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HOW TO DESIGN A NURSERY ON A BUDGET

Trying to figure out how to design a nursery on a budget? We'll share tips and tricks for decorating a nursery on a budget. These budget nursery ideas will show you how to achieve a nursery that's high on style but wallet happy, as well.

Whether you are working with a limited nursery budget or don't want to spend too much for a nursery, there are ways to get maximum results with a minimum spend. 

One of the questions that frequently come our way involves the nursery budget, specifically, what is a good budget for a nursery. While the average cost of a nursery design is around 2500 dollars, the cost of your nursery design ultimately depends on your style preferences and design choices. 

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way- let’s talk about how you can plan your nursery design on a budget. 


10 BUDGET NURSERY TIPS THAT DELIVERS HIGH STYLE FOR LOW SPEND


1.START BY FIGURING OUT A NURSERY BUDGET

It is easy to get carried away with design choices, especially with all the beautiful inspiration. Figuring out exactly how much you can spend for your nursery design project makes decision-making easy and gives clarity on what you can and can't do when decorating the baby's room. 


2. MAKE A PLAN

Once you've established a nursery budget, make a plan for your nursery decorating project. Rushing in and making purchases is never a good idea. Take your time (check out this nursery design timeline)- so you have a clear idea of what you want in the nursery. 

First, identify the nursery must-haves-crib, changing table/dresser, and nursery chair. Next, identify items you would like to have in the nursery, such as an area rug, bookcase, side table, ottoman, curtains, etc. Finally, think about how you would like to style the space- painting, wallpaper, decals, etc.


3. DECIDE ON THE MAIN COST DRIVERS FOR THE NURSERY

To design a nursery on a budget, focus on the main cost drivers for your project, first and foremost. For a nursery project, you'll spend the most on the crib, dresser/changing table, and nursery chair. 


4. LOOK TO RECYCLE ITEMS

One of the most effective tips, when you design a nursery on a budget is to look around your home and see if you could reimagine those items in the nursery. See a dresser in your guest bedroom? Incorporate it into your nursery design and add a topper for diaper changes. Similarly, if you have a side table elsewhere in the house-it will make a great addition to the nursing nook.


5. COMBINE VINTAGE PIECES WITH NEW

To design a nursery on a budget but still get the high-end curated look, try shopping thrift stores for vintage pieces that you incorporate into your design. Whether it's a dresser, bookshelf, side table, or ottoman-mixing vintage pieces with new ones adds style, character, and personality to the nursery.


6.DECORATE THE NURSERY WALLS WITHOUT A HUGE SPEND

Look to the nursery walls to elevate the space without spending a lot. A coat of beautiful paint can instantly transform the space. Similarly, adding an accent wall with paint, wallpaper or decals can change the look of the nursery.


7. ADD A NURSERY RUG

Whether recycling a rug from another room or shopping around for an affordable option, a rug can elevate the nursery design and make quite an impression. 


8.MODEST SPEND ON ACCESSORIES

The good news is that when designing a nursery on a budget- accessories can be used to instantly overcome any dullness in the space while giving the nursery a breath of fresh air. Bring in a throw pillow, a plant, a cozy throw, or wall art to elevate your nursery. 


9. SCOUR THE WEB FOR MODERATELY PRICED NURSERY ITEMS THAT DO NOT SKIMP ON STYLE OR FUNCTION

Finally, just because you have a limited budget does not mean you should get nursery furniture that looks cheap and lacking. Instead, look hard to find nursery furniture with good style and form.

Here are our favorite nursery pieces for nursery on a budget:


CRIBS UNDER $300


NURSERY CHAIRS UNDER $300


NURSERY DRESSERS UNDER $300


10. BUILD A NURSERY UNDER $1000 BY MIXING OUR FAVORITE NURSERY FURNITURE PIECES

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