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Coastal Chic Gender Neutral Nursery


When I found out I was expecting a boy I was really stumped with what to do with the nursery. While I enjoy bold colours for boys' rooms (think navy, forest green even black), my style preference is light and airy. I did not want to just paint the walls grey like the gender neutral nurseries I usually see on Pinterest.

I wanted to create a space that was "pretty" to look at but still somewhat masculine. I love wallpaper and I scoured the internet looking for some for this room, but I couldn't find anything that I loved that hadn't been over used in other boys' rooms. When I couldn't find a wallpaper I loved, I decided to create this unique feature wall with moulding. The wall is currently painted white, but it could change to a colour (such as navy) in the future! The other walls are painted light grey.

Designing a nursery in a pandemic when all the stores were closed was challenging. About 90% of the room was ordered online and when they re-opened I picked up a few decor items (pillows, picture frames) from HomeSense again. The shelves were pretty bare though so I never found exactly what I was looking for, however it will do for now! I love the nautical theme for boys' rooms as well as coastal decor, so I combined these two elements. I didn't want there to be boats and anchors everywhere, but I added a few nods to beach life in the decor and I used a beach inspired palette of blue, white and grey.