Do you ever just see something and it makes you absolutely cringe? What makes the situation worse is when you see it ALL the time! I have a design pet peeve that I feel must be addressed. Please stop hanging stuff on the wall over your baby's crib! Besides being completely impractical, this practice can be extremely dangerous, too.
Look in any catalog or design site online and you will notice how many beautiful nurseries have artwork, letters, mirrors and even shelves hanging above the baby's crib. I really wish the manufacturers & designers would stop doing this as its completely impractical! Take note industry people!!!! Some defend this practice by saying that the items can be removed before the baby starts pulling up, but I find that a complete waste of time (you have no free time when you have a new baby) and dangerous (one never knows when the little tike may start to pull up & tug on things - nothing like a crash in the middle of the night coming from the nursery to really mess up your sleep cycle, like you're getting any anyway). So please, take my advice, don't hang anything on the wall over the baby's crib. If a room is impractical, no amount of awesome design elements will make it lovely.
Some alternatives to hanging items on the wall in a baby's room would be a painted scene, wall mural or special paint treatment like stripes, circles or even a chalkboard wall (for when the baby gets older. Wall stickers to match your decor would also work, but use caution as I have heard of kids trying to tear those off the wall & put them in their mouth, too. I like to keep nurseries pretty serene and neutral on the ground level, but add a funky chandelier or light fixture as a visual focal point for the room.
Your main goal in decorating your nursery is to have a space that will grow with the child without doing too much re-decorating in the future. Those babies grow into toddlers and preschoolers before you know it, and I'm sure you would rather be spending time with them rather than redecorating a impractical space. Ok, enough ranting - I hop you hjave a great day & Happy Designing!