We LOVE the ocean and knew we wanted to do some kind of nautical nursery, regardless of our baby's gender. When we found out we were having a girl, we were surprised at how hard it was to find gender neutral or girl items to decorate with. We chose pink and turquoise to anchor (pun intended) the space with little nods to the sea like the paddle, anchor hooks, rope mirror, woven pouf, and clothing dividers. We also swapped out the hardware on the change table to boat cleats and choose the Nook mattress in Glass color both for safety and because the "pebbles" look like bubbles.
We love the result - just enough of a theme to pull the room together but not too much that things look out of place if they aren't ocean themed. Our girl Tia loves it!