Harper's Simple but Timeless Gender Neutral Nursery

by Leah
(Austin, TX)

Lime Green and Brown Gender Neutral Nursery with Tree Wall Painting Technique

Lime Green and Brown Gender Neutral Nursery with Tree Wall Painting Technique

The design of Harper's Simple but Timeless Gender Neutral Nursery was a dream of ours even before we knew that we were having a girl, we knew that we were going to want a subdued color scheme decorated in natural colors that would be appropriate for either sex.


Once we found out what we were having, we picked a name that had a lot to live up to.
We spent countless hours going over ideas and flip flopping between different options. We had been thinking of doing something that had to do with one large tree in the corner of the bedroom when my husband decided that maybe it'd be great to decorate the nursery with trees all around. We both love winter trees with bare limbs instead of having to deal with leaves.

The painted wall banner displaying our baby girl's name was inspired from the artwork from The Royal Tenenbaums. A few of the painted trees on the nursery walls have a painted keyboard design running up the trunks because my husband is a musician and we have a huge love of music (her middle name being Lennon). This adds an underlying musical theme to the brown and green nursery ideas that we had for Harper's Simple but Timeless gender neutral nursery.

We picked out four different shades of paint. We went with a dark brown for the bottom third of the wall, a light, grass green for the main background paint color, a pale yellow for the banner we had planned and a frosty white for the trees.

My husband painted the basic colors and two of our friends joined him to work on the wall's tree mural. After the finishing touches, my husband put up the wooden trim of the chair rail himself. Yes, he is awesome!

The main reason we chose the detailed nursery wall painting technique (besides how perfect we thought it was) was that we knew it would be extremely cost efficient. Because of how in depth the painted wall was, we figured that we wouldn't have to spend a lot of money on decorating. We wouldn't have to find expensive artwork to hang, etc. to complete the gender neutral nursery layout.

Once we had everything all touched up, we decided to accent with all white nursery furniture. We purchased the baby's crib and toy chest from Target, my best friend gave us her old wicker chair, and the bookshelf and dresser were from Ikea.

We thought the bookshelf was a great way to go because we could bring a lot of fun color into the gender neutral nursery decor just by having a lot of books. We also figured it would be great to store things and found four little storage boxes that fit perfectly from Target to keep blankets, pacifiers, and other odds and ends in.

Now all that's needed to make it truly perfect is Harper!

From the Webmaster
Harper's lime green and brown nursery IS certainly timeless and so cute. The way that you combined the musical and forest themes is very interesting and inspiring. Thanks so much for sharing your magical, gender neutral baby nursery ideas with us.

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Tree Wall Mural
by: shannon

How did you get the trees on the wall? Did you use stickers, stencils or did you paint the mural?

I love it and would like to do something similar.

Painted Tree Designs
by: Anonymous

The painted tree designs on the nursery walls are very nice. Like the the green and brown color layout, too.

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