I wanted his nursery to be fun and young but not so baby where I would have to change a lot as he becomes a toddler. I kept the walls neutral with gray and added fun colors that can grow as he does.
Modern and fun
gray paint - Behr Silver Sateen, white paint - Behr Snow Fall, crib - Target, bedding - Target, animal prints - DIY, picture shelves - Ikea, crates - Home Depot and stained, metal shelf - Ikea, dresser - Ikea, shelf over dresser - Ikea, giraffe art - DIY, wooden elephant - Ross, curtains - DIY, light - DIY, chair - Ikea, rug - Urban Outfitters, pouf -Target
Definitely the striped wall. It took much patience but I love it.
Look everywhere for inspiration. Take your time and gather the pieces as you go. Don't try to force a piece to work. You want to be happy when it's complete.