My husband's motto when we were working on our boy's nursery was Less is Best ...lol What is it with these dads???
So we kept the room the original coffee( lite brown) colour and added a border of navy blue, and ivory around the room. The result is really quite stunning i must say we felt like that show Queer eye for the straight guy lOL
We added the cot, change table and my dear granny's old rocking chair which are all dark wood and the bed sheets and curtains are all mainly white which really brightened up the whole effect.
Hubby gave me a HUGE teddy bear for our first wedding anniversary 7 years ago and his idea was to hang teddy in one corner on a swing, which he built himself. Our house has really tall ceilings.
So the room was now complete!
I have since added a few special items that are the baby's ie His tiny little foot and hand moulds framed, a wooden toy box he got from his godparents at his christening...also i have placed a few picture frames of him with each milestone so far we have James at birth, James's first smile, James first Xmas, James crawling!!!
As you know they grow so quickly so just a few jumpsuits of varried sizes is plenty. For Jamie, i bought the bonds suits in white, baby blue, lime and yellow which ALL looked gorgeous on him and you can buy the matching bonds singlets for each jump suit which look cute as. I also had matching dummies but thats another story...
We live in Melbourne so 9 mths in the year it is quite cool.
So for going out clothes i loved anything denim, denim shorts, denim pants, denim overalls as you can put them on boys with a short sleeve Tshirt, long sleeve T-shirt plus or minus Jacket. Sizes dont matter either as you can always roll denim and they look gorgeous even a little bigger, on babies. Also if you keep them unisex you can pass them down to your other babies as long as they do not have pink trimming smile
I could go on and on but i better stop as i am rambling as Hubby always says to me.
Good luck with all the shopping Michelle and enjoy every moment!!!!!
helena- vic- ds-3.5 dd- 1