The moment you see that pregnancy test turn positive, you fantasize about every aspect of your future baby’s life. You prep for the first trip home in 280 days or so, by creating a warm nest to welcome that little bundle of love.
But weeding through online product lists, it soon becomes evident that there’s no way you can afford all of these nursery items. Is a designer diaper pail really worth $80? Well, we’ve found a way you can have it all!
We’re grabbing inspiration from the people, places, and things we love, to bring you a “look for less” home series that doesn’t compromise style. First up? Celeb couple Nick and Vanessa Lachey’s nursery for their adorable son Camden.
This classy and soft design all started with a fabric swatch of crib sheets. Then the room came together, all around the blue pattern. Vanessa chose chic and classic furniture, which she later repurposed for Cam’s baby sister Brooklyn, who they welcomed earlier this year.
Vanessa’s favorite aspect of the room? The calm feeling it gives off. They keep all of Cam’s toys in the family room and outside, only reserving the nursery for nap time and bedtime. “We spend our time in here snuggling in the chair, reading stories while laughing before bedtime, or giving Eskimo kisses in between the crib bars,” Vanessa says. “As Camden was growing from baby to toddler, keeping his play and sleep areas separate really helped me with his bedtime routine. He knew when we came in this room it was time to wind down and go to sleep.”
We’ve rounded up items inspired by Cam’s nursery that you can get for a steal … together, they add up to less than a fourth of the cost. See the splurge vs. steal here:
*Note: this item is no longer available at the original store, so we found an alternative retailer.More On