This is our first baby's room. We don't know the sex so it had to be gender neutral, but I didn't want to use traditional "gender neutral" colours. I also wanted it to be fun and not too "baby", while including items from my and my husband's childhoods.
The framed chalkboard and mirror that were used for our outdoor garden wedding last year.
Contemporary, vintage-chic; functional, budget-friendly.
Crib: Sears; Bookshelf, Wardrobe: Ikea; Dresser, Rocking Chair, Framed Mirror, Framed Chalkboard: various thrift stores in our area; Wall shelves: my husband's parents; Dresser hardware, Wall hooks: Home Depot; Toys, Records: my husband and I's; Curtain: Bed, Bath & Beyond; Curtain hardware: Ikea; Light fixture: Rona; Flag bunting, Crib skirt: sewed myself; Wall decal: Amazon.com; Record frames: Michael's.
My husband sanded and painted the bookshelf, wall shelves, framed chalkboard, mirror and dresser. We were really happy with the items that we were able to find in thrift stores and make over. The curtain is actually a shower curtain that I lined with black-out fabric using curtain rod clips. We have framed records hanging in our living room, and liked being able to incorporate them into the baby's room as well.
The framed chalkboard. I got chalkboard markers, so I can change the message on the board. I also like the bunting hanging from the ceiling.
Make the baby's room a space that you and the baby can both enjoy. Personalize it, and purchase items from various sources.