I have expensive taste and do a lot of research and shopping around to find the best deals w/o skimping on quality. I gathered many many many ideas on furniture, paint, and decor before purchasing one item. Once decided ..we started w/ the walls - choosing colors that would create the softness of the room I wanted. I decided on one accent wall in the color of "pitter patter" the wonderful robin egg blue color on the main wall. The other 3 walls we used a soft white called "pearls & lace" . I searched for a crib that could transition into a toddler bed and then finally a full size bed. We found the perfect one on a popular baby boutique website BUT found the same crib on Amazon.com which was lower in price, tax free, & (best of all) free shipping! We decided against a changing table and chose a dresser that we could use as a changing table ...we went w/ Ikea's Hemnes dresser and bookshelf in brown-gray. I purchased crystal knobs to replace the ones that came w/ the dresser for an inexpensive update. The crib bedding came from Pottery Barn. The wall decor & drapes came from independent sellers on Etsy - LOVE that site! I bought a full crystal chandelier from Gallery Lighting online for under $100 :) Another inexpensive update that we did was changing out all the light and outlet plates...what a difference that made such a sweet impact. I'm happy to share specifics on anything you see that you would like to know where it came from - just let me know.
I love the chandelier and drapes but my favorite piece is the large frame w/ the letter L done in wall flowers. It just pops on the accent wall and is the focal point of the room.
I planned out every detail ...big & small. Every decision was thoughtfully considered. I made a plan of action early in my pregnancy so I would not feel rushed and I spaced out all the big purchases. I created an inspiration board before making any changes to the room and I used that as my "road map" to build the look I was after. Be patient...and work confidently. It's a labor of love!