I know lots of new parents stress out when they think about all that needs to get done before the baby's arrival from designing a nursery to perhaps even buying a family car.I frequently get asked if it is possible to design a nursery on a budget and if they would have to skimp on style.Well, today I am going to share with you a modern pink and gold nursery design that looks stylish, glamorous and came under $1000 dollars for everything from furniture to decor.So, lets dive right in and I'll show you how to design a modern baby nursery on a budget.
8 tips to design a modern baby nursery on a budget
1.go with paint
Wake up the tired walls with a fresh coat of paint.Paint is the easiest and most affordable way to cheer up any space and that goes even for the baby's nursery.For this modern pink and gold baby nursery design, Benjamin Moore Gently Butterfly would look beautiful on the walls.
2.SPICE UP THE WALLS
Wall decals are an easy way to create an accent wall in the baby's nursery.I used gold polka dot decals in this modern nursery to add some design pizzazz to the space.
3.GET a dresser & Topper
Buy a dresser that can do double duty as a changing table.Use a topper to change diapers on and when baby outgrows that stage, simply remove the topper and use the dresser for years to come.
Mirrors are a great way to add some sparkle to the nursery.They help open up the space and reflect light.
Use prints, pillows, banners and throws to bring texture and interest to the space.
Lighting is a cost-effective way to transform a space into a warm inviting space.So don't forget to swap out your builder grade light fixture in the nursery to something chic and modern.
7.SKIP THE PRICEY BEDDING
You don't need to spend a lot of money on bedding.Bumper pads should not be use in infant cribs according to the American Academy of Pediatrics due to the risk of SIDS.Just purchase a few fitted crib sheets and you are good to go.
Make the baby's nursery truly special by going ahead and splurging on that one thing you've always had your eyes on and would mean a lot to you.In this modern pink and gold nursery, my splurge was the beautiful and whimsical canopy.I wanted to create a special nook for the little one!
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End table $68.00
Unicorn Print $5.00
So, my dear readers, it is possible to create a modern baby nursery on a budget and not have to skimp on style.I'll be sharing more of these Look for Less-Nursery Designs in the coming weeks.In the meantime comment below and let me know what your "splurge" item would be.I just might incorporate it in my next design!