Deciding on nursery decor can be just as stressful as deciding on a name! (Ok. Maybe not THAT stressful, but still!) Fortunately, with the variety of daily deal and online shopping sites along with reasonably priced pieces, you can design a stylish nursery for less. Here are six suggested items that will help you create a super-star nursery from Paula Berberian, Creative Director of WallPops, the premier line of peel-and-stick wall art from Brewster Home Fashions.
1. Gallery Walls
A gallery wall doesn’t have to just be reserved for the living room. Display a variety of framed photos such as baby and family photos, modern brightly colored art and more to create a gallery wall ideal for the nursery. The arrangement can also last after your baby has grown out of the crib because frames can easily be updated with new photos and prints as the little one ages. To create a winning wall, use an assortment of frame sizes and finishes such as wood stain, gold and silver metallic or black and white. Then mix the mediums whether paintings, photos or prints for a look all your own. To prevent the wall from feeling flat, use frames with varying depths and try having one thick canvas painting or photo printed on canvas. Try CanvasDiscount.com with prints starting at $12.
Go glam with your nursery light fixture or makeover the crib’s mobile with WallPops affordable Chandeliers line. Create a room centerpiece by placing a light cord inside the chandelier to light up the space. WallPops Chandeliers’ inner frame fits most standard light cord sets. Alternatively, hang the chandeliers over the crib for a fashionable mobile to entertain baby. Choose from the two, new WallPops for Baby Chandeliers including the Monkey Chandelier with playful brown monkeys hanging from green leaves or the Butterfly Chandelier featuring shimmering tiers of pink and white butterflies. Both are eight-inches wide by 21.75-inches long. If you’re looking for all-pink sparkle, opt for the WallPops Cupid Chandelier with two tiers of pink hearts and clear beads dangling 20.75-inches long. All Chandeliers are approximately $30.99 each.
3. Happy Feet
Forget costly wall-to-wall carpeting or a dull, low-pile rug, add texture with a plush yet affordable area rug. To provide contrast between the room’s elements, go with Ikea’s Rens sheepskin-looking rug for approximately $29.99 or its Aborg high pile rug available in pink or ivory for approximately $39.99. Both rugs provide a soft surface for feet and dampen sound, ideal for checking on the little one when sleeping.
4. Give Old Furniture New Life
Your budget doesn’t have to cover every piece of the nursery, instead of buying all new furniture for the baby, take a look around your home and storage to see what can be reused. A soft slipcover can be added to a chair that can not only complement the décor but also easily be cleaned in the washing machine after a few of your baby’s messy feeding sessions. Also, reuse an old dresser or pick one up from a local flew market. It can be painted and updated with chic drawer pulls that guests will be “wowed” over. Try Anthropologie’s over 90 options, such as its Keepsake Brooch Knob in Silver that looks like a diamond brooch for approximately $14 each or its Mined Stone Knob disguised as an enlarged cocktail ring with a silver, green or gold-colored stone in a faux gold setting for approximately $18 each. With a little paint and hardware facelift, you can create furniture that competes with a designer piece.
5. Stripes and Wall Art Kits
Not just for a nautical-themed room, sophisticated stripes on walls are all the rage and are frequently seen in black-and-white striped hallways, bright-striped bathrooms and even in pastel-lined nurseries. It can be too much of a commitment or time-consuming to transform boring white walls with paint or wallpaper. Fortunately, you can add vertical or horizontal stripes in your favorite shades with peel-and-stick WallPops for Baby Stripes. The Stripes that resemble delicate lace are 12-feet long and six-and-a-half-inches wide and available in colors ranging from Gigi Pink, Baby Blue and Pea Pod Green to Espresso Brown, Ivory White and Buttercup Yellow for approximately $14.99 per set. Coordinating peel-and-stick Dots and Concentric Dots are also available in the same colors.
For an easy decorative solution, try WallPops’ room makeover in a box, its peel-and-stick Wall Art Kits that cover the majority of a wall and revamp the whole space. Kits are available in a variety of complementary designs such as the Monkeying Around Wall Art Kit featuring monkeys, swinging from green vines measuring 45.5-inches high by 44-inches wide. Another option, opt for the Butterfly Garden Wall Art Kit with pink butterflies and flowers with green stems that come with three 3-D butterflies to create an added dimension. Kits are provided on sheets with all components included; both are approximately $33.99.
For an inviting stylish space, overload the tactile senses with softness by purchasing rich nursery bedding. For great savings, peruse PotteryBarnKids.com, which offers high-quality, modern bedding for less on its extensive “Nursery Set Savings” sale page with dozens of bedding options. Try the Levi Nursery Bedding Set quilted by hand from pure cotton percale. The quilt features gentle blue and white waves with pick-stitch embroidered details. The rich bedding is offered at approximately $104, hundreds less than full price offerings.
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