Mar 04 2010

Decorating a Baby Nursery on a Budget

Published by at 12:02 pm under Interior Design & Decorating,Kid's Room

It’s amazing how much money people end up spending decorating a nursery. Fortunately, you can have a stylish baby nursery without spending a fortune. You can create the baby room of your dreams within a limited budget with just a little creativity. Here are some suggestions regarding how to create a great nursery while saving some money in the process.

Decorate in a Style That Will Grow with Your Child
It’s amazing how fast babies grow, and you need to remember that soon the infantile décor of the room will no longer fit. So when decorating a nursery, it’s important to plan in advance. Keep the color scheme neutral to start with so that your child can grow with it. Unless you know that you’re going to be moving within the next year or two, you want to come up with a style that will last until your child is at least 7–10 years old. In the end, this will save you plenty of money, as you won’t have to redecorate every few years as your child grows.

Get Creative and Do It Yourself
A great way to save money on a nursery is to do things yourself. This probably means you’ll need to know how to paint, sew, or build things from wood. If you have a fabric store nearby, it will be much cheaper to make the drapes than to buy them from a store. In addition, this gives you much more creative freedom, as you’ll have a broader choice as to what patterns and colors you use in the room. You can create a fabulous nursery within the budget you have set by getting creative and learning some new skills.

Keep the Nursery Décor Simple and Functional
Another sure way to save money when decorating is to keep things simple. It’s important to keep in mind that your baby’s not going to care what the room looks like for several years. Just because you’ve been thumbing through all those gorgeous nurseries in the magazines and on the web doesn’t necessarily mean that this is what your nursery has to look like. You need to be worried more about the functionality of the room. In the end, it doesn’t really matter if you have the same crib set as your favorite celebrity.

Just because you’re keeping the room simple doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be dull. It’s possible to create an interesting look by choosing smaller and cheaper décor items. One inexpensive addition is wooden letters, which you can easily hand paint for very little. You can create an instant attention-getter that’s inexpensive as well by hanging them on the wall with decorative ribbon. You should also be able to find other nursery items that you can use to add a special touch to your baby’s nursery at garage sales, in flea markets, and on the clearance racks.

You shouldn’t worry about spending a fortune decorating the baby nursery, as having a new baby is expensive enough. Rather, by following these steps, you can create an awesome nursery that won’t break the bank. Then you can save the money for your little one’s college fund instead.

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