When we were children, nursery styling revolved around two choices: pink or blue. These days, choosing a color scheme for a baby's room isn't limited to colors once associated with gender. Some of the most gorgeous nurseries don't adhere to a single theme—they combine different hues, textures, materials, and trends to create a modern, playful, and gender-neutral space.
Ahead, we've rounded up 10 of our favorite nurseries that prove children's rooms don't have to be pink or blue. From a serene space with natural materials to a personality-packed corner with a custom mural, there's plenty of nursery styling tips to learn from these well-decorated homes. Let the pinspiration begin.
You don't have to pick a color theme when decorating a room. Start with a fresh, neutral base, and layer accessories and furniture in natural materials like wicker and jute to add tone and texture.
Give your nursery personality by adding a statement wall. Think beyond a lick of paint and experiment with patterned wallpaper or murals. This gorgeous feature wall in Rebecca Minkoff's home steals the show.
Practical items can be stylish, too. These numbered woven baskets keep clutter at bay and tie in with the existing home décor.
When model mom Coco Rocha enlisted the help of One Kings Lane to design her nursery, her brief wasn't typical. Rocha explains she wanted her daughter's space to be sophisticated and vibrant with a hint of edge. "I really think children can be stimulated by all sorts of colors and patterns, whether it's themed or not," she says. Steal her style with a bold and playful art wall that injects personality into the nursery.
Styling a nursery is a chance to create a child's wonderland that belongs to your newest family member—it should be fun! Make play the focus with tribal touches like bunting or a teepee.
Forgoing pink or blue accents can leave a nursery feeling a little bland. Combat a color-free space by styling shelves with personality pieces. Arrange framed photographs with plush toys and clothing to give the room its own voice.
Decorating with color isn't the only way to imbue a space with character. Opt for gender-neutral animal motifs instead, like this playful print of a tiger cub.
Add a touch of nature to the nursery with potted plants and succulents. They'll also help purify the air to help your new baby sleep well.
Looking for décor that isn't covered in gendered prints, like bows or trucks? Opt for geometric shapes in various colors and sizes.
Decorate the space with your little one in mind and remember to make it fun and playful. This genius yellow slide playroom by Studio DB is a kid's dream.
This story was published in May 2016 and updated in April 2018.