Gone are the days of “pink is for girls,” “blue is for boys.” The search for gender neutral nursery ideas has risen 53% in the past year. Read below for top tips on how to nail it in your very own way.
Obviously, you’ll want to choose a wall color that is neutral. Not only is this gender neutral friendly, but it also allows for a smooth transition once your child has outgrown their nursery room or even if you just want to switch up the style a bit. Grey’s and whites are a great base to start out with. You can go for a nice, slate wall color and easily add in stark white furniture and fixtures. If you opt for a wall color in the beige family, you can still add in white furniture, but you also might consider incorporating some natural wood pieces-this color and texture combination has become highly popularized on Pinterest for baby nurseries-so you’ll be right on trend.
Rugs, Rugs, Rugs!
If you’ve done a little research on gender neutral rooms, you’ve probably noticed a trend….statement rugs! Not only is a rug an excellent way to add a little something unexpected to your nursery, it’s also one of the best ways to pull everything together. Look for a rug that incorporates your wall and furniture colors, as well as your decor pieces. Top tip: don’t stray away from texture! It adds depth and is also easier to clean up any pesky accidents that may occur.
So you’ve chosen not to ascribe to the pink and blue only rule. You’ve got a great base to work with since you’ve decided to go with neutrals-now comes the fun part! If you’re someone who has a hard time pulling things together when it comes to home decor, you might want to choose an overall theme for your nursery. Scandinavian, midcentury modern, and bohemian are a few nursery themes that return endless search results on Pinterest. If you opt to stray away from a theme and choose to pick things up as you go along, more power to ya! Whatever you decide, have fun with it. This is the best part about starting with a clean slate-you can be as bold or understated as you want!