In anticipation of of little lady's arrival, we prepared a nursery that is bright, colorful and practical. The main goal was that the room could grow with our baby over the coming years. Though the furniture was a splurge (crib/dresser/chair), the accessories were all bought on a budget of less than $300.
The inspiration for this room came from the crib sheets (Garden Party from Pottery Barn Baby) and the need for a functional space.
I don't have a defined style but I tend to be drawn to very practical big pieces with fun accent pieces. I typically have one bright main color with lots of accent colors.
I found tons of cute accessories at Home Goods and on Etsy.com
My favorite thing about this room are the framed fairy tale dresses above the crib. It adds a touch of fun and childhood nostalgia without being a themed room.
Don't be afraid of mixing patterns. Just a pick a color palette and go with it.