I spent the last 6 months working on a nursery for our first baby. I wanted something fun, colorful and inexpensive. Buying used is one of my favorite things and I love that all of the furniture in the room I either owned or bought used (for under $150 total). We are renting so I didn't want to mess with paint or permanent changes but still wanted a lot of color.
I got inspired by several prints that I found online as well as fabrics. It took me a while to narrow down colors that I wanted...and it was even harder to stick to them :)
Fun, random, colorful. I love that the fabrics I found go together but aren't too matchy.
The crib, dresser (I refinished it), and dollhouse (originally from Target) were all found on Craigslist. I bought the fabrics at Joann's and Home Furnishings. The art "prints" are fabric swatches and greeting cards. The red rocker, blue filing cabinet and dark chair were all mine already. The red rug is from IKEA.
I love the pendants, crib bumpers, bed skirt and valances. I made them all and love all the color they add to the room!
Look for inspiration, especially at fabric stores. They often have nursery sections with coordinating prints- and you don't have to stick to pale pink and blue!