3 Simple Steps for Decorating a Gender Neutral Nursery

With the highly anticipated arrival of the royal baby quickly approaching, we’re all eyes on the baby’s gender.  While some sources speculate it is a girl, we’ve also heard rumors that Prince William and Kate Middleton have decorated their nursery in a gender neutral design.  Gender neutral nurseries can be extremely beneficial and create a beautiful, unique room in your home.  Are you in a designing dilemma?  Read our easy tips below or view our design services available at Belfort Furniture, today! More soon-to-be parents are choosing not to reveal their baby’s gender until birth – what a fun surprise!  For these couples, a gender neutral nursery is definitely the way to go.

A safari theme with natural wood tones and brown paint finishes is fresh, fun, and neutral

Follow these three simple steps towards designing a gender neutral nursery:

1. Choose a color palette that speaks to everyone – girl or boy!

Traditionally, greens, yellows, and oranges were used for gender neutral baby showers and nurseries.  While we still love these colors, the latest trend throughout nursery décor is utilizing grey and white.  This cool color palette uses neutral hues that create a relaxing environment – something every parent wants for their child’s nursery.  Neutral color palettes also help to create an open space which is always a concern for smaller rooms common in townhomes throughout the Washington DC metropolitan area.

This classic natural wood tone nursery allows for customization with accent colors - the options are endless

2. Select modern furniture without dainty detailing

Today’s top trends for nursery design and décor include modern or updated furniture.  For gender neutral nurseries, forgo the traditional carved spindles and floral motifs.  Instead, opt for clean lines, modern curves, and unique neutral colors.  To create interest, don’t be afraid of choosing a bold hued crib or mixing two neutral hues throughout your furniture selections.

This crib and dresser feature straight lines and fun modern round handles

3. Accessorize in your favorite gender related colors

If you’re waiting to reveal the baby’s gender, decorate with fun pinks, blues, or purples after your little one arrives.  Accessories are an excellent way to bring color into a room and they are easily interchangeable for each season – or for baby #2!  If your nursery will be welcoming two bundles of joy – one boy and one girl – try accessorizing with green, orange, yellow or brown accessories, bedding, and window treatments to keep the room gender neutral.

The Boardwalk Collection's Slate Antique finish color is modern, trendy and updated with blue accents

This classic white nursery features green, yellow and pink accessories - easily added after baby arrives

For endless options for cribs, dressers, bunk beds and more visit Belfort Furniture's kids showroom - showcasing Young America's largest gallery in the Washington DC area.   Home decor doesn't need to be a challenging task to tackle - let Belfort's design consultants guide you through the furniture selection process and create beautiful rooms you'll love for years to come.