Useful Tips on How to Decorate a Nursery on a Budget
Creating a cozy, attractive nursery on a budget is possible if you follow these money saving tips.
When Should you Start Decorating the Nursery?
Ideally you should start before your child is born, but after the critical first trimester.
What to Decorate Your Nursery With?
Put most of your budget and time into practical items that also have visual impact:
Second hand cribs, if they’re in excellent condition and meet current safety standards, usually cost less than buying new.
Convertible cribs that change into toddler beds (and some will also convert into twin beds) can also save money.
Two baby crib bedding sets are all that you need to create different looks for your nursery. While one set is being washed, the other is ready to make up the crib.
Baby London Shop offers several cute bedding sets to choose from: http://babylondonshop.com/product-category/covers-bumpers/
When possible, use items that you already have for storage, such as boxes and baskets. If they aren’t the right colour to harmonize with your nursery’s decor, paint or decorate them to match. Fabric containers found in many home decor stores, simple shelving, and small bookshelves, work well for storing clothes, bedding, bottles, etc.
A ceiling light, baby proof table lamp and night light are ideal to create attractive and practical lighting in your nursery. See Baby London Shop’s current baby proof lamp collection here: http://babylondonshop.com/product-category/lamps/
Inexpensive options include books, plush toys, paper mobiles (if you’re crafty, you can make your own), and wooden blocks or letters. To save money, buy blocks or letters unpainted and decorate them with paint or decals to match your decor.
Pouffes and cushions are pretty and practical accessory to consider: http://babylondonshop.com/product-category/room-accessories/
How to Decorate Nursery Walls
Painting is the least expensive way to transform walls. Removable decals come in a variety of colours and patterns and are ideal for adding interest to walls. Posters usually cost less than framed pictures.
If you already have picture frames you might be able to paint them to match your nursery’s colour scheme.
How to Decorate a Nursery When You Can’t Paint
Removable decals, framed pictures and posters can be used to cover up large sections of wall space. Simple panels can be created with Oeko-Tex Standard 100 fabric (textiles tested for harmful substances) framed with plywood then hung on hooks, or buy or make curtains to hang over walls.
At Baby London Shop we have a beautiful selection of affordable baby bedding, reversible pillows, baby proof lamps, and other accessories to help you decorate your nursery in style.