You may have seen my Facebook Live yesterday where Brian challenged me and my opinions on wanting to paint Elliot’s room a light pink because she is a girl, but it’s not because of her… it’s my chance for that paint color. I want a light pink room really bad and maybe it is because in our current house our kids rooms are rather gender neutral. Sure, Elliot’s has some blush pinks, but the wallpaper, furniture and rug are totally gender neutral. Same with Charlie’s. So clearly gender neutral nurseries or kids rooms are trending, especially for people who don’t find out the sex of their baby (HOW DO YOU PEOPLE HOLD OUT FOR SO LONG???). So for those of you who were requesting another budget friendly series – here you go, a gender neutral budget nursery.
Crib Sheet | Blanket | Art Above Crib 1 | Art Above Crib 2 | Mobile | Pillow 1 | Pillow 2 | Pillow 3 | Crib | Watercolor Art | Rug | Table Lamp | Mirror | Dresser | Bin | Pouf | Rocking Chair | Pillow | Side Table | Floor Lamp
Even though colors shouldn’t be gender specific (and I’m sure I’ll get in a lot of trouble for even writing the next sentence) when there is a lot of pink in a baby room it leans more “girl” and blue leans more “boy”. I’m not saying it SHOULD be that way, it just kinda is – but fortunately that is changing. I should probably NOT paint Elliot’s next room light pink in protest, but I want my pink room!!!
I love that black/white/wood/neutral version we created. It truly doesn’t feel gender specific. Nice job Ali (she is the one who pulled these together and should know more than anyone as she has 3 kids – one of them a brand new baby).
After she created the first one above, which we love, she worked her magic and somehow she chopped the price in half:
Crib Sheet | Blanket | Art Above Crib 1 | Art Above Crib 2 | Mobile | Pillow 1 | Pillow 2 | Pillow 3 | Crib | Watercolor Art | Rug | Table Lamp | Dresser | Dresser | Bin | Pouf | Rocking Chair | Rug | Pillow | Side Table | Floor Lamp
By the way I have that rug and it is a lot whiter than it is on their site and in this rendering which I think would look better than it reads in the picture. It’s cream, not bright white, but on the site it looks like the above image which has some yellow in it. I love this version!
Crib Sheet | Blanket | Rocking Chair | Art Above Crib 1 | Art Above Crib 2 | Mobile | Pillow 1 | Pillow 2 | Pillow 3 | Crib | Watercolor Art | Rug | Table Lamp | Mirror | Dresser | Bin | Pouf | Rocking Chair | Pillow | Side Table | Floor Lamp
Last but not least #3 comes in at just under $1, 500 – not bad, folks. I’m wondering how many budget makeovers we can possibly use that mirror in – it’s just so good for so cheap, and round mirrors are wildly prettier for some reason than rectangular ones (right now).
Show of hands, how many of you like the gender neutral versions we created or still lean towards the traditional themes or colors like blue and pink?
P.S. Brian wears a decent amount of pink and yet somehow Charlie HATES pink – like he refuses anything that is pink. I’m not sure if it’s because at his pre-school none of the big boys wear pink and maybe the girls wear too much of it, but it’s so weird how he already has that opinion. I’m going to have to work on that…in the meantime what are you guys ready to see next in the budget series? We have a very fun bedroom coming up in the next round which is inspired by some of what I have been pinning for my new tudor cottage – which we made some major decisions in today on Facebook live.