Budget friendly nursery decorating tips

by | January 8, 2018

Decorating your new baby’s nursery is probably one of the most exciting parts of preparing for the new arrival. It can be easy to get carried away and go overboard on the spending. Keeping nursery shopping budget friendly doesn’t have to be boring! Keep these tips in mind while on those spending sprees and you’ll be surprised just how good your baby’s nursery can look without breaking the bank.

Shop the sales

Baby gear and nursery furniture are constantly going on sale. Start shopping early to catch the bargains!

Let functional items be the decorations

Buy great looking items that serve a functional purpose rather than purchasing objects that serve only to decorate. GroEggs let you see the temperature in your baby’s nursery at a glance and you can customise them with cute click on shells. A novelty nightlight can tie your nursery theme together and light your way during nighttime nursing sessions. (Adair’s baby elephant nightlight)

Look for ways to save on furniture

A change table top on a chest of drawers instead of a separate change table will also save room. A comfy recliner, a good old fashioned rocking chair, or a gym ball will serve just as well as an expensive glider chair. A crib that converts to a toddler bed will save you money down the line.

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Wall stickers are much cheaper than paint

You can find wall stickers to suit any nursery theme, from basic shapes like stars, spots, clouds, and hearts to full on jungle scenes! The best part is that stickers are removable, making redecorating a breeze as your baby grows.
(Photo courtesy Mari Lloyd)

Bring your theme together with a novelty floor rug

A large floor rug in a solid bright colour or a shape like a flower or car can really brighten up your baby’s nursery. A rug will tie the room together and is such an easy object to replace as your little one grows and their tastes inevitably change.

Tie odd furniture together with matching knobs

If you’ve been lucky enough to be gifted furniture from relatives or friends, replacing all the knobs to suit your theme can help make it all look like it belongs.
(Etsy custom door knobs)

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Brighten up the room with framed pictures and/or quotes

Add a pop of colour and some positivity to your baby’s room with a framed print. Changing the picture every once in a while is great for your baby’s growing mind. (Etsy framed quote)

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Keep it simple

If your key furniture items (crib, dresser, etc) are plain colours they can easily be used again for another child or even or elsewhere in the home. Better yet, they will be easy to sell when your little one grows up and wants a bunk bed!

Do you have a great budget friendly decorating tip or want to show off your baby’s stylish nursery? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section below!


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