I started gathering items for my son's room before I even knew he was going to be a boy. I wanted a room that was clean, modern, yet eclectic and original. I feel like my husband and I have done just that, and we both enjoy spending time in the nursery even though our son isn't here yet.
My inspiration was another room I saw on project nursery. I loved the baby boy nursery rhyme from mother goose and the dog hooks. We started out with that in mind and I just picked up various items on etsy, french boutiques around the city, modern furniture stores etc... until we had the perfect room.
Modern with a touch of eclectic.
Unfortunatley I didn't do much of anything myself in terms of DIY because I am not very crafty. I bought a book called "Room for Children" with amazing nurseries and kid rooms, which I used for inspiration. I bought my prints on Etsy and had them professionally framed, as well as the framed chalk board and framed magnet board. We mixed some expensive items such as the crib and arm chair, with Ikea items. I changed the knobs on the Ikea dresser with ones I found at Anthropologie. I had an old shadow box frame lying around so I bought a n orange moose and clipped him in. My favorite resources were the book I mentioned, this website, design sponge and the shabby chic blog.
The prints are probably my favorite. They are classic but not overly child-like. I am extremely happy with how they turned out. I also really love the orange Magis dog my husband bought, he's super cool and fits perfectly with the room, I just hope our son loves it as much as I do.
Start by gathering the items that you like to discover the color pallete you wish to go with. Don't worry about matching things too much, it all comes together in the end.