The trending topic, and super exciting direction new moms and dads to be are taking, is the “surprise baby” approach: right up until that final moment of delivery, their new bundle of joy remains a complete mystery in terms of gender. The challenge, however, is to create a nursery to suit both a male and a female. If you haven’t noticed, these are my favorite spaces to create, and I love the idea of choosing a space both a boy or a girl could use. Especially for future additions to the family, no matter what their gender. The biggest hold up, however, tends to be taking a leap of faith in the design of their child’s room on the parent’s part, but not knowing what their sweet addition will be can be half the fun.
1. These counting animal flash cards from eeBoo would make the perfect bunting for a room, with a vintage feel and charming use of color. When used with twine and sweet little clothes pins, something functional can become an instant masterpiece.
2. The Oeuf Robin crib keeps the room fresh and unpredictable with simple, clean lines and light colors.
3. This DwellStudio glider in a classic, linen finish provides the perfect space for rocking your new little one.
4. A charming chandelier provides fresh pops of color and a great organic shape.
5. The New Arrivals Gypsy Baby bedding could easily transition from boy to girl — and back again — no matter how many children you have, and be kept as a precious, timeless keepsake in the future years.
7. A mobile in this charming wood finish keeps the space bright and modern, while entertaining your sweet little one.
8. The great lines in this mirror from Bungalow 5 adds interest to the wall, and brings more light to the room.
9. The Nurseryworks dresser in these clean modern lines and great tones brings in a nice modern touch to the space.
10. The DwellStudio rug in this funky geometric pattern provides the perfect, plush spot for play.
11. This Orioles canvas art is one of my favorites. I love the treatment, and character it will bring to the wall, while reinforcing the room’s color scheme.
This wraps up our design board for a gender neutral approach. Once again, a great option for moms and dads, to be! A classic color scheme in blues and browns, to work either way. What other color combos could also work in this direction?