Ready, Set, Print! Free Art for Baby

Art can add the finishing touches needed to create a beautiful nursery. While there’s plenty of art for children at the big box stores, I love finding inexpensive prints on Etsy or free art from designers throughout the blogosphere.

Here are my top picks for great prints for your nursery or playroom without spending a penny, besides printing — and hanging. Read More...

The Look for Less: A Playful and Neutral Nursery

Earlier today we showcased a twin boy nursery, with a bit of a safari theme, featuring a few splurge items. And because I just can’t help myself — and I know how much you all love a bargain! — I put together a nursery design board to give you some ideas on how to get the look for less.

I included some items from the original room design, like the pouf and bookcase, because I felt that they really were quality finds. I opted for an espresso crib vs the two-tone crib to save $100 — and saved big, while still adding custom art into the design, with some personalized prints from Etsy. Read More...

Storage Bins for the Nursery

Your nursery or toddler room can get quite messy if you don’t have sufficient storage. Cube shelving units — like the IKEA Expedit — are a smart storage solution for kids because they allow mama to keep clutter out of sight and organized in storage bins.

Check out these stylish storage bin finds for baby to make your cube shelving pop!

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Save or Splurge: Mini Cribs

Mini cribs are a great option for new and expectant parents expanding their family within a limited space. They provide the convenience of a standard-sized crib without taking up valuable square footage. Added bonus — they’re very easy to move around the house since most include optional casters.

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Save or Splurge: Eco-Friendly Wooden Building Blocks

As your baby’s motor skills develop, it’s important for mama to provide him/her with toys that can help them learn about touch, stacking, balancing and building. Eco-friendly wooden building blocks are the perfect toy for just that—and they’re fun and safe too!

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Save vs Splurge: Art Easels For Kids

Let’s get creative! Kids love to express their creativity through drawing, painting and coloring. They love to mix colors, draw shapes and practice writing the letters of the alphabet they’ve learned in school or with mom. Give your kiddo an art surface of their own with a double-sided art easel!
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Decorative Knobs: Save vs Splurge

Add an upgrade! Deciding to revamp an old dresser or purchasing a simple and inexpensive dresser seems to be the trend among expectant mamas decorating a nursery on a budget — but that doesn’t mean that the end results we’ve seen don’t look like a million bucks!!!

Decorative knobs are the upgrade of choice for most — and they can turn an ordinary dresser into a fabulous one in the blink of an eye!

Save: Hobby Lobby carries a great selection of decorative knobs for an affordable price. All of the knobs shown here are just $3! {And yes! You can shop Hobby Lobby online!}

Splurge: I’ve been drooling for years over Anthropologie’s hardware, and their decorative knob collection is fabulous — but a bit pricey. The average price of a decorative knobs is $10.

* Big thanks to our Facebook fan Jill M. for the tip!