I love shopping for the nursery in regular stores. Using things in non-traditional ways or from unexpected sources adds so much interest to a room and the items can be re-purposed later on in more grown-up spaces. One store that has lots of fun and colorful items is the slightly more modern, younger cousin of Crate & Barrel– CB2.
Here are a few fun items in their catalog that would work perfectly in your modern nursery:
Knitted Poufs– $80 each
Hopscotch Rug– 4’x6′- $200
Orbit Mobile– $40
Maze Wall Hanging– on sale for $49