Pick the Right Colors 1
Think outside the box when it comes to choosing colors. You've already decided against pink and blue, but that doesn't mean you have to go with yellow and green. How about grey and orange, shades of cream, mint and gold or gentle earthtones?
Go With a Theme...Or Don't 2
You don't have to marry yourself to a theme, but if you do, it doesn't have to be all or nothing. You can create a subtle theme by taking a vintage-inspired approach as seen in this beautiful circus-themed nursery. You can even take a few key pieces that you really love, and simply incorporate them into a non-themed room.
Don't Under-do It 3
The last thing you want is for your baby's room to be a replica of your living room, so even if you choose to stick with beige walls and brown linens, make sure you follow through. You want the nursery to look like a cozy place for a baby, so be sure to pay attention to details. Hang baby-friendly prints, strategically place a few stuffed friends, have a toy corner or a reading nook.