4 gender-neutral nursery ideas for your incoming bub
Planning for your bub’s arrival is one of the most exciting and important parts of any pregnancy. From setting up the nursery to choosing clothes and stocking up on nappies, it’s essential to make sure you’re as prepared as possible for your little one’s arrival.
But with so many boy-themed and girl-themed clothes, furniture and other products on the market, it’s trickier than ever to choose the right nursery products — especially if you want to keep your baby’s gender a surprise!
Struggling to bring your dream gender-neutral nursery to life? We’ve got you covered. Take a look at our four favourite gender-neutral nursery ideas that your little one will love. Read on!
#1. Use creams, soft greys and off-whites to create a calm, minimalist space
Nursery designs tend to incorporate blues and pinks to suit the sex of your newborn — however, not all baby-friendly spaces need gender-specific colours to keep your little one happy!
A soothing colour palette of creams, off-whites, soft greys and tans is a great way to create a calm, inviting gender-neutral nursery. This style will perfectly complement any white or pale wooden cribs, changing tables and chairs in your space. In addition, neutral tones like white and cream create a soothing atmosphere perfect for relaxing, sleeping and nap times with your little one.
Plus, include a splash of gender-neutral yellow, mustard or orange to add a bit of liveliness to the space!
Our Petite Cloud Rug includes a fun but calming white cloud pattern against a soft, light grey backdrop, making it the perfect match for a minimalist gender-neutral nursery.
#2. Embrace a natural feel with a green nursery
Green is a staple of gender-neutral nursery ideas and is one of the most popular alternatives to traditional blues and pinks. We recommend incorporating touches of green throughout your space to create an earthy, natural feel without stripping the room of colour.
While vibrant greens are fun and colourful, we recommend sticking to more relaxed, soothing shades of green like sage or mint. After all, your little one will be spending most of their time sleeping in this space, so it's best to stick with calm, inviting shades.
However, don’t be afraid to add a touch of extra colour to the space with a fun kids' rug. Our Kids Road Marine Rug is both colourful and fun to play with, perfect for encouraging imaginative play at an early age!
For a more relaxed touch, our Felix Panda Kids Rug features a calm charcoal grey backdrop and fun splashes of vibrant light green — plus, who doesn’t love pandas?
#3. Keep it fun with a vibrant animal-themed space
Animal-themed nurseries are a great way to incorporate fun characters and unique styling into your nursery without making them gender-specific.
When it comes to nursery ideas, gender-neutral animals like bears, rabbits, mice, penguins and jungle animals are popular choices thanks to their recognisable figures. Plus, animal-themed nurseries help your little ones learn about the animal kingdom and discover their favourite animals in a safe, comfortable space!
Our grey Charlie Penguin Kids Rug is a great choice for bubs and toddlers. For extra colour, our Charlie Animal Kids Rug features splashes of green, pink and blue that make it a fun gender-neutral choice for animal-themed styling.
#4. Liven things up with exciting patterned rugs
Kids’ rugs are a great way to tie your nursery together and create a cohesive, relaxing space. They also allow you to incorporate fun colours and patterns that will liven up the room without overwhelming the soothing ambience.
We recommend the following patterns for your little one’s gender-neutral nursery.
- Geometric shapes and lines
- Polka dot patterns
- Stars, clouds and other kid-friendly shapes
- Squares with contrasting patterns
- Colourful shapes
Our Sunny Happy Shapes Kids Rug combines contrasting squares and rectangles alongside fun triangle, circle and octagon characters. It also features neutral greys alongside soft pinks and blues to create a perfect gender-neutral colour mix!
Complete your gender-neutral baby room ideas with an adorable rug from our collection
Whether you’re creating a bold jungle-themed nursery or a calm, minimalist space for your little ones, our rugs add the perfect finishing touch to your gender-neutral nursery themes.
Made with soft, durable synthetic fibres, our kid's rugs are affordable, convenient and comfortable options for a range of gender-neutral baby room ideas! Choose from funky patterned rugs, fun animal adventures and exciting play-time rugs that will delight your little one as they grow. Plus, our durable rugs will provide years of use and can stand up against stains, spills and other accidents — a great choice for messy newborns!