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6 neutral nursery ideas

Neutral nurseries painted in Lick Green 01 and Pink 01

WordsMegan Lambert


There are plenty of good reasons to decorate your baby’s nursery in a neutral color palette. It creates a timeless design (hello, Timeless Neutrals) that will last, meaning your little ones won’t grow out of their bedroom as they grow. A neutral color palette provides the perfect blank canvas for freedom of expression and all their future artwork, plus, it doesn’t gender stereotype. And (arguably most importantly of all) a soothing neutral space can improve your baby’s sleep quality. A good night’s sleep for them means a good night’s sleep for you. 

From soft fabrics to cozy cushions, these neutral nursery ideas will create a calming environment for your little bundle of joy to enjoy. 

1. Neutral nursery idea: neutral color palette

Our neutral color palettes promise to create a relaxing room for your babies to rest in and play in peace, from the Japandi-style Palette 02 to the modern yet timeless Lick x Kelly Hoppen neutral paint collection. If you do want to introduce a little color, go for Scandi-style shades, like airy whites and light sky blues, or go for a dose of New Neutrals, which eschews whites and greys in favor of barely-there pinks, gentle greens, and greiges. 

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2. Neutral nursery idea: cushions and throws

In a baby’s world, texture and tactile surfaces are everything. It’s not just about designing an aesthetically pleasing room. You want to think about creating a sensory space, so try and consider all five senses. Create a comfy cocoon for you and your baby by filling it with sumptuous cushions and throws that they can snuggle up in.

3. Neutral nursery idea: textured rug

All fours is the mode of transport for tiny tots, so you’ll want a soft surface for them to crawl around on. We love this neutral colour carpeting and natural jute rugs that Charlotte from @27_the_brambles has gone for, especially in those organic circular shapes. They can also be a great way to designate a play zone and can make cleaning up afterwards that little bit easier.