How to Create a Chic Gender-Neutral Nursery

We’re not knocking traditional blue and pink nurseries—they can be every bit adorable and stylish. But some of us are leaning away from gender-heavy nurseries in favour of a more contemporary, gender-neutral approach.

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A gender-neutral nursery expands possibilities far beyond the pink-and-blue box, opening up all kinds of opportunities for chic and playful style.

Of course, with all of those possibilities, it can be mighty tough to hone in on a clear vision for what you want the space to look like. The following tips are designed to make creating a gender-neutral nursery a breeze, no matter your aesthetic or style sensibility.

Choose a Colour Palette

The first step to creating an unforgettable nursery is to choose a colour palette. Consider paler hues to create a design that’s equally soothing and sophisticated, like pale green, yellow, or a more mature beige or grey. You can also opt for all white and let colourful accents work their magic.

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Consider a Pattern

Patterns are a great way to add dynamic layers and movement to your design. You can incorporate subtle prints, placing them throughout the space on pillows and blankets, or choose a bold pattern to create a statement-making accent wall.

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Incorporate Plants

Plants are universally appealing and, of course, don’t adhere to a particular gender, so they’re great for any nursery. However, if you’re too busy with baby to worry about caring for plants, then integrate their beauty without the fuss through pretty botanical images.

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Play With Textures

Textures, like faux fur, velvet, and chenille, instantly add dimension to any room. But they’re particularly perfect for the nursery because, in addition to enhancing your design, they’ll provide tactile stimulation for your little one.

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Add Animals

Animals are a great gender-neutral nursery accent because they’re cute, compelling, and gender-free. You can choose one animal to centre your design around, or create a sweet animal gallery wall like this one.

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Use Shapes

Another gender-neutral accent that you can use to bring life to your design are shapes. Consider choosing one shape, like a star, and peppering it throughout the space, such as on sheets, walls, and pillows, to lend cohesion to your design.

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Play With Lighting

Depending on the time of day, nurseries require different moods that can be attained with proper lighting. Integrate several different light sources or a dimmer so that you can adjust the brightness and feel of your space for appropriate times.

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Don’t be Afraid to Use Adult Furniture

Just because you’re creating a space for a baby, doesn’t mean everything in it needs to be baby-themed. Merging sophisticated furniture with playful accents will result in a nursery that speaks to both you and your child’s needs.

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Make a Gallery Wall

A gallery wall is a great way to add visual intrigue and personality to your space. When incorporated into the nursery, it can be used to showcase some of your little one’s favourite things as well as precious moments during their development.

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Use the Ceiling

Don’t overlook the power of your ceiling to pack a major stylish punch. Adding patterns or accents to the ceiling will make your design more dimensional while providing welcome stimulation for your little.

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