Boy-girl bedroom? Get smart with neutrals

Solve space-sharing problems with a clever colour scheme.

Children naturally love bright colours but if you’re decorating a space that’s shared by a boy and girl, you may have to re-think gender-specific colors. The key to creating a gender-neutral space that still inspires their imaginations is to start with a neutral canvas. Then incorporate colours through accessories, bed linens and artwork.

Warm neutrals like cream and warm stone are versatile hues that can be easily mixed and matched with pops of bright colours, such as reds, pinks, greens or greys. Cool neutrals and white come to life when paired with blues, turquoise, deep purple, or lime. Use your childrens' favourite colours to divide the space by painting feature walls, furniture and alcoves.