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Design Your Dream Nursery on a Budget


Whether you are expecting your first child or a new arrival that isn't your first, you likely want to design a beautiful nursery that will help your baby feel safe and comfortable. But designing a dream nursery doesn't have to break the bank. The following tips can help you get started with an amazing nursery that will grow with your child and make you all feel calm and happy.

Pick a Scheme Not a Theme

When you search through Pinterest or any design magazine, you'll see countless potential themes for a baby's room. But a theme may not be the best strategy. You'll find that those fancy sets that include crib blankets and art are expensive and you may enjoy them only briefly. Instead, choose a color scheme that can act as the perfect backdrop as your child grows and his or her needs evolve.

Use Hand-Me-Downs

Getting ready for a baby can cost a lot of money. Using hand-me-downs to decorate your child's new room is an ideal way to save money and resources. As long as the items you're using meet the current safety standards for babies, they'll be perfect. And people who already have used these items are more than happy to pass them on as their child grows out of them.

Think Outside the Big Box

Consider a few other tips will help you create your dream nursery — especially if you're on a budget:

  • Make your own curtains or other accessories: If having a baby has brought out the crafty spirit in you, put that energy to good use.
  • Don't buy everything at once: Your baby will meet a variety of milestones, which means you don't need to account for every stage of development right off the bat.
  • Don't use single-task items: Get things that can pull double-duty, such as a dresser with a changing pad on top rather than a changing table you can't use in the future.

Use Color to Make Statements

The single most important thing you can do in your nursery is infuse color to make it pop. Although you want a color palette that is serene and calming, that doesn't mean you can't also make a statement. Don't worry about the traditional gendered colors, choose something that makes you happy and fits into your design scheme. Unexpected colors to use in a nursery include the following:

  • Black and white
  • Gray and gold
  • Yellow and white
  • Shades of tan
  • Lavender and mint

Whatever design you select, ensure that it can evolve as your child grows. If you are ready for a home with a dream nursery, contact us today.

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