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Gender Neutral Yellow and Teal Nursery


In our gender neutral yellow and teal nursery, we took a bunch of mismatched "stuff" and made it look like it was all meant to go together! When our son, Harrison, made his arrival, it couldn't have been more perfect for him!

Design Inspiration

While i was pregnant, and didn't know the sex of the baby, everyone asked me, "If you don't know the baby's sex, what's your nursery theme?"

I don't find myself gravitating towards cartoon characters, animals, or other popular baby room themes.  So I decided to NOT have a theme and we just put together a cute, modern room that we loved the look of!

Decorating Style

Modern, chevron, polka dots, bright colors!

Project Details

Wall color: Light French Gray from Sherwin Williams.

Trim: Alabaster from Sherwin Williams

The dresser and nightstand were old vintage pieces bought from craigslist. The changing table was a piece my grandfather made.  The crib was by fisher price.  ALL pieces were stained to match with Polyshades Espresso. (Warning - it's beautiful but nearly black)

The canvas hanging on the wall was framed with a $2 raw piece of wood cut to fit around and stained with Minwax Jacobean. So easy!

Teal lamp was actually a brass lamp that was spray painted teal, and just got a new shade.

Paper lantern mobile. Small lanterns from World Market. Large lanterns and star from

"H" was made with raw wood letter and tray from Michaels.  Hand painted and sanded edges for a rustic look. Hung with twine.

Bookshelves on wall were spice racks from Ikea and spray painted a deep reddish orange.

Floor to ceiling white gauze curtains from TJ maxx

Other items: Cylinder lamp, rug, yellow clock, and picture hanging above the crib - all from IKEA.

Glider and ottoman from Buy Buy Baby.

Favorite Items

My whole inspiration for this room was jump started by the miniature rocking chair my husbands grandmother gave me.  It was just plain wood and I wanted to spice it up a bit.  My sister had some glossy yellow spray paint on hand, and that was all it took to set the whole room into motion!


Take your time with your room and wait til you find items you really love. Don't buy everything in one day!  Make it your own!