Rustic Chic Gender Neutral Nursery Decorations

by Melissa
(Bay Ridge, Brooklyn NY NEW York USA)

The tree branch picture hangers give my framed black and white photos a chic yet rustic appearance.

The tree branch picture hangers give my framed black and white photos a chic yet rustic appearance.

The tree branch picture hangers give my framed black and white photos a chic yet rustic appearance.
Colorful paper lanterns and stars make super cheap nursery wall and ceiling decorations.  These look amazing with my red gingham baby bedding!
I stretched vintage fabrics in wooden embroidery hoops, painted wooden letters and even an antique door lock and key to make this nursery wall arrangement.
A collection of framed black and white photographs displayed using tree branches and ribbon picture hangers that I made myself!

I would like to share our DIY craft ideas for rustic gender neutral nursery decorations, as well (as everything else in our baby's room) that were inspired by a set of shabby chic, rose print Rachel Ashwell curtain panels that had been stored in my storage bin since 2002! I bought them waiting for the day that they would be used in my baby's nursery.


I hung onto them because I knew that these drapes would be perfect whether I had a baby girl or boy.


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I loved the floral design as well as the colors of the fabric since it has lots of baby blue in the palette.


At long last, the curtains are finally in place covering the nursery windows and the extra curtain panels were used to make matching crib sheets.




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To further neutralize the roses, a red gingham check crib skirt and bumper pad by Tadpoles was added. The contrast of the patterns and colors is amazing and sewing my own fitted crib sheet kept the cost of the entire crib set less than $100.

How to Make a Paper Lantern Mobile for the Nursery Ceiling



The paper lanterns that I found at the Pearl River Market on Canal Street in New York City were another inexpensive find. I love to shop at this store since their inventory is so vast and affordable allowing me to get so many pieces in various sizes and colors for added effect without stretching the nursery decorating budget too far. You can see from the pictures that the blue and red really pop with the yellow wall color in the background. What a great color scheme for a boy or a girl!

Baby Nursery Design Pictures





At this point, everything in the room was bright and colorful so I started to experiment with some rustic nursery designs.

The tree branches I collected from my parents back yard in NJ made perfect accents to for the black and white photos I framed and hung on the wall. The red and white gingham fabric brings a touch of color to the earthy display. I feel that gingham is a great gender neutral fabric so I incorporated it several locations throughout the baby's room.

The embroidery hoops that are part of the eclectic wall arrangement were made with wooden hoops filled with vintage fabric remnants that I found at a tiny fabric store here in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.


Anyone that visits Unique Baby Gear Ideas can make these decorations as they were very expensive as well as easy to make!

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Tree Branch Picture Holder
by: Edra

I love the tree branch picture holder that you made, Melissa, and it looks like it would be easy enough for me to make but I wondered if you prepared or cleaned the branch in a special way for use in the nursery? Thanks so much for sharing your ideas and the photos of your craft projects.

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