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Making Room for Two
Designing the perfect nursery for your little bundle-to-be can be intimidating. Add a second pea to the pod, and the idea can be downright stressful. Do you really need two of everything? Just where are you going to put all that stuff? How do you pull off a nursery for a girl and a boy? It’s a lot to think about!
Feeling a little overwhelmed? Don’t worry. Designing a nursery for two is not that different from designing any other space. There are just a few things to keep in mind.
First and... foremost, when it comes to twin nurseries, less is definitely more. Having twins should mean double the fun, not double the stuff. While it’s hard to get around having two cribs, you’ll be surprised how much your little duo can share. That said, with space at a premium, keeping your design fairly simple and clean-cut is a must.
Second, focus on function. With two babies to look after, it’s extra important to be able to lay your hands on what you need, when you need it. Easy-to-access storage, extra seating, and multi-functional furnishings make a world of difference to your daily life.
Need a little inspiration? These beautiful twin nurseries will take you from overwhelmed to overjoyed in moments!Continue to 2 of 21 below.
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Straight lines, sparse accessories, and an emphasis on balance and symmetry give the space its clean, contemporary appeal while a dynamic duo of bold prints and gold accents provide plenty of pop.Continue to 3 of 21 below.
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Chic and Neutral
A neutral palette is a smart choice for twin nurseries, especially for parents of mixed-gender twins. Think neutral nurseries are boring? Think again! When done well, a neutral palette can provide a beautiful backdrop for a rich and complex space, allowing more subtle design elements, such as pattern and texture, to edge out color and take center stage.
In this sweet and neutral twin nursery from Finnian’s Moon Interiors, texture is king. From the embossed carpet to the hand-crocheted pendant... covers, the design offers an understated yet visual-stimulating alternative to the traditional colorful nursery palette.Continue to 4 of 21 below.
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Neutrals just not your thing? Trade in beige and brown for bold and beautiful with a color-centric nursery for two!
Vibrant hues pop off the clean grey walls in this South African-inspired twin room spotted on Style Me Pretty. The primary palette keeps things gender neutral while infusing the space with energy and warmth.Continue to 6 of 21 below.
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The crown jewel? The rose-gold cribs by Incy Interiors, which make a big statement, despite their small footprint.Continue to 8 of 21 below.
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Looking for the perfect gender-neutral theme for your twin nursery? Well, step right up because this vintage carnival-themed nursery space by Elle T Interior Design is a guaranteed winner. The muted palette and animal accents are a great fit for a boy or a girl, and the imaginative details are just too adorable!Continue to 9 of 21 below.
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Nature-themed nurseries are another excellent, gender-neutral option for twin rooms.
This woodland-inspired twin nursery from Nashstyling is rocking the new Boho—a cleaner, more casual take on traditional bohemian style that emphasizes natural lighting, woven textiles, plants, and other earthy goodness.Continue to 10 of 21 below.
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There is something deeply satisfying about a perfectly balanced space, and this beautiful twin nursery, spotted on Instagram, is no exception. Soft neutrals, soothing shapes and near perfect symmetry make the room feel utterly dreamy, and the geometric motif is perfect for a boy or a girl.Continue to 11 of 21 below.
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Working with a tight space for two? A pair of “mini cribs” are a must have, offering all the style and comfort of a full-sized cot without the bulk.
Unlike a bassinet, a mini crib is built to last, taking your little ones from infancy to toddlerhood. Some models, like the Stokke Mini featured in this tiny urban twin nursery by The Little Design Corner, even convert into streamlined toddler beds, making them a perfect long-term solution for your tiny twin space.Continue to 12 of 21 below.
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Setting furniture on opposite walls can really crowd your space, making the room resemble an alleyway. Need a quick fix? Pick up a paintbrush!
The bold, striped accent wall in this neutral twin nursery, featured by Noelle Gray Creative, instantly draws the eye away from the space between the cribs, opening up the room by giving the illusion of spaciousness.Continue to 13 of 21 below.
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Caddy Corner Cribs
Having trouble squeezing two cribs into one nursery space? Try a caddy-corner layout.
A pair of low-profile cribs, like these Walmart beauties spotted on Calmly Chaotic, actually fit together well and making use of corners is a great way to save space. Just make sure to choose a frame with a small footprint and equal sides.Continue to 14 of 21 below.
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Another option? Set those low-profile, squared-off cribs side-by-side, as if they were a standard, single queen-sized bed.
“Doubling up,” as demonstrated in this pretty, dusty-gold girl’s room by Bean in Love, is a great space saver for twin nurseries, especially when wall space is limited. Prefer a high-backed crib? Try placing your cribs back-to-back to create the illusion of one freestanding piece of furniture.Continue to 15 of 21 below.
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Sweet and Simple
This chic yet understated twin/guestroom nursery combo proves that “functional” doesn’t have to be “synonymous” with ugly. With four kiddos on her hands, style maven Abby Smith of Twist Me Pretty knows all about getting things done and looking great doing it. The key? Keep the look fresh and simple. A few bold pieces will go along way without making the space look cluttered.Continue to 17 of 21 below.
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Nordic Nursery for Two
When designing a functional twin nursery, it’s hard to beat the elegant simplicity of Scandinavian design. This Nordic nursery for two, featured on Idealista, boasts a clean, gender-neutral palette punctuated bold, graphic pattern and pops of sunny yellow. Simple furnishings help keep things from getting cramped while an assortment of soft textiles and whimsical accessories keep things feeling cozy. Too cute!Continue to 18 of 21 below.
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Good things come in pairs. Just ask Natalie of Nat Your Average Girl, who designed this stunning, mirror-image nursery for her gorgeous twin boys, featuring two of just about everything. Her dynamic duo may not always live in perfect harmony, but near-perfect symmetry is guaranteed.Continue to 19 of 21 below.
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Still, a matching pair of kiddos shouldn’t mean your nursery has to be all matchy-matchy! With its pretty painted cribs, colorful textiles, and unique accessories, this sweet and eclectic little nursery, seen on Ninainvorm, has more than enough personality for two.Continue to 20 of 21 below.
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This bright and energetic mixed-gender twin space, featured on Project Nursery, is a mix-and-matcher’s delight, pulling together an assortment of patterns, colors, and styles into one beautiful, cohesive design with a distinctively Boho flair.Continue to 21 of 21 below.
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Match It Up
Rather then squeeze two cribs and two personalities into one mold, the stylist behind this beautiful space opted to create separate spaces for each child, resulting in two completely different, and yet well-coordinated zones. The results? Fabulous!