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Perhaps you have a child on the way, or have decided it’s time to graduate the nursery beyond the baby decor that carried your first child through the early years. If you’re looking for simple and clean design inspiration, take a look at these nurseries in white and neutral color palettes – each creating modern and sophisticated spaces for babies. Not only is white calming and soothing, it’s also a palette that appeals to both genders and is timeless in its appeal.

White Nautical Nursery (Lay Baby Lay) This beautiful nautical inspired room is oriented around a very light grey on the walls and features white woods for many of the furnishings. Medium greys are used for accents, and yellow is also used as an accent color which adds a pop of color.

Upper East Side Nursery (via Project Nursery) Located in New York City, this chic nursery starts out primarily white, but brings in off whites and beiges to add some warmth. There are wonderful details throughout, from the pink accessory baskets to the wallpapered ceiling which adds an interesting visual element.

Neutral Boy’s Nursery (via 100 Cake-let) The angles and lines in this room give it a decidedly modern flair. A number of the room decor leverages natural wood finishes, which tie in well to the oak hardwood floor. A rug with a modern design helps to break the floor up and contemporary art on the walls add visual intrigue.

Playful White Nursery (via Very Rosenberry) This playful white room features modern furniture and has the great quality of feeling lived in without being cluttered. Playful toys are represented in various parts of the room, standing (or sitting) at attention on windowsills, bookshelves, and armchairs.

Handmade White Nursery (via Thrifty & Chic) Here’s proof that you can get a beautiful nursery without spending an arm and a leg. This pretty white nursery features quite a bity of DIY to get to the final product, but the room ends up well-designed with a light and airy feel.

Rustic White Nursery (via Pinterest) Here’ a rustic yet contemporary nursery with bright white walls and white wood crib paired with grey rug and furniture. While that imbues modern and stark, the room’s blend of distressed wood accents with stepstool and chalkboard provides a warm touch.

Modern Safari Nursery (via Piccoli Elfi) Jungle and safari themes in nurseries are common, but here’s a modern and sophisticated take on that theme. The white on the walls (including wall decor in a white-on-white look) convey a simple and clean look. Natural woods sprinkled throughout add visual dimension as well as warmth. And simple safari prints and animals provide a playful touch.

Traditional Yet Modern French Inspired Nursery (via Project Nursery) Here’s a traditional yet updated nursery designed for twins. There are some modern accessories oriented around more traditional large pieces (love the dresser under the changing table) which shows how you can combine elements of old and new design into one stylish room.

Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.