DOING IT RIGHT How to Decorate the Nursery When

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Vol. 5 # 8
With help from D4 Construction
How to Decorate
the Nursery When
Your Budget is
We all have a vision of the
perfect nursery…
There’s no
need to
spend a fortune to create a beautiful nursery...
© 2010, Joanne Spruyt
D4 Construction
But is there really any need for you to
spend $2,000 in order to decorate and furnish a space that, in a couple years, will be
This month we’re going to look at several
different ways in which a nursery can be
decorated no matter how small your
⇒ You don’t have to be artistically in-
clined, but if you want, why not add
some stencil designs to the walls?
This is an inexpensive and easy way of
adding different elements and features
to your baby’s room. It’s best to
choose stencils which will match the
theme of the room.
⇒ As far as the floor is concerned, make
sure that you have a stain resistant carpet, or choose a hardwood floor with
some scatter rugs on it. If you already
have carpet and you’re worried that it
may not stand up well, why not get an
area rug which will cover and protect
⇒ When you’re decorating your nursery
Follow these steps…
⇒ Paint the nursery instead of using
wallpaper. Choose colors that’ll coordinate with the baby’s toys, rather
than going for the traditional colors.
Invite friends and family and get them
to dip their hands into a pot of paint
and place their handprints on the wall.
They could even sign their names underneath if they want. By doing it this
way your baby will get to enjoy a
brightly colored room full of contrasting patterns. This is of especial appeal
to young infants. It’s also an interesting way of introducing them to those
people who’ll be important in their
lives as they grow up.
consider buying some secondhand, or
lovingly used, pieces instead. You
may find items that are of a higher
quality than you’d normally be able to
purchase. You might even find a vintage piece of furniture, which you can
then refinish to match the décor of the
⇒ Get an old, beat up chest of drawers
and paint with a high gloss paint and
replace the handles on it.
⇒ Consider buying a piece of furniture
that can be used for many different
things. Don’t spend money on buying
a changing table but instead buy yourself a dresser that’s about waist high,
and put your changing mat on top.
Doing it Right
⇒ Then fill the drawers with all your dia-
⇒ Add some colorful characters to the
per needs. In order to stop the pad
from slipping, place a small bath mat
with a rubber backing face down underneath it. Once your child is older,
the chest of drawers can be used as it
was intended.
⇒ Instead of spending large amounts of
mals help to
money on buying storage boxes for
your nursery, why not use baskets and
shelves instead to store toys and other
infant essentials?
make the
⇒ Create a wooden letter wall accent by
Stuffed ani-
purchasing wooden letters that spell
out your child’s name. Give the letters
a fresh coat of brightly colored paint
that matches your chosen décor and
hang them with a ribbon from the focus wall or ceiling.
room cozy
and inviting...
walls. Use stencils, decals, or posters
to add a mural to the focus wall. Storybook characters from nursery rhymes
or books work well—characters such
as Raggedy Ann and Andy, Noah’s
Ark and Mother Goose.
There are many decorating ideas around
which could save you a lot of money. If
you want still more ideas simply Google
“decorating a nursery”.
Hopefully, the ideas above will help you
when making your decorating decisions.
Upcoming Topics
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⇒ Add some stuffed animals. Create a
small grouping of stuffed animals on a
dresser or bookshelf to add that cozy
feel to the room. As your child gets
older they can become his/her toys.
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