We painted our extra room/office blue before we knew we were expecting. When we found out we were going to have a baby, we decided not to find out the sex. We also knew we'd have to turn the office into a nursery and figured we'd leave the room blue and decorate with black and white to make it neutral. Our baby boy was born in April and the room suits him perfectly.
We were inspired by many of the beautiful modern nurseries on project nursery and ohdeedoh.com. Etsy also had some inspiring art that helped shape the nursery.
The rest of our house reflects the fact that we are a young, modern couple, so we wanted the nursery to do the same. We like clean lines and simple shapes. We weren't big fans of pastels and baby-ish stuff.
The paint is Behr Azurean (530B-5). We used our old ikea dresser and the pull-out-bed CB2 couch from our room and office. I purchased the alphabet poster from Etsy.com and painted the animal heads after being inspired by some Etsy art. The books rest on Ikea picture rails. I made the window valances, bed linens and mirror frame. I also made the mobile with embroidery rings and fishing line.
The mobile. It has great motion and was fun to make. I like that it's completely original. I also had fun making the "This is Me" frame for the mirror.