Planning a nursery in your new home
If you don't know the sex of the baby yet, or aren't planning to find out before the birth, consider planning a neutral room that is appropriate for a girl or boy. Many parents like to go for a gender-neutral room, even if they do know what they are expecting.
A room that is largely neutral can be enhanced with accents and pops of colour. This not only makes it both lively and easy on the eye, but easily changeable in the future. More on that in a minute.
Start with the necessities
While all the trim and frills are nice to have, if you fill up this room with toys and superfluous nonsense, you won't have space for the things you need, like diaper storage, a changing table, crib and more.
Start with your essentials, and then plan around them so you don't have a cluttered room that is frustrating to use.
Your baby won't be pint-sized forever, so plan ahead with a room that is easily convertible to a young child's bedroom. Don't feel bad if you pick a floorplan where all the minor rooms are across the house from the master bedroom - you need some downtime too!
With modern technology and baby-monitoring devices, you can keep a close eye on your child while being able to have privacy later down the line as well.
At the end of the day, planning a nursery (especially for the first time), is a very individual exercise and will be strongly determined by your own taste and ideals. Make sure to take on all the advice on ideas you can muster from friends, family and internet/book research, and choose what you think is best from the lot.