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Anyone out there not finding out what they are having? I'm not, and I'm finding it hard to decide how to do the nursery. Any ideas or what did you do?

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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

     

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  • 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. 

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    I still have a ways to go, but the room we are turning into the nursery was already painted gray and blue. I like the olors and dont feel like canging them. I was always the girl who wanted her room blue growing up, so even of they might sound like more masculine, I know the furniture and other elements we will use will make it neutral for us. 
  • Our nursery is a sage green color. Furniture is cherry. I have a dark brown glider. Curtai a are not yet purchased but they will be cream. And I'm doing giraffes LIGHTLY! I hate overly themed rooms. So my photographer friend is going to the zoo with me and we're gonna take some pictures of the giraffes and have them blown up and framed as art for the nursery. Crib sheets and little things will be orange and giraffe themed but not an explosion of giraffes.
  • We're adopting, so we haven't been able to plan for gender. We are doing grey, orange and white.
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  • Animals and alphabet is our nursery theme.
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    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.
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    image 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???? 

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  • paint the walls grey - white doors etc...we know we are having a boy but I wanted a grey room regardless. decorate using shades of grey & yellow. once the baby arrives add either baby pink or baby blue!! good luck!
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  • we a charcoal grey, yellow and teal. and later added coral. it's not too girly and i love it.
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  • I did a very light blue nursery with a tree decal and put butterflies and dragonfly decals around the main colors I went with for the decals are yellow sage green and a turquoise blue. If you want to see pictures I can email you some.
  • In the end, the nursery will not be gender neutral as I'll be adding either more girly/boyish things once we know what we're having - BUT, we are getting the white Jenny Lind crib and painting the walls a really pretty, soft aqua blue which is all gender neutral. We'll be doing a vintage hot air balloon theme, which can definitely be great for boys & girls :) Lots of cute stuff on Etsy & Pinterest!
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  • I'm in the same boat. I don't really like the themey stuff like safari or Pooh. At the moment, I am considering navy blue and white and then I will add in either hot pink or kelly green accents after birth. I'm thinking lamp shades, pillows, wall art, etc., would have the accent colors. I'm also not a big fan of pastels so that limits choices as well. I've seen several nurseries done in grey and white and then added an accent color later too. 

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  • We did a neutral nursery even though we already knew sex. Dd's nursery is largely color themed. Red, orange, yellow, brown. We have beige walls with white trim. We put up A large tree decal with those colors in leaves and hung lanterns over the changing table in the colors. I found coordinating You are my Sunshine and Alphabet art. I love it :
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  • J234J234
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    We started out Team Green!  Our nursery is chocolate brown with white trim, a white tree decal, and some Willow Organic pieces from Kidsline.  When we found out we were having a girl, we threw in some pink, orange and green dot pieces from Land of Nod.  
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    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.  


  • teshy1teshy1
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    We stayed with neutral colours even after DD was born.  Her room will remain the nursery and she'll be moving into a new room a few months before LO is due, and we're still keeping the colours fairly neutral (light green walls), but with some "feminine" colour accents.
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    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!

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