We wanted to give our son a simple and modern, but fun nursery. It turned out very different than my husband and I first thought, but we love it because it's ours. We wanted a room that was obviously a nursery, but wasn't overwhelmingly baby.
We saw the "Oh the places you'll go" print in another nursery here on the website (Graham's Bright and Modern Nursery). That became the start and focal aspect of the nursery. We knew we wanted gray walls and decided to accent the nursery with orange to match that print and green.
Simple, clean, and modern.
Bookshelf and Green Lamp - Target
Gray Chevron Lamp - Home Goods
Curtains - Lowe's
Chair - Amazon
Print Collage - Homemade by Husband
The 3 pic collage of the 3 moms. One picture is my mom, another picture is my husband's mother and the last is me. This is even more special because both my husband and I lost our moms. We also really like the dresser. It is great and holds a lot of clothes, diapers, etc. Love the owl pillow and the frames worked great too. Lastly, we like the prints, especially since they are homemade.
Start with a color and maybe one item. Let that guide the rest. It's ok to change ideas, even if a few low-cost items are bought. We originally were going to do vintage travel, but it just wasn't working so we changed.