I'll never forget the gasps of horror from the range of people we told we were having a boy while he was still cooking in my tum, not because it was a boy, but because we chose to find out the gender at all! I even had one friend who literally ordered me to 'KEEP IT A SURPRISE' when I mentioned we'd be zooming in on his/her 'area' the minute we hit 20 weeks! As per all parenting advice that people chose to bombard me with, I ignored.
I loved every minute of my '50 shades of blue' consumed nine months while I decorated every corner. However, heaps of couples prefer to go with what I call the 'Lion King moment', the one where Simba is raised to the air... its a boy! If thats your preference here a few tips on how to enjoy and nail the gender neutral nursery.
Go Beige or go Home: I've never been one to recommend beige, but when it comes to general neutral nurseries, this, white or muted tones are your best bet.
Layer, Layer, Layer: Because pinks and blues aren't an option, its even more important to build the room up through layering elements. Choose complimenting patterns like chevrons and geometrics, encorporate multiple textures like wools, cottons and sheepskins and build in multiple lighting options to do this.
Feature wall: I've always said that one of the most important aspects to any room is the feature wall. Wallpaper is everything!
Resist the urge to style: what you really want to do is create a beautiful base that you will build upon once bub's arrives. Let the fun begin by adding in your pops of colour, blue hangers or tutus!