, like condos or a crowded city, this is a great trick to making a nursery feel large. If you like a clean, crisp, opening space then this is the nursery for you.
Also read: 6 Ways to Green Your Nursery
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