With the rise in gender neutral, it’s easy to see that the traditional idea of “blue is for boys” and “pink is for girls” is evolving. Gender neutral nursery decor has been gaining traction lately, and for good reason! Not only does it offer parents more options for their children in terms of colors and themes, but it’s economical. Gender neutral nurseries are a wise investment since they tend to grow much more easily with the child’s age and can work if parents plan to have more children in the future. Plus, they allow parents additional time to prep the nursery before the baby arrives.
Whether you want the sex of your baby to be a surprise, don’t want to impose gender norms, or just want a beautiful space in your home, this direction allows you a little more freedom of design than a traditional nursery. Moving away from standard color palettes, you can focus simply on great design. After all, it’s the parents that really need to enjoy the space Here are a few of our best ideas for making your gender neutral nursery dreams come true.
1) Neutral Wall Color
Neutral tones tend to get a bad rap. But there are so many stylish ways to take neutral tones from bland to bold! For a sanctuary that’s simple and serene, gray is a great place to start. Its warm versatility makes gray a go-to when it comes to gender neutral nursery ideas. In this nursery, we used soft grays for just about every piece.
Deep, dark hues colors definitely aren’t traditional when it comes to nurseries, but they’re a fantastic way to bring a sophisticated, gender neutral feel to your room. Much like light gray, dark gray serves as a beautiful backdrop if you want something more modern than tried-and-true neutrals. As you can see in this lovely nursery, the dark gray wall allows the framed bunny art from our Cottontail Nursery Bedding Collection to really pop.
Another take on deep wall colors is to go with the Charming Chocolate Brown Nursery Ideas detailed on our blog. On a cold winter's day nothing quite speaks of comfort than a warm cup of hot chocolate, cozied up on a nice soft chair with a book and blanket. What if you could have that same feeling of comfort and warmth year round for you and your baby? With a dark brown themed nursery those calming vibes can always be felt.
2) Nature Inspired Themes
Get creative by playing with textures and features found in nature. These gender neutral nursery ideas use fresh greenery, woven baskets, driftwood decor, etc. All are fantastic ways to take a note from nature and introduce your little one to the great outdoors. We love the decorative branches in the nursery below, and the way the feather-print bedding provides a subtle nod to nature.
Get even more into nature inspired nursery ideas with our Misty Mountain Nursery Bedding Collection. Between the dark gray wall, and the soft mountain scene painted in a watercolor style, this nursery design can help create a soft, nurturing environment for your newborn.
3) Animal Accents
For those who like a little whimsy, furry friends can create a nursery that’s playful and cute. These gender neutral nursery ideas keep the nursery tasteful, as we opt for animal prints as secondary pieces to highlight the neutral nursery theme. Some of our favorite animal print pieces come from our light and lovely woodland animals in our Fawn Nursery Bedding Collection.
These Highlander Green Nursery ideas detailed on our blog, give us neutral vibes while pairing with our adorable bunnies. The soft, fluffy and friendly bunny rabbits add a touch of imaginative whimsy to your baby's nursery!
This Elephant Nursery Bedding Collection, in sophisticated gray and blue, add an artful element without feeling overly gendered. Every gender loves a sweet playful elephant.
Scandinavian Style Nursery Sanctuary
It’s hard to beat the simple elegance of a Scandinavian interior design. Take note from the Nords and create a nursery that values both from and function, practicality and beauty. White walls and open spaces are a hallmark of Scandinavian style, which tends to put greater emphasis on more subtle design elements, like shape and texture. Keep the furniture mostly neutral and opt for soft woods and light-colored fabrics. The goal is a space that’s calm and clean, as seen in our Llama Nursery Bedding Collection.
At Oilo, we're all about turning your nursery into the most comfortable, clean and carefree sanctuary in your home. Because a more enjoyable nursery means a more constant and enduring bond between you and your baby. We're strong advocates of not compromising on style with all things baby-related and it's only natural for us to gravitate towards a nursery that functions as an extension of the rest of your living space, rather than clashing with it. We can’t wait to see all the creative ways you style your own gender neutral nurseries!