First time mom and life & style blogger, Amy, and her hubby decided to keep the gender of their baby a surprise. Sometimes, this can make decorating the baby’s room a bit more difficult, but we think they nailed it with this bright gender neutral nursery! They focused on calming colors, natural artwork and animal prints (who doesn’t love those?!). The mama behind Coffee Beans & Bobby Pins, takes us on a tour of the sweet room below, pups and all!
Amy says, Prior to expecting, my husband and I had already agreed that we wanted the gender of our first baby to be a surprise. “But how will you decorate a nursery?” everyone asked. Keeping the room classic and simple was something I always knew I wanted for our baby’s nursery, so sticking to a neutral color palette filled with pieces that could grow easily transition from baby to toddler seemed like the right answer.
The room truly ended up being a labor of love as it once served as my very girly office space. To start, my husband and I hung bead board (a first for us) and painted the once blush walls a shade of beige which I loved against the white paneling.
The campaign style dresser with gold hardware was the first piece of furniture we purchased and the piece also served as inspiration to carry the gold accents throughout the rest of the room. One of my favorite pieces is the E.E.Cummings artwork that hangs on the side wall. The poem was actually read at our wedding, and I love that it now hangs in our baby’s room as a reminder of our transition from husband and wife to that of family.
Overall, the room is easily one of my favorites in the house and now that our tiny bundle has arrived (a girl!), I love rocking her in the chair and admiring all of the hard work and beauty around us. Now that she’s here, it’s like we designed the room with her in mind all along!