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Is This What the New Royal Nursery Will Look Like?

Is This What the New Royal Nursery Will Look Like?

Gender neutral with vegan paint

Written by –
Jess Ng
on May 12th 2019
Born and raised in the UK, Jess is NONAGON’s resident historian turned marketer turned writer, drawn to Hong Kong by the lure of dim sum breakfasts and bustling city life. A foodie who loves to cook, food occupies 70% of her brain 90% of the time. When not eating, Jess can typically be found buried in a book or obsessing over making NONAGON’s Instagram #feedgoals.

It’s official, royal baby fever has officially peaked. Welcome to the world Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor!


As we celebrate the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first child, our attention is of course first and foremost fixed upon the new royal nursery design. Rumor has it that the Sussexes have spent more than US$200,000 on creating the perfect space for their new arrival. Though it’s unlikely we’ll get to peek inside any time soon, we’ve heard that the new parents have opted for a gender neutral nursery, featuring vegan paint infused with natural essential oils. With these details in mind, we’ve put together a speculative round up of our royal nursery design predictions. Keep scrolling for more.

Royal Nursery Design: Kinfolk-inspired gender neutral nursery with traditional fireplace and wood accents |
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Royal Nursery Design

Gray Area

Given the Duchess’s love of neutrals, we think a chic gray and white palette is a likely option for the new nursery. Though monochrome may not be traditional in kids decor, we love how this gender neutral approach ensures an aesthetically timeless space which can grow with your child over time.

Royal Nursery Design: Chic gray and white gender neutral nursery with warm wood accents |
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To make the overall look more youthful, take a cue from SISSY + MARLEY and add in quirky accessories. Here, graphic prints and animal-themed lighting are a sweet and simple final touch to a Scandi-inspired nursery.

California Cool

In keeping with Meghan’s laid-back Californian roots, we wouldn’t be surprised to find a bohemian kinfolk influence in the new nursery. Vegan paint aside, think organic wood ornaments, rattan textures and distressed soft furnishings.

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Though we would expect to see more polish from a royal abode, Serena Mitnik-Miller’s rustic space is a good starting point for inspiration. How cool is that geometric baby mobile hanging over the crib?

Royal Fancy

While we’re betting on a thoroughly modern nursery aesthetic, we can’t forget the historic character of Frogmore Cottage. With this in mind, we’d love to see a nod to tradition in the design.

Royal Nursery Design: Traditional gender neutral nursery with vintage crib and red walls |
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Whether it’s a restored vintage crib or an eclectic gallery of historic artwork, the juxtaposition of old and new is a great way to incorporate personality into a space, giving the design greater meaning beyond visual style.

Animal Instinct

Both Harry and Meghan are famously fond of the great outdoors. As such, we think all things nature will have a guiding influence on their nursery design.

Royal Nursery Design: Scandinavian-inspired gender neutral nursery with minimalist deer head wall mount and faux fur throw decor |
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Here, we once again look to SISSY + MARLEY for an idea of how this might look. We especially love the modern minimalist (and cruelty-free) take on the deer head wall mount. A cozy faux fur throw is perfect for keeping both parent and child warm come story time.

What are your design predictions for the new royal nursery?


For more gender neutral nursery design ideas, check out our round up of stylish yet functional kids’ rooms.




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