I love neutrals and thought calming gray walls were a great place to start. We slowly added all the colorful accents and the room came together in a really great way. The changing pad and bed skirt still need to be completed, but I am really proud of our nursery that is almost complete!
I found the Elephant/Paisley curtain fabric on Spoonflower and worked from there.
Crib - Target, a gift from my dad and stepmom
Dresser/Changing Table - This was the dresser in my husband's room on the farm where he grew up. We sanded and painted it and brought it back to life.
Side Table - A $5 Salvation Army find that I painted and added a Mackenzie Childs drawer pull to
Glider - Babies R'Us, a gift from my mother and father in law
Curtains - Spoonflower.com, lovingly made by my mom
Shelf Unit - Target, accessorized with turtles from my turtle collection, gifts from the shower, etc
Round Braided Rug - a great, inexpensive Craigslist find
Bunting Flags/Embroidery Hoops - Made by a sweet friend, the colors work beautifully with the nursery
Wall Shelf - A curbside find I've had since college, I repainted it and accessorized with adorable elephant figurines I found at a yard sale
Wall Art - ABC's above crib is from Target, Dog prints above dresser from Wallfry on Etsy, everything else is DIY and turned out beautifully
This is a tough one and it is really hard for me to choose. Absolutely love the dresser, dog prints, wall art, elephants and pretty much everything else!
Take your time, incorporate old and new items and pieces that mean something to you. DIY as much as possible.