The Best Gender Neutral Nursery Inspiration

The Best Gender Neutral Nursery Inspiration

June 10, 2019

The Best Gender Neutral Nursery Inspiration

The Best Gender Neutral Nursery Inspiration
Photo by @torifoshee
The Best Gender Neutral Nursery Inspiration

You don’t need to pick a specific gender color when it’s time to start planning your baby’s nursery (think blue boats for boy’s rooms and pink princesses for girl’s rooms).

In fact, the easiest way to put together a nursery is to stick to your own decorating style, whether that’s modern and minimalist or boho chic. These gender-neutral styles can work if you have another baby too.

We went to our favorite place for inspiration (Instagram!) to find real nurseries that will inspire you to create the gender-neutral baby’s room of your dreams. Here are some of our favorites.

Nothing But Neutrals

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A clean, white bedroom palette is calming—and when you’re putting baby to bed, calm is what you’ll want. This nursery sticks to a muted natural palette with the crib, glider, changing pad and rug (not to mention those hardwood floors!). The overall aesthetic is simple, sophisticated and very sweet. (Photo: @abbyl_ward)

How to Get the Look: Target and Crate and Kids have lots of simple baby furnishings, and much of their home decor can do double duty for baby too. (Get the Goods: Babyletto Gelato Crib and find the elephant table—or one similar—at Chairish.)

Modern

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This nursery is filled with elements we’d want in our own bedroom. The color palette is soothing for little ones and will still be cool enough to keep up into the big kid years. (Photo: @lindseypedey)

How to Get the Look: Stores like DWR, Horne and West Elm/Pottery Barn have selections of kid-friendly accessories and furniture that are curated through a modern lens. (Get the Goods: Babyletto Lolly Crib, IKEA Tarva Dressser (painted with new pulls), Homegoods mirror and vintage rug.)

Black and White

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What’s black and white and cute all over? This nursery, of course! Though the palette is mostly white with pops of black, the cute name sign and fun pandas add a little childlike whimsy to the nursery. (Photo: @danadane412)

How to Get the Look: It’s easy to find white pieces from most stores, or you can paint some of your existing furniture with baby-safe paints to incorporate into the nursery. (Get the Goods: Babyletto Lolly Crib, Pier 1 chair and Target cribsheets (similar to shown).)

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Rustic

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If your home already incorporates rustic farmhouse elements, you needn’t stop that theme at the baby’s door. Instead, bring in simple decorating elements with a single shiplap wall and a cute (fake!) stuffed animal as decoration. (Photo: @torifoshee)

How to Get the Look: Etsy is a great source for farmhouse accessories, whether they’re new or vintage. (Get the Goods: Million Dollar Baby Abigail Crib (similar to shown), Delta Glider and IKEA HEKTAR Floor Lamp.)

Bohemian

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The only baby-specific element in this bohemian paradise is the crib, yet it still looks like the perfect room to lull a little one to sleep in. It can transition into more grown-up decor too. (Photo: @littlewildflowers)

How to Get the Look: Look for pieces at Anthropologie and World Market to bring some of that bohemian rhapsody to baby’s room. (Get the Goods: Wall hangings from Etsy, rocking chair (similar to shown) and Million Dollar Baby Abigail Crib.)

The New Blue

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Navy is the perfect gender neutral hue—it’s a great anchor to other color accents, whether you are incorporating gold and lighter blues as seen here, or even pops of pink or yellow. We’re calling it now—navy is the new gray! (Photo: @houseofhanesinteriors)

How to Get the Look: Before you get to work painting, head to your local hardware store and bring home some swatches. It’s hard to know how dark or light a navy shade will show up without seeing it in your room’s natural light. (Get the Goods: Lulu & Georgia rug, wall decals from Urban and Monarch Hill Ivy Crib (similar to shown).)

Pop(s) of Color

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You don’t need to stick to pastels in a nursery. If you love color, celebrate it in your little one’s space. This nursery has a rainbow of hues with a graphic rug, bright wall stencils and colorful chair. As long as the colors are in the same family, the looks feels more cohesive rather than chaotic. (Photo: @izzyhudgins)

How to Get the Look: Start with a piece of art and pull your favorite colors from there and incorporate colors with accessories within the room. Browse through online galleries like 20x200 to find styles and potential pieces to find inspiration in. (Get the Goods: Katy Skelton chair, Cat Lee artwork, Million Dollar Baby Abigail Crib (similar to shown).)

Vintage

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You don’t need to buy brand-new items in order to have a gorgeous nursery. If you’re already a frequent flea market shopper, find favorite antiques to bring into baby’s room, like a vintage dresser, rocking chair or artwork. And there are lots of antique-looking new cribs on the market that meet current safety standards. (Photo: @relic_refurbishing)

How to Get the Look: Scour some consignment shops, estate sales, flea markets and Etsy to find treasures. (Get the Goods: Pieces are vintage, but this Million Dollar Baby crib is similar to shown.)

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