Neutral Nursery Design

Do you have a little one on the way? Designing and creating a Nursery for your newborn can seem like a hugely daunting task with the number of different styles on the market right now. Above all, creating a warm, relaxing, and loving environment for babies and toddlers is always going to be the priority for new parents. In this Shop the Look feature, I’m going to share my top tips and ideas on how you can create a Neutral Nursery Design so you’re not tied into any specific colors!

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How to Recognize a Neutral Nursery

A neutral nursery typically doesn’t take on any specific color scheme. For example, the room doesn’t appear to be geared towards either a boy or girl, and even aside from gender the decoration is neutral in coloring. The space is likely to have lots of neutral colors like white, black, gray, and beige used to create a muted base. Neutral Nurseries also have lots of warmth through timber and wicker accessories.

Fun Facts:

Neutral interior design is a relatively new movement when compared to that of the 70s, 80s or even 90s. Neutral interiors don’t feature any specific colors. Instead they use the four main neutral colors: black, white, brown and gray. While these colors are all neutrals, they can still have undertones that can make them appear cool or warm (particularly in paint colors). The great thing about using neutrals in your home is that they never go out of style. And what this means for your nursery space is that the main decoration of the room can remain relatively unchanged as your newborn grows older. You would only need to change the larger items like furniture, as they grow, instead of redesigning the whole space every few years.

The natural colorings associated with neutral spaces make them feel warm, inviting and cozy. These are all feelings parents hope a nursery makes their newborn feel (even subconsciously), so using the neutral design philosophy is ideal.

Style Clues

This style often includes:

  • Neutral colors: white, black, brown and gray
  • No specific coloring or color scheme   
  • Wood or wicker finishes

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Storage baskets are a must for nurseries! They make storage super easy yet flawless in style.

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White Cloud Wall Mirror

Small wall mirrors are a fun way to decorate and accessorize a nursery room with! This cloud one adds a whimsical theme.

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Ground the nursery room with a neutral patterned area rug like this one! A timeless rug design will last a lifetime.

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Keep decorative accessories neutral by using farm animals, sea life or jungle animals as a theme with muted colors.

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Zebra Peel and Stick Wallpaper

This zebra peel and stick wallpaper is ideal for a neutral nursery design! You can still add fun patterns to the walls, but keep specific colors out.

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Woven Seagrass Storage Basket

I love adding texture and warmth to spaces through natural weave baskets, just like this seagrass one! Use on the floor of nurseries as extra storage for bedding, linen or clothes.

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