If you’re looking for nursery room ideas that are more than just baby blues and pinks, look no further. Gone are the days when there are only two options for your new babe’s nursery décor. Dive into these gender-neutral nursery room ideas that will stand the test of time and bring a stylish charm to the room of any child. Bonus: if you’re planning on repurposing the nursery room for multiple kids or transitioning it to a toddler’s room, no room refresh is needed with these classic designs.
Animal motifs fit well in any nursery room. Lions, tigers and gender-neutral bears, oh my! Whether adorable prints, wall decals or an abundance of soft and fluffy stuffed animal toys, this is one simple way to create a cozy and inviting nursery for any child. Create a jungle theme or lean into their favourite animal throughout the room.
Head in the Clouds
Bright and fluffy cloudy day motifs make for a timeless nursery. We love this trendy sage green wall that makes for a welcome change from the usual sunny blue sky, and keeps the room gender-neutral for baby boys and girls alike.
Bring in the Soothing Night Sky
Sleep is important for little ones, so create a perfectly soothing sanctuary for your new babe to get lots of precious sleep by incorporating elements of the sky. Night sky palettes and subtle starry elements (gone are the stick-on glow-in-the-dark star stickers of the ‘90s and early aughts). However, a night sky-themed nursery doesn’t have to be dark! This soft grey aesthetic is a perfect example of how to bring in soothing sleepy time elements like the stars and moon motifs without dark and dramatic colour choices.
Go Graphic With Bold Wallpaper
Encourage an early interest in letters and shapes with this graphic, yet neutral wallpaper that adds dramatic gender-neutral flair to your child’s nursery. The crayon-effect lettering is fun and a great way to get your child practicing their A-B-Cs at an early age.
Choose Timeless Textures to Add Interest
Warm up the nursery without adding overly masculine or feminine elements with natural texture like warm wood and soft, rich velverts. Even though this nursery features blue walls, it still reads gender-neutral by featuring versatile décor elements like a map and plant decals.
Choose Soft Neutral Palettes
Skip the blues and pink and lean into soft neutrals like creamy yellows and soft greys for a nursery that is fit for all! Go monochromatic with an all-neutral colour palette or add in pops of bright colour with an accent piece (or your baby’s toys stowed away in a clever storage box or basket).
Bring Baby to the Beach
A rattan bassinet and seashell-printed muslin blanket make this the ultimate chilled-out nursery that’s not specific to any gender. After all, who doesn’t love a day on the beach?
Choose Playful Patterns
The geometric paint job in bright yellows and oranges adds a fun splash of interest to an otherwise neutral nursery room. With some painters tape and a little imagination, it’s easy to DIY your own patterned wall in whatever shapes and colours you (and baby) love.
Bring Elements of Natural Greenery to the Room
Fill your baby’s room with natural greenery for the perfect gender-neutral space that’s full of life. Just be sure to pick plants that are kid-safe. Soft neutrals, charming botanical prints and a touch of trendy sage green are all excellent choices that make for a timeless space that can transition between kids.
Add in Shapes and Colour
Not a fan of the neutrals for your new babe’s nursery? You can add in super-saturated bright colours while still keeping the space gender-neutral. Colours aren’t inherently gendered, so mixing all the colours of the rainbow in a space is still possible!