I wanted my son's nursery to be a calm and modern yet comfortable room, as he grew I felt like toys and color needed to be added in order to make his room more appealing to his age so he would enjoy spending more time in it. With the transition from crib to toddler bed and addition to a few toys, this became his bedroom's second stage.
I had no doubt I wanted my baby boy's room to be blue but choosing the right shade of blue was hard! I didn't want it too blue or the traditional baby blue. I wanted it to be elegant and a color he could enjoy through a later age. I personally don't like children's rooms, too many toys, too much color, I wanted it to be minimal yet appropriate for his age. From the color and the simple lines came everything else. I did a square design on the walls alternating the main blue shade and a light grey which carried on through out the rest of the room. So I mainly used white, greyish blue and grey or silver.
I love color but added as details to a room and prefer soothing, comfortable overall colors on walls and fabrics. Small details make a huge impact and complete a room.
JJ's crib is the 3-in-1 Madison from Pottery Barn Kids in white and it can be found here: http://www.potterybarnkids.com/products/madison-fixed-gate-3-in-1-crib/?pkey=bcribs
Mattress and mattress protection also from Pottery Barn Kids can be found here: http://www.potterybarnkids.com/products/lullaby-crib-mattress/?cm_src=rel
Pottery Barn Kids Madison changing table also in white can be found here: http://www.potterybarnkids.com/products/madison-fixed-gate-3-in-1-crib/?pkey=bcribs
Bumper and skirt- Pottery Barn Piquet nursery bedding in light blue found here: http://www.potterybarnkids.com/products/pique-nursery-bedding-boy/?pkey=bboys-nursery-bedding
Quilt and Fitted Sheet - Pottery Barn Eli's Elephant Nursery Bedding found here: http://www.potterybarnkids.com/products/elis-elephant-nursery-bedding-boy/?pkey=bboys-nursery-bedding
I used Olympic Paint Zero VOC from Lowe's found here: http://www.olympic.com/products/paints/23/olympic-premium-interior-paint
The 2 metal letters J on the wall above JJ's bed are from Anthropologie
Both the small white bookcase next to changing table and the long white bookcase under the window I already had and are from Ikea
White toy mesh baskets as well as silver basket next to crib are laundry hampers from Ikea
Colorful rug is a baby play mat from Ikea
Pillows on the daybed are: big grey ones and little white one from Ikea, smaller grey I found at Ross
Shapes art above changing table were done by me, frames from Ikea
My favorite item in JJ's room is his crib and bedding. The crib was the first item I chose and bought for his room.
Pick something as a base to guide you through your project, a color scheme, an object, a piece of furniture and stick to it.