We wanted a baby room that can grow up as the kids get older. Also due to the small size of the room we wanted to keep baby things to a minimum. Also wanted to keep it low cost, but fun.
Project nursery.com helped me a lot with inspiration. We were going for a contemporary baby room with new and classic toys.
My decorating style is reuse, recycle and DIY.
Wall paint colors: Lowe's (Mercer Blue and Oatmeal) Room was painted by my husband, my sister-in-law and I.
Curtains and curtain rod: Lowe's $25/a panel and rod $25
Connor name sign: letters from Hobby Lobby at $1.50 a letter, stain from Lowe's and a husband with a drill and know how
Crib and changing table set: Craigslist.com for $125
Lamp on changing table: IKEA http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40222339/ $14.99
Picasso wall art: IKEA http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90151042/ $39.99
Rocking chair/ottoman: Criagslist.com for $30
Side table is a metal secretary desk made in Muscatine,IA which we got at the Salvation Army for $10 and put a free airline blanket on top.
Antique Floor Lamp: craigslist.com $10 Husband rewired and bought a new lamp shade for $20
LL Bean rocking moose: Craigslist.com for $10 and husband fixed the handles that were destroyed by the previous owner's dog
Hanging shelves: Hobby Lobby (Half price sale) $15/each
Toys on the hanging shelves from top left to bottom right: husband's robot dino, my old walking turtle toy, my husband's happy apple, Mini Ugly Doll (Tutulu), robot cutout, sock monkey and Mini Ugly Doll (Ket)
Elephant art sketch: inspired by etsy.com (Nursery Art Print Elephant Love 8x10 by DeliveredByDanielle) and drawn by my husband. Then we framed and hung it.
Sock Monkey art: inspired by etsy.com (Nursery Art Print Set Sock Monkey 8x10 by DeliveredByDanielle). My husband used our sock monkey and photo shopped him into these 8X10 photos. Printed at target for $9 altogether and framed using old frames we don't use anymore.
Bookshelf: craigslist.com $10
Various toys and books from ebay, antique stores, second hand stores, TJ Maxx and Marshall's
Everything made by my husband: Connor sign, elephant art sketch and the sock monkey art.
A baby nursery shouldn't cost a fortune. The internet is a wealth of ideas to start from, but as you go along your true style will emerge. Craigslist.com and etsy.com were a great help in keeping costs down. Also use whatever skills you and your significant other have and DIY.