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Ways to Decorate A Unisex Nursery

Choosing to be surprised by the sex of your baby is well worth the wait, but it can be a bit cumbersome when your nesting instinct kicks in and it comes time to prepare the nursery. Here are a few design tips when you're not inclined to think pink.

  • Go mellow with yellow. There's nothing like bringing a bit of sunshine indoors with a slathering of paint. This works particularly well if the nursery's small or lacking natural light.
  • Walk on the wild side — mix colors to create whimsy between the walls. Splashes of red, orange, green, and purple will stimulate baby. A mural done free hand or with stencils can be high on impact and easy on the budget.
  • Modern baby bedding can add just the right geometric touch to a room. Dwell and Babylicious are two brands to check out.
  • Make furniture the focal point. Whether you choose white washed shabby chic, or rich tones of cherry wood, all are baby friendly.
  • Suspend items from the ceiling. Forget the old mobile over the bed — give baby something interesting to look at soaring airplanes, shooting stars, or flying bugs.
macgirl macgirl 9 years
acaladoobie- Just found it at
acaladoobie acaladoobie 9 years
I want that stuff for my baby's room but can't find it! It looks like it's from Dwell but I looked on their site and nada. Anyone know where to get it?
AngiD AngiD 9 years
What is the name of the pattern of the crib set in the picture? That would help a great deal.
bushra bushra 9 years
*way* before my boy was born, i made my own suncatcher for our bedroom window. it has eight strands, with assorted swarovski crystal shapes and some glass drops hanging from it. the suns not out so much these days but when it is, it fills the room with little rainbows of light all over the ceilings and walls. try hanging just a single crystal in your window and see how it goes.
Oo1YouLovAly6oO Oo1YouLovAly6oO 9 years
i know this helped me alot by choosing a fabulous nusury for my little sis that was born a few years ago i came to my parents house to design the nursery and yellows, blues, and light greens bring up the best in babies
macgirl macgirl 9 years
I love that! We just ordered the crib that's in that picture!!
ylatan ylatan 9 years
i want those pillows and prints for MY room. :/
kia kia 9 years
Cute nursery picture! The deer, turtle, and ferns rock.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Haha oh god! I wanted yellow for my nursey when i have kids someday!
Greggie Greggie 9 years
Just a word of caution about the yellow idea that I learned with my first - the "gender neutral" shades of yellow and green on the market make a lot of babies look REALLY jaundiced. It's not flattering to their skin tone at all. I'm kind of in a jam on that note, because the bright colors give me migraines that make me projectile vomit. *lol* But I also don't mind doing light blue and then updating with pink accents if it turns out to be a girl. Not that we're doing much decorating anyway, we have no nursery of which to speak.
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