So you have worked hard to incorporate the evergreen style that is Farmhouse into your home decor. And now your home is beautifully adorned with unique and rustic pieces that tell a story, neutral colors, maybe even some shiplap to boot. JoJo would be proud!
But now there’s a baby on the way and maybe your not so sure you can incorporate your farmhouse style into the new cute little gender neutral nursery room that is also functional.
I’m here to tell you that you TOTALLY CAN!
I wasn’t sure either! I was seriously conflicted on how to design little miss E’s room to go with my Coastal/Farmhouse home decor.
Keep it simple
The key to farmhouse design is its simplicity.
And simplicity is important when your designing a functional nursery. If it takes up space and doesn’t serve a purpose for you or baby, chuck it!
True to farmhouse style, pick simple and neutral colors that are easy on the eyes. Think natural and soothing tones.
There is absolutely NO reason you need to follow any sort of tradition of baby pink or blue on the walls. Bring those colors in (if you so choose) with the accents, wall decor, and stuffed animals.
The same goes for the furniture. Stick to white, gray or light/natural wood pieces (mainly the crib, dresser, changing table, and rocking chair).
Keep it Comfy
Keep in mind you will end up spending A TON of time in this nursery mama (or dada)! So it needs to be comfortable AND functional.
Farmhouse style is all about those comfy cozy touches, like a fluffy white couch or a super soft throw blanket. Take these and consider how you could incorporate them into a nursery.
Perhaps you spring for the reclining power chair as the “rocking chair”
PS: you WONT regret that… you clock many hours here as a new parent.
Or cover the hardwood floors with a shaggy, ultra soft rug to comfort your sure to be tired feet.
Style the details
Add the farmhouse elements with your decor elements.
Using up wall space is a great way to add farmhouse style without taking up much needed floor space:
Simple and cute framed art of sweet little farm animals for example is super adorable.
You could also create a fun woodland or farm scene on a painted wall or using decals to add more visual interest.
You will want to have blackout curtains or a way to block to the light coming into the nursery for those daytime naps, take advantage and choose wall treatments that also add to the farmhouse style.
I like solid neutrals or big chunky stripes in neutral colors.
Decorative pillows and stuffed animals are also great items to incorporate additional farmhouse style to the Nursery.
10 Gender Neutral Nursery Rooms with Farmhouse Style
The following nurseries are excellent examples of the simple and cozy farmhouse style while remaining gender neutral and functional.
The Whimsical Woodland Nursery
The Calming Gray Nursery
While seemingly monochromatic, the balance of gray and white in this nursery is just right. The criss-cross pattern in the rug adds interest, but you can still see the bordering wood floors which help to warm up the space along with the soft lighting the floor lamp is providing.
The Beige and Bright Nursery
Another great example of using calming neural tones for your little one’s space. The beige toned walls with white furniture & accents brought together with the farmhouse window panels and vintage lighting make this space sweetly rustic.
A Nautically Adventurous Nursery
The farmhouse meets the coast with this adorably nautical nursery. The soft white shiplap accent wall adds character, while the soft gray painted walls remind you of the morning marine layer of the coast. The rustic iron whale over the shelving unit is simply adorable.
A Warm Nursery where Birdies Fly
Functionally Gray in the Woodlands Nursery
Rustically Romantic Nursery
Little Farmhouse Touches for Big effect Nursery
This nursery is not flashy, yet nice and simple and functional, definitely true to farmhouse style. But my gosh that pop of wood element from the magnolia leaf wreaths framing the window is genius!
Mellow Yellow Farmhouse Nursery
Grays and Greens and Rustic in between
This is a great soothing pop of green on the accent wall making the cute white animal heads and gray crib pop. The rustic leather chair and its beige and green striped pillow looks made for the space. I love the books displayed as art on the thin shelves giving the room a touch of whimsy.