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How to create a calming neutral nursery

How to create a calming neutral nursery

Looking to create a nursery that all but guarantees a sense of calm the minute you walk in? Fill the space with rich neutrals and cozy textures for a room you can't help but snuggle into.


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Feeling inspired? These 3 tips are the key to taking a neutral nursery from "blah" to "ahhhhh":

Incorporate a mix of textures and patterns

Keep the room feeling fresh by layering in 2-3 patterns and textures. In the idea board above, the black and white patterned pillow and cute, fox hamper add just enough punch to keep the room interesting while still playing into the calm, neutral vibe of the room.

Paint the room a different neutral than the one you plan to use for your decor

Have you ever walked into a room with beige walls, beige carpet and furniture with beige tones? Talk about "blah." Avoid boring and blah by incorporating 2-3 neutral colors (beige, white, grey, black) in the room in varying shades of each.

Test out naturally textured rugs in person to make sure they won't be scratchy on baby's soft skin.

When in doubt, choose a rug with that's a mix of jute and chenille like this one from West Elm. Gorgeous texture + soft and cozy? Yes, please!

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I'm Michelle. momma to two little girls, interior design addict and firm believer that you CAN have nice things with kids. Learn more here.

Looking for more ideas? I think you'll love these:

Surround your baby with unconditional love & support from day one with a Blessing Bear:


Blessing Bear is a super soft teddy bear with a hidden pocket (with Velcro closure) and a fabric square to fill with love notes and wishes that remind your child they are unconditionally loved.The bear becomes a symbol of love and community, filled with the wishes of everyone who cares about them.

It's a sweet and easy way to surround your child with love from day one.

How Blessing Bears work:

  • Step 1: Open up your bear and grab the pen & Prayer Square (included with purchase.)
  • Step 2: Write a blessing or prayer for baby. To make it extra sweet, have family & friends write down their prayers or wishes, too.
  • Step 3: Tuck the fabric square inside your bear's back pocket.
  • Step 4: Snuggle up and feel the love and positive energy flowing all around you and your little one

It's more than a teddy; it's a snuggly keepsake that teaches your children about the importance of love and inclusion. 

Give the gift of a Blessing Bear and lay the foundation for a faith that celebrates everyone.

Complete the look:

Baby Shower Bundle


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