I knew I didn't want a blue room for my son because I am tired or stereotyping. And trust me, if I had a girl, it would still be green and white with pops of other colors, never pink & purple.
We have very high ceilings (12') but the room is rather small, so we went with white walls and used bright colors on accessories, such as curtains, floor mat, table, wall decals etc.
My design inspiration for this room were clean, bright and modern baby rooms I saw in my magazines back in Europe.
My decorating style depends on my mood - it's always modern, sometimes combined with vintage, whimsical and natural elements. I love eclectic approach and mixing and matching old and new.
Wall paint - white (BEHR).
Curtains - handmade by myself, fabric name: Zoo Menagerie in Green by Eleanor Grosch
Circle Felt Garland - handmade by me, colors: Strawberry, Fuchsia, Antique White, Chartreuse, Aqua
Floor mat - Playspot interlocking floor tiles by Skip Hop: http://www.skiphop.com/product/242000.html
Owl bookend - also by Skip Hop: http://www.skiphop.com/product/zoobookends.html
Night lights - Tooli in Orange & Fuchsia by OXO: http://www.oxo.com/p-243-tooli-nightlight-single.aspx
Stuffed orange anteater - by Jellycat: http://jellycat.com/usa/roy3a/
Anteater canvas - custom portrait of the anteater by Your Toy Portrait: http://www.yourtoyportrait.com/
Wheely bee - by Prince Lionheart: http://www.princelionheart.com/site/p_wheely_7503.html
Wooden red moose - Ekorre by IKEA: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50060713/
Red desk/book shelf - Besta Burs by IKEA: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20147355/#/20147355
Dresser - Mandal by IKEA: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40176318/
Crib - Gulliver in White by IKEA: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20203332/
Crib sheet - Chocolate Chevron by Dwell Studio: http://www.dwellstudio.com/designer-baby-boutique/nursery-bedding/crib-fitted-sheets.html
Pear blanket - handmade by Superfly Lullabies: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/26739931
Owl music box - handmade by Mimi Shop: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/29174329
White dog decal (dresser) - handmade by Wow Wall: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/29948210
Dog & Bear wall decal - handmade by Wall Decors: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/27657100
Tree wall decal - by WallCandy Arts, purchased at Giggle (they don't seem to have it anymore, but I found it on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/WallCandy-Arts-S01-Seasons-Kit/dp/B00148Y4PE/ref=sr_1_45?ie=UTF8&qid=1335720436&sr=8-45)
My favorite item is the anteater portrait.
Don't be afraid of color and think outside of pink and blue. If you are scared to paint your walls in a color you like, go with white walls and use bright colors on accessories - decals are a great, inexpensive and easy way to add a personality to your walls and ultimately the whole room. Use color on decorative pillows, blankets, curtains, toys - wherever you like. And have fun with it.