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. 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.
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.
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.
Designing a nursery for mix-gender twins doesn’t have to be limiting. There are plenty of wonderful gender-neutral themes and color schemes to choose from!
Need a little inspiration? These beautiful twin nurseries will take you from overwhelmed to overjoyed in moments!
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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 2 of 16 below.
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Whimsy 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, the 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 3 of 16 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 5 of 16 below.
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With its lacy flounces, floral accessories, and pink and gold accents, this vintage-inspired space, designed by Emilee Stucky, couldn’t be a better fit for a pair of little princesses!
The crown jewel? The rose-gold cribs by Incy Interiors, which make a big statement, despite their small footprint.Continue to 7 of 16 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 Tally and Wolf 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 8 of 16 below.
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Nature-themed nurseries are another excellent, gender-neutral option for twin rooms.
This woodland-inspired twin nursery from Stephanie Nash is rocking the new unconventional—a cleaner, more casual take on a traditional style that emphasizes natural lighting, woven textiles, plants, and other earthy goodness.Continue to 9 of 16 below.
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There is something deeply satisfying about a perfectly balanced space, and this beautiful twin nursery, from Sara Touijer, 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 10 of 16 below.
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Must Have Mini-Cribs
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 11 of 16 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 12 of 16 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 13 of 16 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 14 of 16 below.
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Tiny Twin Station
Need to squeeze a family of four into your small urban space? Take a cue from Lauren of Side by Side Design, who transformed the primary bedroom in her small Los Angeles condo into a comfy space for the whole family. You have to see it to believe it.
About This Term: Primary Bedroom
Many real estate associations, including the National Association of Home Builders, have classified the term "Master Bedroom" as discriminatory. "Primary Bedroom" is the name now widely used among the real estate community and better reflects the purpose of the room.
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Sweet and Simple
This creative 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, like the area rug, will go a long way without making the space look cluttered.Continue to 16 of 16 below.
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