We had the two paintings above his crib elsewhere in the house. I just thought that they looked so much like the water in Cayman, which can be both calming an invigorating at the same time. Also, I thought that including them above his crib would keep the room a tad on the modern side.
After looking for something for ages (and not really coming up with what I wanted), I made his mobile out of a piece of wood found on a walk and some Xmas ornaments. Some twine and colored beads finished it off.
A day at the local craft store resulted in his growth chart. My sister in law and I came up with the shapes of the fish and star fish from online coloring book images. A glue gun and fun time at the craft store came up with these little guys that were also attached to storage baskets (see shelves in the first pic).
To tie out the other side of the room, I painted some sandollars in similar colors and hung them from the chest.
I also made a picture area, but truth be told, we eventually but a changing table underneath it and he started pulling the bottom off the wall. It really never got used the way that I had envisioned. So a little bit of creativity will be needed in this area for number 2. The rug was from elsewhere in the house and added just a bit more "boy" to the room. Plus, I think that the contrast is supposed to be good for their eyes when they are young.
So there you have it. I'm not sure if this was totally what I had in mind when I started, but I'm still happy with it. I like going in there with him to play and read, which is all that matters. Hope you enjoyed!