If you're going for a neutral nursery why not experiment and have fun with bold colours and shapes. Pair with classic nursery furniture like this Boori Eton dresser. It combines baby changing table and storage, which is perfect for a small space, you can even remove the changing station once past the potty training stage.
Shabby Style Shelves - to cover furniture with fabric, dip fabric into liquid starch, wring out the fabric, place it on the wood and smooth it out with an old credit card to remove any wrinkles. The fabric is easy to remove if you change your mind and this is an inexpensive way to dress up boring, premade furniture.