For Rome's nursery I wanted a modern and clean look. I chose a neutral grey for the base colors, white for all the furniture, and then added color with fabrics and wall decor. I still need to figure out the shelf arrangement, but I think it's coming along nicely!
The inspiration for the nursery came from the striped fabric that I ended up using for the bumpers and curtains (see image). The colors in the fabric didn't pop very well in the picture, but in real life it looks awesome! I thought it was very boy-ish without being the typical cars/dinosaurs prints. I also loved a giraffe print I saw on a blog- but it said it was an 11x14 print. The colors weren't exactly right anyway so I created my own version with acrylic paints and a large stretch canvas (used a 50% coupon at Michael's to make this a super cheap piece of artwork). *edited note - yes, the comment below does link to an etsy account that has the print I saw on the blog. I did not see this print on etsy orginally and I apologize for not tracking down the link for the original - I did not mean to take credit for the idea of the image. She says she can make other sizes and colors so definitely contact her. Link is in sources.
My decorating style is to keep things clean and simple! I also really like cool palets.
I bought all my furniture online at Amazon. The bedding, shelve decor, and painting were all handmade (mostly by my amazing mother - hooray!!).
My favorite item is the stuffed giraffe - he turned out so cute! Maybe I'm partial to him though because he took a long time to make!
My advice would be to not get your heart set on something before you go out and look at what's available. Go find something you love and then base the rest of your room offf of that item. For me, I fell in love with the orange, yellow, gray, turquoise striped fabric and tried to base everything else off of it. It also helps to make your own bedding (or have it custom made)- the prepackaged crib bedding is very limited in styles.