I spent a lot of time thinking about how I wanted to do our little man's nursery. I was trying to steer clear of a "theme". Instead, I played around with colors, while keeping the base color a modern gray. I'm thrilled with the results!
My bedding was one of the first purchases I made. It was "The Morning Zoo" bedding from the Land of Nod. I carried a swatch of it around in my purse for months. Once I chose that, the rest seemed to fall into place.
Modern and clean. Typically, I tend to overly match items. I really tried to avoid doing that when putting together his nursery.
Bedding: The Morning Zoo, Land of Nod: http://answers.landofnod.com/answers/6329/product/7176/questions.htm Crib/dresser: Westwood Design Jonesport Convertible Crib, Nebraska Furniture Mart: http://www.nfm.com/DetailsPage.aspx?productid=33155953 Bookshelf: Target Rocker/Ottoman: Newco Premium Rosie Glider, Babies R Us Changing Table: Craigslist! Mobile: DIY. This was SO easy and a lot of fun! Green Storage Bins: Target and Home Depot
The bedding. Like I mentioned, once I chose that, the rest fell into place. I also like the different color we used in the closet. It's subtle, but makes for a nice contrast.
I used Project Nursery quite a bit in the beginning stages. Having some sort of visual really helped me identify my style and the type of nursery I wanted to create. I think having one piece to work around really helps, too. Also, try to avoid matching too much; it can be stressful! Random pops of color are really fun and liven up the room.