Bringing home a newborn child can be both an exciting and a heartwarming experience for any new parent. And though you’ll likely want to keep your child by your side in the beginning, eventually, they’ll need a space of their own. And this is where the nursery comes in.
Across the country, you can find a plethora of creative and nurturing nursery themes. And many of these are actually inexpensive to implement. But where do you start and how do you create a nursery that you (and your child) will love?
The truth is, you can use some basic and affordable elements to craft your nursery. And with a bit of time and little innovation, this can actually become a rewarding DIY project in itself.
There’s nothing like building your own nursery from scratch. And if you already have an existing room, you’ll be able to remodel it to your liking using inexpensive elements.
Here, we’ll explore a few nursery ideas that anyone can enjoy putting together.
Repurposing Old Furniture
As a new parent, you’ve probably already purchased a crib or a bassinet for your child. But your child’s room will need a few other elements to tie it all together. And you can easily utilize older pieces of furniture that aren’t serving any purpose around your home.
For example, some items to consider are listed below:
- Old dressers
- Small bookshelves
- Worn end-tables
- Old trunks
- Coffee tables
In any child’s room, you’re going to need a space for the assortment of clothing and diapers that you’ll likely be going through each day. And older dressers are perfect for a nursery project. You can sand these down and paint them however you like such as with soft pastel colors, or any theme that you feel is soothing and will make your child’s nursery comforting.
Additionally, old bookshelves can serve as spaces for children’s books, toys, stuffed animals, or anything else that you’d like to keep in your child’s room.
In recent years, many brands of furniture have been recalled due to the possibility of toppling over. And this has caused many parents to remove items such as tall dressers and bookshelves from their children’s rooms. And if you’re worried about this happening, using a space-saving approach can be a great alternative.
Perhaps all you want in your child’s room is a crib and a space for toys. If eliminating the dressers or any other furniture item which could topple and hurt your child is important to you, modifying your child’s closet is a great option.
For example, you could secure all of your child’s belongings inside an interior closet, or even place a dresser inside the closet and anchor it to the wall. Or, you could build a cubby storage system along the closet wall for storing toys, clothes, diapers, and the like.
Additionally, open trunks are great items that sit on the floor, perfect for toys or clothes that you’ll likely need to access often. And you won’t have to worry about toppling over.
Themed Nursery Rooms
When it comes to themes, parents could easily spend a fortune on buying accent pieces and furniture simply to create the perfect theme. But the truth is, most of the time you can do this all yourself for half of the cost.
For example, maybe you want a Bohemian theme in your child’s room. If this is the case, there’s no need to go out and buy hundreds of dollars worth of Bohemian accent pieces. Because at the end of the day, you can make all of this yourself.
If you want to create a theme, or add color to your nursery, put your own creativity to work. You can even design your own artwork such as framed sketches of your child, or even make handprints using your child’s hands as border trim for the nursery.
The possibilities are only limited by your imagination when it comes to the themes that you choose to implement in your nursery. But you’ll find that no matter what theme you choose, you’ll likely be able to do this all on your own without having to drain your savings account.
Though you’re probably more excited about having a new child to care for, creating your child’s nursery can be a fun project that you can truly sink into and make your own. And as you begin thinking of designs, remember that many designs and themes are actually very simple and affordable to do on your own.