10 Ways to Decorate a Nursery on a Budget – Giftgowns

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10 Ways to Decorate a Nursery on a Budget

The first thing that comes to mind when you are expecting is ‘NURSERY’. As a mom-to-be, it is understandable that you want all the comforts of the world for your baby. But you soon realize it all comes with a heavy price tag! So, is it possible to build the cutest nursery for your baby without breaking the bank?  

 It actually is! Below we list down the ways you can create the best nursery on a budget. For easy understanding, we have divided it into two parts:


  1. Make a Budget

This step is the most important of all. Making a budget is fundamental, as it helps you keep track of things financially. It will help you in listing products that are key to you and the ones that you can let go of. There are a lot of websites that have downloadable planners that work really well or give you an idea of how to create your own.

  1. Make a Shopping List

The next step after you have created your budget, is to make the shopping list. Write down things or products that you must have first, and then move on to fancier or less useful things.

  1. Use What You Already Have

Now that you have listed the products you want, look for the things that are available to you already. Repurpose things that are lying around the house or go for second-hand stuff from family and friends! You will be surprised at how many items can be reused.


  1. Make a Shadow Box

A Shadow Box is essentially a keepsake. So, you frame anything that you want to preserve from your baby’s first months. Baby clothes, hospital band, cards, footprints etc. Use it to decorate the nursery and reminisce about how little your baby used to be!

  1. Use Neutral Tones and Cute Colours

Make sure you use lighter colours that give a very soothing effect on your baby and are cute to look at. Also, use neutral tones so that you don’t have to repaint the room regularly when they grow up. 

  1. Use an Array of Free Nursey Printables Available on Pinterest

This is one great way to make the nursery a bit cuter! Just go on Pinterest and look up images for the nursery. You will find an array of free images that can change the way the room looks!

  1. Buy Inexpensive Digital Art on ETSY, Explore Local Thrift Stores and Facebook Marketplace

If you want to take it up a notch, then definitely browse ETSY for some really cool but inexpensive digital artwork. Also, don’t forget to browse your local thrift stores for some unique pieces. Hit Facebook Marketplace for new and used artwork that can really save you some bucks!

  1. DIY Wallpaper

Use stencils to create fun designs on the wall that your child will enjoy for a long time! Or use peel-and-stick wallpapers that can be easily changed later.

  1. Make a Crib Canopy or tent

Want to make the nursery a lit more interesting?! Just add a canopy on top of the crib, that will give a very cute and royal look to the room! You can also add a little extra something, think TEEPEE! Build this adorable tent on a budget to take it to the next level.

  1. Add a Cute Monogram!

Who doesn't like a cute monogram? Even adults like it! Add a cute monogram of your baby’s name to just make it cuter for no real reason!