It wouldn’t be an issue designing a beautiful and functional baby nursery if you have unlimited budget. However, it can become a tough task when every penny counts. Sure, parents-to-be dream about those stunning nurseries they see on the pages of baby magazines, which are often priced out of reach for most of people. Yet, by using your creativity and efforts, your nursery can become just as beautiful as the one seen in the magazine.
Inexpensive Ways to Decorate Baby Nursery
Safety is a Key
First of all, pay attention to materials. Every single item that presents in a baby nursery starting from a crib to lighting fixture should be made from non-toxic materials, preferably natural.
Keep in mind that small children don’t realize what is hot and what is not, often these are parents’ concerns. So, don’t spend a fortune on buying an ultra-chic rug or wallpaper with Swarovski crystals. Rather keep it simple: if you like Cinderella, simply frame her posters and hag to the walls. Then decide on a color scheme for a nursery based on the hues that prevail in posters like pink and yellow. Consider adorning a plain lampshade with colorful DIY appliques.
As for furniture, come up with a list of necessities and buy furnishing according to it. Though bassinet looks lovely, kids quickly outgrow it, so opt for a crib instead that could be transformed into a toddler and pre-school bed. Instead of investing in costly changing table, simply use an old wide-top dresser with a changing pad over it. Make sure to attach it with safety straps.
Functionality and Adaptability
Your newborn will become an infant before you know it, so what’s appropriate for a newborn won’t match preschooler’s needs and tastes. So, in case you are limited in money, it is better opting for simpler interior design in monochrome colors. Decorative elements will help to diversify and add a personal touch into a nursery décor such as artwork, curtains, bedding, rug, etc.