So it was starting to come together, white and a darker wood, patterns, turquoise, coral, and chartreuse, with a modern/retro look. Around this point, I decided to build my design board (above) so I can easily see everything together, and share it with friends and family. I used Publisher to do so, but it can be done on many applications. You could even just create a Pinterest board with your selected items. This board has been great, as I can refer to it when registering (see future blog post) and it helps create a full visual for my husband to approve.
Lastly, while I want a unique nursery, I don't want to pay a unique price. There are many ways around overpaying. We love mixing in older pieces of furniture that have sentimental value or that have a cool style. In this space, I am bringing in my old bookcase from my childhood and updating it with a fresh coat of paint. My husband has a child-size rocking chair that his grandfather made that we will also use. I also found an amazing midcentury modern dresser on Craigslist for $40, which my husband refinished, and will paint it a bright color. That will serve as both a dresser and as a changing station.
My Random Nursery Crib Rant
Cribs have gotten crazy. I saw some that the back piece was my height (5'4") and could take up an entire nursery. Great- it converts into a full size bed, but really? By the time you have your next child, you are going to be using the crib as a crib again, and the 1st child will move into a twin. And who really uses full size bed? I don't get why you need anything between a twin and a queen. Rant's over. Sorry.