9 Ideas for a Gender Neutral Nursery

If you’re one of the many couples who don’t want to know the gender of your baby but still want to decorate the nursery before he or she makes their debut, we have the perfect nursery inspiration for you! Today we’re sharing 9 ideas for a gender neutral nursery that is the perfect space to bring your little one home to, no pink ruffles or blue sailboats needed!

Start with the Basics

When you’re planning out your nursery you generally start with the basics, like the crib, dresser, changing table and chair. When you’re designing a gender neutral nursery, decisions on the furniture come pretty easily because most options work for either a boy or a girl. Start with the style of room and then find the pieces that work with that style. From bohemian to mid-century modern and everything in between, there are pieces that will fit your style and will be perfect for your little one, no matter the gender!

Other basics you’ll want to think about when designing your nursery are the lighting, wall colors, window treatments and floor coverings. It’s great to go neutral on these items as well, and they’re usually affordable enough to switch out down the road if you want to bring in a little more color or design.

Perfect Neutral Patterns

When it comes to patterns for your gender neutral nursery, your options are almost endless. Moroccan and Turkish inspired patterns are popping up in everything from rugs to floor poufs and wall patterns – and they come in so many colors and styles that are perfect for your nursery without leaning toward either gender.

Another no-fail pattern to use in your nursery design is stripes. They are timeless and don’t suggest a gender. And because stripes are a staple in the design world, you’ll have no problem picking out bedding, throw pillows, rugs or window treatments to match the theme.

There are endless amounts of other patterns you could use in a gender neutral nursery – southwestern inspired, night sky, baby animals and more. Pick a pattern or theme that matches your aesthetic and run with it!

Color Combinations that Work

Luckily gender neutral colors are rising in popularity in general, so choosing a color palette for your little one’s room will rely entirely on your preferences! Gone are the days of yellow and white nurseries as the only gender neutral option.

One popular trend is mixing and matching various shades of gray and white into the space. This clean, crisp palette not only lends itself well to various decorating styles, you can find lots of options when it comes to accessories and furniture. From pale, misty grays to dark slate shades, you can’t go wrong with gray in a gender neutral nursery.

Another popular gender neutral choice for nursery colors is mixing wood tones with white and tan to create a more organic space for your little one to live and grow. Wood stained and white combination cribs can be found on any baby website, and when you pair a dresser and chair to match you create a natural and neutral room. It also leaves room to add in more color once you know the gender of your baby.

Gender neutral nurseries don’t have to be a hassle to design, especially when you take into account your own personal style and preferences. As long as you create a soft, safe place for your little one to come home to, you’ll have plenty of time to change up the space to make it the perfect room for your precious baby.


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