We didn't have to paint the room when finding out the baby was a boy. I found a crib set that worked great with the grey color. I don't like themes, so I went with my alphabet project and I used the square shelves to match the design from the crib sheet and made the dresser a lego one. We also made a lego lamp that he could use when he gets older to fill with army guys etc. It bright and cheerful and will grow with him!