Nurseries can get expensive, especially when you need everything from scratch. If you're on a budget, there are many ways to save money on a nursery without it looking like you have skimped in any way
LOOK AT SECONDHAND:
Not everything in your babies room needs to be brand new!! We are very lucky with the variety of places that we can now buy second hand, near new items at a fraction of the price!! Before you hit the shops check Facebook market place, local garage sales or even ask friends that might be ready to part with larger more costly items.
If second hand is not your thing and you must buy brand new then check out places like Ikea, Kmart or Ebay for new items at a discounted price.
KMART FEEDING CHAIR $199
KMART LARGE RUG $29.95
THINK LONG TERM:
If you really cant get your head around second hand or non branded products then think of long term pieces!!
Buy a cot that can convert into a bed, these can cost more upfront but can be great items to change and grow with baby. Or if you are thinking of having more than one baby then buy a sturdy cot that will withhold time, teeth marks and dribble.
Look for a feeding chair that fits into the rest of your décor so you can move it into the lounge, playroom or another area of the house later on.
Wall decal instead of wall art that can be removed or changed when you are over it or want to redecorate as baby grows.
Choose a practical bassinet, bassinets on wheels are great for moving baby around the house with ease. Also something that is easily stored away if you are thinking of having more than one baby.
WALL DECAL FROM LITTLE RAE PRINTS
SKIP THE CHANGE TABLE:
Instead of having another piece of furniture cluttering up your nursery why not just buy a change mattress, they range from $15, set it on top of a great set of draws which will also act as storage. You will save on space and also have everything you need to change baby right there in the draws!!
IKEA DRAWS $199 BABY BUNTING CHANGE MATTRESS $15
LOW COST STORAGE OPTIONS:
You’ll want to keep baby’s nursery organized and decluttered to make life easy for you when you are running on little sleep. There is nothing worse than being tired and not been able to find what you need.
Do it affordably by building shelves on your walls or in your closet. Get a bookcase and use baskets or fabric storage bins to hide away toys, clothes and accessories in it.
RATTAN STORAGE BASKETS $14 EACH
I know this might scare a few of you but believe me it is easier than you think!!!
Jump onto Pinterest and find your favourite pictures or prints, download the image, print out and frame.
Get inspiration from google, Head into your local hardware store and grab a couple of pots of paint and get painting. Try easy things like an arch, a rainbow, polka dots, strips.
Macramé rainbow - Youtube 'how to'
Accordion wooden wall hanger to hang your favourite swaddles or baby blankets
DIY floral monogram wall art or mobiles - Youtube 'how to'
SPOTLIGHT SMALL SIZE $19.9
USE TOYS AS DECORATION:
When you're having a baby, you may receive a lot of toys your baby is not old enough to use. While you're waiting for the toys to be safe for your baby, use them as decorations. This will save you money buying knick-knacks for shelves and drawers.
Fill in bare spots in your bookshelf with stuffed animals, your favourite children's books, your babies framed scan photos
Place things like building blocks, plastic dolls, family photos or affirmation cards on shelfs or dresser.
Remember to have fun with it, this is what nesting is all about getting everything in "order" and ready for your beautiful newborn to arrive.