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There are so many options. Stick with neutral colors (brown, green, yellow, orange...) and then you can add in after baby is born
We went with a safari theme and decorated in browns and greens. After DD was born I added in some pops of pink. I didn't want a pink room anyway but this makes it more colorful and girly. I figure when she is about 3 or 4 we can redocorate in to more of a toddler room anyway, so pick a theme you like. It doesn't have to be a theme, per se, but a color palette with shapes or patterns.
we decided on the nursery colors before we knew what we were having. I wanted a gender neutral nursery because I am not a huge fan of having everything be pink or blue based on an x or a y...
anyway, I posted pictures of our nursery in a post below. Link is here: http://community.thebump.com/cs/ks/forums/thread/75163465.aspx
We know what we're having, but we picked the theme before we conceived because we had to paint the room ahead of time. We're doing an ocean theme. Now that we know it's a boy, I ended up picking out slightly more boyish ocean-themed bedding, but there were lots of very neutral and some more girlish ones too.
Most of the nature/animal nursery sets I've seen are gender-neutral so you can do safari, forest animals, ocean/sea/pond/beach, penguins and polar bears, circus, owls on a tree branch with moon and stars, etc.
You can also go with popular kids characters like Winnie the Pooh, Sesame Street, Dr. Seuss, Disney, nursery rhymes, and non-princess fairy tales.
Or you can go with just dots/stripes/zig-zags in a neutral color scheme.
atcwag:We're team green and had planned a Harry Potter nursery even before we knew 100% that we were going to stay team green. The primary colors are red and yellow (gold) with some brown accents.
i'm just a lurker on this board, but i had to jump in here. this is the most amazing thing i've ever heard. do you have pics anywhere????
mbm1983:we a charcoal grey, yellow and teal. and later added coral. it's not too girly and i love it.
These are the colors we are doing for our little girl's room too! I love the combo. We had originally planned on keeping it gender neutral, but I loved the coral too much to exclude it.
ec0983: atcwag:We're team green and had planned a Harry Potter nursery even before we knew 100% that we were going to stay team green. The primary colors are red and yellow (gold) with some brown accents.i'm just a lurker on this board, but i had to jump in here. this is the most amazing thing i've ever heard. do you have pics anywhere????
We've only painted, so nothing really to show yet. I'll be sure to share photos on my BMBs (Sept/Oct) when it's finished though!