So you and your partner have decided that you will not find out the gender of your baby until he or she is born. How exciting!
But while the idea of not knowing your baby's gender until their ultimate reveal can be the most wonderful surprise, planning the baby room can be somewhat tough when you are unsure of a colour scheme or how you should decorate their new nursery.
There is nothing wrong with keeping the gender a surprise, but a neutral baby room means that you are not putting pressure on the situation while still preparing for the moment when you get to take your bundle of joy back home.
This can be daunting, but not to worry, we have some guidelines and ideas for you to take on board to ensure that your little one has a beautiful and welcoming room ready for them as soon as they arrive into this world.
Stay away from colours that are too strongly associated with one gender or another, such as blues and pinks. Instead, give your baby room a neutral canvas that you can work with such as greens or yellows that will be bright and vibrant without leaning towards any particular gender. If you are not sure you want to commit to a specific colour before you know whether you are having a boy or a girl, paint the walls white or light beige, as these colours are neutral and the room can then be decorated with other elements to reflect the little one's personality when you know whether they are a him or her.
While ensuring a room is fit for either a boy or a girl can be a challenge, it need not mean that the room will be boring, and in fact, it gives you the opportunity to be creative and imaginative with your decor. While neutral furniture is a must, brightening the room with colourful nursery accessories such as linen toys, embroidered canvases, tissue boxes, lamp stands or curtain tie backs is a wonderful idea to subtly introduce colour while not overpowering the room.
Pick A Unisex Theme
So Barbie is a bad idea, and Superman may be too boyish, but there are countless themes that fall into a middle ground, and this is where you have room to play around. By choosing the neutral theme that you would love to have in your boy or girl's room, such as wild animal wallpaper or houses which incorporate a mix of colours, you are decorating your child's room in a fun way for their arrival without strings attached. Whether using wallpaper, wall decals and stickers, baby linen or a combination of all these great elements, you can bring a wonderful neutral theme into your baby room to ensure fun and character without being sure whether you will be having a boy or a girl.
Wood And Comfortable Linen
Luxury linen does not prefer a boy or a girl, but your little one will love the textures that are waiting to comfort and keep them warm in their cots. Ensuring that neutral colours such as yellows or greens (we love mint green at the moment) are used makes the best sense, and avoiding gender-specific patterns such as flowers or cars ensures that your baby room is ready for whatever God decides. Natural wood can be a great material to use in this case, as it is neutral and does not sway towards boys or girls in any way, with decor that is added later on defining the room further, once your little bundle is finally home.
Come through to Dream Furniture's showroom to have a look at other wonderful and affordable items that will allow you to decorate your gender neutral baby room without breaking the bank.
-- 25 June 2017 --