My husband and I are expecting our third child this spring and have chosen not to discover the gender. Ever since I revealed our decision, I have gotten so many emails asking how I would decorate a nursery without knowing whether the infant is a boy or a woman. I have compiled a choice of items to create a lovely nursery when maintaining the infant’s gender a surprise. — Dana from House*Tweaking
FREE MATTRESS with Oeuf Sparrow Crib in Grey – $1,059
This clean-lined, grey crib would be great for almost any new addition — boy or girl.
Hand-Hooked Majestic Ivory/Blue Wool Rug – $70.99
A round rug would split all the right lines of this nursery furniture and provide a soft place for floor play. I love the pattern with this one.
Rebecca Occasional Chair – $741.40
I am diggin’ the streamlined “nest” appearance of the modern chair for a nursery. The faux leather end would hold up well to infant, toddler and teenager alike.
Blue Pillow Cover Tala Bluemarine by Arianna Belle – $45
I would put a patterned pillow on the nursery chair for added interest and back support. The pattern would help hide inevitable bottle drips, diaper blowouts and infant spit-up.
Elegant Home Fashions Wave Bench
I’d pair this hot, textured foot stool using a sleek chair for contrast. Parents need a place to prop their feet up while on night feeding responsibility.
Cost Plus World Market
Capiz Hanging Pendant – $69.99
It is a baby ring and mobile in one! I would wire it using a very simple DIY lighting kit. This would be great for a teeny nursery.
Lite Source Antique Brass Dimmable Halogen Plug-in Swing-arm Wall Lamp – $103.91
I would use this wall sconce to free up floor space and keep little hands from tipping over floor or table lamps. The antique brass finish picks up on the hot capiz shells in the ring.
Carved-Circles Window Panel – $54
I love these lightly patterned panels window treatments and as a cloth doorway for the nursery cupboard. I would hang ’em wide and high to produce the window feel bigger.
STENSTORP Kitchen Island – $379
This table is marketed as a freestanding kitchen island, but I think it would make a fantastic baby changing table. It could also follow infant through to his/her older years as a craft table or workplace. Just put in a changing pad and an assortment of baskets to DIY a temporary changing channel.
CoCaLo Noah and Friends Changing Pad Cover – $9.99
A patterned changing pad cover brings in yet another pattern and colour to the room. I would buy two one for your own pad and one for backup.
The Container Store
Platinum elfa Drawers – $12
I would fill a couple of wire baskets with regular baby items for simple access on the changing table’s shelves. The wire permits an open view of what is inside.
Driftwood Round Mirror – $149.99
A round driftwood mirror may bring in a little more warmth, bounce around mild and provide baby a place to watch him or herself.
(Open Box) Naturepedic Organic Fitted Crib Sheet – $79
I always like white bedding , even in a crib!
Paper Mache Number – 5 – $2.47
And baby makes five for my family. I would hang this on the wall with sticky temporary adhesive. I always prefer to exhibit letters or numbers that have particular significance to my family in my home.
Luxury Wool Throw Blanket Blue Chevron from European Wool and Linen
I would love to wrap up in this together with my lil’ one during late-night feedings.
Umbra Conceal Double Wall Book Shelf – $13.14
This is a great way to store a little collection of books. The shelf is concealed so that it appears like the novels are floating around the wall. This would be ideal alongside the chair in the nursery for bedtime stories.
PENNSYLVANIA Wood Wall Hook Home Organizer Wood by Old New Again – $42
I would hang this an ode to my husband’s home state of Pennsylvania, and it’s another personal touch. Plus, I locate wall hooks helpful for business in each room.
Camouflage 2143-40 Paint
I like the notion of a mild yet warm neutral on the walls to maintain the space feeling cozy.
Ogunquit Wooden Toy & Wooden Baby Rattles
Ogunquit Wooden Toy – $22
The old wooden compilation is updated! This is a lovely baby toy to have on hand and move down through the family.
A gender-neutral diaper tote for a gender-neutral nursery. Can not it look great hanging from that Pennsylvania wall hook?
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