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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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
If in doubt, go monochrome. That way, he/she/both can add little pops of color with accessories in their favorite shade.
My top Target picks for gender neutral kids rooms:
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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June 5, 2017 at 9:28 am
Wow! You’ve shared a great collection of room designs here. They are all so good that it’s hard to pick.
June 5, 2017 at 4:34 pm
Thankyou! I had trouble narrowing it down, there are some amazing designs out there!
June 5, 2017 at 2:04 pm
Love those ideas! Just pined. Thanks for sharing!
June 5, 2017 at 4:35 pm
I’m so glad you found some things to inspire your perfect design!
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June 5, 2017 at 3:19 pm
Love all of these designs. My son would LOVE this Lego room!
June 5, 2017 at 4:35 pm
Isn’t it amazing, they went all out on that one!
June 5, 2017 at 4:29 pm
This is perfect timing! I’m trying to decorate my son and daughter’s bathroom! So many great gender neutral ideas!
June 5, 2017 at 4:36 pm
Oh great! I hope you can come up with something that keeps everyone happy!
June 5, 2017 at 4:37 pm
You can never go wrong with black and white. I love these ideas. Neutrals are so great. You can easily add a pop of color with accessories.
June 5, 2017 at 5:09 pm
Yes, I must admit I’m swaying towards black and white for my boys room!
June 5, 2017 at 7:59 pm
I love these ideas! I’ve found neutral colours seem to stay liked a bit longer, since kids’ favourite colours are always changing!
June 5, 2017 at 8:06 pm
Absolutely! They can change up the accessories as their tastes change without having to redecorate!
June 5, 2017 at 8:14 pm
Love love love them all! It would be hard for me to pick just one!
June 5, 2017 at 8:25 pm
Haha, thanks! We share good taste ??
June 6, 2017 at 3:26 am
I love the travel decor idea! Seems like a fun and easy way to set up kids rooms. Thanks for the inspiration!
June 6, 2017 at 7:18 am
It’s quite mature that one too, so they won’t grow out of it quickly!
June 6, 2017 at 6:06 am
These are such good ideas! My son and daughter now share a room so I am looking for some new inspiration!
June 6, 2017 at 7:19 am
Oh great! I’m so glad you found some ideas to help!
June 6, 2017 at 7:15 am
These are great options. I think my favorites would be the science room and the forest room. Those two would fit in what my kids would love!
June 6, 2017 at 7:21 am
I love both of those too. I suppose I’d go with the forest room for younger kids and the science room for slightly older kiddos!
June 6, 2017 at 8:58 am
These are all such great ideas! When I have children one day I would love to decorate the nursery gender neutral and find out the gender at birth!
June 6, 2017 at 9:43 pm
Yay! Keep no it a surprise is so much fun!
June 7, 2017 at 7:05 am
These are lovely. I can’t pick a favorite…zoo, nautical, or forest!
June 7, 2017 at 9:33 pm
Haha! Good choices ?
June 7, 2017 at 8:16 pm
Wow! These are some cool ideas! I personally love the neutral one ?
June 7, 2017 at 9:34 pm
It does have a lovely calm feel to it… maybe it’ll rub off on the children ??
June 7, 2017 at 8:59 pm
I love these. I am going to have to try one of these bedrooms for my little guy. <3
June 7, 2017 at 9:34 pm
So glad you enjoyed the selection, thanks for dropping by 🙂