Trend alert: Adorable gender neutral ideas for your nursery

28 February, 2017

Nurseries awash with baby pinks and powder blues are seemingly no more – instead, the design world is leaning towards gender-neutral colours. It’s a far cry from trends of the past few decades: the 70s was all about vivid orange shades, the 80s was a time of bright iconic prints and the 90s saw elaborate themes soar in popularity (think cowboys, space and under the sea).

From simplistic schemes to bold designs, there’s so many ways to decorate your baby’s space without a glimmer of pink or dot of blue. Take inspiration from the mummy bloggers who have been ditching traditional colours in favour of gender neutral nurseries. We show you how they achieved the look – and how you can, too.

Mural wall: J For Jen

This Leeds and London based blogger decided a super girly pink nursery wasn’t for her. Instead, she settled for a mountain mural as the focus for the room, complemented by grey and white tones. To finish off the look, she went for a Scandi-style cot, cute hanging storage and a comfy nursing chair piled with soft furnishings for a snug corner feature.

Get the look: Want to emulate J for Jen’s chic nursery? If you’d prefer to avoid painting a mural, choose a pre-made one instead. Go for ice cream tones with this version from Linnéa Nilsson Lundell or opt for rich forest shades with this design from Michael Mullan.


Image credit: Instagram/msjenallison

Grey among clouds: Mummy Burgess

Mummy Burgess, otherwise known as Kay, decided to plump for a minimal look for her son’s nursery, with splashes of grey and white. She added personality with a cloud theme and managed to hit two nails on the head – cute and gender neutral. What we love about this room is that it’s got a soothing style that’s not only effortless, but timeless, too.

Get the look: Stencil clouds on top of a dove grey paint and you’ll be well on your way to mimicking this chic style from Mummy Burgess.


Image credit: Instagram/MummyB_KW

Bright colour accents: Bev Cooks

While her blog, Bev Cooks, is designed to revolve around food, author Bev Weidner loves to document family tales, too. For her child’s nursery, she blended pristine white walls with pops of colour – you can spot them all around the room, from the vintage buildings blocks to the cool record player. The result? She proves that you can still play with colour in a gender neutral room.

Get the look: Use a pure white shade on all four walls then focus on your accessories to inject colour, just as Bev has done.


Image credit: Instagram/BevCooks

Playful prints: Oh Eight Oh Nine

Perth-based blogger Tarina applied her interior design knowledge to her son’s nursery – and it’s nothing short of gorgeous. The space nails how to clash patterns in an artful manner, while using cool grey as a base layer.

Get the look: Apply a light shade of grey and then give plenty of thought to your accessories and furniture, carefully balancing slithers of colour with layers of texture.


Image credit: Instagram/oh.eight.oh.nine


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