Three Out of the Box Nursery Ideas for New Moms on a Budget
As you count down toward your due date, preparing your home for a new baby might be the last thing on your mind.
While we understand the need to baby-proof our homes, often over-looked is the importance of a safe, secure and stylish sleeping space for our newborns. Then again, what exactly does the ideal nursery look like, anyway? In short, a nursery should represent a place of peace and comfort for your child, whilst also having a sense of personality that’s not too loud.
Unfortunately, finding the time and spare cash for the perfect nursery may seem out of reach for many new moms trying to balance work, doctor’s appointments and everything in between.
Fear not: setting up your baby’s nursery on a budget doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style or comfort. By bringing together the following elements of décor, you can ensure that your child is safe and sound on the day you bring them home.
Since your nursery should represent a place of peace and quiet, it’s crucial that you avoid as many disturbances as possible. Likewise, pesky lights from outdoors, either due to the sun or artificial light from lamps or headlights, can be a huge disruption to your child’s ability to get a proper night’s sleep.
Therefore, consider first and foremost covering up any windows with Bali blinds, offering both style and security in terms of your baby’s sleep-cycle. Such blinds come in a variety of affordable styles that mesh with any color scheme or existing décor.
Considering that you don’t want too much on the walls which could potentially fall down, proper blinds can give your nursery a sense of style while simultaneously blocking out light.
Safe Décor with Personality
Painting your nursery based on your baby’s gender is a rather traditional practice; however, you can safely take your décor a step further with a combination of the following:
- Wall murals and decals that you don’t have to worry about falling down
- Fabric decorations and prints (think: no sharp edges involved)
- Safe homemade mobiles minus any small pieces that could potentially fall into your baby’s crib
“Keep it simple” is perhaps the name of the game when it comes to decorating a nursery: likewise, the aforementioned décor won’t break your budget or pose any potential threats to your child.
Make Your Crib Count
Obviously the crib is the centerpiece of any nursery: however, cribs are about much, much more than just aesthetics. Choosing a safe crib is absolutely critical to avoiding any choking hazards and ensuring that your child sleeps soundly.
While a secondhand model may be tempting, make sure that your child’s crib is sturdy and contains no small pieces or cords. It may make sense for you to start with a crib as the focal point of your nursery and work your creative magic around it accordingly.
Decorating your nursery should be an enjoyable process as you anticipate the coming of your baby. Rather than sacrifice safety for style, consider how you can think outside the box to create a comfortable sleeping space for your child that looks fabulous as well.