the trick was turning our tiny (6 x 10) guest room/my closet into a unique little space for baby that incorporated elements that his dad & i both wanted.
from the beginning, i imagined chalkboard closet doors & yellow antlers. i also wanted to incorporate his dad's love for skateboarding & rock n' roll. it just grew from there.
i don't know if i have one! i guess you could say budget-eclectic. i mixed modern, vintage & diy elements.
crib - ikea (gifted from great-grandma)
dresser - vintage
chair - target.com
rug - rosenberry rooms (gifted from grandma)
bookshelf - walmart
drapes - west elm (on sale) & ikea
closet doors & chalkboard paint - lowe's
ottoman - ross
frames & pillows - ikea
lamp - target
most of the accessories & decor are items we already owned or were thrift store finds. and most of the books were from my childhood.
i really love how the room turned out as a whole. i don't know if i can say i have one favorite item but the vintage dresser was a great find and really gives the room a pop of color that brings it all together. and i love the houndstooth print chair & saxon's record collection handed down from his dad.
go with your gut! i saw the dresser in a thrift store window months prior to buying it and knew it was the perfect piece. i bought other furniture instead thinking they were more appropriate, but when i got them in the room, they just didn't look right. i ended up selling them on craigslist & going back to the thrift store for the dresser about 3 months later.
and you don't need to break the bank to create your nursery. for me, part of the fun was trying not spend a lot. i swear by thrift stores & spray paint!