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Webb’s Gender Neutral Rustic Modern Nursery


For our second son's nursery we were using a former guest room that gets a lot of light, so we wanted to keep the palette neutral, airy, and mature. We didn't want to be tied down by a set theme, but decided that rustic, barn-inspired accents would make it feel a little more masculine.

Design Inspiration

Both of our boys have fairly mature, neutral rooms because we didn't want any place in our house to scream "Baby!" and we wanted them to transition well to older boy rooms. I used Pinterest to find neutral themes, but largely went with elements we use in the rest of our home; rustic wood mixed with metal and more modern pieces, clean-line furniture, simple art work, eclectic pairings.

Decorating Style

Clean, simple, modern with rustic touches, neutral, light and bright.

Project Details

Metal Letters ("WEBB") - Hobby Lobby

Wooden Houses - Hobby Lobby

Lolly & Me Mod 4-in-1 Fixed-Side Convertible Crib, Pebble Gray - Walmart

Glider - Walmart (from older son's nursery)

10 Spring Street Preston Woven Ottoman, Tan - Walmart

Small Rug - Target (similar)

Quilt and Lovey (hanging on crib) - The Modern Robin

Valance - Modernality

Burlap Pennant Flags - Hobby Lobby (party section)

Cream Blanket - Marshall's

Hexagonal Shelf - Hobby Lobby

Ceramic Milk Jugs - Target (Craft Section)

Cream Poufs/Balls - Michael's (Party Section)

Industrial Cage Ceiling Light in Bronze - Shades of Light

Reclaimed Wood Ladder - Amazon

Plaid Blanket - Target

Light Teal Side Table - HomeGoods

Fake plants and metal pots - IKEA

Wooden Bowl (on side table) - Target (kitchen section)

Graco Sound Machine - Amazon

White Curtains and Nickel Rod - Target (old)

Metal toy bin - Hobby Lobby

Barnwood Frame with Twine - Hobby Lobby

Corrugated Metal Sheep - Local Seller

White Hemnes Dresser - IKEA

Dresser Knobs - Hobby Lobby

2-Tier container - Target (Garden Section)

Crib Sheets and Changing Pad Cover - Target

Wood Art - Hobby Lobby

Hexagonal, Triangular and Cow Prints - Best Designland

Watercolor "W" Print - Little Emma's Flowers

Wooden Art with Saying - DIY


Favorite Items

I love the Wooden Art from Hobby Lobby as well as the lettered wood art my mother made for the room. While it won't always stay in the nursery, the quilt from The Modern Robin is beautiful and will look great for a long time to come.


Don't limit yourself to shopping in the baby section of stores and stick with mostly neutral colors (browns and grays can match!). Pick one or two accent colors to keep your eye out for.