How I Decorated My Dream Nursery on a Low Budget

One of the most exciting and fun things about getting ready for the arrival of a new baby is decorating the nursery. Once I knew we were expecting a baby girl, I got straight to looking for ideas for her nursery. I knew I wanted something simple, chic, and timeless-fairly neutral color palette with various textures and patterns. And I wanted it done for around $1000. With my budget restrictions and general indecisiveness I barely finished it a couple weeks before she was born.

These dreamy double layered pink curtains are made of blackout fabric, so the room stays nice and cool in the summer heat.


I am in so in love with this crib. The acrylic slats are so on trend. Speaking of acrylic, I used a simple DIY to frame the monogram print using acrylic from Home Depot and hardware off of Amazon.


I am also in love with this chair. Why do most rocking chairs and gliders look so outdated? This velvety fabric on this one makes it a comfortable statement piece.  I picked up the wall art up at Home Goods for $15 and it is one of my daughter’s favorite things to look at. Bonus- the black and white contrast is great for brain development.

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This hanging wall basket is great for storage. Right now I am using it for blankets, but in the future I can also use it for books, toys, etc.

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Here is my budget breakdown:

Recliner-$300–Buy Buy Baby (no longer available)
Crib-$250–Babyletto (I got a great deal on mine through OfferUp)
Side table-$60–Home Goods
Wall art-$15–Home Goods
Wire basket-$30–Home Goods
Changing pad cover-$15–Target
Metal can- $20–Ikea
Animal Prints-$5–Etsy
Monogram-$50–Society 6
DIY frame materials–$40–Amazon & Lowes
Wall elephant-$20–Home Goods
Canvas storage tote-$15–Home Goods
Rug-$80–Rugs USA
Wood picture holders-$30–Home Goods


Total: $1170

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