Use the following nursery decorating ideas to create a warm and inviting place for your baby.
- Paint is less expensive than wallpaper (use low VOC paint). You could invite friends and family to dip their hands into paint and place their handprints on the wall. They could even sign their names underneath if they want. Your baby will get to enjoy a brightly colored room full of contrasting patterns.
- Add some stencil designs to the walls.
- For the floor, use a stain-resistant carpet or hardwood floors with some scatter rugs to make clean up easy. If you already have carpet that may not stand up well, then use area rugs to cover and protect it.
- Buy used furniture. Often, older furniture is higher quality than cheap new furniture. If you find a vintage piece of furniture, you can refinish it to match the décor of the nursery.
- Get an old, beat up chest of drawers, and paint it with a high gloss paint and replace the handles.
- Buy a piece of furniture that can be used for many different things. Do not spend money on a changing table, rather, buy a dresser that is about waist high, and use a changing mat on top. Then fill the drawers with baby clothes. To prevent the pad from slipping, underneath it place a small bath mat with rubber backing face down. Then, once the child is older, the chest of drawers can be used as it was intended.
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