DESIGNING A NURSERY ON A BUDGET? DON’T WORRY!

Designing a dream nursery for your baby is a wonderful adventure and you should be able to enjoy it! Don’t let the stress of financial planning overwhelm it…we have some tips on how you can decide on what to buy, the decor and what is important:

  • Wall décor – using decals is a great but inexpensive way to brighten up dull, blank walls. They are easy to apply, removable, leave no sticky residue and can be re-positioned easily. So you can keep changing the designs as your tiny tot grows up, keeping pace with his choice and interests. Bold, bright colors and simple, well defined motifs help in nurturing the power of recognition and imagination in a baby. See more: http://tinyurl.com/kzeqlye ; http://tinyurl.com/lk8qm7a

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  • Multifunctional furniture – choose pieces which can be used for different purposes. For example, a dresser which can be used as a changing table or a crib that can later on be converted into a bed! A rocking chair is perfect for nursing and you won’t have to get rid of it in future. Such furniture is good investment…

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  • Storage – Simple shelves or cubbies will not burn a hole in your pocket. Abundant use of colorful bins can keep the clutter at bay and store toys, books, clothes and more! They are excellent for teaching kids, how to organize stuff, use space wisely and improve his cognitive skills. See more: http://tinyurl.com/qjyvg7e

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  • Gifts and Hand me downs – many parents have a lot of stuff that their baby has outgrown and they will be more than happy to give it to you. Say yes to such items if they are in good condition. Will save you a lot of unnecessary expense.
  • Stick to the budget planned – no matter how much you love those cute little clothes or toys, resist the urge to splurge! Most of these things, your baby won’t need after some time. Buy what you really need.
  • Do it yourself – there are many fun projects which you can try and unleash your creativity. Try your hand at sewing, painting, making craft items and see how unique they look!
  • Be safe – this should be the prime concern while planning the nursery. Any furniture or decor that you choose should not pose any health hazard to the apple of your eye.

So, plan wisely, follow simple tricks and cherish this amazing phase of your life 🙂

Photo courtesy: “The Bump” and “iVillage”

Monkey business!!

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This cheeky monkey looks so innocent, it’s hard to figure out what he is up to! A simple cubic storage unit like this is not only extremely useful in the nursery, it teaches your little one skills like sorting, organizing, maximizing the use of limited resources. For a growing toddler it will work wonders in shaping his cognitive and motor skills! The bright color is so attractive, he will want to carry his whole world in this…See more: http://tinyurl.com/kvfovh8 

If you are planning to co-ordinate other furnishing or decor items in the nursery with this organizer, we would love to suggest our fun wall decals. The themes would synchronize very well with the box and add spice to the ambiance…with that you will just need to throw in splashes of yellow or green when you are deciding on the bedspread or cushions or curtains. Better still, get creative and try out different things to get the look you want. That’s it..you are good to go 🙂 See more: http://tinyurl.com/lrwux7t; http://tinyurl.com/n377kmx; http://tinyurl.com/pcv92q9

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