While I don’t have a baby of my own, that doesn’t stop me from dreaming up schemes for neutral nurseries on the regular.
Were I to design a nursery for my family, I’d have to stick to neutral decor seeing as I wouldn’t want to know the baby’s sex before birth. Which most people think is weird. But that’s just the way I’ve felt ever since I first pondered the idea of having kids.
It could have something to do with the fact that I don’t subscribe to gender-based colors (read: pink = girl, blue = boy). And it would appear the home decor industry doesn’t either. Maybe it’s just a trend, or perhaps it’s society’s subconscious adaptation to the times, but nursery decor has moved away from what we traditionally assigned as gender-specific colors. We’re seeing way more grays and taupes than pinks and blues. And incorporating warmth in the space with wood tones and soft textiles. Plus a fun rug adds character to the room (see above photo for essentially the perfect combo).
Anyway, the beauty of choosing a neutral chair for the nursery is that you will most likely be able to repurpose that chair for life. The child won’t outgrow it. Rather, it will serve as a backdrop for their personality until the college years. And even then you won’t have to pitch it because it’s baby blue or pale pink. You can use it in an office, a nook, or any other space where a small seat can fit. Read on for a round-up of gender-neutral nursery chairs.