Updated: Mar 28, 2019
1. Don't shy away from colour! Just because you can't dive head first into a traditional colour pallet like pink or blue doesn't mean you can't keep things colourful. So many neutral nurseries end up being just that - neutral. They're grey or tan and white and feel all kinds of drab. If you hate colour, then do you, but I love colour too much to keep things colourless. If you want to add colour to a neutral nursery, go big. Lots of colours work best, as they tend to keep your eye busy and keep the room playful and young - instead of boy or girl. Think playroom colours instead of nursery colours.
2. Keep your main pieces neutral. You're going to have a hard time making a room look neutral with a very ornate, girly crib or artwork that is all masculine. If you have a simple crib, dresser, and chair, then the accents will bring life to otherwise boring pieces. This crib is our go-to and has been used with both Baylor & the girls. . 3. Pink and blue are not off limits! And yellow and grey is not your only option :) Don't shy away from these colours just because of their stereotypes. Mix them together, add a little green and black and you're instantly ready for either gender to cozy up!
4. Reserve some decisions: I typically don't go crazy buying stuffed animals or lots of accent pillows for the nursery until the baby is born and we know gender. This way, you can steer the room one way or the other once you know. Plus, all those hours nursing give you plenty of time to browse for the best items. 5. Think like an adult. I often times find that "adult" furniture is a much better fit in a neutral nursery than furniture that is meant for babes (and tends to be very specific). We've found antique dressers bring life into the room and can be moved around the house once the baby has outgrown their space. Buy artwork that you'd want hung in your living room or bedroom, and rugs that are sophisticated and the space will immediately be elevated. By Hen & Company.
Playmat - MIKRO AUSTRALIA
Cushion - THE STYLED SPOT
Lace blanket - HERITAGE BLANKETS
Play gym - NESTER AND CUB
Rainbow mobile - LITTLE CLOUD LANE
Bassinet - COCO ROSE INTERIORS