If you have a little one on the way, you may be starting to think about setting up the nursery. And the good news is it needn't cost you the earth. Why not try these 5 great tips for nursery ideas on a budget.
Congratulations, you're pregnant! And with a baby on the way, it's time to start thinking about your nursery.
Decorating your nursery is an exciting part of preparing for your bundle of joy. And some expectant parents spend thousands on the perfect design.
But a beautiful nursery doesn't need to be expensive.
With a bit of time and creativity, you can decorate your nursery without breaking the bank! Check out our 5 nursery ideas on a budget.
1. Invest in a Convertible Crib
Forget about expensive designer cribs or bassinets. Convertible cribs are the best option for saving money.
Convertible cribs grow with your baby through the toddler years. And some convertible beds transition to full-size beds so your 'baby' can use it indefinitely!
Also, skip the pricey baby bedding. It is unnecessary and dangerous for your infant. The safest -- and cheapest -- way for your baby to sleep is in an empty crib.
2. Forgo the Traditional Changing Table
Most changing tables cost between 100-200
dollars. That's a lot of money to shell out for a single use piece of furniture your baby will quickly outgrow.
Most parents move changing-time to the floor once the baby learns to roll over
. And after potty-training is complete your changing table is useless.
Consider re-purposing a dresser to do double duty as a changing table. Find a dresser wide enough to accommodate a changing pad and supplies. The dresser can grow with your child and will be useful long after potty training is complete.
3. Pull Out the Paint
A fresh coat of paint is an inexpensive way to jazz up your nursery.
Paint is an affordable alternative to pricey wall treatments. Many parents paint murals in their nurseries. Invest in stencils and create a mural of your own.
And if you aren't artistically gifted, just paint a bright accent wall!
You can also breathe life into dull bookcases and furniture. Paint the inside of a white bookcase for an exciting pop of color. Or stain the dresser an unexpected hue.
4. Get Crafty
Having an adorable nursery doesn't need to break the bank. With a little bit of time and creativity, you can transform your blank spare room into the nursery of your dreams.
Invest in a few special pieces for your nursery
and DIY the rest. Hit the aisles of your favorite craft stores for some nursery inspiration.
5. Keep it Simple
Pinterest and Instagram bombard us with perfect and complicated nurseries. You don't need to keep up with online influencers to have a great room for your baby. Keep your decor simple and functional.
Sleek, minimalist nurseries are on trend right now. And they save your wallet from unnecessary decor purchases.
Your nesting instinct is strong
in the final weeks of pregnancy. Resist the urge to over-decorate your nursery.
Fantastic Nursery Ideas on a Budget
Becoming a parent is an exciting and expensive time in your life. Don't break the bank on your nursery. Use our five nursery ideas on a budget to help design the baby room of your dreams.
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