Post # 1
So I’ve been planning a woodland themed, gender neutral nursery since before I even got my BFP, as we originally planned to be Team Green with our first LO. Well, we decided to find out and we’re having a girl!
My dilemma is that my “gender neutral” nursery ideas are, in my opinion, decidedly boyish so I’m wondering how to keep my general theme and make it a tad more girly.
Here’s what I have so far for ideas:
I’d like to use this wall decal, or a similar freehand mural (my mom is pretty artistic). I originally wanted a light brown/taupe shade for the walls but I do love this soft green, if that works better. The colors of the leaves and animals can be tweaked. This also happens to be the crib we plan to get.
This is the crib bedding I’ve picked out
And I already have these prints – which are the most boyish part I think, but I really like them!
So, what do you think, Bees? Should I ditch the prints and tuck them away in case we have a boy later on? Or do you think I can make it all work for our little girl? Any suggestions for making the space more girl-friendly are appreciated, and pics are welcome to help me visualize!
Post # 3
I really like your theme and think it would work for a girl too. I wouldn’t ditch the prints. You could maybe look for some bedding that is similar but with some pinks in it with the green. Or maybe some flowers in the woods.
But honestly if you leave it how it is, it will be great.
Post # 4
I don’t really see anything decidedly boyish about that room. Especially once toys and stuff that she’ll inevitably have start coming in like dolls and dressup clothes.
Post # 5
I would add butterflies to the woods.
Post # 6
I think it’s lovely for a baby girl just how it is. I personally don’t love all the pink and frills that a lot of girl things get covered with (nor does my daughter, for that matter). I think your woodland nursery will be sweet.
Post # 7
I think it’s girl-friendly as is. Cute!
Post # 8
I think it’s great for a girl. A lot of the recent nurseries on Project Nursery aren’t very one-sided (either pink or blue) so a more neutral-tone girl’s room would be totally fine. Like some PP, I personally don’t care for pastels, pinks and frills anyway so this is totally something I would pick.
Post # 9
Also don’t think there’s anything “boyish” about the room.
Post # 10
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Maybe add some fantasy creatures… fairies, unicorns, things like that.
I don’t think it looks that boyish, honestly.
Post # 11
I think it’s perfect! I love gender neutral themes, I plan on something very similar when I’m a mommy some day 🙂 It’s not too boyish, or girly, a nice balance.
Post # 12
@iheartnerds: LOVE everything about this! it’s definitely ACTUALLY gender neutral- not too boyish at all. As a PP said, if you want to make it a little girly, throw in some butterflies (or dragonflies!) as accents.
Post # 13
This is just fine as it is. I have a friend who recently had a girl, and her nursery is also “animal” themed — lots of green, yellow, orange and the like.
Post # 15
I’ve seen several woodland themed nurserys for both boys and girls. I think it’s great as is. The doe fits in great!!
Post # 16
Wow, thanks everyone! That makes me feel a lot better. I also don’t care for nursery decor that’s super gender specific. I don’t want a lot of pink and frills. I initially planned on doing everything in green, brown and blue (pulling my colors from the prints) but now I’m thinking of adding pale yellow to soften things up (like in the first pic).