Creating a gender-neutral nursery: tips & ideas for a stylish & serene space

Designing a nursery is a thrilling and enjoyable experience as you are expecting your little one. With so many design options available, it can be tough to know where to begin. A simple solution is to focus on a gender-neutral color scheme. Gender-neutral colors are ideal for creating a peaceful, serene environment that can be adapted to any style. 

Here are some tips to help you create a cohesive and charming gender-neutral nursery:

Decide on the color palette
Start with a color palette that is soft and calming. Neutral shades like beige, gray, black, and white are perfect for setting the tone. Pastel colors such as mint green or lavender also work well. 

Pick gender-neutral bedding
Use a gender-neutral bedding set as the foundation of the room. There are many stylish and versatile options to choose from, like geometric patterns or animal prints. Make sure the bedding is made of high-quality materials, like 100% cotton, which is both soft and durable. Olli+Lime has several fun, modern gender-neutral options that feature geometric and abstract details.

The Gray Banners Marching design features monochrome gray triangles dancing along the fabric that is both playful and calming, perfect for inspiring little ones to explore their world with a sense of wonder and curiosity. 

The Olli+Lime Tops for Tots and My Little Hat designs offer contrasting colors and subtle geometric patterns to create a sophisticated yet playful ambiance, making them a perfect addition to a gender-neutral space. 

Have fun with accent pieces
Add some texture and pattern to the room by using accent pieces. A cozy rug or throw blanket can make the space feel more comfortable and welcoming. Mixing in different textures or pops of color will add depth and interest. Changing pad covers are a fun way to incorporate an different design while keeping the nursery cohesive.

Tangerine Tiger is one of our favorite designs to mix things up. The ivory background offers a soft, neutral base for the playful tangerine orange lines that across the surface and can add a pop of color to your nursery décor while remaining understated and chic, making it the perfect accessory for any stylish parent. 

The Little Tiny Hugs design features a playful pattern of tiny little x's in soft shades of blue, sage, and pink creating a fun and gender-neutral design that will brighten up any nursery. The soft, pastel hues on an ivory background lend a calming and soothing vibe to the room, while the pattern itself adds a touch of whimsy. 

Incorporate artwork or wall décor that appeals to both genders. Cute animal prints, nature-inspired art, or inspirational quotes are perfect options.

Olli+Lime offers a great variety of black and white wall art as well as black and white or gray wall decals. 

These gray raindrop wall decals make for a perfect accent in a gender neutral nursery to create a serene and calming ambiance. 


Olli+Lime also offers tree shaped wall decals which add a touch of nature-inspired serenity to the room and help create a calming and grounding effect in any gender-neutral nursery. 

Choose neutral furniture
Use gender-neutral furniture like a wooden crib or dresser that can be used for future children or repurposed in other rooms. White furniture is a classic choice that is clean, simple, and goes well with any other color. Gray or beige are also versatile options that pair well with other neutrals or any pops of color. This will save money in the long run and promote sustainability.

Create a focal point
Create a focal point in the room with a bold statement piece, like an eye-catching mobile, a unique light fixture, or large wall decals. This will add personality and style to the space.

Consider other elements
Don't forget about practical elements like storage, lighting, and window treatments. Use baskets or bins to store toys and essentials out of sight. A bright, functional ceiling light or a cozy floor lamp will add the perfect amount of light. For window treatments, opt for light and airy options like sheer curtains or bamboo shades.

By following these tips, you can create a gorgeous and comfortable gender-neutral nursery that's perfect for your little one. Remember to use a soft and soothing color palette, high-quality bedding, gender-neutral furniture, and mix in some fun accents to make the space feel unique and personalized. With a little bit of creativity and planning, you can create a nursery that will make you and your little one happy for years to come!