Neutral Nursery Ideas for Boys and Girls

Neutral Nursery Ideas for Boys and Girls

Designing a nursery can be an exciting time. If you're opting for a gender neutral space or awaiting the surprise of your baby's gender, a neutral nursery can create a serene and stylish space. We've put together some of our favourite neutral nursery ideas to inspire you.

Embrace a Neutral Colour Scheme

Opting for neutral colours like white, nude, and muted tones is an ideal choice when designing a unisex nursery. These shades create a calming environment for your baby and allow for greater flexibility in decorating. Additionally, a neutral nursery theme provides a timeless aesthetic that can adapt as your child grows.

Neutral nursery ideas

Introduce Pops of Colour or an Accent Shade

While a neutral colour scheme forms the base, adding pops of colour or a single accent shade can infuse personality into the nursery. This can be achieved through vibrant artwork, colourful accessories, or even a statement piece of furniture. Consider using gender neutral hues like green, ochre, or even pastel shades to maintain a balanced and harmonious look.

jungle themed neutral nursery ideas

Embracing Simplicity and Everyday Objects

While many experts talk about popular design themes like Scandi or Japandi, finding inspiration for a neutral nursery can be as simple as looking around you. By incorporating everyday objects as decorations, you can infuse a touch of familiarity and warmth into the room.

Consider using soft toys, books, and knitted blankets as decorative elements. These familiar items not only add a touch of cosiness but also provide opportunities for sensory exploration and play as your child grows. Displaying a collection of beloved storybooks on a shelf or showcasing a row of adorable stuffed animals on a dresser can instantly inject a playful element to the nursery.

As your little one grows and develops new interests, you can incorporate items that reflect their personality and preferences. Whether it's a cherished toy, a whimsical artwork, or a piece of clothing, these additions will evolve with your child and contribute to the overall character of the nursery. 

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Harness the Power of Wooden Accessories

Incorporating wooden elements into your neutral nursery design adds a touch of natural warmth and organic charm. Opt for a wooden crib, dresser, or shelving unit to create a focal point in the room. Additionally, wooden toys and decor items can enhance the overall aesthetic while providing a tactile experience for your child. 

Add Texture with Fabrics

With less colours in a neutral nursery theme, introducing various textures in the nursery adds depth and visual interest to the space. Consider using fabrics like boucle, chunky knits, faux fur, or macrame. These textures not only provide a cozy and inviting atmosphere but also stimulate sensory development for your baby.

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Bunting as a Colour Accent

We love bunting in a child's bedroom or nursery as it can instantly transform the colour scheme. In a neutral nursery you could choose bunting in neutral shades or this could be where you add a pop of colour. You can shop any of the bunting from this blog by clicking here or click the individual photos.

Boho nursery. Gender neutral nursery inspiration

Embrace an Animal Theme

An animal themed nursery is a timeless choice that appeals to both children and parents alike. Animal motifs can easily be incorporated into a neutral themed nursery through wall art, bedding, stuffed toys, or even wallpaper. Choose illustrations or silhouettes of animals in a subtle and sophisticated manner to maintain the overall aesthetic of the space.

Animal themed neutral nursery


Designing a gender neutral nursery offers a blank canvas for creating a serene and stylish environment that will nurture your baby's growth and development. By starting with a neutral colour palette, incorporating pops of colour, adding wooden accessories, introducing textured fabrics, and embracing an animal theme, you can create a space that is both calming and aesthetically pleasing. Remember to personalise the nursery with items that hold sentimental value to you, making it a truly special place for your little one to thrive.

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