This post is sponsored by Wild Cedar Co. All opinions are mine alone. 🙂
When you’re expecting a baby, the nursery quickly becomes one of your favorite places in your home. It’s a place to prepare for your little one, to decorate, to dream. Will she want it painted pink someday? Will he fill the bookshelves with cars and robots? It’s such a special place, the room where your little one will grow. I want our nursery to be special for our baby girl, but I’d also like to be able to afford our mortgage. 😉 Let’s look together at some tips for decorating a nursery: on a budget! (And get a peek at OUR nursery!)
This is my go-to tip for decorating any part of the home! Our living room furniture, for example, came from the following sources: my grandma’s house, a thrift store, and my sister-in-law’s sister. I’ve never bought a brand new piece of furniture, mostly because you can score awesome deals on almost-new pieces at a fraction of the cost! I think this is especially important for a nursery. There are some pieces of furniture, like cribs and changing tables, that you will only use for a couple of years, so why pay full price? Of course, you don’t want to put your baby in a broken crib or anything like that, but ask your friends, scour thrift stores, and check out your local buy/sell/trade pages on Facebook. I’ve found lots of great deals at incredible prices!Decorating a nursery for your little one? Keep these money-saving tips in mind! Click To Tweet
It’s also a great idea to re-purpose furniture! I was keeping an eye out for a bookshelf for the nursery, but I wasn’t having much luck. A few weeks ago, though, my husband began remodeling our bathroom, adding a shower to our bathtub. When he went to remove the shelves that had been above the bathtub, we were surprised to find that it was a solid shelving unit, not individual boards like we thought. After looking the unit over, we discovered it was still in really good shape, so we sanded a little bit, added some paint, and now it’s the perfect bookshelf unit for our little girl’s room! Best of all, it was FREE! 🙂
I don’t know about you, but for us, being on a tight budget means repurposing anything that we can! 🚫💰This shelving unit used to be above our bathtub, but Caleb removed it when he started installing a shower. It needs some sanding, a fresh coat of paint, and a little love, but when we’re finished, it will be the perfect bookshelf for our little girl’s room! 📚 Stay tuned for the finished project! 🙌
Choose An Accent Piece
When we found out we were having a little girl, we started putting thought into nursery decorations, and we decided that we didn’t want to have one specific theme. One of the reasons for that is for the sake of future children, but another reason is because we didn’t want to feel pressured to spend lots of money on bedding, decorations, and other items that had to go with our theme. By simply choosing decorations that we liked, we were free to buy less expensive options. However, we still wanted to find one piece that would be special to our baby girl.
Enter: Wild Cedar Co. Wild Cedar Co. is run by two friends, Julie and Courtney, and they craft the most beautiful rustic wooden signs (plus, they’re super affordable! When they reached out to me about a collaboration, I didn’t hesitate for a second! We settled on their “Little Cub” sign, with our baby girl’s name written on it. It’s the perfect little addition to the nursery, and it’s something that she can treasure for years to come. The lettering is beautiful, and even the package that it came in was so well done! I couldn’t have dreamed of a better accent piece for our nursery. If you’re looking for any kind of wooden sign for your home, Wild Cedar Co. is the place to go; be sure to check out their shop on Etsy and give them a follow on Instagram! 🙂
Be Creative and DIY!
Friends, this is your little one’s room. It should fit your tastes and your vision, not whatever Pinterest says a perfect nursery has to look like (because let me tell you, Pinterest does not have a budget). One of the things that’s most important to us is Scripture, and we want to fill our children’s lives with God’s Word. That’s why we painted Isaiah 61:1 on closet door in our nursery. It will serve as a reminder for us and for our baby girl (and future children) that God loves her and has anointed her to share His Word. Plus, since I painted it myself, it was a budget-friendly decision and it made it that much more special. 🙂
What’s important to you? If it’s family pictures, then pick your favorite and make a canvas! If it’s Batman, turn the crib into the Batmobile! 😉 (Seriously, that would be awesome!) Just have fun! Like I said earlier, the nursery is a space to dream and to prepare for this precious new life that’s coming into the world. Put your heart into it, and put some work into it. It’s good for your budget and your heart.
As I prepare my heart to enter into motherhood in the next 7(ish) weeks, I can’t help but pray for our daughter to know and follow Christ above all else. Yes, I want her to be smart and talented and graceful and athletic and creative. I want her to care for people and chase her dreams and make a difference. But far above all of that, the desire that’s immeasurably stronger is for her to walk in her anointing and to pursue God all the days of her life. We painted this on the closet door in her room as a reminder for her and for us. I know it will be years before she fully understands the depth of this verse, but it’s the strongest truth I know to share with my children. Baby girl, you are so blessed and so anointed. 💕
Now it’s your turn. Have you decorated a nursery on a budget? What are some other ways to save money when decorating?