Post # 1
We are only in the TTC process but that doesnt stop me from dreaming 🙂 I know I want to do a gender neutral nursery/gear etc since we will not find out what we are having, and I am not a fan of all pink or all blue. I’m very bold and like more unique things. I like the gray shades, but with pops of burnt orange, reds, blues, greens and yellows. Did you go gender neutral whether or not you knew what you were having, or are you more of a “girly pink” and “boy blue” person? If you did gender neutral what colors/themes did you use?
Post # 3
Sorry I’m not too much help since we’re not even TTC yet….but I know that I plan to break out the either pink or blue paint as soon as we find out from the ultrasound!
I have seen some beautifully decorated gender neutral rooms, though. My friend did a green/cream/brown room for her son and it looks great.
ETA: They decorated before they knew the baby’s gender. 🙂
Post # 4
We don’t know what we’re having and we’re going neutral. I almost would want to anyway even if we knew. We are halfway done with the nursery now or I’d post pics, but we are doing gray and white painted stripes and a chair rail with bright teal/aqua on the bottom. Should be fun 🙂
Post # 5
We are team green, and have designed the nursery, though we won’t take apart the guest room and put together the nursery until after Christmas. Here is our inspiration board:
Post # 6
I’m going with gender neutral as well. We’re not finding out what we’re having but even if we were, we’d go gender neutral. I have a SIL whose daughter’s room looks as though the colour pink threw up in it – definitely not my taste.
We won’t be able to decorate our initial nursery as we’ll be moving countries shortly after our baby is born, but once we’re in our new house we plan on doing tan walls with white trim and either a Peter Rabbit theme or a classic Winnie the Pooh theme (not the cartoony Winnie the Pooh, but the original illustrations). I’ve had my eye on the Peter Rabbit theme for as long as I can remember – I just love it.
Post # 7
We’re far from TTC yet, but I plan to do a gender neutral nursery out of practicality, whether or not we go ahead and find out the sex. We’ll likely do green accents, swap them out for red or yellow, and then for orange (and so on, however many kids we have). Saves on having to change a lot, paint a lot, or replace a lot. Babies don’t really know the difference anyway (and I really dislike pink) 🙂
Post # 8
I’m 30 weeks, and we’re having a boy. We live in a country where nursery decorating isn’t really done, so that isn’t really an issue, but anything we’ve purchased has been a bit more on the gender neutral side (as possible as that is…even newborn stuff is often very gendered). I’ve tried to buy/ask for a lot of animal related things (clothes, blankets, burp cloths etc). He does have some blue, which is fine, but I want him to be surrounded by other colours too.
Post # 9
We plan to go gender neutral for the big things, walls, crib, decals etc. then add pink/blue in with bedding and toys. We want to use the same nursery for all our future children, so its more practical to decorate gender neutrally. Once they are ready to move out of the nursery into their ‘big kid’ room, we will let them have a say in paint colour and be more gender specific if they want.
Post # 10
Yup. We knew we were having a girl for our first and I did NOT want all pink. I love pink, but with babies it can be overload to look at every day. Her nursery was beautiful, I painted and decorated in soft spring green and lavender, so still pretty but not over the top girly. There were no ruffles or bows, most of her furniture was dark natural wood, her crib was circus animal print, I think her carseat was the only thing that ended up being pink.
This is extremely similar to what we did other than the lighting, butterflies and big stuffed animals. Her bedding was sage green printed with little elephants and lions. So pretty.
Post # 11
We know we’re having a girl. We’re doing mostly white with shades of pink and aqua blue. I’m pretty girly, so her nursery will be girly too. I want it to be very light and airy and feminine. We rent and have pale sand-colored walls and light beige carpet with white trim, so we can’t change that.
BUT, for her other things such as stroller, car seat, swing, bouncer and pack n play, we went totally gender neutral on everything so it can be used again. I didn’t care about the nursery being neutral because I’d want to totally redecorate if we have another baby anyway.
I did consider this set from Skip Hop and it’s really neutral, I think.
Post # 12
I love girly gril stuff but I want to go gender neutral for practical reasons (stuff will be good for #2 if other sex). For these reasons I am registering now and going to try to get started buying the main things BEFORE finding out. We will find out and I’m sure many pink/blue things will come our way, but at least the basics (furniture, bedding, cloth diapers) will be neutral.
Post # 13
I’ve always known it would be yellow & white because I wanted something cheerful. My husband requested splashes of blue. 🙂 But probably just a really light blue. If it’s a boy I’ll put more blue if not blue will be purely an accent.
Post # 14
i’m with you! we knew we were having a boy but gravitated towards gender neutral clothing, gear, and nursery decor. i’m not a huge fan of all the heavy gender specific baby stuff out there…it gets to be waaay too much! everything we have can definitely work for a girl, so if we have another baby and it’s a girl, we will certainly be recycling as much as we can!
Post # 15
I would never do all blue or all pink either. I’m not fond of either color.
I would probably go with greens or yellows. Maybe red.
Post # 16
Hi there, I am not TTCing but I know we will not be gender neutral BUT we won’t be pink/blue extremists either LOL
We’ll likely choose feminine/masculine colour combinations. I personally like:
gray/navy or brown/light blue or brown/sage for boy
cream/light pink, white/ivory/brown, white/lavender/sage for girl
This is because we believe in lettering gender identity guide our child’s growth but acknowledging that it is NOT to disctate their developement.