How To Design A Modern Nursery Room With A Small Budget

If you are having a new baby and need to put together a room for the baby, you might think that this would cost a lot of money. Fortunately, there are many ways to do it on a tight budget. A reader explains how.

Your new bundle of joy deserves all the best things in life. And by the best, it doesn’t mean that it should cost you an arm and a leg to decorate the living space. It may sound challenging, but it’s not impossible to design a modern nursery with a meager budget. Whether it’s a crib, a rocking chair, diaper holders, or other nursery essentials, you don’t have to buy everything brand new.

The key to a low-priced and functional baby room is to be resourceful. This article would discuss some helpful tips in making a nursery room without breaking the bank.

1. Watch Out For Shop Sales

Before decorating your child’s room, you have to gather all the essentials first. Use online resources to look for nursery items at discounted prices. Cyber Monday sale at a particular store, for instance, can get you almost anything you want, apart from baby stuff. Scour the internet for the best deals when shopping for a crib, bassinet, a baby mattress, or electronics such as a baby monitor or a camera.

2. Flex Your Do-It-Yourself Skills

You can save from a few hundred just by taking time to create some nursery room essentials such as blackout curtains, wall art, floating shelves, and the like. Learn more about what you can do to make the nursery look better below:
  • Paint the walls with a lighter color
Before thinking of ways to decorate your wall, adding a fresh coat to your baby’s room will make it look bigger and airier.
  • Sew your curtains
Blackout curtains keep the sun and ambient light out, helping your baby sleep well. Instead of buying a new set of curtains, you can save by purchasing the fabric and sewing it yourself.
  • Floating shelves
This room fixture is essential in every room in the house, including your little one’s place. For this, you only need to have a wooden plank, some screws, and an elbow frame.
  • Pallet works
If you’re confident enough about your woodworking skills, consider making your baby’s crib using wooden pallets. Make sure that the crib is safe and the nails don’t show, or that the paint you use is lead-free and doesn’t contain non-toxic chemicals.
  • Decals instead of wallpaper
Use decals instead of wallpaper to have extra cash you can spend on other big-ticket items.
  • Use a clothesline to hang photos
This one’s an inexpensive way to liven up a boring wall. Just make sure the tie and clips are secure and won’t fall off. Additionally, place the clothesline far away from your child’s crib.
  • Fill your wall with DIY art
While waiting for the baby to arrive, consider performing relaxing and low-impact tasks like crocheting or cross-stitching. Once done, have your work framed and hang them in your child’s nursery room for a personalized touch.

3. Don’t Shy Away From Trade-Offs

If you’ve got household items you want to get rid of, check out barter or swapping sites. Search for essential nursery items to change with your unwanted stuff at no cost. Apart from online sites, you can also try joining local mother’s clubs. With these clubs, you can get multiple resources on parenting, motherhood, and other valuable materials. You can perhaps get additional nursery items from some of the members, either as a hand-me-down or on a barter basis.

4. Look For Second Hand Deals

As mentioned, you’re not expected to buy all of the items fresh from the store, even if you’re setting up the nursery in your new home. Bulky items such as the crib, a multi-purpose changing table, an ottoman, or a rocking chair can be purchased from parents whose children have outgrown them.

Look around the neighborhood for garage and yard sales to check for the items that you need. However, before buying anything for your baby’s nursery room, check whether the thing doesn’t have any damages that could compromise your child’s safety.

5. Choose Timeless And Multifunctional Pieces

Stretching your budget means buying pieces that you can use for a long time. The same holds for multi-purpose fixtures. For instance, there’s a crib that can be converted into a toddler’s bed. While it can cost you a substantial amount, you can be sure about not needing to throw it out once your baby grows up.

Additionally, try not to be tempted by buying baby stuff that features cute cartoon characters. These items aren’t beneficial for the long-term and may need to be junked once your child can no longer relate to the character.

Bottom Line

There are too many costs associated with childbirth, so you don’t have to spend too much designing a baby room. As much as possible, avoid high fees by looking for slightly used items and swapping stuff that you don’t need for baby essentials. In addition, do things by yourself and set aside huge investments for lasting and multi-use items.

Penniless Parenting

Mommy, wife, writer, baker, chef, crafter, sewer, teacher, babysitter, cleaning lady, penny pincher, frugal gal

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