You Can Create a Celebrity-Inspired Nursery on a Budget!


Even if you’re not all about imitating the stars, you have to admit that celebrities either have great taste or (more likely) incredible designers at their disposal. When it comes to your child, it’s natural to want the very best that your budget will allow.

Consider sewing your own curtains or painting some original artwork.

Here are some tips for creating the nursery of your dreams, without dipping into your baby’s college fund!

Paint It Pretty
When it comes to decorating, any designer will tell you that a fresh coat of paint is one of the most inexpensive ways to spruce up a room. If you’re all about keeping up with the latest trends, try a neutral color as opposed to the traditional pastels. Once the paint-job is complete, you’ll have a blank canvas on which to create your masterpiece!

Focus On Furniture
When designing a superstar nursery, it’s important to allocate the biggest chunk of your funds to the furniture in the room—think crib, changing table, dresser, and rocking chair for starters. Although you don’t have to buy them all in a matching set, you do want to make sure the finish and styles are similar. This will bring the room together and give it a stream-lined appearance.

To keep from breaking the bank, consider thrift stores or relatives as potential sources of hand-me-down furniture. The only exception to this rule is the crib; it’s important to consider safety and comfort over price when it comes to selecting your baby’s bed.

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If you plan to have more children, consider spending a bit more to ensure that the crib will hold up until your next arrival; if not, you might opt for a crib that will convert to a toddler bed, once it’s time to make that transition. Thinking ahead can save you money in the long run.


What do you think?

You Can Create a Celebrity-Inspired Nursery on a Budget!

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  1. Pearl says:

    peter pan theme for a boy, beauty and the beast or alice in wonderland for the girl.

  2. Moyo says:

    I will surely try the DIYs. Thanks for the tips

  3. Mary-Hope says:

    This was soooooooo helpful!!!! Thanks

  4. Krystal says:

    I’m sorry, but if a parent is still concerned about paying attention to celebs and still following their every moves or how they do things rather than feeling entirely absorbed in their new child and focusing solely on their baby’s needs and wants and safeties, then in my opinion there is something at least slightly not right there.

  5. Martha says:

    Theres good ideas.. But im really more into what baby needs than decoration!!

  6. ProudMomma says:

    A lot of good ideas. Baby furniture is soo expensive.

  7. We are living with my in-laws in order to save up to afford a home and to help them with the bills. But I am so looking forward to decorating my sons room.

  8. Aiden says:

    I will see what I come up with for his room

  9. Marilyn says:

    I care more about what my baby NEEDS rather than the nursery looking good.

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  12. kelsey says:

    I don’t put a lot of thought into the nursery I guess. Am I the only one? : (

  13. PamelaPlus3 says:

    I am 26 wks maybe i should start this lol

  14. Brazil09 says:

    lavender helps babies sleep better so her nursery is a soft purple!

  15. TheSaneMom says:

    A pop of color makes a big difference

  16. Janice says:

    For my children I choose colorful, and stimulating decorations. I did not stick with a single theme because I thought it would be better for them to have many things to attract them, as opposed to a repeated theme.

  17. I want to do pink and brown!!

  18. Courtney says:

    I am currently painting my little boys room safari theme. Doing all the animals, trees and stuff by hand, by myself and so far it is looking amazing 🙂 I can’t wait to post pictures!!!

  19. Blaisesbaby says:

    I want to do our little girls room in Little monkeys or bedtime original lil friends

  20. We did a room that was subtley influenced by Star Wars. Our baby’s name is going to be Lucas and I wanted a slight bit of Star Wars influence in the room but we didn’t want it to be a Star Wars themed room, so we agreed on a compromise and we’re placing the words, "Truly wonderful the mind of a child is." on the wall. It’s a Yoda quote, but its not crazy evident that its a Star Wars influenced quote. It was a subtle touch that made me happy and still kept the room from turning into one of these overly thematic rooms.

  21. JamJam says:

    Amirah and i will be sharing a room my walls are already lavender so im buying some sparkly lavender paint to accent on our dressers and furniture!!

  22. I think we’re going to go with green paint with monkeys =] I would like to do a drawing or painting for the little guy’s room, but I don’t know if it’ll be good enough…

  23. I’m so excited to decorate my nursery. I’m thinking I want to do a Peter Pan and the lost boys theme, that way I can incorporate all the cute Peter Pan themes like fairies and pirates, and get really creative with it. I’m so excited, and can’t wait for my little one to get here!


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