City images for unisex nursery themes (or not)?

Which scenes of the city are best for the boys and girls of today?


Fun Steps - by Lyle Robinson

There’s a growing trend for modern young parents to start breaking down old-fashioned gender barriers in children’s décor. In other words, people have begun defying the more traditional kinds of art and decorations for their princess’s little palace, or their little boy’s room - or indeed
their ‘little boys’ room’ (bathroom), for that matter. The general advice for the hip young parents of today is to go for neutral colours, motifs, and photos or art.

...or 'boys will be boys', and 'sugar & spice'?

Around The Bend - by Lyle Robinson

Having said that, in our wonderfully patriarchal world, many people still feel strongly about having these gender divisions. Boys and girls will still wear different clothes, and be encouraged to play with different toys. And there’s still a lot of art and photgraphy that’s specifically created for boys’ rooms (pictures of trains, photos of classic cars, and bedlinen with the latest super heroes, etc.), while girls’ rooms are adorned with floral prints, pastel colours, baby dolls, and cute fluffy animals.

It's totally your call!

We’re not here to judge. We’re here to help you find the perfect city-themed wall art for whichever room you want, regardless of who you are. Whether you want art for a boy’s room, photos for a girl’s room, or something that will work nicely for either/or, you’ll definitely find what you’re looking for at City Edge Scenes.

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Many of the images on City Edge Scenes are limited edition prints, and custom-made paintings from your own photos of the city. You can click through on whichever images you like, to get details on how to buy or order the edgy urban scenes of your dreams!

5 thoughts on “City images for unisex nursery themes (or not)?

  1. blubutterfly

    Hi Mark, wow this is pretty radical, I love this idea, I remember when my girls were little their rooms were full of teddy bears and dolls, pink floral bed spreads etc, as they have grown I can see all of this pretty stuff becomes a little outgrown!! We are renovating at the moment and will be moving in later in the year, thanks for this great post, I am going to check it out for future reference, awesome , thank you 🙂

    1. MarkBase

      Post author

      Thank you for your comment! I'll be featuring lots of stuff from different people from both schools of thought. I have a three-year-old son and, although he's really into loads of 'boy' stuff, he also has a couple of hand-me-down dolls from cousins, and is currently into Strawberry Shortcake on Netflix. There's really so much art/photography out there that doesn't focus on 'girly' or 'boyish' themes, that it's really unnecessary to push this kind of thing on kids. Thanks again for stopping by!

  2. Michael Hills

    I'm probably a bit old-school, but I can see where gender neutral might be a good idea. I'm all for a more open and tolerant world. And I also love the door wallpaper with london phone booth motif, very cool! Do you think it's a good idea to let your child decide what they would like? I know when they are small they can't, but lets say have neutral room, until they can decide which way to go?

    1. MarkBase

      Post author

      Hi Michael,

      Thanks for commenting. I was brought up pretty 'old school' as well (in Montreal, Canada), but I've been a dad for nearly four years (a boy), and I have to admit that it hasn't been easy for me to chill out about different things (playing with dolls, enjoying films and TV shows that are normally 'targeted' to girls, etc.).

      But I live in Sweden now, where there's more of a culture of equality (I enjoyed a few months of parental leave, paid at 80% of my salary). This makes it easier to see our 'roles' in society in a more progressive light.

      I think it's quite healthy to allow kids to decide what they like. It's always good to make children feel involved in the decision-making process, especially when it comes to decorating their own rooms.

      Thanks again for stopping by!

  3. Steve

    Hi Marc!
    This is a nice change from wall paint and I definitely like the look. As far as unisex nursery nursery/bedrooms go however- I'm sticking to moderation for the wee ones. If the rest of the house is decorated with city images ect... for my kids' room I want my daughter to be feminine and my son masculine. I think there are enough other areas in life the meet the unisex requirement so that as babies the sweet, calm. colorful, comfort of age appropriate decoration is perfect. i want the babes to be in calm surroundings in these crazy times on the planet...
    The rest of the house in unisex?- Absolutely!
    Thanks for the fresh site, ideas and suggestions. Love the photography and will come to peruse again.
    All the best~ steve


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