16 Neutral Nursery Ideas Perfect for Baby Boys or Girls
Note: While these nursery photos are gorgeous, please know that it’s NOT safe to place stuffed animals, pillows, bumpers, or any loose items inside your infant’s sleep space until Baby is a year old. —Dr. Harvey Karp
Neutral nurseries are a lovely way to create a soft mood in Baby’s room. Whether you’re “Team Green” and not finding out the sex, or simply like a less heavily gendered or themed approach in decorating, there is so much inspiration for decorating a nursery in a neutral way. From boho vibes to classic lines, pick a simple and tasteful color scheme and the elements that mean the most to you, and create a neutral space for Baby that everyone will love:
Neutral Nursery Theme With Subtle ‘70s Vibes
Photo: New Darlings
This gorgeous neutral nursery manages to be bright without any garish colors or in-your-face accents. Warm neutrals and a vintage feeling keep the eye moving while fresh greenery, surprising props (like a guitar!), and jaunty earth tones round out the space. (A perfect compliment to this style? The warm and timeless Lola Convertible Crib, which come in natural and white...and never goes out of style!)
Bunny Love Neutral Nursery Idea
Photo: Styled Snapshots
Animal motifs are popular for neutral baby rooms—which depending on execution, could be as loud as a lion’s roar...or as soft as a rabbit’s tail. This infusion of bunny prints in a colorless nursery adds something soft to an otherwise slightly industrial feeling space for a chic baby room that sets the stage for extra sweet dreams.
Light & Breezy Neutral Nursery
Photo: Jess Ann Kirby
Beachy photography prints, a beaded chandelier, and a variety of wood tones and wools in this gender neutral nursery are pleasing to the eye and certainly create a soft mood for Baby.
Bright White Neutral Nursery Ideas
Photo: Yellow Brick Home
All white everything is the name of the game when you are shooting for a crisp, clean neutral baby nursery. This room is bliss with its blend of whites and creams that serve as a gorgeous neutral space for Baby to learn, grow, and hopefully get plenty of sleep!
Patterned Neutral Nursery
Beige does not mean boring! The proof? This artfully designed neutral nursery decor that manages pattern mixing with a limited color palette. The result is soft, warm, and inviting...a baby boy or girl’s dream.
Lightly Themed Neutral Nursery
Photo: Jessie Salzbrun
This polished gender-neutral baby room makes a statement with minimal color. The mama behind this design integrated subtle plane and sky imagery as a nod to her little one’s name (Jett). Get all of the details about this modern neutral nursery here!
Old School Neutral Nursery
Photo: Little Glass Jar
A vintage-look black crib, hardwood floors, and poster-style ABC hanging above the bed give this neutral baby room a cozy, old-fashioned feel.
Wooden Accents in a Neutral Nursery
Photo: Steph Pollack
Light wood for the furniture is a great place to start when putting together a neutral nursery. The earth toned wallpaper and yellow or beige blankets and crib sheet round out the space. (We're partial to the Lola Crib, made from 100% New Zealand Pine.)
Black & White & Chic All Over Neutral Nursery
Photo: Room for Tuesday
Whimsical monochrome wallpaper against beechwood and gray furniture? A definite win for a parent looking for neutral nursery ideas. Add some black-and-white curtains and black photo frames throughout the space to carry out the theme.
Touch of Femininity in a Neutral Nursery
Photo: Keys to Inspiration
You can bring girly pieces into a neutral, white and gray nursery easily. The oversized blush pillow, pot of flowers, and monochrome floral print on the wall are easy feminine touches that don’t overwhelm the otherwise neutral baby room. And that stunning star mobile would be adorable for a boy or a girl.
Coastal Calm Neutral Nursery
Photo: Table & Hearth
How about that vacay-inspired ceiling fan? A beachy rug, sandy tones, and driftwood-look mobile above the crib create a cool coastal feeling that’s perfect for a baby boy or girl.
Shades of Color in a Neutral Nursery
Photo: A Life Well Consumed
Your neutral nursery decor doesn’t have to be totally devoid of color! Earthy rainbows keep this baby room cheerful and pretty without feeling overwhelming or too bright and bold.
Light White Neutral Nursery
Sometimes the absence of color can make a big statement! Here, wall-to-wall white opens up the room for a bright, spacious, crisp, clean look. (And doesn't SNOO just pop in here?!)
Bold Monochrome Neutral Nursery
Photo: Design Sponge
Funky stripes and black-and-white animal busts give this black-and-white, back-to-basics gender neutral nursery a bold twist. The black lighting fixture and sharp curtains and rocker hit the perfect note for a modern monochrome nursery.
Texture Over Color Neutral Nursery
When putting together a soothing neutral nursery theme, integrate a variety of textures to create interest where color isn’t doing that work for you. The woven mirror, variety of objects on display shelves, and sweet little palm-inspired lamp with linen shade bring in tons of detail to keep the eye moving in this elegant neutral nursery.
Grayscale Neutral Nursery
Don’t underestimate the power of simplicity—or of the non-color gray! This lovely gray and white nursery is a neutral oasis for a baby boy or girl. Sweet details like the mobile and word art add baby-friendly touches, while the pretty gray crib, decorative white wall, and simple details make it a space that you’ll want to hang out in, too. (More gray nursery inspo.)
The Ultimate Neutral Nursery Essential...
There are two baby essentials that’ll look at home in any neutral nursery: SNOO Smart Sleeper and the Lola Crib. But their sleek, modern aesthetic isn’t the only thing to love about these safe sleep spaces. SNOO automatically responds to a baby’s cries—helping both babies and parents get more sleep. And the Lola Crib easily converts to a toddler bed for years of peaceful ZZZs. Win, win!
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