Creative Ideas for Delightful, Budget-Friendly Nursery Decor
Is it just (all around) us, or are baby bumps popping up like daffodils this spring? (And like croci ~ we never tire of showing off what a good job our elementary school teachers did teaching weird plurals.) Whether it's the water where we live or the fruits of a particularly cold and snowy winter for much of the country, we can't help but notice that there"s no shortage of maternity cuteness in our midst.
And all of that motherly radiance inspired us to look for some fresh nursery looks for those 2014 babies. After all, they ~ and their mamas ~ deserve fashionable spaces in which to rest their heads, no?
One of the prettiest DIY-friendly new ideas we're seeing is the ribbon mobile, which is infinitely adaptable to your color scheme and overall design plan. Whether you use scraps of
Fabric, Burlap and Ribbon
purchased just for this project, or order this exact mobile directly from HalosHaven on Etsy, we are crushing on this simple, chic idea for a baby"s mobile. (When you check out the Etsy shop, be sure to notice the subway art canvases personalized with your little bundle"s birth details ~ adorbs.) And of course, the Paper Lanterns
embellished with sweet pink ribbons are kind of right up our alley, too.
In the 2nd photo, the delightful details abound in this fancy nursery fitted for (very lucky) twins, and we love them all. To get the feel of a luxury nursery on a more modest budget, choose our versions of some of the high impact pieces for your baby"s room. We love the watchful giraffe, the whimsical twist on Chandeliers
as mobiles and the canopy effect of the cribs" backdrops.
With a mix of Old World accessories and modern colors and graphic patterns, this little boy"s nursery (3rd photo) would fit well into a modern home where form and function work together in key pieces. The bold wallpaper is interesting for babies and adults, and the Trojan Horse-inspired rocking horse is a commanding presence in the corner. Our Puzzle Lamp
is a wallet-friendly light fixture that would work well in this space (*is* that our jigsaw lamp, btw?), and a Garden Stool
would work well as an end table next to mama"s rocker.
A well-appointed nursery includes a comfortable place for mom to lay *her* head during those long newborn nights. We love the neutral color scheme and the textured display over this double bed. We can easily envision a personalized burlap pennant to coordinate with the framed piece of jute and rustic chic accessories.
Another gorgeous, original nursery set up for twins features yards and yards of fabric and a variety of textures balanced by a soothing white color palette. Whether you're hiding awkward ceiling height transitions or just swathing the walls in dreamy fabric to achieve this ethereal effect, Mosquito Net Canopies
can swagged and tied in a variety of ways to replicate the cozy feel of this nursery with less expense. Jute accents fit seamlessly into this monochromatic color scheme, and the quote on this pair of affordable end tables is spot on for a newborn"s nursery.
Whether you're ruminating on the what ifs of your not-quite-in-the-oven bun"s room, or planning your summer arrival"s nursery, we firmly believe that every child deserves a special space all her own. By incorporating key details and your own creativity, you can create a custom space that your child will love to sleep, play, and grow in.