Some people hear the term “gender-neutral” and mistakenly think “plain” or “boring,” but that couldn’t be farther from the truth! Gender-neutral color schemes are in right now, and when they’re done well, they’re modern, gorgeous, and far from boring. Whether you’re creating a gender-neutral kids’ room or trying to find a design compromise with your partner, these tips have you covered. Create the calming sleep space of your dreams with these six gender-neutral bedroom ideas you can’t miss.
Consider Your Wood Finishes
It is amazing how much personality you can add to a gender-neutral room simply through the wood finishes you choose. Light-colored wood furniture can make a room feel airy, calm, and bright, while dark wood furniture can make a bedroom feel more intimate, cozy, and sophisticated.
To create interest and variety, mixing wood tones is another option – but it’s important to do it right. While the woods don’t have to match, it’s essential that their undertones do. Determine if the undertone of the largest piece of furniture (or your hardwood floors, if applicable) is warm, cool, or neutral. Then, select your other wood pieces accordingly.
Play with Furniture Shapes
Many people use color to make design statements in their bedroom. In a more muted, gender-neutral bedroom, you can let shapes do the talking instead. Opt for organic-shaped, curving furniture, like this Nest Chair or the Kinsley headboard, to create a space that feels gentle and relaxing. For a space that feels more modern and sleek, look for pieces featuring hard lines and sharp angles, like the Helix bedroom collection.
While the bedroom remains gender-neutral, experimenting with different lines and shapes can completely transform the mood and ambiance of the space.
Add an Accent Wall
One simple way to have a bit of fun with your gender-neutral bedroom is by adding an accent wall. You can do this by simply painting one wall in the bedroom your color of choice. Need inspiration? Tan, gray, navy, and deep green are all gorgeous gender-neutral options.
You can also create a textured accent wall using things like shiplap, board, and batten, weathered wooden planks, faux stone, or even draped fabric. A fresh coat of paint can be completely transformative for your space.
Mix and Match Textures
One surefire way to keep a gender-neutral bedroom from looking drab or lifeless is by mixing in plenty of textures. Mix and match your bedding fabrics, add some unique throw pillows, and look for uniquely textured rugs, draperies, and lampshades.
For example, if you’ve chosen a completely neutral color palette for kids you can make it youthful and fun by showcasing all sorts of textures, like wood, metal, glass, satin, quilts, chunky knits, furs, velvets, linens, wickers, and more. When it comes to textures, the more the merrier.
Choose a Neutral Color Palette that Mixes Darks and Lights
A room decorated in overwhelmingly light colors can often end up looking a bit feminine. On the flip side, moodier, darker rooms tend to look more masculine. In order to create a harmonious and truly gender-neutral space, it’s wise to use a mix of both dark and light neutral hues. Break up a sea of dark grays with something bright white, or add interest to a sea of white bedding with a black pillow.
Another factor to take into consideration is the warmth or coolness of the neutral color palette for the primary bedroom. Even neutrals like white, gray, and beige have undertones that make them lean warm or cool. A palette of cool-toned neutrals can elicit feelings of relaxation and refreshment. A bedroom decorated in warmer neutrals with more golden undertones can feel brighter and more lively.
Don’t Shy Away from Pops of Color and Pattern
Yes, certain colors have a reputation for leaning masculine or feminine. But, that doesn’t mean you have to avoid using these colors at all! While your refreshed bedroom will mostly feature gender-neutral décor and furniture in a neutral color palette, adding interesting pops of color and pattern can add life and vibrancy to your space. Things like a colorful oriental rug, bold throw pillows, colorful bookshelf décor, large houseplants, and attention-grabbing curtains can take your bedroom to the next level without making it any less gender-neutral.
Find Dreamy Bedroom Furniture and Decor at CORT Furniture Outlet
From bedroom sets to accent pieces, you’re sure to find the gender-neutral furniture and decor you’ve been looking for at CORT Furniture Outlet. Browse furniture online now or visit your local CORT Furniture Outlet showroom.
Our inventory of furniture is always changing, and once a piece is gone, it’s gone forever! Then, when you’re ready to buy, you can arrange for delivery or take your furniture home the day you buy it! No need to wait weeks for delivery, like you would with a big box or online retailer. We make it easy to get your gender-neutral bedroom project completed as soon as today!