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Whether your baby’s gender will be a surprise or you want to defy the traditions of pink vs. blue, you may have considered ditching the gender norms when it comes to your baby’s nursery.
Gender-neutral nursery themes can be a superb way to prepare for any baby, regardless of gender—or to simply create an open environment where your child can grow. Fortunately, creating a gender-neutral space where you can care for your baby isn’t difficult. It just takes a little know-how—and plenty of adorable options.
So, how can you plan and design a gender-neutral nursery? Aside from the individual items you'll need, having a theme can help you plan a nursery design that’s cohesive and cute.
There’s nothing gender-specific about a quiet, peaceful, and soothing nursery. That’s why a Serenity Nursery makes our list of the best gender-neutral nursery themes.
Featuring clean lines, soft, neutral colors, and a design approach that centers on mindfulness and intentionality, this theme is ideal for parents who prize tranquility.
Essentially, this serene space adapts the hallmarks of classic-contemporary design elements for a clean, spare environment. It also shuns clutter in favor of leaving room for the things that really matter, like spending quality time with your little one.
The good news is that even first-time nursery designers and home improvement novices can easily accomplish this theme. The main goal is to opt for serenity over surplus.
When you’re designing your Serenity Nursery, go for:
One fantastic part of the Serenity Nursery theme is that you can easily adapt and redesign it as your child grows and develops their own tastes and interests. So, once they start to favor dinosaurs instead of teething toys, it will still be relatively easy to adapt your theme without starting from scratch.
Exploring our galaxies and solar systems is open to any gender—just ask Sally Ride, the first woman to visit outer space.2
But even if your little one doesn’t grow up to become one of their generation’s foremost space explorers, you can still pique their celestial curiosity with the Stargazer theme.
The best part? You don’t have to go to astronomical lengths to recreate this theme. Here are a few great ideas to get you started:
When it comes to gender-neutral nursery ideas, this theme is simply out of this world.
If you’re looking for gender-neutral nursery themes that trade the final frontier for the jungle wilds, you can’t go wrong with the Jungle Safari Adventure theme. This theme offers an exciting environment for all your little adventurer’s first explorations.
The Jungle Safari Adventure theme joins simple design elements like neutral colors and natural materials with the flora and fauna of safari life. Here are a few ideas to spark your adventure:
Is life better on land or under the sea? Some crabs and mermaids might argue the latter—and while we need our air up here on land, we can certainly see the appeal. The world beneath the waves is full of wonders, mysteries, and mystical creatures, which is why it’s such an excellent source of inspiration for a gender-neutral nursery theme.
Ready to dive in and turn your nursery into a captivating seascape? Here’s where to begin:
It’ll be a few years before your wee one is trotting around the globe on their own. In the meantime, you can prime their interest in other places, people, and cultures by decking out the nursery in a World Traveler theme.
The World Traveler theme combines transportation and global cultures with geography. Airplanes, commuter trains, ocean liners, automobiles, and even hot air balloons all have a place in this decorating scheme. The same is true for all kinds of travel iconography, from globes to maps to time zone posters.
Maybe your little one will grow up to be a fearless explorer of seas or outer space. Perhaps they’ll travel the world or help spread serenity far and wide. No matter what their future holds, crafting a nurturing nursery theme is a fantastic way to support them as they grow.
At Monica + Andy, we’re here to connect you with all the products you need to craft the nursery you’ve always imagined. From top-quality nursery furniture like cribs, and rocking chairs, to the softest, safest GOTS-certified organic fabrics and the best new baby gifts, we have something for every baby—plus all the gear that parents need to care for them.
Planning your baby’s nursery? Shop now and discover how Monica + Andy can help.
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