This is the room we created for our daughter. We wanted to make it bright, fun and not too "baby". A room that will grow with her. A lot of her furniture we already had and was given to us. We just had to find a crib to match. Our color scheme was decided by the fun toddler comforter we found.
Our inspiration started with the "beach bum in training" sign and took off from there.
We're contemporary with a west coast beach feel. Cool colors, clean lines and not too many frills.
Crib - Graco Lauren - Amazon.com Bedding - Toddler comforter set - Target Sheets - Knit from Babies R Us Skirt - yard sale find Blanket storage - Ikea - bought years ago in college Sea life Paintings - made by my grandparents Flip flop hooks - Michaels, but painted for her room Changing table - hand me down from family Curtains, rod & finnials - potterybarn teen Bright pink poof ottoman - HomeGoods Nursing chair - Craigslist (supposedly from Babies R Us) Dresser - Ikea - bought years ago in college All storage bins (wicker and chevron) - Homegoods Bookcase - Target Animals on the beach painting - thrift store find Growth chart - SeaUrchin studios on Etsy Seashell chandelier - Unique chimes on Etsy Sea urchin lamp - HomeGoods Shelves - Target Sea mobile - Amazon.com
The paintings made by my grandparents. They'll be wonderful for her to have over the years.
Look around your house first. See if there is anything that you aren't really using that would work great in the nursery. Or if you want to upgrade a piece of furniture. Also, create a neutral back drop and add some bright & fun accessories to liven it up. Find pieces you love in the same color family, but they don't have to match perfectly. Also look at toddler bed sets for your bedding and get a convertible crib. The bumper we got is safe standard mesh one. You really don't need an expensive bumper.