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Making Room for 2
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!Continue to 2 of 17 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 17 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, 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 4 of 17 below.
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Pop of Color
Like the idea of a neutral nursery, but find yourself craving a little more color? Try painting the ceiling!Continue to 5 of 17 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!Continue to 6 of 17 below.
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Signature ColorsContinue to 7 of 17 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 17 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 17 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 Boho—a cleaner, more casual take on the traditional bohemian style that emphasizes natural lighting, woven textiles, plants, and other earthy goodness.Continue to 10 of 17 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 11 of 17 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 12 of 17 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!Continue to 13 of 17 below.
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Caddy Corner Cribs
Having trouble squeezing two cribs into one nursery space? Try a caddy-corner layout.Continue to 14 of 17 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.Continue to 15 of 17 below.
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Tiny Twin StationContinue to 16 of 17 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, like the area rug, will go a long way without making the space look cluttered.Continue to 17 of 17 below.
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