Family is one of the most essential things in life. The bond created between you and your family is that one bond that is going to last forever. The love and care you feel whenever you are with them is not like any other feeling. This is exactly why almost all of us dream to have a family of our own.
However, starting or growing your family is expensive, there’s no doubt about that. When you add up the cost of diapers, car seats, baby clothes (and for some couples, the surrogate mother cost) it’s enough to make even the most frugal person panic. But a beautiful, cozy, and safe nursery room for your new arrival does not have to put a hole in your pocket.
We have compiled some of the best tips for designing your baby’s nursery room while specifically incorporating cost-saving tips so that you can have extra savings for other essentials once the baby is born. Continue reading below to learn more and don’t forget to take down notes!
1) Keep It Stylish But Minimal
As expectant parents, you may be tempted to over-decorate your baby’s nursery room with every single thing you find at the baby store. Do not fall victim to this as you do not need to put everything in your baby’s future nursery room. Remember that the more items there are inside a room, more dust can accumulate. You would not want your baby to stay in a room full of dust.
Also, a minimalist approach can help you save on decoration costs. You won’t have to spend on so many unnecessary decorations if you focus only on the essentials. For sheets, linens, and bedding, choose colorful patterns to break the monotony of the room. Also, make sure that the bedding and sheets you buy are hypoallergenic to protect your baby’s sensitive skin from rashes and allergies.
2) Paint Your Nursery Room Instead of Buying Fancy Wallpaper
Paint is relatively inexpensive when compared to that fancy baby room wallpaper on the market. Also, when compared to wallpaper, paint can more easily and more quickly be updated as it requires less preparation time and less complicated tools. More importantly, preparing for a paint update or paint overhaul does not require costly wall treatments unlike those needed in wallpaper prepping.
You can show off your creative and fun-loving side by painting the nursery room with interesting patterns and shapes that would surely entertain your baby for hours. You can even extend your painting frenzy to wooden bookshelves and cabinets to make them match the nursery room perfectly. By doing this, you are putting in more effort and adding a more personalized touch to the baby’s room, making it more special and sentimental.
3) Invest In High Quality Items And Furniture
Yes, it’s true: High quality items can sometimes get a little too expensive, especially when you compare them with their lower quality counterparts. However, you can treat this as a sound investment.
Take a high quality convertible crib for example. Buying a high quality convertible crib will cost you more at the onset but an item like this will last longer than a lower-quality one. Surely, repeatedly buying and replacing cribs will cost you more in the long run than opting for one that can withstand a growing toddler’s hyperactivity.
Most importantly, investing in high quality items and furniture will bring you more peace of mind for the safety of your baby. Cheap and substandard furniture items are usually weak and cannot withstand heavy pressure or force. This can eventually lead to unfortunate injuries and high hospital bills. Conversely, when you buy items of high quality, you do not run the risk of jeopardizing the safety of your child.
4) Search For Products Locally
Although we strictly advise against buying cheap and substandard items, local garage sales, consignment shops, and flea markets can serve as exceptions. These nearby thrifty options will not only help you save a few bucks but will also save you the trouble of paying delivery and shipping costs.
You can shop for a few nursery room decorations which may include amusing stencils, wall stickers, posters, crib charms, and even a colorful clock. Buying products locally helps small businesses in their ventures. Also, this initiative encourages recycling of secondhand items no longer needed or used by the original owner.