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You really don’t have to break the bank to create a designer look on a budget. You can pull together many great elements to create the perfect space without dipping into savings. My biggest suggestion when creating a nursery on a budget would be to purchase things that can grow with the child.
Opt for a theme that you can make minor changes to as they grow up vs. having to redo the entire room down the road. Shop yard sales, Craigslist, and consignment shops to find little treasures you can re-vamp to make your own.
From a re-vamped chandelier to a chalkboard wall and DIY stencils, here are 10 ways to create a beautiful space on a budget!
1. Create an easy focal point
An area rug can be a great focal point in any room. Search discount stores like HomeGoods, TJ Maxx and Marshalls. Sometimes you just have to hunt for the perfect price!
2. Chalk works wonders
It’s a simple, inexpensive way to spruce up the nursery. Don’t go overboard, just paint one wall with chalkboard paint. Something they can enjoy for years!
3. Think outside the box
Use a budget friendly piece of furniture like the Expedit shelf and use it to create a changing table while having plenty of storage!
Available now at IKEA, $35.99
4. Wall decals
No need to hire an artist — you can do it yourself!
5. Be bold
Look for free pieces of furniture on Craiglist and paint it in a bright bold color for a designer look.
6. Easy bookshelf styling
Use toys as decorative items on the shelves.
7. Splurge vs. save
Don’t spend half your budget on an expensive glider. A modern rocker at more than half the price works just as good and you can use it for years all over your home.
Available now at Amazon, $99.42
8. Pretty storage
You don’t need to fill the room with extra furniture. Use decorative baskets on shelves or on the floor for storage.
9. In the details
Lighting and decorative knobs add customized detail to a room. Revamp a chandelier make it come alive in a bold color! Or cover a lamp shade in fabric for a customized look.
10. Stencil the wall
While wallpaper can be expensive, stencils are way more affordable. You can even make your own! All you have to do is photocopy your design onto a sheet of Mylar which is usually around $1, cut it out, and you are ready to tape the stencil up and paint!