I'm a planner, so I think it surprised people that I didn't want to find out the gender of our baby before he was born. I'd always known I wanted the nursery to be neutral (if we have more children, it will be shared because we live in a small house), so I didn't need to know the gender in planning the nursery. I choose a neutral color palette and furniture that would grow with our child. I also let practical elements, like toys, books, and a magnet board become part of the design of the room since the space is rather small (with low ceilings too!).