Most parents-to-be today find out the sex of their baby before the baby’s arrival. However, there is a strong minority who wait to know if they are having a boy or a girl until he or she arrives. Whatever camp parents-to-be fall into, decorating the nursery for baby is an exciting process. And with all exciting projects, it can also be a little daunting. Do you choose classic pink for a girl? Blue for a boy? Or do you decorate in a more gender neutral color like yellow or green for future babies who may occupy the nursery? What if you have fraternal boy/girl twins?
While pink for girls and blue for boys continue to be the most popular choices for nurseries, there is a rise in gender neutral decorating in the nursery. Princess pink can be replaced by yellow with gray and white accents. Baseball blues might be exchanged for purple and apple green. There is no limit to the colors you can choose for a baby’s room. Keep in mind that it is easier to change paint color than replace flooring so you might want to stick to neutral carpet colors or wood floors for the nursery.
If you go neutral on the walls and floor, you can always bring in feminine and masculine touches with the crib bedding, curtains and accessories. Toys and games as well as art are great ways to personalize a space to fit baby’s personality as well as gender. Neutral will also allow the room to grow as baby grows into a big kid.
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