Gender Neutral Kids Rooms: Unisex Themes and Color Schemes

Gender neutral kids rooms are not just for babies; as children grow up they may be sharing a room with their opposite sex sibling for a while. Maybe you’re trying to steer clear of the Disney Princess propoganda our little girls are swarmed by? Or maybe you’re preparing a spare room to cater to a mix of grandkids? Whatever your reasons, there are plenty of themes and colors to create the perfect gender neutral kids rooms.

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Contemporary kids design by new york interior designer Chango & Co.

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If you read my post on boys playing with girl toys you’ll know I’m not a fan of pigeon-holing kids into gender stereotypes. I’ve seen plenty of boys playing dress up in princess dresses at children’s play centers, and I’m always intrigued by the parents’ reaction. It varies hugely from pure horror, to laughing, to encouraging and interacting. My boys are particularly into wonder woman’s crown at the moment, very fetching indeed.

Before I divert too much, lets get back to those kids rooms. Bedrooms do not need to be gender specific, so if you’re trying to avoid a blue boys room next to their sister’s pink room, here are my ten favorite gender neutral kids rooms:

1 Zoo Animals

I think it’s safe to say the zoo is for everyone. Some animals seem to be completely genderless, such as a giraffe or a hippo; others seem to swing one way or the other. However, if your son wants a flamingo inspired bedroom, I’m sure he can pull it off.

Childrens Bedroom- Interior Design by Taylor Ford Design, San Francisco transitional-kids

2 Rainbow Colors

We decided to wait for the gender surprise with our first born, which means we wanted a neutral nursery. We went multi-colored… We had green and white walls, with blankets and cushions in a bold multi-colored striped knit. Yes… there was even bright pink in our color scheme – it’s a baby, not a football player being asked to go to school in a tutu.

Golden Beach Res. contemporary-kids

3 Travel

Who doesn’t love to travel? Earthy colors, woods, baskets, ropes, maps… give your kids room a true unisex vibe and inspire them to get their backpack on when they finish school!

Wagener Terrace transitional-kids

 



4 Science

Anyone that’s read this blog for a while will know that I am all about the science stuff. I love this geek chic room, very cool indeed.

Just for Kids! transitional-kids

5 Neutral Tones

Greys, whites, pale wood tones… you really can’t go wrong. It’s a little too safe for my liking, but very tasteful all the same.

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6 Nautical

Don’t tell me boats are for boys, I’ve seen the LEGO® Friends Yacht and it is one swanky girls pad on water. I presume boats became a boy thing because water looks blue… ridiculous.

Nautical shared room beach-style-kids

7 Horses

You can take a horse theme in any direction you like… princesses and unicorns, my little pony, cowboys and ranch… or just somewhere in the middle!

Camping Themed Kids Bedroom Lifestyle scandinavian-kids

8 Lego

Last week I posted a photo on Twin Pickle’s sister Facebook page Family Decor Obsessed that was similar to the one below. When I asked “Who knows someone that’s mad about Lego?”, one follower replied “My girls!”. Yes, it’s OK for girls to play with the primary colored Lego, as well as the pink stuff created with Lego friends… You’ve got to have somewhere to park your yacht after all.

Kalkan Dublex Apartment/Suadiye contemporary-kids

9 Forest 

Similarly to zoos, some forest animals seems to sway towards one particular gender. However if cartoons are anything to go by, it’s all about whether the animal has eyelashes. You can just skip the animals altogether and go with more of a camping, woodland feel.

Whimsical Woodland Playroom by Mollie Openshaw contemporary-kids

10 Monochrome

If in doubt, go monochrome. That way, he/she/both can add little pops of color with accessories in their favorite shade. 

Sebastian's Big Boy Batcave contemporary-kids

 

My top Target picks for gender neutral kids rooms:
Seek Adventure Framed Art
Lion Head Wall Décor
Cactus Table Lamp
Blue/Teal/White Arrow Plaques
Super Dog
Never Grow Up Pillow
3 Sprouts Canvas Storage Bin
The Future Is Bright Framed Wall Art
Southwestern Tepee

So whether you’re creating the perfect spare room, or creating something brothers and sisters will both enjoy, I hope you enjoyed these gender neutral kids rooms. And if you want a few more ideas on your Facebook feed, go and like our Family Decor Obsessed page!

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