14 Gender Neutral Nursery Ideas You (and Your Baby) Will Love
If you’re not sure if you’re having a boy or a girl, or if you just prefer gender-neutral decor, then you’re going to want to check out these neutral nursery ideas that don’t rely too heavily on colors and colors. stereotypical themes. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with wanting a dinosaur-themed nursery in greens and blues, or a garden-themed nursery that covers all shades of pink, but if you prefer a more neutral nursery design, you will vibrate with these pieces.
From bold wallpaper to perfect paint colors, layered rugs and inviting textures, or brightly colored accents, there’s a gender-neutral nursery idea you’ll love. Some of these nurseries have a subtle theme (like rainbows, animals, or plants), but every idea on this list is suitable for everyone. Whether you want the nursery to be as color-neutral as it is gender-neutral, or you think more color is better, there’s an idea here you’ll want to borrow. And because it will likely become your favorite room in the house, don’t forget a comfy chair (I humbly suggest with an ottoman), as well as timeless furniture, light fixtures and curtains that will grow with your child, because you won’t don’t want to replace those expensive items if you don’t have to.
Animal wallpaper in neutral colors
If you’re not sure if you’re having a boy or a girl, but want some wallpaper, an animal print is always a safe bet, especially when the paper is this cute. Because it’s grayscale, the animals appear while still being sophisticated and calm, and the white furniture is a good starting point against busier wallpaper (which is just one wall). This piece by @oursomersetnest is giving me history book vibes.
A rainbow themed nativity scene
You can’t go wrong with rainbow shelves. This playful piece from Studio DIY is super kid-friendly (I love low bins that kids can reach into themselves). A Moroccan rug goes with the vibrant rainbow theme while being super soft and warm, and white accents like the wispy curtains and decorative-yet-neutral bubble decorations on the crib spindles offset some of the rainbow brightness. This is a nursery that will easily transform into a room a toddler will love.
A focal light
Airy and light with lots of gorgeous details, this gender-neutral nursery from A Beautiful Mess is as stylish as it is inviting. Black and white wallpaper in a subtle bunny print works well for boys or girls, and white furniture is a classic choice. Rattan accents (like the giraffe, a toy bin, and a sunburst-shaped mirror) lend a natural texture that pairs well with the plants and colorful yarn wall hanging. Also, the highlight here is the light fixture which adds a bit of drama.
Minimal with all the right pops of color
This quiet yet playful nursery designed by Sarah Rhodes (and featured on A Beautiful Mess) proves that white walls and ceilings can allow other colors in the room to really pop. A colorful rug on a dark wooden floor gives a bit of lightness, and you can’t go wrong with solid curtains (it will be a blessing during siesta). If you could see the whole room, you’d see a gallery wall made from family photos, and the wall above the changing table painted a cheery coral to add a pop of color.
DIY wallpaper (for much less)
If you love the look of bold wallpaper but aren’t sure if it’s worth the effort (or the time if you’re planning on tinkering with sticky wallpaper), this hack from A Beautiful Mess is a great idea . Here, sweeping, flowing brushstrokes in a pretty cobalt blue look like wallpaper and add so much interest and color to this nursery. Plus, you can pull this off in an afternoon. The impressive wooden mountain backdrop is also a DIY, and mid-century accents like a geometric light and a sturdy chair bring the space together.
A starry border
The subtle yet cheerful starry border of this piece (photographed by @annastathakiphoto and designed by Lisa Mettis, founder of Born & Bred Studio) works equally well in a baby boy’s or girl’s room. “Think of the nursery as an extension of your personal style and the rest of the home. Carry some of the colors from the rest of your home into the kid-friendly spaces. Kids have such lovely fun items that are perfect for creating a rotating display. Let the color come through their stuff and their textiles, such as quilts, throw pillows and window treatments,” says Mettis.
You might not immediately think of jewel tones when it comes to a nursery, but The House That Lars Built proves that these rich colors work.
so good. The palm tree wall color is so saturated and deep that the space doesn’t even need a ton of wall art or decor, and if you check out the whole post you’ll see gingham curtains give it a fun atmosphere. Plus, you’ll thank yourself for getting a rocking chair with an ottoman during those middle-of-the-night feedings.
This cool, gender-neutral nursery from @randiensley has a clear focal point: this stunning wallpaper that looks like an elegant chalkboard. The beautiful wallpaper is by Kelly Wearstler (and it comes in other colors) and because everything else, from the simple line art to the white curtains and clean lines of the furniture, is so crisp and understated, the wallpaper really shines. .
Understated with so much elegance, this gender-neutral nursery by @michellemelerine has such a peaceful feel (which is good because you’ll be spending a lot of time in this rocking chair). The geometric wallpaper is super subtle and works well with the printed blinds, and the light green door is a nice way to introduce some color. Plus, you can’t go wrong with neutral accents like a white chair and a stunning four-poster crib.
Hand painted details
Check out the post on Vintage Revivals to see the incredible transformation of this piece; it looks like a different space. Hand-painted arches in varying shades of green look like bespoke wallpaper, and a black-and-white framed photo gives the room a vintage vibe. The DIY pressed flower mural adds a delicate vibe that looks amazing next to sturdier elements like the potted plant, metal cradle, and light rug.
cute mid century
Dark wood paneling lends depth and a mid-century vibe to this sweet nursery. You can’t go wrong with woodland creatures when creating a gender-neutral space, and this room has tons of animal trinkets to tie the theme together. Add layered texture, soft lighting, and a wallpapered wall, and you’ve got a cozy and inviting space you’ll want to spend plenty of time in. Check out the post on My Name Is Yeh to see how the guest room nursery (or a bedroom for a baby and toddler) thanks to the daybed across from the crib.
Shades of gray
One of the easiest ways to create a gender neutral nursery is to rely on neutral colors and minimalist design elements. In this gorgeous and modern nursery from Homey Oh My, the focus isn’t in the wallpaper or the bright colors, but rather in the cozy texture, minimalist art, interesting mobile, plus baby clothes that are part of the decor (because anything cute deserves to be displayed).
Tons of texture
Gender and color neutral, this nursery by Little Crown Interiors (photographed by David Casas) is so serene. Luce texture paired with pops of color like the mustard pillow, green plant, and burnt orange crib sheet with a subtle mud cloth pattern add personality and a bit of fun to the airy space.
Nature inspired shades
If you’re trying to avoid using pink or blue in your gender neutral nursery, a soft green is always nice. Here, boho accents like an egg-shaped mirror, cascading plant, and macrame wall hanging add warmth and personality to this soft space from @what_jess_grows. The paint color seen here is Overtly Olive by @duluxuk.
If you’re not sure if you’re having a boy or a girl or just want a nursery that doesn’t feel too pink or blue, these gender-neutral nursery ideas are both inviting and sophisticated and you’ll never get tired of them. watch over them.