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Gender Neutral Nursery-Polka Dot Theme


A gender neutral nursery with a modern polka-dot theme done in mint and beige.

Design Inspiration

The gender of our first child was a surprise. We wanted a nursery that wasn't too childish but that was sweet and light.  We were trying to steer away from a heavy baby theme (jungle, Pooh bear, etc...) and just wanted something that had a bit of a modern touch while still looking like a peaceful baby's room.

Decorating Style

We have a modern transitional decorating theme throughout our home, and wanted to continue this into the baby's room.  We like accent walls and unique elements while having some slightly traditional elements scattered throughout as well.

Project Details

The paint is Sherwin Williams brand. We called in a muralist to paint the dots for us. The furniture is Delta brand from Babies R' Us. Our closet was created and built by ClosetTec in New Jersey.  This was key for us as it really helped with organizing all the items that come with a new baby! The crib bedding, window valance, and nursery animal prints are Lambs and Ivy.

Favorite Items

My favorite item in the nursery is the polka dot walls!  I love how they are a bit whimsical but still sweet with a modern pop. Since it's gender neutral, I had no pink accents to put in at the time, so I love that I was able to decorate with my baby shower "guest books", one a plate that everyone signed, and the other my ultrasound picture that was matted and signed. They added a level of personality that it was hard to create not knowing the gender.


I feel  that sticking with lighter shades of traditional "neutral" colors is the best thing for a gender-neutral nursery. Easy to accent and match to overall theme of your home.  Have fun with your decorating and remember that your baby doesn't care what the room looks like so don't stress too much!

Ross Neytiri

Sunday 6th of October 2013

I like the colors you used. They are very relaxing. However, the huge polka dots on the wall are kinda stimulating. So there's a sort of contrast there.

Jillian Scotts

Thursday 3rd of October 2013

Lovely! I adore polka dots, especially if they are in light or pastel colors.