At times, expecting parents may want a newborn baby to be a surprise, so some don’t find out the gender. Other times, mothers and/or fathers know if a little boy or girl is on the way, yet they are not into traditional pinks or blues.
In short, gender-neutral nurseries are a thing! These adorable rooms could work for either gender, as they don’t have frills and bows for girls, nor do they feature car and sports decorations for boys.
Whether the gender is remaining a secret or a parent-to-be is wanting a unique nursery, here are 10 decor items to try for a gender-neutral design.
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10 Cotton Rope Basket
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This extra-large basket will help a nursery stay organized. From blankets and burp cloths to toys and teething rings, anything and everything can be stored here - out of sight and in a pretty place.
The braided rope makes this item a strong one, as it can hold up to 25 pounds, and the comfortable handles make it easy for this basket to be carried from room to room. If anyone is giving this as a present, consider stuffing it full of other baby products, as it makes the perfect gift bag and can be used over and over by the receiving parents!
9 Changing Pad Cover Sheets
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These 100 percent jersey cotton changing pad covers will provide a clean and comfortable spot for all those diapers to be changed! The stylish prints, in grays and whites, work for either boys or girls and can easily be implemented into any nursery design.
Plus, since there are two sheets in this pack, one can be tossed and washed while the other one is being used, and the high-quality fabric will continue to last for years. This product also comes with a Best Fit Guarantee and super-stretchy elastic, meaning both of these cover sheets will work for any changing pad.
8 HABA Nursery Room Wooden Mobile
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A decoration does not have to be gray or white for it to be part of a gender-neutral design. Instead, add some color with this wooden mobile! Its rainbow coloring will catch a baby’s eye and either lull him/her to sleep or keep him/her entertained in the crib.
Even though this is a bright item, it features a simple design with rods that are made out of beech wood that comes from sustainable forestry in Germany. This mobile is another smart gift idea - one that will add a unique, eco-friendly and fun touch to any baby room.
7 Darice Piggy Bank
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A child’s room is not complete without a piggy bank. This is where all the money that is found, collected on birthdays and saved can be kept, as kids save up for college, trips to Disney World and toys.
This particular piggy bank offers a traditional design, yet it comes in a white ceramic. Therefore, this is yet another decor item that would work quite well for either a baby girl or a baby boy. Plus, it will definitely be appreciated by parents, as well, as it is a cute and safe place to save cents and dollar bills.
6 Oh, the Places You'll Go Unisex 5-Piece Crib Bedding Set
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One of the most popular children’s books out there is Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You'll Go! Now, that story can be highlighted in a nursery with this bedding set, which includes a quilt, fitted crib sheet, crib skirt, changing pad cover and diaper stacker.
The color palette consists of mint, apricot orange, dusky orange, sunset yellow and white - all colors that work with a gender-neutral style. The elephants, clouds and hot air balloons seen on this set feature corduroy and embroidered accents, as well as 100 percent cotton fabrics, meaning this product is a comfy and colorful way to honor a classic book.
5 Fisher-Price Classic Xylophone
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Another iconic baby item is the Fisher-Price Xylophone. This musical toy allows a baby to use a mallet to tap on eight colorful keys, which all make unique sounds. An added bonus is that the mallet is attached to the xylophone, so it will never get lost (since many kid items do go missing).
This toy also features a pull string and easy-rolling wheels, so it can be pulled along for music to be made anywhere. This is a fun toy, a cute addition to a nursery and a great way for babies to foster fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination.
4 Dejaroo Baby Diaper Storage Bin
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Add more organization to a gender-neutral nursery with this embroidered and eco-friendly bin. It is made from gray linen, and the lettering across it is a stylish touch. This will blend in nicely with a girls’ room full of muted colors. It could add a contrasting color on a vivid bookshelf in a boys’ bright room.
Yes, no matter what gender a baby is, this storage bin will help keep everything in its place, as all of those diapers have the perfect spot to be stored. Keep this in mind when bringing gifts to a baby shower in the future!
3 Cozyholy Soft Baby Throw
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Baby blankets are a staple for any nursery, and this one will keep a boy or girl warm and cozy in style. It is, of course, another gender-neutral item, with a modern twist, as it features a chevron print.
The classic tight-knit design means this throw will not lose its shape or have loose threads, and it is shrink-resistant, with a strong elasticity. From covering up a baby girl at night and swaddling a baby boy to acting as a beautiful nursing cover for a mother, this blanket would make the perfect present for any newborn, toddler and/or parent.
2 Winnie the Pooh Classic Art Prints
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This set of four prints is another wise option when it comes to a gift for a new baby. Winnie the Pooh is a fan favorite, so any nursery can be brightened up with this artwork featuring this lovable literary character.
These unique and digitally produced watercolor poster prints are ready to frame and are designed to last a lifetime. Additionally, this set can grow with a child and transition into a little boy’s or a little girl’s room, once a nursery has been outgrown (since Winnie the Pooh and friends can never be outgrown by any of us, ever!).
1 Summer Infant 4-Piece Classic Bedding Set
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Another bedding option is this one. With its adjustable crib skirt that works with any mattress height, its premium quilt that provides lots of warmth and its crib sheets that are fully elasticized for a snug fit and full of comfort.
Parents who go with this bedding set will also be pleased to know that all of the pieces are machine-washable, making for easy care. And, as with all of the other products on this list, the colors here work for either gender, so this set works for any nursery since personal touches and accent colors can be added to it!
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