We had the challenge of designing a small nursery for our daughter in an unused space off our master bedroom. We hired a contractor to widen the doorway, adding french doors and a window to the space. My dad added grey planked boards to the sloped ceiling and we painted the room a pale peach to make this space light and bright.
I fell in love with the Midnight Floral print from Rifle Paper Company and wanted to build a room around that color scheme. We used peaches, corals, and black and gold in the room as accents. I didn't want a nursery that was too traditional or too sweet- just the right touch of femininity and something that coordinated well with our adjoining master bedroom.
My decorating style is a little bit modern, a bit bohemian, and a bit girly. I love gold, and lots of white. I'm also a big fan of shades of pink.
Crib: Pottery Barn Kids
Rug: West Elm
Rocker: Nursery Works
Pouf: Lulu and Georgia
Quilt: Little Unicorn
I love the garlands above the crib; they add some interest and whimsy to the space.
Shop around for items, especially looking at stores that aren't necessarily for baby items. This gives the room more of an eclectic, modern feel.