Whether you’re waiting to find out what you’re having or you’re just in love with the look of neutral colors, we’re certain you’re going to love these 15 gender neutral nursery ideas that are anything but ordinary.
Decorating your baby’s nursery is one of the most fun parts of pregnancy and I guarantee your baby’s room will quickly become your favorite room in the house!
Today we’re going to look at these gender neutral nursery themes to inspire your inner interior designer.
We’ve broken out these neutral nursery ideas into two categories…
- Neutral nurseries that only contain neutral hues
- Gender-neutral nurseries which may actually incorporate colors as long as they don’t represent a particular gender
Each gender-neutral nursery design has the perfect amount of natural materials and of course different textures.
Ready to come up with a good design for a neutral baby room? Let’s get started!
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Neutral Nursery Ideas With Only Neutral Hues
Use these next few ideas to create the neutral look you desire!
1. Choose Neutral Nursery Furniture
We love the sweet details used in this gender neutral nursery such as the use of a rocker instead of a glider and a pouf instead of an ottoman.
This mama-to-be nailed this modern minimal style!
2. Swap Out the Knobs on Your Nursery Dresser
Get this designer look for less by swapping out the standard knobs on your nursery dresser for fun leather tabs like these.
It’s an easy way to dress up an otherwise all white changing table.
3. Use Natural Wood Nursery Furniture to Warm Up the Room
Make your gender neutral nursery stand out by using many shades of neutral colors.
One way to do this is to use natural wood nursery furniture to warm up the room.
4. Cozy Up Your Hardwood Floors With a Chunky Knit Rug
Whether you have hardwood floors or even carpet, layering a neutral nursery rug like this one will immediately lighten and cozy up the room.
5. Hang Fun Wallpaper to Create an Accent Wall
Hang fun wallpaper over your white walls to create an accent wall behind baby’s crib.
You could choose traditional wallpaper or the peel and stick kind!
This forest wallpaper is essentially the main thing that defines this woodland-themed nursery and yet the nursery theme is clearly immediately.
6. Incorporate Brass Elements as a Fun Touch Amongst White
What immediately pops out to you amidst this otherwise all white nursery?
It’s the brass vintage art frames and light fixture of course!
Totally in love with the vintage rug and woven baskets as well.
Related: Classic French Themed Nurseries
7. Put Up a Gallery Wall Full of Wall Art
Putting up a symmetrical gallery wall is a great way to establish clean lines in your nursery design.
These animal prints totally steal the show!
8. Make Baby’s Nursery Feel Taller by Hanging a Canopy
Hang a canopy somewhere in baby’s nursery to immediately draw your eyes upward, making a small nursery feel taller.
If you aren’t comfortable with one over baby’s crib, you can hang one over your changing table or even your glider.
Gender Neutral Nursery Ideas With Color
Are you doing a gender neutral nursery but you also want to incorporate some color?
9. Bring in Pops of Color With a Feature Wall
10. Pick Out a Children’s Dresser in a Muted Gender Neutral Color
Instead of doing all neutral nursery furniture, pick out a kids dresser in a fun, muted gender neutral color.
If you’re team green like me, this one really makes a statement!
11. Incorporate Bright Colors with a Wall Mural
Make your gender neutral nursery stand out with a pretty wall mural behind baby’s crib.
If you or a friend have some art skills, you can paint it yourself for a cheap DIY project.
If that seems too daunting, Etsy has some awesome half sun wall decals you can put up much easier.
12. Use Neutral Pieces for the Finishing Touches
13. Find a Stunning Light Fixture With Some Texture
Bring texture to your neutral nursery decor with a nursery chandelier made of rattan, wicker, wood beads, cotton tassels, etc.
14. Install Blackout Curtains in Bold Colors
This sweet nursery brings in the gender neutral color orange via just her blackout curtains.
You’ll definitely want a set of these to keep baby sleeping longer during naps and at night time!
15. Embrace a Monochromatic Design for the Ultimate Design Statement
Black is a classic color that continually has stood the test of time.
The use of a black crib and dresser makes a really strong monochromatic design statement.
Whatever the gender of your baby ends up being, this nursery would surely be a welcoming place for your new baby.
Frequently Asked Questions on Gender Neutral Nursery Themes
How do you create a gender neutral nursery?
The number one takeaway when creating a gender neutral nursery is to avoid colors that are associated with one gender or the other.
Instead, layer in multiple gender neutral colors with many different textures.
You can also incorporate plants, patterns and more to cozy up the space.
What are gender-neutral colors?
Some examples of gender neutral colors are green, orange, black, brown, yellow, and white.
Of course, there are many shade variations within each of these colors.
Choose from colors such as Sage green, Burnt orange, Charcoal black, Pastel yellow, or a Creamy white.
Does my baby’s nursery have to have a theme?
Your baby’s nursery definitely does not have to have a theme.
Many expecting moms are immediately drawn to one theme due to sentimental value, or they may find decorating within a theme easier.
However, if you can’t find a nursery theme that speaks to you, it’s perfectly OK to design a simple, sophisticated nursery.
Final Words on Designing the Perfect Gender Neutral Nursery
We hope you found some gender neutral nursery ideas you can incorporate into your own design!
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