Blended whites, creams, linens, and a hint of natural wood grace this quiet, gender neutral nursery. Intentionally stated refinement and muted color create a peaceful escape for that sweet new baby to be, with pieces that can be taken with them well into their teen years, and then handed down to their own children.
One of my most treasured moments in my own personal life, was not finding out what our third, Malone, was going to be. And one of the greatest enjoyments I had, leading up to that moment, was patiently choosing items for his room that would work for a boy, or a girl. Having experienced that, I truly wish I’d done the same with my older two children, and highly recommend it to anyone who is thinking about doing the same.
So, in tribute to those couples who have the stamina to withstand the ever present sonogram –and everyone else who keeps asking what you’re having– this one’s for you.
1. A classic hutch to store baby’s keepsakes, with room underneath for keeping things like diapers, clothes, and other precious knickknacks. Backed with this fabric, and with this hardware, it will give your piece an unexpected and quiet pizzazz. I can also serve as a changing dresser, but I think that on it’s own, it’s a beautiful addition.
2. Every nursery needs a pretty lamp, and this one certainly fits the bill. I also like how it carries the subtle theme of birds.
3. This Serena and Lily glider is the perfect choice, in a pretty, light chair with dark, contrasting piping.
4. The Marlo pillow is a perfect match with the rest of the bedding.
5. This little blanket sparked my interest in the entire color scheme.
7. Of course, I always think it’s fun to make your own bedding. So, for the bumpers and the bedskirt, these fabrics would be fabulous in a strip/patchwork/alternated pattern of neutral colors and textures.
8. This Bratt Decor crib has wonderful lines, and I love the way the metal contrasts with the rest of the rest of the materials.
9. This Nurseryworks changing table, which can later change into a dresser… that’s sure to grow with them.
10. Paint in this neutral oatmeal brings the room selections together.
11. A mirror always adds more light to a room. And if you change your mind later, in this simple color, it should work just about anywhere.
What else would you like to see added to a neutral nursery? I think I would enjoy a braided pendant light of some sort, and maybe a grass cloth rug, with a sheep skin or flotaki one, layered on top. Friendly floors for little knees…would be the perfect natural and neutral elements for this room.