I wanted a girly yet peaceful nursery. My focus was the cherry blossom tree and birds using shades of pinks, greens, yellows and white.
Surprisingly, my inspiration started with two bubblegum pink blown glass doorknobs from Anthropology. I didn't even know the sex of the baby when I purchased these knobs. Of course, I always wanted and imagined having a baby girl. When my wish of a baby girl came true, the doorknobs opened the door (pun intended!) to the rest of the room!
I chose things that I loved and coordinated colors from there.
We used Behr low VOC paint from Home Depot. The paint color was Bella Pink. The 4-in-1 convertible crib and matching espresso dresser (Baby Cache Essentials Collection) came from Babies-R-Us. Pink blown glass door knobs and matching drawer pulls came from Anthropology. We bought the Penelope bedding set from Pottery Barn Kids. This bedding had all the shades I wanted to complement the paint color of the room. Most importantly, it had the birds to match the cherry blossom tree wall decal. The green polka dot curtain also came from Babies-R-Us and it matches the bedding perfectly. I bought unfinished wooden letters for my daughter's name on Etsy and hand painted them with polkadots and stripes to match the Pottery Barn bedding. I attached matching ribbon and hung them on a rod iron curtain rod with metal ring clips that can be purchased at Home Depot or Bed, Bath and Beyond. Since my baby girl cannot use the quilt until she is a toddler, I decided to make it a decorative piece and also hang it on the wall by a rod iron curtain rod. The lamp was handmade to match the Pottery Barn Bedding and can be found on www.cassycustomcreations.esty.com
My favorites are... my hand painted letters hung on a curtain rod, the cherry blossom tree decal, and the bubblegum pink blown glass doorknobs
Don't over think creating "the perfect room" and just go with things that you love and things that make you happy. From there, you can continue to build on the room and your vision will come to fruition.