I designed a gender neutral nursery for our baby. He loves the vibrant colors and the contrast of the black and white! I went with the forest theme and played with colors! The horizontal stripes really make the room pop along with the black and while drapes and rug!
Our baby born 10/21/13
Don't go to all the expense with buying everything brand new. For example, I found the glider chair and foot rest on Craigslist, the rocking horse, the horse lamp, and a couple of (new) pillows at Goodwill! The rug was fairly inexpensive from Garden Ridge. The total room cost was under $1000 for everything including the crib and antique dresser used as a changing station and there is another high dresser in his closet furniture found at a consignment shop.
The mural took about a week to complete, but it was worth it!
You will need someone's help with the horizontal stripes. We used a laser and it made it so much easier!