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Top Gender Neutral Nursery Room Ideas for Your Baby

Posted: June 4, 2019

For many parents, the gender of your baby is a surprise worth waiting for.

When smart phones, online messaging, texting, the Internet and 24 hour news is at our fingertips, surprises can be rare. But waiting until the moment of birth can be exciting for parents.

gender neutral nursery room ideas

If you want your baby’s gender to remain a secret until delivery day, you’ll need to create a gender neutral nursery theme. Parents choosing to find out the sex of their baby can still benefit from a gender neutral nursery too, which has developed as a design trend over the traditional pink and blue.

To get inspired for the arrival of your baby, here are the top gender neutral nursery ideas.

Minimal Contrast

Neutral colour palettes are crucial when designing a timeless nursery.

gender neutral nursery - grey and beige

Use blacks, greys and whites to contrast against one another and create a minimal, but effective nursery theme. As long as there’s plenty of natural light in the room, a black feature wall won’t look too dark.

Tip: check out the BabyLetto Lolly Furniture, which comes in a striking black and natural colour combo.

Pops of Mustard

The colour mustard is making a huge comeback in interior design.

gender neutral nursery - mustard

Mustard yellows or matt golds as nursery room accents or a bold, neutral feature colour liven up a space. Other colours to explore include navy, burnt orange, grey, emerald green, deep teal and cream.  The Leander Linea Cot is a classic and timeless cot, which will go well in your gender neutral nursery.

gender neutral nursery room ideas

Tip: A grey palette is a great backdrop for any gender neutral nursery, especially if you’re choosing the minimal contrast style. Add a pop of mustard yellow or your favourite gender neutral colour – try the Spinkie Baby Canopy in Mustard Yellow .

Jungle Safari or Animal Themed

Ginger Monkey Safari Wall Decals Room Insp

It’s hard to go wrong with animals and a jungle safari can spark the interest of both boys and girls. Decorating ideas are at no shortage either, with the use of natural colours such as yellows, greens and browns. As your child gets older, this nursery theme can be easily adaptable.

Focus on zoo animals, enchanted forest creatures or safari animals. Add large animal print artwork of baby animals, large stuffed toys and wooden elements to fit the theme.

Tip: Ginger Monkey have an awesome range of wall decals which are easy to apply and remove. Get creative with your walls!

Ginger Monkey Woodland Animal Decals


If you and your spouse have a taste for travel, plant the wanderlust seed early with a travel-themed nursery. This theme is easily adaptable and helps instill a healthy sense of wanderlust.

Customise to your favourite city or a bucket list of must-see places. Use maps, tickets and hanging mobiles with different modes of transportations.

Tip: Get creative and use a few items from your own travels too.

nursery room ideas

Under the Sea Adventure

An under the sea theme is another easy one for parents to design and customise, regardless of the baby’s gender.

Incorporate beachy details to bring the theme to life. Surfboards, shells, sea creatures, waves and soft colours such as blues, greens and greys for a tropical oasis.

under the sea nursery room theme

Storybook Classics

Turn the pages of a classic illustrated storybook into nursery wall art. Pick you or your spouse’s favourite childhood storybook and use it as inspiration.

Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat is a classic, or Peter Rabbit, Winnie the Pooh and Peter Pan.

Tip: Create a designated space for their own favourite storybooks and use characters and quotes to design timeless wall morals.  Check out our tips on creating a learning environment in your kid’s room too.

Bring Nature Indoors

Bring outdoors in with a nature-themed nursery.

Use natural woods, deep green colours and pockets of greenery. This theme works best with nurseries that have natural light, especially if you’re using real plants. Check out these child-friendly indoor plants here, or find out how living with plants is highly beneficial and can nurture your newborn’s sleep.

At Babyroad, we are dedicated to helping you create the perfect nursery for your baby. For more inspiration on gender neutral nursery ideas, follow us on Instagram, or visit our Perth Showroom, to see over 20 Nursery Room Displays, to help you envision your dream nursery.

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