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!
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.
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.
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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.