I knew I was having a boy but didn't want a masculine or cutesy nursery. I started with a color palette instead. It was a labor of love and the hardest part was picking out art for the room. I actually still have some white frames to put up on both sides of the window with some newborn portraits.
I created the nusery around blue (teal) and orange instead of a theme like safari or trucks. I spent a lot of time on Project Nursery and Pinterest.
I have a hard time describing my style. It is mostly eclectic traditional I guess.
Crib - Delta Canton 4-in-1 Convertible Crib in Cherry; Rug - Land of Nod; Curtains - Land of Nod; Sheets and Skrit - Land of Nod; Orange Chair - Craigslist ($40); Teal blanket - Ross ($14); Elephant - ($10); Pillow on chair - Target ($14); ECB Letters - Michael's; Bookcase - Craiglist ($25); Globe - Flea market - ($10); teal owl - Ross ($6); orange E - TJMaxx ($8); owl bookends - garage sale ($3/per); Chevron teal frame - Marshalls ($7); Teal and Orange bins - TJMaxx ($10-15); dresser - thrift store ($75); felt clouds over crib - Pinterest inspired DIY; ombre light painting - Pinterest inspired DIY; elephant bunting painting - DIY; hospital bracelet frame - DIY; Most everything else was either a gift or I already had it.
My favorite items are either my orange chair, ombre light painting or the cool Land of Nod rag rug.
Pinterest is a God send! Also get crafty and check out discount places like Ross, TJMaxx, Marshalls and of course Craigslist, thrift stores, and garage sales!