How To Create A Gender-Neutral Boho Nursery

A boho nursery is a fantastic idea for parents-to-be who want to decorate their nursery in a gender neutral theme.

Not sure where to start? Here’s our guide to creating a gender-neutral boho nursery…

Create A Gender-Neutral Color Scheme

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Creating a gender-neutral boho nursery is all about avoiding those colors that are stereo-typically associated with gender. Baby pink and lilac are too girly and should be avoided at all costs. On the other hand, baby blue is often associated with boys so we suggest avoiding this color too.

The inspiration photo above is a wonderful example of a gender-neutral color scheme. Beige and neutrals make a perfect basis to add gender-specific colors to once the baby is born.

Deep reds and crimsons add warmth to the room without being associated with a specific gender.

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Yellow

Arabian velvet table runner and damask throw pillow cover

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Orange, white, olive and burnt orange all give that warm, bohemian edge without being gender specific.

For an extra vibrant nursery, add a printed quilt and wicker accessories.

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Ornamental embroidered table cloth

Deep Blue

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Unlike baby blue, deep blue is a stunning gender-neutral choice.

When paired with gold and brown, it creates a stunning contrast that will give any nursery that wow factor.

We adore the wallpaper with the woodland creatures.

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GoldBeige

Hand painted deluxe accent pillow cover and hand embroidered table runner

Opt For Animal Prints

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Stereotypical nurseries may have car prints for boys and florals for girls, but what prints are gender-neutral?

Animal prints of course!

The innocence and cuteness of animals can be applied to any gender, which makes animal prints a wonderful choice.

Create a safari-themed, boho nursery with a mix of African boho prints and animals such as lions, giraffes and elephants.

Animal prints are the perfect excuse to fill the nursery with stuffed toys too!

Add A Printed Rug

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The best thing about a printed rug is that it is easily interchangeable!

Start by jazzing up your nursery floor with a burnished orange or red table runner or rug. Once the baby is born, you can easily switch it out for something more girly or boyish.

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Golden Orange

Saree border table runner and hawthorn leaf table runner

Go For Statement Lighting

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A statement light is a wonderful way to add a stylish and unique edge to your nursery.

Scandinavian shaped pendants, such as the one in the photo above, will remain stylish whilst your little one is growing up too.

Also, how beautiful do the grey and white chevron prints look in the white crib?

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Solid geometric pillow cover

Add An Element Of Wanderlust With An Accent Wall

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An accent wall with mountains or a bohemian print is a fantastic option for a gender-neutral nursery.

As a matter of fact, the more statement the wall is, the plainer you can leave the rest of the nursery!

Add Printed Accessories

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Boho printed accessories are a fantastic way to add detail to any nursery.

Geometric prints such as triangles are incredibly gender neutral and can be reused in other rooms once your child grows up.

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Solid geometric pillow cover and hand embroidered brocade pillow cover

Want more inspiration? Check out our other boho decor ideas!

 

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Minimalist Boho Bedrooms That Are Beyond Cute

Minimalist boho bedrooms offer the best of both worlds: on-trend minimalism and funky boho elements.

Best of all, minimalist boho bedrooms are a fantastic choice for those who prefer a neutral or more refined palette in their home decor. Having a neutral palette doesn’t necessarily have to equate to boring. As these stunning minimalist boho bedrooms prove, pops of color, an abundance of texture and prints alone can turn your bedroom into a bohemian dream.

Read on for the bohemian bedrooms with a minimalist edge that will have you craving a bedroom makeover…

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Live greenery and chunky knits will look just as at home in a Scandinavian minimalist style bedroom as they would in a full-blown boho set-up.

This beautiful bedroom mixes the best of both worlds with a basic palette of brown and gray, interesting textures and fun boho details. We are adding that palette side-table to our list of DIY projects ASAP!

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White, cream and wood is the definition of a minimalist dream. Add wicker textures, boho print cushions and a macrame wall hang into the mix and you have something classy, with a little edge of hippy.

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Black & Gold

Hand embroidered brocade pillow cover

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There is something so chic and beachy about this muted bohemian-style bedroom. Perhaps it’s the very light oak bed frame and wicker lamp shade?

Although we can’t quite put our finger on the magic, this more pastel bohemian look is fantastic for those who want to venture into bohemian territory, but don’t like loud or brash hues.

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BlueSilver

Jacquard paisley pillow cover, damask style elegant table runner

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Greenery and leaf prints remain one of the biggest trends in home decor for Autumn/Winter 2017.

This predominately white bedroom is given a tropical edge with cactus prints and a large plant.

Despite the very basic color palette, this room is brought alive by the mix of stunning, bohemian textures. A fluffy cushion, a chunky knit throw and a wicker plant pot all compliment each other seamlessly.

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If a Moroccan resort and Ikea were to have a baby together, this is what it would look like.

A sleek four poster bed consists of crisp white curtains, an oak bed and gorgeous coastal accessories. The pops of blue in the pillow covers and the wall art makes it a wonderful option for those who live on the coast.

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SilverGold

Exotic Oriental pillow cover, hand painted deluxe accent pillow cover

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Macrame and cute, Native-American style prints turn this minimalist bedroom into something a little bit more unique.

Dots of rose gold and a trestle-leg chair make this minimalist bohemian bedroom a great choice for those who like to incorporate the latest trends.

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Ocean Blue

Floral embroidered pillow cover

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Who knew that sequins and live greenery could be such a perfect match?

The juxtaposition of the raw and natural and glitz and glamor works wonderfully here.

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Blue

Hand embroidered throw pillow cover, ornamental embroidered throw pillow cover

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This bedroom is a great option for college students or those with a small bedroom.

The wooden mirror makes the room appear bigger, whilst pops of cute hippy prints give it a trendy, boho edge.

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Ocean Blue

Ornamental blossom table runner, floral embroidered pillow cover,

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Beige bedding is warmed up by orange-hued wood and a vibrant wall hang.

A beautiful conglomeration of textures make this boho set-up just as interesting as its more colorful counterparts.

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Arabian velvet table runner

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This bedroom nails minimalism, boho and coastal in one fall swoop.

The limited palette means that a variety of details, textures and prints can be incorporated without it looking too much.

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Hand embroidered throw pillow cover, hand embroidered brocade pillow cover

Want more bohemian bedroom inspiration? Here’s our ultimate guide to injecting boho chic into your bedroom.

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10 Idyllic Modern Moroccan Bedrooms

Moroccan bedrooms offer a warm, exotic touch to any home.

For centuries, Morocco has been a cultural melting pot of colourful diversity, culture and traditions. From the rainbow-hued bustling markets of Marrakech, to the intricate architecture of Casablanca, Morocco holds a magic that has travellers hooked.

Morocco is an absolute gem when it comes to décor inspiration. Take the carved details from the country’s intricate stone work and use as inspiration for furniture. Embrace the silky textures and bright hues in your bedding. With Moroccan bedrooms, the options are endless.

Here’s 10 idyllic modern Moroccan bedrooms that will have you dreaming of your next renovation project…

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This modern bedroom takes cues from classic Moroccan décor and tones them down to be modern and on-trend.

The carved bed head is the ultimate bohemian dream, whilst the soft blue hues make it an ideal choice for a beach home or those who prefer a more neutral look.

Don’t even get me started on those tassel cushions or that rug, they will haunt me as I fall asleep tonight…

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Ocean Blue

Elegant color block placemats and floral embroidered pillow cover

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Hello stunning color clash! This turquoise and woody red combination has me dreaming of the warm Moroccan sun.

The white bedding tones it down and ensures it isn’t too cluttered.

That carved ceiling is so stunning that it doesn’t even look real!

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Use the hand painted floral table cloth as a rug.

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This modern Moroccan bedroom makes me want to give my entire home a bohemian makeover! The deep blue walls have a tumblr-style moodiness to them, whilst the textured cream bedding brightens it up a little.

Rather than investing in an expensive bed head, give an old bed head a makeover by covering it up with a wall hang or printed table cloth.

Add bright printed pillow covers to lift the dark blue base.

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Gold

Spring garden floral pillow cover, velvet sparkle throw pillow cover

 

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This bohemian floral bedroom takes elements of classic Moroccan décor and Eastern European folklore and effortlessly combines them.

The baby pink walls and floral pops makes this a fantastic bedroom for big princesses and little princesses alike.

Recreate the vibrant furniture by painting old thrift store finds in electric green and bright blue hues.

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Arabian velvet table runner, hand painted deluxe accent pillow cover

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This modern Moroccan bedroom is another example of how color clashes can look stunning!

The regal headboard and bedding make this bedroom a wonderful choice for those looking for a classic and timeless style.

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Rustic OrangeSaffron Red

Hand painted deluxe floral table runner,  ornamental embroidered duvet cover set

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Incidentally, this stunning bedroom is equally as regal! In my opinion, the maroon hues give this room a slight boudoir vibe alongside its regal air..

However, the stunning four-poster drapes, gilded gold headboard and printed pillow covers give it that inevitable air of the East.

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Creamy Brown

Hand painted 7 piece duvet cover set, velvet hand embroidered pillow cover

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Moroccan bedrooms don’t get more Instagram-worthy than this stunning array of white, cream and silver!

The details in the walls are incredible. Furthermore, the crystal chandeliers add to the elegance without overpowering the walls.

Similarly, the bedding is kept in block colors and textures, letting that beautiful, detailed wall do the talking.

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Black & GoldSilver

Hand embroidered brocade pillow cover, exotic oriental table runner

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This bedroom takes classic elements of Moroccan décor and puts them through a metaphorical washing machine.

The result is a clean palette of white and light greys, beautiful textures and exquisite details.

Note to self: never drink red wine here.

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Make up for the lack of color with lashings of texture.

BeigeGold

Hand embroidered table runner, hand painted deluxe accent pillow cover

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Cute, hippy and rustic are three words to describe this folky Moroccan bedroom.

Furthermore, pops of yellow and orange give it an undeniable Seventies edge. The whimsical four poster curtains and vibrant floral bed runner are a total homage to the hippy era.

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Black

Hand painted deluxe floral table runner, solid geometric pillow cover

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Wooden carvings: check. Lanterns: check. Hand embroidery: check. Arch shapes: check. This bedroom is like a literal ‘how to’ guide for Moroccan bedrooms.

The nude and wooden tones ensure that those beautiful details are the focal point.

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Black & Gold

Hand embroidered 7 piece duvet cover set, hand embroidered brocade pillow cover, Saree border table runner

Loving the Moroccan décor look? Check out our guide to Moroccan décor.

 

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8 Steps To An Instagrammable Dorm Room

A College dorm room is pretty much like a student budget: you make do with what you’ve got!

But how would you like your dorm room to be like The Ritz in comparison to the rest of your student halls?

Here’s 8 steps to an instagrammable dorm room….

Make your bed a work of art

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If your dorm room was some sort of plastic crown, the bed would be the jewel at the center. So go on… polish that jewel!

Opt for a cute bedding set, then make it your own with knitted throws and an abundance of statement pillow covers.

Add live greenery

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Chances are that your college dorm room has the tiniest, most pathetic window known to mankind.

Rather than depending on that dusty window as your one source of fresh air, why not add some natural air filters.

Before you panic over the potential expense and ugliness of air filters, we’ll let you know that we are talking about plants here!

All biology majors will know that plants take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen, meaning more fresh air for you to help you sleep, study and survive! Plus, they will help get rid of any nasty college smells such as sweaty socks, old plates and wet towels. Hey, we can’t all choose our roommates!

But I killed a cactus when I was 15, I hear you say. Here is the plants that even the most forgetful of students can keep alive:

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Add mason jar storage

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Ban Traditional Storage and opt for cute, pastel-hued mason jars.

An Instagrammable college dorm room would never contain a dollar store pencil holder or a see through pencil case **shudders**.

Grab some vintage mason jars and paint with pastel or metallic paints for an on-trend and cute effect.

Add a runner to an ugly desk or furniture

Chances are that the furniture that comes with your dorm room isn’t exactly going to be stunning.

Hide that hideousness with a cute printed table runner!

These table runners will add an on-trend vibe to any college dorm room:

Exotic oriental table runner, jacquard floral table runner, hawthorn leaf table runner

Make your desk a talking point

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How many times have you drooled over Instagram snaps of desks, planners and pretty stationary! Your college dorm room is the perfect place to put all of this inspiration into play.

Go for a streamlined Scandinavian style with a wooden lamp, faux flowers and a pin board.

If you feel inspired you’re more likely to complete that dreaded essay! Plus, who doesn’t want a pretty place to streamline ‘Pretty Little Liars’ on Netflix?

Create a chill out nook

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Your dorm room is one room (really Sherlock?), so make it more homely by creating little ‘areas’ within it.

A chill out nook is a wonderful way to create a space just for relaxing. No work allowed here! Best of all, it only requires a few printed pillow covers and a bit of elbow grease.

Create a stunning, bohemian style nook with these printed pillow covers:

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Floral embroidered pillow cover, elegant dahlia pillow cover, jacquard damask pillow cover

Hang some fabric

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The worst thing about college dorm rooms is that you can’t paint over that vile yellowing white wall.

That’s where hanging tapestries or throws come to the rescue!

Hang bohemian printed mandalas, pretty fabrics, or even table runners, over any area of your wall that needs a little oomph!

Get crafty with your lighting

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Lighting is a great way to add mood and character to your dorm room.

Go for twinkling fairy lights or cute hanging pendants to make it look ready for the ‘gram.

Word of warning: stick carefully! Blue tack marks will land you in trouble.

Want more dorm room inspo? Check out these stunning bohemian dorm rooms.

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Decorating Small Bedrooms: Dos & Don’ts

When it comes to decorating small bedrooms, one step in the wrong direction can make a room feel cluttered or claustrophobic.

Small bedrooms are about making the most and enhancing the space that you have.

So how exactly do you do that?

Like this! Here’s our ultimate guide to decorating small bedrooms and what to avoid…

Do: Hide Your Storage

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It’s an inevitable fact that bedrooms always need storage space. However, when it comes to decorating small bedrooms, it’s important that storage doesn’t clutter the room.

Rather than invest in specific storage furniture, opt for hidden storage options, such as under-bed storage, or built in wardrobes.

Opt for bed frames with built in drawers for something streamlined, or go for cute, woven baskets for a country cottage effect. Hanging printed table runners around the perimeter of your bed is a great way to hide your storage area and adds detail to your decor too.

Our Favorite Bedding & Runner Combos

These bedding sets and bed runners were made for each other…

BlueSilver

Hand embroidered 7 piece duvet cover set and exotic oriental table runner

Beige

Hand painted duvet cover set and hand embroidered table runner

Don’t: Go Overboard On Furniture

Clunky wardrobes and double bed-side tables will make you feel like you are Harry Potter living in that cupboard under the stairs!

Keep pretty furniture pieces for your larger rooms.

Do: Create An Illusion With Mirrors

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Mirrors reflect the space that you have and make it look larger. Using mirrors is a fantastic way to maximize your space.

Rather than going for free standing mirrors, opt for mirrored wall hangs.

Don’t: Hang Mirrors Below Eye Level

Floor mirrors or mirrors hanging below eye level will make your room look short and stumpy. To create an illusion of both height and width, hang mirrors at eye level.

Don’t: Use Harsh Lighting

Harsh, or overly yellow lighting tend to make small bedrooms look a little sickly.

Do: Go For Pops Of Interesting Lighting

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Rather than having one large source of light, small bedrooms look better with multiple smaller lighting sources.

The bedroom above is a prime example. Bedside lamps and a statement pendant with two lights keep it looking symmetrical, without entering overpowering territory.

Do: Pops Of Color On The Bed
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In many small bedrooms, the bed becomes the center of the room. A fantastic way to make a small bedroom look bigger is to decorate in a predominately neutral palette, then add pops of color to the bed.

These pops of color will draw the eyes inwards, creating the illusion of a larger space.

Recreate the stunning look above with a mix of coral, navy and white pillow covers.

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Paisley embroidered pillow covers, elegant dahlia pillow covers, hand embroidered pillow covers

Don’t: Colored Walls

Nothing will make you feel more boxed in than brightly colored walls.

If you really want to add colorful details to the walls, opt for artworks and canvases and hang them at eye level.

Do: Hang Curtains High & Mighty

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Home decor boffins at HGTV recommend opting for a curtain rod slightly wider than your window and hanging your curtains as close to the ceiling as possible.

This creates an optical illusion of height and makes your room appear larger.

Do: Add Shelves & Storage Above The Bed

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Small shelves or furniture fittings above the bed are a great way to inject extra storage space.

Make sure you opt for small fittings and place them either at the head at the bed or towards foot. Otherwise, the bed itself could begin to feel boxed in.

Is your entire home full of small rooms? Here’s how to make a small room look bigger.

 

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