by GABRIELLE SAVOIE
"If your nursery is neutral, it's easier to fit into the rest of your décor," Jonathan Adler once told us. "It's cohesive and doesn't punch you in the face the way a pink, frilly princess palace would." As more and more parents-to-be ditch the traditional blue-for-boys and pink-for-girls color schemes, gender-neutral nurseries are becoming the norm, not the exception. As Adler explains, a nursery should flow with the rest of your décor, not disrupt it.
But with the now overwhelming number of decorating options, it can be hard to narrow down a specific color scheme or theme for your new nursery. So how do you decorate a neutral nursery from A to Z? By meeting functional needs, focusing on texture, and being creative with colors, it's possible to have your nursery ready before you've even found out the sex of the baby. Ahead, our favorite nurseries prove that pink and blue are out. Here are some gender-neutral nursery ideas to inspire you (and teach you a few tips along the way).