10 Trendy Ideas for a Gender-Neutral Nursery Design

Nursery Design

If you’re on the hunt for nursery ideas, first of all, congrats! Yay, baby! This is an exciting time and planning a beautiful baby nursery is an important part of the fun. Creating the perfect nursery design for your little one is all about honing into the baby room ideas that make the most of your space. This means finding a nursery scheme with room for a crib (or your sleeping set-up of choice), a changing table, a soft place to play and any other furniture or toys you need for your little one. And one of the biggest trends in decorating a baby nursery right now is gender-neutral design!

How do you design a gender-neutral nursery?

Gender neutral nursery ideas are perfect if you’re not about going all-pink or all-blue. Decor, furniture, wall color, and cribs aren’t inherently gendered, after all! This nursery trend leans away from pinks and blues and into baby room ideas based on a theme or even interests your little one might have, like animals, space, nature, and more!

How do I choose a nursery theme?

You can get as creative as you like with decorating a beautiful room for your baby! You can start with wall color, a certain style of crib, or even furniture pieces you already own. Or just hone into your instincts and let your creativity run wild. If you’re looking for beautiful baby room ideas, check out these trendy rooms that inspire gender-neutral nursery design.

Nursery Design

Cali Boho Nursery

We are digging the neutral palette of this Cali Boho baby nursery design! The light woods with earth-tone pops take a queue from the colors and textures of the Mojave Desert. And the desert theme and neutral color scheme are perfectly gender neutral and will age well into a kids room!

The key design elements

Foundational pieces with a Scandinaivian influence set the stage for a variety of baby room ideas. Along with the white-washed oak dresser and crib, it’s a clean, bright, and cheery space that’s perfect if you don’t want to impose gender norms on your little one! We love how the rustic toys and touches add  vintage charm to the fresh, balanced style.

This design is perfect for

New parents who want lean toward minimalism and want a bright and balanced nursery.

Shop This Look

Nursery Design

Subtle Safari Nursery

When it comes to modern baby room ideas, you can’t really go wrong with a splash of safari! We love the black & white palette in this space—the high-contrast makes a statement but the overall vibe is soft and cozy. Rich textures like the geometric basket and patterned woven rug add even more warmth.

The key design elements

Fun patterns and pops of neutrals ensure that this nursery is extra kid-friendly! Touches like the seagrass and velvet curtains add a soft touch to the modern black and white palette and woven geometric accents are both playful and unique.

This nursery design balances out transitional style with boho panache. Bright white finishes help blend mid-century modern and contemporary classic pieces for a cohesive and neutral nursery design. And the mid-century-style dresser-table has a large smooth surface area that’s great for changing diapers and storing toys.

This design is perfect for

Parents who love a classic black and white base with an unexpected twist!

Shop This Look

Soothing Blue Nursery

We love this gender-neutral bay blue baby nursery! Neither blue nor pink is a gender signifier and the two colors weren’t promoted as such until the 1940’s when department stores started marketing girls vs. boys clothing, decor, toys, etc. Times have changed, however, and color palettes rise above gender norms to focus on kids’ interests and tastes.

There are plenty of perks to blue rooms in addition to its gender-neutral versatility. Nursery decorators love blue because it is proven to be therapeutic—it’s one of the best baby room ideas to promote a calming energy for you and kids. Using a single color as a theme is one of our favorite baby room ideas to create a cohesive, gender-neutral space.

The key design elements

Monochrome blues and the light wood finish of the crib are a classic pairing. The delicate colors play up the natural light in the space and feel sunny and inviting. The large, soft rug creates a cozy for crawling and playtime and you can change diapers on the white changing table. Plus, the stylish mid-century rocking chair is the perfect place for rocking baby to sleep.

This design is perfect for

Parents who love the calming, neutral vibes of blue and a wide open space for uncrowded play.

Shop This Look

Rustic Farmhouse Nursery

Bring a splash of Waco, Texas style to your baby’s space with this amazingly gender-neutral farmhouse look. The mint wall makes a cool, calming backdrop for rustic finishes, earth tones and vintage woods.

The key design elements

Rustic farmhouse is one of the best nursery ideas because it can hold up to dings and scratches from growing kids! And a traditional crib like this will never go out of style—it can work as a hand-me-down for kids down the line! The buffalo wall art and moose decor play into the rustic theme and add visual interest without cluttering the space.

This design is perfect for

A family who might be thinking about another little one down the road!

Shop This Look

Eclectic Boho Nursery

We love how boho nursery ideas instantly give off relaxing vibes for baby and you. Eclectic elements give it plenty of personality and the swing chair is boho chic enough for Stevie Nicks herself! Subdued shades with a few muted pops of color is perfect for a nursery that’s laid-back and exciting all at once.

The key design elements

This nursery design starts with loads of natural materials. The jute circle rug, woven baskets and hamper, and awesomely organic wall art have the makings of a bohemian paradise for your little one. The beautiful light wood crib looks lovely against the white dresser, curtains and decor and surprising elements like the geometric rug and dark wooden mirror give it a defined personality. All of the assorted decor comes together in a look that’s eclectic and chic.

This design is perfect for

Parents who want to bring the festival vibes home for lullabies and love.

Shop This Look

Little Leo Nursery

Sticking to a single thematic topic, such as this little leo’s zodiac sign is a perfect jumping-off point for a neutral nursery room idea. Plus, you know the nursery will be totally unique because the theme is personalized for your baby!

Some signs (like leo) can be interpreted more literally than others. If your baby’s sign isn’t quite so on the nose, get creative with your theme! A Cancerian crab lends itself to a cute beach scene, southwestern decor sets the stage for Taurus’ bull, and Virgo is all about calm and clean spaces!

The key design elements

For this Leo nursery design, we opted for neutrals with pops of yellow against a warm, sunny wall. Stick with classic foundational pieces like this stunning white crib—they make a great starting point for any theme. Then add modern accessories like this adorable lion rug and plush animal friends to bring the room to life. The chandelier also adds softness while maintaining the neutral vibes.

This design is perfect for

An astrology lover or just parents who want to celebrate their baby’s place in the universe!

Shop This Look

Indoors Outdoors Nursery

Create a wilderness retreat for you and your and your baby to match Max’s from “Where the Wild Things Are!” We love this nursery design’s mix of the grayscale wall and warm wood hues of the crib and birdcage chair. The nature theme is totally gender-neutral and strikes the perfect balance of wild and whimsical.

The key design elements

This nursery design uses boho eclectic elements with a scandi twist. We love how the curated feel of the room accessories balances out more modern foundational pieces. The cloud mobile, plant and silvery forest wall bring in the nature vibes and maintain the light, airy layout. Bold wallpaper like this ads a childlike whimsy to the space—and also steals the show, so you can keep styling to a minimum.

This design is perfect for

Parents who want to foster their baby’s imagination without compromising on style.

Shop This Look

Charming Countryside Nursery

One of the best gender-neutral baby room ideas is to start with color alone as a theme! This nursery design features assorted cool tones of blue and green for a relaxing, pastoral feel.

The key design elements

Natural materials set the stage here, such as wood, linens, and woven accessories. The decor is eclectic but approachable and the deep, bold wall color is a gorgeous color for a gender-neutral nursery. The crib is a basic, comfortable brown wood and what really makes the room pop is the elegant, antiqued rug. Large dresser = an excellent all-in-one baby station, perfect for changing as well as storage for clothing, diapers, and toys.

This design is perfect for

For parents who prefer to let color inspire their style!

Shop This Look

Around the World Nursery

It’s never too early to instill a curiosity for the great big world in your young world traveler! We love this fun and eclectic space filled with items that inspire travel and exploration. It’s a chic and antique room design your baby will adore.

The key design elements

This nursery idea likes the play up vintage decor like the wrought-iron crib, leather armchair, vintage rug, and ornate mirror. The large plush rug makes a cozy space for play and the chair, shelf, and dresser will grow with your baby through the years!

We love the cozy and nostalgic vibes of the vintage color palette. Subdued complementary colors make it extra calming and relaxing for baby’s naps. The brown leather chair ottoman adds a cozy, warm spot for reading bedtime stories

This design is perfect for

Parents who want the nursery that’s homey with a sense of adventure.

Shop This Look

Need help decorating a nursery?

Start My Project

1 reply

Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. […] modern and youthful shared kids’ room is our idea of a casual and charming gender-neutral space. It’s a way to combine bright colors and bold shapes, and the neutral decor makes it easy to […]

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *