"When it came to creating our nursery, my husband and I knew we needed it to be two things: gender-neutral (since we weren't finding out the sex of our baby until our delivery) and a natural style extension of our home," explained Brandi Milloy, reporter and producer at POPSUGAR. "We live in a small Spanish bungalow, so every foot in the house counts, and the idea of creating a room that looked too much like a baby's room just wasn't our style."
Brandi isn't alone in wanting a chic nursery more focused on her and her spouse's personal taste than a specific baby gender. The predictable nursery design formula that dictated saccharine pink, blue, or yellow walls and a cartoon motif is quickly becoming outmoded in favor of more sophisticated designs the whole family can enjoy.
To achieve her dream nursery, Brandi hunted for fabulous pieces that would meet her baby's needs while fitting with her home's eclectic, boho-meets-midcentury-modern vibe. "My mantra with purchasing things for the nursery was that I needed to LOVE it. Whether it was going in the nursery or not, I needed to actually love every purchase I made." The final result was finished in time for the birth of baby Milly (it was a girl!) and is a warm, hip, and charming space loaded with design ideas every mom-to-be can learn from. Check out how to create the perfect gender-neutral nursery ahead.