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Guest Post: Stylish Gender-Neutral Nurseries

Bryn Huntpalmer

Bryn Huntpalmer, Modernize.com

We caught up with Bryn Huntpalmer, Editor-in-Chief for home design and inspiration website, Modernize.

Based in the United States, Modernize showcases  gorgeous home interiors and connects homeowners with professionals that can make your dream home a reality.

We thought it’ll be a great idea to get a feel for nursery designs in the USA by tapping into Bryn’s creative ideas. Bryn shares with us her favourite stylish gender-neutral nurseries. Which of  these do you feel drawn to? Be sure to tell us in the comments box!

Preparing for a new baby is an exciting time full of decisions both big and small. One of them is the nursery design. This can be fun and easy for some parents, and slightly stressful for others. Generally, though, picking a look for your little one’s first bedroom is a treat. Many parents are choosing to be surprised by their child’s gender. Others simply want a nursery that doesn’t go in any obvious direction of very girly or boyish. Whatever the reason, a gender-neutral nursery is a great choice.

Golden Glam

Golden Glam

Transitional Nursery by Los Angeles Architects & Building Designers Erinn V Design Group

Gender-neutral nurseries are usually in a white or grey colour scheme in order to appeal to boy or girl. This warm gold example is a little more unexpected with very grown-up accents in an extremely popular metallic tone. Mixed metals in warm hues are trending for 2015, so it’s no surprise that this lovely nursery is utilizing the look. Perhaps the little one living here will be a trendsetter as well.

Star Light, Star Bright


Contemporary Nursery by Brooklyn Kids & Nursery SISSY+MARLEY

 There is no question that white and light grey are serene in a bedroom. This darling nursery is calming and sweet with light grey star wallpaper and vintage toys and decor.

Vintage Charm

vintage room

Transitional Nursery by Portland Interior Designers & Decorators Nifelle Design – Fine Interiors

Bringing in a little more color, this playful yellow nursery is filled with a great mix of collected items and books. The subtle spots on the curtains tie it all together. The custom shelving is a great way to incorporate the saved treasures from Mom and Dad’s childhood.

Bold and Bright

Bold & Bright

Transitional Nursery by Scottsdale Interior Designers & Decorators J & J Design Group, LLC.

Who ever said gender-neutral had to be colorless? This nursery is anything but bland, with bright colors and bold pattern play. Baby will be stimulated by the design and can drift off for naps dreaming of taking flight with the lovely sparrows swooping around the wallpaper.

Globetrotting Tot

globe trotting

Eclectic Nursery by Dallas Interior Designers & Decorators Erika Everett Design

Teaching your baby about the great-big world around him or her is easy with a global-themed nursery. Easy to use for girls or boys, the room features a colorful vintage map and natural, cozy textures that any world-travelling explorer would love to come home to.

Crisp and Clean

crisp & clean

Transitional Nursery by Calgary Architects & Building Designers Alykhan Velji Design

This last room is bright and cheerful with pops of sunny yellow that look fabulous with the cool grey neutrals. A modern mix of patterns brings excitement while the clean lines make the space calm and free of clutter. A comfy chair for Mom or Dad and beautiful zebra portrait complete this darling nursery.


Look at this time of countless choices with fondness. It is fleeting at best, and before you know it your little one will be here to cuddle and enjoy. Just go with your heart and remember to look at design through the eyes of a child and you’re sure to have a winning nursery style.

For more home decor tips and inspiration, visit Modernize. Thank you to Bryn for sharing her great ideas with us.

Remember we are only a phone call away for free interior design advice for your nursery or child’s bedroom: 0203 371 7530


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