Baby nurseries for a boy and girl are the perfect excuse to think outside of the blue and pink boxes. Baby blue and powder pink are traditional colors for individual rooms, but not ideal for a shared nursery. Twin boys and girls or babies sharing a nursery can both enjoy the decor when parents opt for pleasing and bright mixtures of colors. A baby nursery for a boy and a girl needs to be gender neutral in color and in design, while still being comforting and interesting for babies.
Create a frog garden room for a boy and a girl. Paint the walls a pond blue. Add a mural to a corner wall by painting long cattails in brown, with long green grass on the sides. Add one or two dragonflies. Buy lily pad-shaped play mats or throw rugs for the play area. Use bedding with frogs, dragonflies, ducks, bumble bees and plant designs. Hang a toy net in a play corner and fill it with toy frogs, caterpillars and butterflies. Use toy fishing poles and bug catching nets to decorate the walls.
Paint the walls a deep green the color of wet rain forest leaves. To create a lighter space, paint one wall green and the others a lighter shade of green or tan. Incorporate light fixtures that have leaves, vines or jungle animals on them. Add a recessed ceiling fan with leaf petal fan blades. Match the bedding or find reversible comforters with animal prints. Place beige Roman shades or slat shades in the windows. Add photos or paintings of baby jungle animals to the walls.
Paint walls a neutral hue, with metallic accents on baseboards and trim. Frame color copies of famous paintings by artists such as Dufy, Van Gogh and Matisse. Paint the lower half of one wall with chalkboard paint where babies can draw as they get older. Use canvas picture hangers to string a new clothes line from one side of the wall to the other, near the ceiling. Use colorful, plastic clothespins to hang up artwork made by the babies. Bedding, floor rugs and furniture may be a combination of colors, preferably with brush strokes or abstract designs. Hang new artist palettes to create designs on the wall. Set up a small finger painting table with a mat underneath to protect the floor.