Gray Nursery Ideas

Gray nursery ideas and inspo.

Are you designing a gray nursery and looking for inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. Spoak has all the interior design inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. Browse room designs, inspiration images and decor ideas or take our free room design tool for a spin below!

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Nestig Design Challenge - Make Way For Ducklings designed by Deborah B
Nestig Design Challenge - Make Way For DucklingsDesigned by Deborah B
Minimal and Calming designed by aLICIA PENCOLA
Minimal and CalmingDesigned by aLICIA PENCOLA
Moroccan rug layout designed by Shannon Oakes
Moroccan rug layoutDesigned by Shannon Oakes
Untitled designed by Mollie Riley
UntitledDesigned by Mollie Riley
Untitled designed by Lauren Calero
UntitledDesigned by Lauren Calero
Closet View  designed by Hayley Andreesen
Closet View Designed by Hayley Andreesen
Nestig Design Challenge - Woodland Wonderland designed by Katie Carpenter
Nestig Design Challenge - Woodland WonderlandDesigned by Katie Carpenter
Nursery 2 designed by Francesca Pasquali
Nursery 2Designed by Francesca Pasquali
Wallpaper All Over designed by Dawn McIntyre
Wallpaper All OverDesigned by Dawn McIntyre
Untitled designed by ANNA SULEWSKI
UntitledDesigned by ANNA SULEWSKI
Boys Nursery designed by Kathryne O'Connor
Boys NurseryDesigned by Kathryne O'Connor
Nestig Design Challenge designed by Sarah Webb
Nestig Design ChallengeDesigned by Sarah Webb
relax baby nook designed by Brooke Middleton
relax baby nookDesigned by Brooke Middleton
Untitled designed by Lilia Brubaker
UntitledDesigned by Lilia Brubaker
Magical Forest Bedroom designed by Camille Simmons
Magical Forest BedroomDesigned by Camille Simmons
Nestig Design Challenge designed by Abby Heinz
Nestig Design ChallengeDesigned by Abby Heinz
Nursery (copy) designed by Dariela Morehouse
Nursery (copy)Designed by Dariela Morehouse
Color Blast designed by Mads Ferrell
Color BlastDesigned by Mads Ferrell
Product Roundup designed by Katherine Frank
Product RoundupDesigned by Katherine Frank
Sahana’s Nursery designed by Joey Small
Sahana’s NurseryDesigned by Joey Small
Untitled designed by Sierra Belonga
UntitledDesigned by Sierra Belonga
In the Garden designed by Shanta Michelle
In the GardenDesigned by Shanta Michelle
Oh The Places! Nursery designed by Ashley Carvalho
Oh The Places! NurseryDesigned by Ashley Carvalho
BGM Vibe Board designed by Christine Merrill
BGM Vibe BoardDesigned by Christine Merrill

Design tips for decorating a gray style nursery

Here’s how to achieve the gray aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a gray nursery?

Nurserys play a monumental role in nurturing the growth and development of your little one. If you’re expecting a new addition to your home, chances are you are already dreaming up the design, color, and style of your nursery (and how you landed on this page!).

Unlike other rooms in the house, nurseries have their own set of unique considerations beyond mere aesthetics. Safety, accessibility, and sensory stimulation all play crucial roles in crafting a space that fosters growth and exploration for your baby.

Whether you're in the process of a nursery remodel or looking to makeover your existing one, these are the key elements to include in your design:

  • Paint or Wallpaper: Select a color or pattern that sets the desired mood for the nursery and complements the style you want to achieve. We are partial to covering walls, ceilings, and trim in a uniform paint color to create a cohesive look. Or consider an accent wall to serve as a focal point.
  • Crib: The crib is the centerpiece of every nursery, providing a safe and comfortable sleeping space for the baby. It is where the little one will spend most of their time resting and sleeping. A crib often comes with a mattress and can be adorned with cute bedding and a mobile to engage the baby's senses. Many cribs these days are convertible to grow as your baby does.
  • Changing Table: A changing table is a practical addition to a nursery. It provides a dedicated space for diaper changes and storage for diapers, wipes, and other baby essentials. You can find dedicated changing tables or can turn any sideboard or dresser into one with a proper changing table topper.
  • Rocking Chair or Glider: A rocking chair or glider is a lovely addition to a nursery, offering a cozy spot for feeding, soothing, and bonding with your baby. It provides a comfortable seat for parents or caregivers during those precious moments. If you have the space, we recommend pairing your rocking chair or glider with a footstool or ottoman for maximum comfort.
  • Dresser: A dresser is often included in a nursery to provide storage for baby clothes, blankets, and toys. It helps keep the nursery organized and ensures that everything is easily accessible when needed. Your changing table may double as a dresser, but trust us, you’ll be thankful for the extra storage if you have the floor place.
  • Storage Shelves or Bookcase: Storage shelves or a bookcase can be used to display books, toys, and decorative items in the nursery. They add a touch of charm and provide a place to keep items within reach.
  • Area Rug or Playmat: Soon enough, your baby will be crawling around. Make sure you choose an area rug or playmat that takes up the majority of your square footage and will be comfortable for both you and your baby to spend countless hours playing on.
  • Decorative Lighting: Combine task, ambient, and accent lighting for a layered lighting scheme. Typically in a nursery, you’d want a flush surface mount on the ceiling and wall-mounted sconces or table lamps near the crib or rocking chair. Consider the placement of lighting fixtures to eliminate shadows and evenly light the space. Dimmer switches can adjust the mood.
  • Curtains or Blinds: Window treatments not only help control the light, they help promote a restful sleep environment for your baby, while also adding a layer of privacy and warmth. Opting for blackout or heavy, lined curtains can enhance these effects, making them perfect for ensuring your baby’s comfort and tranquility. Don’t forget a curtain rod!|

Get creative and have fun with your nursery! If you need an extra hand, check out our step-by-step guide on Nursery Design.

How do you decorate with gray?

From ethereal silvers to deep, commanding charcoals, gray serves as a wonderful neutral foundation in interior design. Celebrated for its sophisticated nature, gray can give your space an air of traditional elegance or contemporary flair. Gray's versatility makes it suitable for nearly any room. In communal spaces like living rooms or kitchens, lighter grays can contribute to a lively and inviting atmosphere. In spaces designed for rest or concentration, such as bedrooms or home offices, darker grays can evoke a sense of tranquility and focus.

Layering various tones of gray in your nursery, from light to dark, can create a sophisticated and cohesive look. To prevent a gray scheme from feeling flat, introduce a variety of accent colors, textures or patterns. For a timeless look, combine gray with crisp whites or deep blacks. For a pop of vibrancy, consider accenting gray tones with bold colors like mustard, teal, or coral. Combining gray with natural elements like wood, stone, or greenery can soften its coolness and add warmth to the space. Metallic finishes such as silver, gold, or copper beautifully complement gray, adding a touch of luxury and refinement. Metallic light fixtures, picture frames, or decorative items can introduce a glam feel to your space.

The perception of gray paint can significantly change under different lighting conditions. Natural light can enhance its softness, making it feel more airy and open. Though gray paint can often read white in larger rooms, so don’t be afraid to go darker if you want the color to shine.

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