DIY nursery decor ideas to create a neutral and stylish baby's room.
Creating a beautiful nursery is a high priority when a new baby is on the way. Neutral baby rooms are especially trendy and on the rise for convenience. It's a great way to minimize work by reusing nursery decor or making subtle changes in decoration depending on the gender. See how we featured neutral DIY nursery decor for our friends at The Hamby Home.
Neutral Baby's Nursery
One of the highlights of blogging is connecting with other bloggers who become best friends that you never asked for. I am so happy to call Courtney a friend. Courtney and her husband have had some heartbreaking struggles with infertility and adoption, you can read about it here. So when she told me what she wanted above her crib I felt honored to create something special for her nursery. Having faced our fair share of struggles with infertility, I couldn't refuse!
I love all the neutral finishing touches Courtney chose for this room. Since they are hoping to adopt she wanted to have this room complete and ready for a baby, regardless of it being a boy or girl. This room has been a work of love and one day there will be a very blessed baby sleeping in the baby's crib.
Awesome Ideas for Neutral DIY Nursery Decor
An easy way to achieve a neutral nursery is by starting with a subtle color scheme instead of bold primary colors. Greys, whites, taupes and even navy blue are perfect for a baby nursery. One of these palettes can give just the right amount of color while keeping the room more conservative. The best part about starting on the more conservative end is that it is easy to add a touch of color down the road.
Instead of a plain white room, Courtney used shiplap as an accent wall. This is a great way to add texture and decorative elements while still keeping a room neutral. Here are a few other affordable DIY ideas for an accent nursery wall to compliment the nursery's theme.
- Picture frame wall molding
- Shadow box molding
- Boho wood wall design
- Faux shiplap wall for less
Add a personal touch to your child's room with a cutout, wooden letters or your own wall art. I created this wood sign cutout that reads, "for this child we prayed," for Courtney to use as her statement piece. She painted this sign in black to really stand out against the shiplap wall and then attached it with command strips. (you can view her complete tutorial here)
Adding in wall art is a fun way to display nursery decor in a budget-friendly way. Plus, there are so many nursery room ideas for wall hangings that you can do on your own. Abstract wall art, a custom DIY wall sign, or hanging Boho decor, to name a few!
Find a crib and bedroom furniture that are gender neutral. Whether it is old furniture that has been repurposed or brand new furniture, there is so much available to meet your desired style. I love the vintage style of this iron bed that is both beautiful and simple.
And don't forget necessities such as a changing table and rocking chair. I have even used old dressers as a changing table and transformed them with a fresh coat of paint or stain.
Bedding and Linens
Neutral colors are also ideal for linen and bedding. The bedding compliments the crib perfectly and looks great with the beautiful curtains she made (you can see that tutorial here).
Don't forget to add light fixtures to your to-do list before the baby's arrival. Light fixtures are a great way to add style to a space, while serving a practical purpose. And don't forget a light that can dim or use a subtle night lamp for nighttime feedings.
This beautiful beaded chandelier adds a gorgeous element of elegance to this neutral space.
Other Fun Nursery Decor Design Ideas
- Create your own DIY mobile to hanging above the crib
- Have your baby's name design hanging up somewhere
- Use baby blankets as part of the room decor
- Accent floor space with a pom pom rug or another type with texture
DIY Nursery Decor
Creating a neutral nursery with subtle DIY nursery decor will bring soft elegance to your space that is beautiful and cozy. Courtney's nursery is the perfect example with its simplicity and elegance. You don't have to spend a fortune to create the ideal room for your little bundle of joy - just make it neutral.
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