Twin rooms and shared boy/girl rooms are a challenge, but Elisabeth triumphed over both circumstances. Her thoughts: I had been mentally designing gender specific nurseries since we found out we were pregnant. When we found out it was actually twins (at 20 weeks!) and one of each at that, I felt pretty challenged.
I wanted something relaxing, but I was terrified of making it too girly. I may still have erred on the feminine side, but I think I mostly accomplished my goal of a relaxing space. I have spent many hours just sitting in that rocking chair already :)
I couldn't find any matching girl/boy bedding sets I liked that were anywhere close to reasonably priced, so I picked fabrics on Hawthronethreads.com and started sewing. I never got to finish their quilts because I was put on strict bed rest at 27 weeks, but I had a lot of extra fabric for cute little projects (like the tree leaves).
We were also on a pretty tight budget and I don't think we spent over $800 on the whole room. The old farm table we're using as the changing table and matching shelf, which were made by the babies' grandpa, we already head, the rocking chair was $20 at the Goodwill and my husband painted it for me, the dresser was an awesome tag sale find ($30), the ladder shelf was a great deal at the Christmas Tree Shop ($30), the tree was painted by my artist mother, I drew the little animals, and the bedding was really inexpensive because I sewed it myself. The only thing we spent a significant amount of money on was the cribs which I fell in-love with, but even still they were a steal at Walmart ($500 for both).