3 Ways to Style a Gender-Neutral Nursery
In years past, decorating your nursery always started with the baby’s gender, to make sure that the space stayed within strict color schemes associated with either boys or girls. Nowadays? A nursery that doesn’t denote gender is all the rage. And good thing too, as the options for decorating a nursery are limitless when you’re not confined to sugar and spice (or snails and puppy dog tails, for that matter). Here are a few ideas courtesy of our in-house team of interior designers.
First up: A gender-neutral nursery featuring blue and teal accents is perfect for boys and girls. Splashes of white keep the look clean and refined.
Babyletto 3-in-1 Convertible Crib ($280), KidKraft Avalon Chair ($55), Uttermost Monferrato Ceramic Table Lamp ($258), Mi Zone Kids Safari Fun Wall Art ($30, two pieces), Plow & Hearth Rocking Chair ($150), Child Craft SOHO Double Dresser ($550), Guidecraft Block Mates Safari Animals ($27), Rizzy Home Platoon Area Rug ($46+)
Prints + Lots of Color
Start with a few fun prints and a patterned blanket to liven up the scene — in colors from orange and yellow to blue and red. Going gender-neutral luckily allows you to work with whichever (and as many!) colors as you want.
Weegoamigo Spectrum Rayon Baby Blanket ($80), DaVinci Jayden 4-in-1 Convertible Crib ($240), Way Basics Storage Cubes ($120, set of six), LittleDesignHaus Apple Pear Prints ($45), Woodland Imports Table Lamp With Empire Shade ($119), Jaipur Britta Collection Wool Area Rug ($124), Madison Club Concave Club Chair ($300)
Simple Yet Coordinated
Opt to go more simple, but not necessarily more quiet. Some light blue, some orange and a fun doll collection liven up the space and tie in nicely with a gray and white palette.
Adesso Addison Armchair ($455), Oeuf Rhea 3-in-1 Convertible Crib ($670), Viv + Rae Cable Knit Pouf ($150), Wayfair Birch Lane Kids Whale Watercolor Framed Print ($145), Brayden Studio Batista Delgado Cotton Throw Pillow ($42), Dash and Albert Rugs Herringbone Hand Woven Blue Area Rug ($35), TheLewisKingsleyCo Fabric Dolls ($45), Wayfair Fine Mod Imports Woodstring Armchair ($300)
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)