Simple Nursery

A beautiful nursery doesn’t need to cost a fortune. With a little know-how and a healthy dose of creativity, you can create a budget-friendly space for your little one that’s as chic as it is cheap! 

Buy a Convertible Crib.  

A convertible crib may cost more than some regular models, but these talented transformers are well worth the initial investment. With a few relatively simple adjustments, a convertible crib becomes a charming, toddler-friendly day bed. Add a few spare parts, and what was once a crib transforms into a full-size adult bed, taking your little one from cradle to college and well beyond.

I highly recommend all of the Milk Street 4n-1 Convertible Cribs. A high quality crib is the best investment you can make for your baby. All of the cribs are absolutely adorable and timeless. Allowing it to grow with your baby! There is no price on a piece of mind as well, knowing that your baby is in a safe crib. 

Resist the Urge to Buy Baby Bedding.  

Crib bedding is the biggest racket in the baby business with some sets costing upward of $200. While these pricey sets may be beautiful, many are actually very dangerous.

Despite their popularity and widespread availability, crib blankets, bumpers and pillows pose a risk of suffocation and should never be used in a crib. Even alternative bumpers and other so-called "safety products", like sleep positioners and wedges, can put your little one’s life at risk.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, all baby needs are a firm, well-fitting mattress, a thin, waterproof mattress cover and a few changes of sheets. Worried about cold weather? A safety-approved sleep sack or swaddle wrap is more than enough to keep your little dreamer warm and cozy. 

Skip the Changing Table. 

While a place to change your little wiggle monster is a must have, a changing table is definitely not. Changing tables quickly outgrow their usefulness - if used at all. Most babies bunk in with mom and dad for the first couple of months anyway, and once your baby can roll, you’ll likely feel more comfortable changing them on the floor. For my baby, we opted for a changing pad that laid on top of his dresser! It is easy to move and super comfortable for him. 

Be Resourceful. 

Before you hit the aisles of your local baby-mart, consider what you already have and what you can get on the cheap. A fresh coat of paint and some custom drawer pulls can completely transform an old, beat-up dresser. Add a padded changing mat and a few wicker baskets for storing diapers and other necessities, and you’ll have everything you’ll need to create a temporary changing station.

If you don’t have any spare furniture lying around, find a good second-hand shop and keep an open mind. A shapely, old armchair could make a dramatic statement recovered in a fun, kid-friendly fabric. Even an otherwise out-of-place accessory, like a large mirror with an overly ornate frame, can seem whimsical if painted with an unexpected color. Think outside of the box. You’ll save a bundle on nursery décor and end up with a personal, one-of-a-kind design.

Be Crafty. 

Accessories make a nursery special, but all those charming details can add up quickly, and may cause your nursery to appear “too busy.” Running low on funds? With a touch of creativity—and a few helpful tips—you can make your own stunning accessories for a fraction of the cost of store-bought décor. Also, if you are looking to create a calm sanctuary baby check out this blog post.


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