Please keep in mind that this was a very quick fix. The little man is only going to be in there until I finish his big boy room, which hopefully won't be very much longer. For the time being, it'll do. (You'll have to excuse the photos too - it's a little room with not a lot of light - neither of which make for very good pictures.)
The white furniture helped lighten it immediately, but there were still so many blank and depressing walls in there. The little man loves photos, so I printed baby pictures of his grandparents (with the exception of my Mum - still waiting on a baby photo from her almost 2 years after I asked - so S's 11 month photo is currently occupying that space) and hung them over the dresser/changing table.
On the wall next to them is a little watercolor painting my grandma gave me before S was born. Truthfully, it's a bit too small for that space, but it didn't fit any better anywhere else. The rest of that wall was crying out to be filled, so I bought a decal for a whopping $10 and it found a home there. It's not ideal - I was hoping the blues and greens would be brighter and more prominent - but it's a good size and it works for now.
Over the glider are more baby pictures - this time of me, the Mr and the wee man.
The glider actually deserves an honorable mention, I think. It is awesome, and it cost $69 from Walmart. I have spent a huge amount of time in it - rough calculations put it somewhere around 1800 hours since S was born, or 75 full days (!!) - and it has held up remarkably well. I think it'll keep going through all our babies and then some.
The wall over the crib is now the only blank slate, because I am paranoid about hanging anything over a sleeping baby. I did think about another decal, but I'm a bit decaled out after the tree.