I wanted to create a baby girls nursery that was not too "baby" and not too "girlie". I think I succeeded on both ends, and love the result!
My husband and I are very ocean-minded people. We wanted our love of the sea to translate in the nursery. We displayed this through the art, and small details throughout the room. We only hope that our daughter will love the ocean as much as we do.
I lean more towards modern, but not so far that the fun is taken out of the room. I like clean lines, and bright pops of color!
We decided to leave the walls the existing blue-green color regardless if we had a boy or girl. Once we knew a girl was on the way, I introduced girlie features through my fabrics. I DIYed the curtains and crib skirt after a long search to find something fresh and colorful. Most of the artwork came from etsy.com
I LOVE my curtains, probably because they were the most labor of love. I searched high and low for just the PERFECT fabric. After going through many samples, I finally found this fabric, and the colors and size of print were exactly what I was looking for. I DIY'd all 8 panels myself, and the final look really completed the nursery.
I kept everything very neutral and chose to bring out the the girlie touches with accessories and art. This makes it very easy to either convert to a big girl room down the line, or alter it into a little boys room if need be!