When my husband and I found out we were having a girl, I knew I would have some fun with the nursery. I pictured a room that was definitely girly but was not over-the-top frilly with pale pink, lace, and ruffles. Teal has always been one of my favorite colors, but I wasn't sure if using teal would be feminine enough. Then, I stumbled upon the bedding with various shades of coral and peach and thought it would be beautiful with teal. Thus, my color scheme was born! I also knew that I wanted to put some boston terrier items in the room in honor of our dog, Dexter.
I went back and forth on whether or not to paint the walls this color (Shermin Williams - Waterscape) or leave them the same gray as the rest of the house. I finally took the leap and painted them, and I am so glad I did. I think it gives the room an extra special pop of color. Baby Emily loves the color as well - she seems to be a little calmer when we carry her in the room during one of her nightly colicky fits.
I did not have an exact picture of the room in my head, and I wanted to avoid "matchy-matchy." So, I just began to gradually collect items that I thought would complement the bedding and walls. I think the mismatched items give the room a more whimsical feel. I ordered the big furniture on amazon (Thank goodness for Amazon Prime's 2-day free shipping!). Most of the decor is from Etsy, TJ Maxx, or Hobby Lobby. I also enjoyed getting to do some of my own artwork for the walls.