Green gender-neutral kids’ rooms

Having boy girl twins that share a room means that we’ve had to find a decorating scheme for their bedroom that suits them both (see the bright shades in our Penguin-books-themed nursery), but even if this wasn’t the case, you wouldn’t catch me opting for the traditional pink or blue. See I have a big problem with the widespread gender-based marketing and promotion of products for kids – from toys, to decor, to clothes – so thinking outside the box when it comes to decorating children’s bedrooms is something I’m rather obsessed with.

This is the first in a series of posts on Growing Spaces to showcase decorating schemes for any child’s room, whatever their gender. First up are green kids’ rooms (I’ll be covering lots of other colours in future posts) – from vivid emerald to pastel mint, green is a versatile choice. Use it across large areas such as walls or floors, or limit it to accents in a white or neutral room. Here are some great green rooms to inspire you…

01 green with redGender-neutral kids rooms | Elle Decoration via Growing SpacesSource: Elle Decoration

02 emerald accentsGender-neutral kids rooms | Style Files via Growing SpacesSource: Style Files

03 graphic black and whiteGender neutral kids rooms on Growing Spaces | image via DecoPequesSource: DecoPeques

04 combine shadesGreen gender-neutral kids rooms on Growing Spaces | image via plentyofcolourSource: Plenty of Colour

05 depth to whiteGreen gender-neutral kids rooms on Growing Spaces | image via myscandinavianhomeSource: My Scandinavian Home

06 mint greenGreen gender-neutral kids rooms on Growing Spaces | image via booandtheboySource: The Boo and the Boy

07 olive greenGreen gender-neutral kids rooms on Growing Spaces | image via Elle DecorationSource: Elle Decoration

08 forest greensGreen gender-neutral kids rooms on Growing Spaces | image via apartmenttherapySource: Apartment Therapy

09 glossy greenGreen gender-neutral kids rooms on Growing Spaces | image via housetohomeSource: House to Home

10 mint and greyGreen gender-neutral kids rooms on Growing Spaces | image via hus&hemSource: Hus&Hem

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6 Comments

  1. matt
    May 19, 2014 / 12:44 pm

    White or green then?!

    • Heather Young May 19, 2014 / 2:34 pm

      This post looks at green, but obviously I’ll be covering lots of other colours in future posts!

  2. Sarah
    May 19, 2014 / 2:50 pm

    I decided on a gender neutral Noah’s Ark mural, it’s on Twitter @paulswonderwall if you’d like to see it. I agree there’s far too much gender based marketing and products out there which is why we went for this.

    • Heather Young May 19, 2014 / 6:24 pm

      Have just had a look – how lovely and bright it is!

  3. Hayley
    May 19, 2014 / 4:07 pm

    My 2yo & 8yo share a room, they have mint green walls and owl wallpaper on one wall which is slightly pinker than any other colour but he’s 2, he doesn’t care & loves the owls and birds!

    • Heather Young May 19, 2014 / 6:25 pm

      That sounds great Hayley. I think next week’s post will actually be on using pink for gender-neutral rooms as I don’t think it should only be for girls!

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