I created a gender neutral nursery for my baby (it's a GIRL!) using bold colors and patterns with a safari theme.
I was inspired by the monkey wallpaper I sourced from Anthropologie - it created a bold, animal-themed backdrop on which to build the rest of the room.
Eclectic, whimsical and bold.
Wallpaper: Anthropologie (no longer available)
Glider: Land of Nod
Changing Table: DIY - Refinished bamboo dresser in kelly green lacquer.
Bench: DIY - IKEA storage tower with baskets and homemade cushion top and pillows from Ikea fabric.
Mobile: Pottery Barn Kids
Changing Pad: Keekaroo Peanut
I love the refinished dresser - it adds a pop of color. The glider is so comfortable and adds a nice contrast and pattern to the room.
Search Craigslist for dressers that can be refinished and Ikea has some great DIY project opportunities. Invest in a quality glider and be sure that the room reflects your personality but provides plenty of visual stimulus for the little one! Have fun hunting for unique pieces.