Whether you are one of those families who spend months before your baby’s birth meticulously planning your nursery’s design, or one who waits until the day the baby comes home to start thinking about it, you’ll have a lot to consider when it comes to buying nursery furniture. Between choosing a colour scheme and creating a space that will grow with baby, you might think you have enough to deal with, but then add into it that you’re probably tightening your belt in preparation for the increased cost of raising baby and you’ll be looking for ways to create your dream nursery without breaking the bank. This guide will give you a few hints and tips of how to do just that.
First, don’t make the mistake of buying furniture from the first shop you visit, or just because you think it looks cute: remember that your nursery furniture should be functional as well as attractive. Do your research and look for a company that provides a wide range of products. As a general rule, the bigger the store the larger the discounts you can expect to crop up from time to time. You’re also more likely to be able to get your hands on money off discount coupon codes for online retailers.
It can be easy to think you need to buy every kind of nursery furniture on offer, but you really don’t. There are many things that are nice to have, but not necessarily essential. Assess your space – decide on what you really need and what you can live without. A changing table might seem like a wonderful idea, but a changing mat will suffice if you’re short on space and money.
For those desperately short on funds, second-hand is the way to go. You’d be shocked how many pieces of old furniture and toys family and friends are likely storing away in their attic, and online classifieds are full of people trying to offload unneeded nursery furniture. It might not be to your exact taste or design, but if you’re really stuck for cash second-hand might be your best option.
Regardless of what you choose to do, you can create a nursery that’s beautiful and functional without spending a mint if you just keep these hints in mind.
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