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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Designing Your Baby Room on a Budget

Decorating your baby’s nursery is a fun and exciting event in your life. You have full creative freedom over everything, from the colors to the wallpaper! Unfortunately, like most other things that are fun, designing your baby’s room can also expensive. Just when you think you found the perfect rug, you see another more expensive rug that you have to have. There is good news, however; it’s very easy to design a beautiful baby room on a budget. There are plenty of ways to get everything you want for your baby’s room without breaking the bank and being forced to eat ramen for the first few years of your baby’s life. Check out these tips on how to make your baby’s room sparkle without any hurt on your wallet.

Look for Contests

Perhaps the best way to get everything you want for your baby’s room without even spending a dime is to find a contest offering a baby room makeover, and win it! At any given time, there are tons of contests like this available online that only take a few minutes of your time to enter. One of those such contests is the 21st Century Insurance Contest which challenges you to design a new baby on board sign. Weekly winners win a car seat of their choice, and the grand prize winner will get $10,000 to makeover their baby’s room with. Imagine what you could do with $10,000, you might be able to even put a saltwater fish tank in your baby’s room! Search around online for other contests like this, and enter them as often as possible.

Stuffed Animals

Rather than spend a ton of money on decorations, opt for some inexpensive stuffed animals for decoration. You can do a ton with cheap stuffed animals, including hanging flying ones from the ceiling and putting them up on the walls. This is a great alternative to hanging up prints, because it gives the room a more 3D feel that your baby will love. It will also give you an excuse to finally take that gigantic stuffed bear you won at the carnival out of the storage room! Think of it being like the Rainforest Café, except in your baby’s room.

Paint, Paint, Paint

Paint is the most inexpensive way to make your baby’s room stand out, and you can be very creative with how you paint. Leaving white walls is bland, so spruce up your baby’s room with some color. If you aren’t sure of the sex of your baby yet and you’re designing the room pre-birth, opt for a neutral gray or cream color. Feel free to get creative and paint some clouds on the ceiling. If you are sure of the sex of your baby and want to go with the traditional blue or pink, you should still add some flare to the room by painting designs on the wall. Stencils run very cheap or even free, and you will find that there’s sort of a relaxing element to painting.

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