How to decorate a nursery cheaply

Preparing a nursery for the arrival of a baby can be an expensive business.

Although if you are on a budget, you need not worry about the expense of decorating a nursery, as there are creative and fun ways to decorate a nursery cheaply.

Buy a convertible-style crib

When shopping for a crib on a budget be on the lookout for a convertible-style crib that can be transformed from a crib, to a bed for a toddler, and then into a full-sized bed, as this will alleviate the future costs of having to buy additional beds to adopt to your baby’s rapidly growing size.

Go for versatile and neutral walls

As you baby becomes a toddler and then a young child do not be surprised when the day comes that she wants her bedroom redecorated. Instead of choosing decorative ‘baby-like’ wallpaper, go for colour block walls, which are not only very fashionable at the moment, but means that you can change the accessories of the room without having to re-paint the walls.

Be creative with fabric

If you have any leftover fabric, instead of throwing it away or putting it in a drawer and forgetting about it, use it to accessorise the nursery. Instead of buying expensive accessories to make the nursery extra special, hand the leftover fabric on the walls, as a lampshade or even to decorate the cot, and it will make a big difference to the overall look of the room.

Use low-energy light bulbs

Many parents like to keep a light on in their child’s nursery even when they are asleep and, as a consequence, electric bills can creep up when baby arrives. Using low wattage light bulbs in a baby’s nursery helps you to save on energy bills and are usually dimmer so that they will help your baby sleep.

Buy second hand

You can buy high quality and good condition furniture, such as dressers and cots, from second hand baby shops, which cost a third of the price of new goods. Do not dismiss second hand goods when you are decorating your baby’s nursery, especially of you are on a budget.