I know that a lot of parents are looking for ways to decorate a nursery on a budget. I remember when I first took on the task of decorating my daughter’s nursery.
It was a bit daunting and overwhelming but I think I did a pretty good job. It is cute, simple, and didn’t cost me a lot of money to put together.
I am not very crafty so I stuck with the basics. If you do love to craft, you can get a lot more bang for your buck.
The main thing I learned was to decorate not only for a baby but for a toddler as well. You don’t want to be redecorating every few years.
I hope these tips help you create an adorable and thrifty nursery so you can stay under budget.
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How to Decorate a Nursery on a Budget
Never underestimate the power of a good coat of paint. It can transform any room and it is not expensive at all. If you really want to make it last, go with a neutral color.
That way it can work if you have a girl and then later down the line have a little boy. All you will have to do is switch out the accessories. This can save you a lot of money and effort.
Changing Table/Dresser Combo
This is a great item to have if you need to decorate a nursery on a budget. Not only will it save you money, but it will help save space as well.
I love this changing table dresser and wish I would have gotten one. It would have freed up a whole wall in my nursery.
I think this is the best type of crib you can buy. It will save you so much money in the long run. A crib is not something you want to skimp on because your baby will be spending so much time here.
The convertible crib that I have can be turned into a toddler bed, day bed, and full sized bed. It will grow with my daughter and she can probably use it for 10-12 years.
When you buy the convertible crib, make sure you purchase all of the pieces that you will need. We had to also buy the toddler rail and rails to turn it into a full sized bed.
By the time your child is ready to transition to a normal size bed, the crib may be discontinued. Make sure you have every piece you will need and just store it away for later use.
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Thrifty Nursery Ideas
I love using wall decals in a nursery. They are inexpensive and add a lot of color and personality to a room. You can remove them and get new ones as your baby grows.
If you don’t like painting, this is something that might be easier for you.
Etsy can be an amazing resource for decorating a nursery. They have all kinds of cute ideas.
You can even buy adorable prints that you can frame yourself to create your own wall art for under $20.
This is a great way to add a pop of color to a nursery. You don’t have to buy an expensive mobile either. There are a ton of tutorials online about how to make your own mobile.
If you aren’t crafty, like I am, then you can always hang some colorful paper lanterns and create a cute college out of those.
I suggest hanging some over your changing table so the baby has something to look at. This helps them stay still for just a little while longer :).
When I was coming up for ways to decorate a nursery on a budget, I came across some amazing sites that had adorable home decor that was actually affordable.
Some of my favorite places were:
I would check out Zulily and Jane.com weekly because they are always adding new inventory.
These are just a few of the ways I was able to decorate a nursery on a budget. I love using items that will last and grow with my child, they grow so fast!
Just don’t go overboard; babies are only babies for a short time!
Thanks so much for the feature. I’m not sure what you mean by the date inside the box. Do you mean at the top of this post?
Katherine Riley says
My granddaughter’s name is Aria also!!! We shopped for her room with online ads and garage sales.
Get items used from friends and family.
I think the nursery looks wonderful. Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. Hope you join us again this week.
I watch sales online.
liz l says
Paint the walls neutral enough to grow with child
Tara Gauthier says
There are so many great things you can use as decor. Framing pictures from kids books found at garage sales or thrift shops. Or simply buying used items are great ideas.
Angela P says
Buy furniture they can grow into, repurpose old items, and decorate with items that can also be used for storage….your baby will quickly be an active toddler with lots of toys!
Desiree Dunbar says
My mother sews us quilts that are beautiful.