3 Gender-Neutral Nursery Themes that Are Almost as Cute as Your New Baby

Animal mobile with monkey, camel, turtle, and giraffe

3 Gender-Neutral Nursery Themes that Are Almost as Cute as Your New Baby

Checklist for designing a nursery: Make sure it's safe, comfortable, and absolutely adorable. You don't have to settle for traditional pink or blue color schemes, either. There are plenty of gender-neutral nursery themes to fit your home's style. Here are three of our favorites.

Adventure Nursery

Inspire your little explorer's dreams with an adventure-themed nursery. This mountain-peak-and-evergreen-tree-print crib bedding set is certified free of harmful chemicals and provides a neutral base for the rest of the room. The puffy clouds on this baby mobile offer a soothing visual as you lull your little one to sleep, and you can keep the whimsical motif going with this nursery rug. It's great for tummy time and first steps (and you can order a swatch to make sure you love it before committing to the whole area rug).

Buy It! Adventure Awaits Crib Bedding Set, $70; target.com
Clouds Mobile, $35; target.com
Cloud Rug, from $239; crateandbarrel.com

Animal Nursery

Elephants and giraffes are classic animal nursery motifs, but if you want something very "of the moment" try a woodland theme for your new bundle of joy. When he starts to talk he'll be excited to point out all the little critters on his baby bedding. The set features three pieces — sheets and skirt, plus a blanket when he's a bit older — to keep him cozy in his crib. Match it with this fox pillow that fits perfectly on a rocking chair to ease parental discomfort during late-night feedings. Babies may be tiny, but they go through a lot of clothes! Place this nursery hamper by his changing table to keep dirty clothes out of sight while still adding a cute accent to the room. Storage containers shaped like a hedgehog and acorn are also available, and are great for organizing toys or extra supplies.

Buy It! Woodland Friends Bedding Set, $85 (usually $100); wayfair.com
Fox Decorative Pillow, $30; potterybarnkids.com
Shaped Critter Storage, from $34; potterbarnkids.com

Mickey Mouse crib set, blue Disney lamp, and framed Disney quote wall art photo

Disney Nursery

There are so many Disney-inspired nursery themes to choose from! You can do princesses or cars of course, but for a gender-neutral idea, we suggest sticking with the original star: Mickey Mouse. This three-piece crib set includes two sheets and a comforter (to be used when baby is older). Place this accent lamp on a nightstand to softly light the room during story time and its perforated shade will cast a constellation-esque glow on the walls and ceiling. Diversify the Mickey silhouettes by hanging framed Disney quotes for daily inspiration. You can also find different character art and create an entire Disney accent wall for baby's nursery.

Buy It! Mickey Mouse Nursery Crib Bedding, $62 (usually $70); hayneedle.com
Mickey Mouse Constellation Accent Lamp, $79 (usually $119); shopdisney.com
Disney Quote Print, $2.50 (usually $6); etsy.com