Decorating the nursery was one of the most exciting parts about expecting my second baby. I was able to relax a bit more with my second pregnancy having been through the first and knowing roughly what to expect.  This time around, more pressing questions came in the form of, “Do I need a new rocking chair?” or  “Do I have the energy to design an accent wall?” There were tons of options out there for decorating boys’ and girls’ rooms, but finding ideas that could go either way shockingly proved to be more of a challenge. I’ve seen it all—and pulled together the best.

From styles, accent pieces, to decor and colors, here are the most inspiring gender neutral baby nursery ideas out there. Consider this your oasis from pink and blue everything.

Check out the ideas in the slideshow.

Geometric Black & White

This is a wonderful example of black & white done right.

Photo: Inspired by This

Rustic Feel

The wood accents give your nursery a calming rustic feel.

Photo: Genlamy/Project Nursery

Gorgeous from the Floor Up

Adding ceiling art to your nursery can really bring it to life.

Photo: Marco Ricca Studio

Giraffe DIY

Designing this giraffe art to add above the crib is just too adorable.

Photo: Make It Love It

Contemporary Geometric

This is great if you love a contemporary style, and adding the pop of color in the shapes brings it to life.

Photo: Inspired by This

Citrus Celebration

The lemon yellow and soft blue pair perfectly together.

Photo: Serena & Lily

Welcome Wood

Adding a gorgeous wooden accent wall behind the crib is a great way to spice up a neutral nursery.

Photo: Pretty in Prints

Letter DIY

This makes such a quick and easy DIY for a mom on-the-go, and the gold letters "I <3 U" are the best part!

Photo: Crafts Unleashed

Eclectic Excellence

This eclectic nursery is perfect for a neutral nursery because you are able to incorporate any and everything.

Photo: Inspired by This

Cream Based

Keeping cream as the base color and adding coral, turquoise, and gold is a perfect solution if you are in need of a twin nursery.

Photo: Russ + Camille

Gold Accents

Adding gold accents to the neutral nursery gives it an elegant look.

Photo: Veronika’s Blushing

Neutral Confetti Wall

Add these stickers to an accent wall in a gender neutral nursery for instant decor that's way easier than painting.

Image: Room Mates/Wayfair

Cherry Oak Crib

A cherry oak stain on your crib is a great way to incorporate some bold colors against a neutral wall color.

Photo: Fresh Home

A Modern Touch

In a white nursery, adding burnt orange and navy gives it a very comfortable feel, and the zigzag carpet gives it great texture.

Photo: Inspired by This

White & Green

The colors white and soft lime green pair amazingly together for this gender neutral nursery.

Photo: The Boys Depot

Owls & Acorns

A sweet woodland themed nursery is the perfect spot for a faux nature getaway.

Image: The Little Acorn/Wayfair

Library Inspired

Who doesn't love a library inspired nursery that is still gender neutral?

Photo: Inspired by This

Back to Basics

We went back to basics with this gray and white nursery.

Photo: New Arrivals Inc.

Terrifically Textured

This nursery has so many amazing textures and patterns---and the pop of red is perfection!

Photo: How Joyful Design Studio

Navy & Gold

I'm loving the added gold shapes in this navy nursery.

Photo: Inspired by This

Gray & Yellow Zigzag

This gray and yellow nursery looks so fun with all the zigzag patterns they chose.

Photo: Baby Bedding

So Sweet

Adding a super sweet photo to your neutral gray and white striped wall is the way to go!

Photo: Team Turnbow

Pop of Personality

Keep everything gray and white, then add a pop of yellow and mint to bring some personality to the neutral nursery.

Photo: Inspired by This

Teddy Bears

Everyone loves teddy bears!

Photo: Amazon/Pam Grace Creations


I just can't get enough of this simplistic mid-century feel.

Photo: Inspired by This

Bring on the Brightness

Make your baby nursery extra exciting by painting neutral walls and adding bright colors like lime green, yellow, orange, and blue.

Photo: Steph1673/Project Nursery

Neutral Nautical Nursery

We are head over heels for this neutral nautical nursery.

Photo: Inspired by This

Outdoorsy Design

Your newborn will catch some serious wanderlust being changed under vintage travel posters.

Photo: Inspired by This

Arrow Inspired

The trendy arrow has even made it into our own nursery ideas.

Photo: Lay Baby Lay


This one incorporate your love of Southwestern design into your nursery with neutral tones.

Photo: Inspired by This

Wall Decals

Adding wall decals is such a simple way to turn your nursery from plain to super cute.

Photo: 100 Layer Cake-let

Beige & Brown

Staying with the neutral theme---of course---is beige and brown.

Photo: Arbitrary Arts

Go Green

This nursery idea makes lime green the star of the show. And that accent wall is amazing!

Photo: Little Crown Interiors

More Monkeys

Adding an animal mural to a neutral wall is a simple design solution.

Photo: Nursery Murals and More


This boho chic and woodsy decor is so unique and perfect for a neutral nursery.

Photo: Inspired by This

Tree Bookcase

This tree bookcase is one of the best pieces for a nursery.

Photo: Fawn & Forest

Fairy Tale

This nursery is straight out of a fairy tale! I absolutely love it.

Photo: Project Nursery

Under the Sea

Under the sea is the perfect theme for a gender neutral nursery.

Photo: allwomenstalk

White & Tan

Simplicity reigns supreme in this all white nursery with tan accent pillows.

Photo:  Décor Pad

Calming & Rustic

The rustic feel gives it just the right amount of personality as the shades of this nursery act as a calming aid.

Photo: Grey Likes Baby

Chic Shapes

Adding colored shapes to the all cream nursery is so chic.

Photo: Lapresse.ca

Zebra Print

Everyone loves a cute and happy animal print nursery.

Photo: Target

Triangle Banner

Easily DIY a banner to hang above your nursery's crib; it's simple and looks so cute.

Photo: Inspired by This


Add gray and yellow painted ABC letters to  the wall above the dresser for a an adorable accent wall.

Photo: Tracy Lee


Animals are always a great go-to for a neutral nursery theme.

Photo: Buy Buy Baby

Shades of Brown

The different shades of brown plus teddy bears make for a very relaxing and elegant feel.

Photo: Décor Pad

DIY Decor

The wood frames are a great DIY, and adding the gold accents ties it all together.

Photo: Inspired by This

Soft Yellow

You can't go wrong with soft yellow as your main nursery color. It's stunning.

Photo: Decorating Den

Lullaby Land

Take your baby straight to lullaby land with this nursery decor idea.

Photo: MonicaO87/Project Nursery

Brighten Things Up

This cheerful nursery full of lime green and orange is sure to cheer up everyone who walks in.

Photo: Kitchen N’ Decorating Ideas 4 U

Say Yes to Yellow

Here is another amazing way to do yellow and gray.

Photo: Bed Bath & Beyond

Classically Timeless

You can't go wrong with the classic black and white nursery. It's timeless.

Photo: Inspired by This

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