Colorful Gender-Neutral Nursery

Jessica and Scott Davis created a colorful nursery for their son, Bryan, which will easily transition later into a big kid, then teen room, as he grows.
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November 24, 2014

Get Organized

Wicker baskets are a fantastic addition to any bookshelf. Not only do they conceal kid clutter, they also make it easy to organize baby's things — toys in one bin, puzzles in another, coloring supplies, games or even diapers in another.

Select Colors That Will Work Now and Later

Jessica and Scott decided to keep the nursery's theme and colors gender neutral so it will work now for their infant son, Bryan, as well as any future kids.

Include Pieces From Your Childhood

This orange folding NY chair is one of Jessica's favorite pieces. She had the same chair as a child, so including it in her son's nursery is a sentimental touch.

Choose Furniture They Won't Outgrow

Just the right height for use as a changing table, this midcentury modern-inspired dresser will easily transition with Bryan's changing style and needs as he grows up.

Include Architectural Touches

Jessica painted the graphic ceiling. The combination of the room's sloped ceilings (the Davis' home is a Tudor revival style) and striped pattern resembles a tent and boosts the room's fun factor.

Have Fun With Pattern and Color

The nursery's bedding features bright colors and a gender-neutral animal theme.

Add Playful Touches

Paper circles and wire create a colorful mobile and homage to modern artist Alexander Calder.

Let No Space Go to Waste

A drawer under Bryan's crib provides handy storage for naptime necessities. A slim basket or plastic bin would be a great alternative for cribs without a built-in drawer.

Put Books on Display

Wall ledges hung above the bookcase display Bryan's favorite books and keep them within easy reach for story time.

Incorporate Things That Make You Smile

Owls are Jessica's favorite animal and they're key players in the nursery's decor.

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