Gender Neutral Nursery Ideas

Patience is a virtue, especially when waiting to discover the gender of your new arrival! Perhaps the most special (and debatable) decision of all, is keeping the mystery of whether your baby is a boy or a girl alive and kicking until… well, the day the little cherub arrives very much alive and kicking!

Whilst this makes the arrival of your angel all the more magical, it can prove tricky when decorating your baby’s nursery. To help you create an inspiring base for your bundle of joy, we’ve racked our brains for a few brilliant gender neutral nursery ideas for expecting parents.

So grab a cuppa and your thinking cap, and dive into our handy guide of suggestions for gender-neutral nurseries:

Chasing Rainbows

They say that white light comprises all the colours of the rainbow, so there’s something to be said for keeping it clean, simple and minimalistic when decorating your little wonder’s nursery. White furnishings will create a blank canvas on which your baby can paint their personality, leaving you lots of scope to customise to your heart’s content later down the line.

So for those nursery essentials that you need to invest in before the stork arrives, opt for crisp white pieces that will add style and substance. We love the Sebra Expanding Cotbed that can convert into a Toddler Bed as your angel grows. This luxurious cotbed in white will match perfectly with just about any decor.

Sebra Expanding Cot

Pretty in Pastels

Pink and blue aren’t the only colours of the rainbow, and who says you can’t incorporate both into a gender neutral nursery? Add a splash of colour to the room, by picking out pretty pastels that will calm and comfort your joyous bundle as they bed down in their room for the night.

Lorena Canals Puffy Dream Cloud Shaped Rugs

Carry these colours through to the bigger nursery essentials on your list, and leave the limitations of pink and blue behind. We love the calming hue of the pastel green Vox Tuli Bookcase and Toy Storage, which offers lots of space to tidy those toys, books and nik nacks away.

Childrens Toy Storage
Vox Tuli Bookcase & Toy Storage

In the Jungle

Bold colours and textures are enough to capture the imagination of a curious little tot, which is why many parents choose to bestow their baby’s nursery with a kaleidoscope of colours and plenty of detail. Babies go bananas for furry and friendly animals; a jungle-themed nursery is bound to inspire your tyke.

Bring the jungle theme to life with a plump and soft Lion Animal Head, designed to watch over your baby’s cot and ensure sweet dreams as your cub drifts into the land of nod.

Kids Lion Plush Animal Head

Your baby is sure to love the look and feel of super soft organic cotton on their delicate skin, so wrap your tiger up in comfort when venturing into the concrete jungle for the day, with a Quilted Baby Blanket from Cam Cam Copenhagen. Irresistibly soft, we promise your angel will be warm and cosy when tucked into their pram with this amazing blanket!

Cam Cam Copenhagen Organic Cotton Blanket
Cam Cam Copenhagen Baby Blanket

On the Farm

Sow the seeds for an inquisitive mind with a theme that instils a love of the great outdoors in your little wonder. You don’t need to venture the far corners of the world to find furry friends – there’s plenty of adventures here on British soil. So make Old Macdonald proud with a farmyard-themed nursery that will inspire your country boy or girl.

Familiarise your little peach about the importance of their 5 a day, with these adorable Le Toy Van Stacking Veggies. Colourful and cute they are sure to become favourite song time buddies.

Le Toy Van Stacking Veggies
Le Toy Van Stacking Veggies

As your munchkin’s curiosity grows, let them loose on a rocker that will make sure their first encounters with wildlife are wonderful. Whether you’re raising little bo peep or a budding shepherd, the Lambert Infant Rocker promises to be a highlight of your baby’s childhood, encouraging a sense of balance as well as a love of farm animals.

Lambert Infant Rocker

Back to the Future

Gender neutral nurseries are a contemporary trend, so reinforce your modern theme with futuristic nursery essentials that will make your baby the coolest kid on the block. Watch your baby rock out in their very own throne as you relax on an evening, by picking out a Charlie Crane Levo Baby Rocker that will look just as good in the lounge as their nursery. In a neutral shade, it’s perfect for boys and girls.

Charlie Crane Bonton Levo Baby Bouncer
Levo Rocker Bonton Star

When your baby needs a little extra support, welcome them to the dinner table with a high chair that will stand up to the challenge of seating your youngster for years to come. The Leander High Chair is a seat with staying power, cleverly designed to adapt to your growing beansprout and support their posture when it’s feeding time at the zoo.

Leander High Chair Natural
Leander High Chair Natural

Feeling envious of these fabulous chairs? We’ve got seating galore for parents too. Our glider nursery chairs are ideal for those rock and roll late nights when you’re hanging out with baby, so you can savour those bedtime reads and midnight feeds. Try the Olli Ella Mo Ma Glider out for size, available in five stylish colours that won’t set your colour scheme in stone!

Olli Ella Mo Ma Nursing Chair
Mo Ma Gliding Nursing Chair

Preparation is key when waiting for your new arrival, so don’t let the great mystery stand in the way of creating a magical nursery. Be inspired by our gender neutral nursery ideas, to start putting together a haven for your little boy or girl…. That’s all part of the fun!

Browse our full nursery collection to find everything you need to welcome your babe into the world in style, with every colour of the rainbow for you to decorate to your heart’s content.

We’ve been helping new parents create the perfect nurseries for years, so don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01305 231 231 or send a message to if you have any questions.


With more than 8 years’ experience in providing advice and support to parents looking for their perfect kids bed, mother of 2, Nathalie Davis is passionate about helping children develop. In her role as Director of Product Procurement at Cuckooland, Nathalie has helped thousands of parents improve their children’s sleep and sleeping habits through the beds and mattresses she sources and the articles she writes. In her spare time she teaches her Golden Retriever to be a responsible vegetarian and is often spotted sifting through clothes at her local Charity Shops.

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