For every new parent, they have a vision of what the perfect nursery should look like. But really, is there any need for you to spend $2,000 in order to decorate and furnish a space that, in a couple years, they will have outgrown? In fact, you do not need to spend a fortune while decorating a nursery for the family’s new arrival. No matter how small your budget is, here are some ways to create a warm, inviting space for the little one.
Instead of using wallpaper, paint the nursery instead. Traditional colors are fine, but another option is to choose colors that will coordinate with the baby’s toys. Also, why not invite friends and family round and get them to dip their hands into a pot of paint and place their handprints on the wall? They could even sign their names underneath if they want. Doing it this way, your baby will get to enjoy a brightly colored room full of contrasting patterns. This is especially appealing to young infants, and it is also an interesting way of introducing them to those people who will be important in their life as they grow up.
Not artistically inclined? No problem, try some stencil designs on the walls. This is an easy, inexpensive way of adding different elements and features to a baby’s room. However, it is best to choose stencils which will match the theme of the room.
Where the floor is concerned, make sure that you have a stain resistant carpet, or just have hardwood floors with some scatter rugs on it. For a room that is carpeted and you are worried that it may not stand up well, then why not get an area rug which will cover and protect it? Factory seconds, overstocks, closeouts or even garage/estate sales are great sources to find quality carpet or rugs without breaking the bank.
A vintage or secondhand chest of drawers can be a fun little project when decorating a nursery. Add a little paint to match the room or a nice wood varnish. Perhaps polish or replace the handles. Also, consider buying a piece of furniture that can be used for many different things. A dresser that is about waist high covered with a changing mat makes a great diaper changing station. Then fill the drawers with all your nappy needs. In order to stop the pad from slipping, place a small bath mat with rubber backing face down underneath it. Then, once the child is older, the chest of drawers can be used as it was intended.
Instead of spending lots of money on buying storage bins for your nursery, why not use baskets and shelves instead to store toys and other infant essentials? Some can be stored under the crib or other furniture. A few hooks on the wall or door can also help keep clutter off the floor.
There are many decorating ideas around for the nursery which will save you money. Hopefully, the ideas above will help you when making decisions on decorating a nursery on a small budget.