Mood Board: Gender Neutral Nursery

As if pregnancy wasn’t exciting enough, planning the nursery is like the icing on the cake.  And speaking of cake….it’s all I think about these days! 🙂

When we moved into our house 6 months ago we had a clear idea of which room we hoped would be the future nursery.  I struggled for weeks to pick out just the right paint color for each room— seriously…there may have been tears involved.  I knew I wanted this house to feel light and bright, so deciding on neutral grays and tans was the path I took.  The nursery is currently painted the perfect greige color which allows the furniture and room accessories to take center stage.  I created a mood board featuring a white crib and changing table, and gender specific accessories that will make Baby M happy in just a few short months.

The only major progress we’ve made in the nursery is picking out a crib…well two cribs.  We couldn’t decided which one we liked better, so we ordered two and hope to make the final decision later this week.  Both cribs are waiting patiently to be unpacked and assembled.  I’m also waiting patiently (read: hurry up Ken!).  I’ll keep ya posted once we make a final decision.

Nursery mood board


  • Changing table: I wanted a sentimental touch in the nursery and plan to use one of my grandma’s old dressers as a changing table.  A little bit of elbow grease, white paint, and new hardware should make her dresser the perfect addition.
  • Curtains: In keeping with the light and airy feel, I choose sheer curtains with the added pink/blue pom-pom trim detail.  I used Ikea curtains in our last house and was happy with the overall feel and price tag.
  • Glider: I found this cleaned-lined glider at Target, but can’t decide if I’m willing to spend that kind of money on a chair.  I’ve been checking Craigslist for a chair with similar lines and the idea of getting it reupholstered.  My favorite store, Costco, also carries seasonal furniture after Christmas so I’m keeping my eyes peeled for a lower price tagged item.
  • Accessories:  The neutral wall color, white furniture, and hardwood floors in the nursery will need some bright pops of color to make the room feel youthful.  The crib sheetspouf, wall print, pillows, and mobile make the room feel complete and baby-ready.

What was your favorite room in the house to decorate?  I’m ready to get this project started and also can’t wait to find out if we’re having a boy or girl!


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