Live in the Details®: Gender Neutral Nursery Designs with Links
Nurseries are so fun to design. These sweet spaces are an opportunity to incorporate colors, patterns, and textures we may not use elsewhere in our home. The best part? A baby doesn’t judge.
When I (Katie Wick) found out I was pregnant the nursery was one of my earliest thoughts. Scratch that, I’ve thought about my future baby’s nursery long before this baby was an apple in my eye. However, I knew it was going to be a challenge for me to narrow down the design for this space. I made my husband the client and created a couple design boards and had him involved in the evolution of the design.
Today I am sharing gender neutral nursery designs on the spectrum of calm neutrality to wild wonderful and all in between.
If you’re on the other side of parenthood, check out this blog post to transform your kid’s bedrooms into a more usable space.
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Tips for Designing a Nursery
1. Consider long term how this space will feel and function as Baby grows into toddler and childhood stages. Select furniture that can evolve for different uses throughout the years.2. Lean into playful patterns and colors.3. Create a space that makes you, the parent, happy and comfortable to be in.4. Use what you have (or what others have). While it is exciting to get all new furniture consider pieces you have in your home that can be repurposed for Baby’s room.5. Don’t limit yourself to the Baby/Nursery/Kids sites. “Grown up” furniture can work in a nursery too.
Inspired by Minnesota lake life, create a serene oasis with a soft color palette and playful mindset. Vertical paneled walls will remind you of family vacations at the cabin, painted in a sweet blue. Furniture with natural materials such as wood and caning brings the outdoors in.
Wall Paint: Benjamin Moore Little Falls Crib: Dark Brown and Natural Thornhill Crib Rocking Chair: Joya Rocking Chair Pouf: Round Hand Braided Jute Pouf Rug: Cord Stripe Kids Rug Dresser/Changing Table: Kids Bodie Wide Dresser, Oak Shelves: Mkono Leather Hanging Floating Shelves Play Table: Tamsin Kids Play Table Kids Chair: Tamsin Kids Chair Ceiling Fixture: Breton Flushmount Floor Lamp: Brompton Floor Lamp Lake Superior Print: Osgoode Company Print Make Waves Print: DSpotShop Print Wave Print: 88Prints Print Wall Hooks: Boat Cleat Hooks
Cozy Minimalist Nursery
The word “minimalist” does not need to be synonymous with cold or boring. Minimalist design is styling with intention. We want a nursery to be cozy by using rich textiles and warm colors that feels like a warm hug.
Wall Paint: Benjamin Moore Dove Wing Crib: Nursery Works Novella Convertible Crib Rocking Chair: Paxton Manual & Power Swivel Glider Recliner Nightstand: Wes Wood Nightstand Dresser/Changing Table: Margot Raffia Dresser Changing Basket: Shea Changing Basket Rug: Faye Nursery Rug Baby Gym: Poppyseed Play Wood Baby Gym Ceiling Fixture: Tiered Drum Pendant Table Lamp: Bridget Ceramic Lamp Wall Art: Felt Wall Art – Pink Hook Rack: Handmade Rattan Hooks
Kid spaces are supposed to be fun! Bright colors, cute animals, and a collection of playful decor and art. A place that doesn’t feel too precious when toys are scattered about, and brings joy to all.
Feature Wallpaper: Rifle Paper Co. Menagerie Cream Supporting Wallpaper: Rifle Paper Co. Grasscloth Moss Crib: Quinn Convertible Crib Rocking Chair: Phoebe Rocking Chair in Frost Gray Performance Canvas Ottoman: Moroccan Leather Pouf White Nightstand: Merriton Nightstand Mint Dresser/Changing Table: Jaramillo Dresser Rug: Hand-Knotted Carla Rug Ceiling Fixture: Matterhorn Natural Brass Table Lamp: Sutton Rattan Table Lamp Wall Art: JJ Design House Boho Set of 8
Sweet + Simple Nursery
Incorporating colors in sweet and simple ways with accessories and toys while keeping the foundation neutral. This design can play with a pop of color on the walls or easily be just as stunning with a neutral white or gray.
Wall Paint: Benjamin Moore Saybrook Sage Crib: Canyon Spindle Crib Rocking Chair: Graham Glider in Camel Distressed Velvet Ottoman: Snoozer Cream Nursery Storage Ottoman Nightstand: Bodie Blue Nightstand Dresser/Changing Table: Camden Extra White Dresser Rug: Sunrise Rug Play Mat: Ingenuity Cozy Spot Ceiling Fixture: Fabric Shade Drum Flushmount Floor Lamp: Gold Touch Floor Lamp Basket: Zyra Grey/Yellow Striped Storage Bin Bookshelves: Wallniture Shop Wall Art: Watercolor Marks Large
At the end of the day, Baby won’t know how this room is designed. Lean into this exciting time and create a space that makes you happy and excited to spend time in. Enjoy!
Katie Wick + the Jkath Team
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