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Top 5 Neutral Themed Nursery Decorations of 2020

One of the most exciting parts of becoming a new parent is creating a special space for the soon-to-be newest member of your family! Now, more than ever, parents are decorating their child’s nursery with gender-neutral themes, whether it’s because they want the gender to be a surprise, or they don’t want to impose gender norms, neutral themes are so fun to work with! You have the freedom to take your baby’s room to the next level, beyond the traditional pink or blue theme.

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Theme No. 1: Tooty Fruity

Gender-neutral rooms don’t have to be completely void of color! Add some spunk to your son or daughter’s nursery with a fun fruit or vegetable-themed room. For a sweet and summery aesthetic, get inspired by watermelons! Look for watermelon-print wallpaper to decorate the walls, or paint two tones of wavy green stripes yourself. Use this time to paint some DIY watermelon-popsicles on a couple canvases for wall art, or support a small business artist who can make cute fruity paintings for you. For the crib, consider a light pink bedsheet, like our Blush Pink Swaddle Blanket, made with super soft and stretchy material, so your baby can feel cozy when you put them down to sleep.

Other fruits and vegetable themes to consider include:

  • Citrus Fruits: Incorporate a variety of oranges, limes, and grapefruit wedges for different pops of color throughout the room
  • Carrots and Cabbages: This fun combination could be fun with some bunny art or farm-animal shaped cushions
  • Tropical Fruits: Create a beachy theme with pineapples, coconuts, and mangoes!

Theme No. 2: Botanicals

baby boy swaddled in avocado green blanket

Plants and greenery breathe life into any room! Add faux or real greenery (or a combination of the two) to liven up and bring freshness to your baby’s nursery. If you’re afraid of your baby getting into the dirt, or just don’t want to deal with watering and maintaining plants, consider adding faux greenery! If you live in a warmer climate, add some faux succulent plants around the room, on top of the baby dresser, or along a bookshelf. For some depth, you can also consider some decorative hanging planters.

In addition to the plants, you can add botanical-themed wall art. Add some wall decals of palm leaves or hang up a gallery wall of leaves, moss, and other greenery. For matching bed sheets and clothes, check out our sweet Avocado collection. Display the adorable matching one-piece bodysuits and knotted gowns in an open closet to add to the green aesthetic.

For those of you with a green thumb, you should absolutely consider live plants. Even for those of you without a green thumb, here’s a list of indoor plants that require very little maintenance, so you can focus on growing your little one:

  • Fiddle-Leaf Fig Tree
  • Jade Plant
  • Maidenhair Fern
  • Moss Terrarium
  • Philodendrons
  • Snake Plants
  • Succulents
  • ZZ Plant

Theme No. 3: Nomadic

baby boy on grey cactus print swaddle blanket

For a gender-neutral Bohemian vibe, consider a nomadic theme. If you’re a world-traveler, your home is probably already filled with global-inspired pieces and handcrafted artwork and furniture from around the world. It’s okay, and even encouraged, to bring those global elements into your baby’s nursery too! Make it baby-friendly by adding handwoven wool rugs and bring several other soft textures around the room for added depth.

Create your own macrame hangings by looking up some DIY tutorials, and add a gold-colored moon-and-star mobile above the crib for an ethereal aesthetic. Moroccan poufs and tapestries are another element you should consider adding to the room. To complete the look, consider adding pieces from our Grey Cactus collection to the room!

Theme No. 4: Dark Accent Wall

When we think of baby rooms, we typically think of light and bright colors, but the nursery theme that’s been trending big this year is a dark accent wall. An accent wall adds visual interest to any room, and a midnight blue or charcoal grey wall is sure to add a complexity to any nursery. Since your accent wall will be the first thing to catch you and your guests’ eyes, be sure to add artwork, murals, or decals to beautify the space.

If you’re afraid the accent wall might be overwhelmingly dark, then contrast the space with big, bursting floral blooms. Add huge floral wall decals to offset the darkness or use moody floral wallpaper for a more permanent setting. Make sure to accent the space with pieces from our Chloe collection, featuring soft, off-white flower blooms.

Theme No. 5: Warm Neutrals

baby girl on cream knit swaddle blanket

The final trending theme to consider when decorating your nursery are warm neutrals. Furniture and artwork with warm neutral tones will make any room feel instantly cozier. In order to avoid a boring or “flat” room, be sure to incorporate different textures, materials, as well as a few true-white pieces to keep the room looking interesting.

A Cream Knit Swaddle Blanket can be paired with a natural wooden crib, a white dresser, and a light beige armchair with warm white accent pillows. Consider natural elements for wall art, such as pressed flowers or a watercolor painting of a desert mountain. Add a few plants around the room or hang light blue curtains to break up the beige in the room.

Deciding how to decorate your child’s nursery is a huge decision to make, but once you decide on the theme and the colors, it only gets fun from there. Stay creative and remember that regardless of the theme that you choose, your baby will love their room because of the love you poured into it. Although they can’t quite understand the concept of time or effort, babies can absolutely feel the love. For more inspiration, browse through Aubrey Gianna’s collections and discover fun and unique prints and color combinations for both baby boys and girls today!

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