- No overall theme, just cool modern things with a childish feel
- No crazy paint scheme that will be inappropriate once Junior reaches preschool
- No wallpaper borders!!
- Practical fabrics that can withstand vomit
- Affordable furniture that can be used later on
And here's what I would pick if I were making room for a little boy this year:
Paint - Pebble Gray by Glidden is very pale and soothing and will play a supporting role to whatever color scheme is introduced through art, bedding and curtains
Crib - The photo is a designer option, but I included it to show what adding some paint or shapes can do. I think the Dwell
Studio Silverlake Crib from Target could look almost identical with some wood trim pieces added to the solid sides.
Gerber Gray Crib Sheet - these are cheap and neutral. No need to get fancy when it will just get dirty...
Crib Bumper and Quilt - I would spring for custom made pieces on elements that will be seen and not spat on (as much). I love the color palettes Hush Baby Co. offers, but there are obviously thousands more options, like the Dwell Studio fabric collection or designs from Amy Butler.
Ikea Henny Curtains - Fun navy polka dots don't have to match the bedding, just be in the same color family
Elephant Hamper - Totally necessary ;-)
Ikea Poang Rocking Chair
Ikea Rand Rug
CB2 Dresser - Anything long and low could work as a changing table if you put a pad on top of it
Recycled Star and Moon Mobile
Vinyl Giraffe growth chart - I would put this on a white piece of 5' shelving and mount it on the wall unless you're sure you won't be moving
Kyle the Raccoon
CB2 Big Dipper Lamp
Custom Wall Art
Update: I just found these prints and LOVE them