By Cathy Hobbs

Tribune News Service

Nursery design doesn’t have to break the bank.

There are a number of cost-saving and creative ideas to create a nursery that is inviting, warm and friendly.

When it comes to creating a nursery on a budget, here are some tips:


Painting remains one of the most affordable ways to decorate a space. From strips to stencils and accent walls, have a little fun with it!

Use stickers

Wall art is one of the most popular ways to decorate a nursery and one of the easiest. Wall sticker art can range from the simplistic to the elaborate, and best of all, it’s removable.

Consider going organic

Organic choices from crib materials to cotton fabrics are not only healthy for the environment, but for your baby, too.

Do it yourself

What could be better than items you make yourself, from quilts and pillows to natural wood furniture pieces? If you are handy, making some of your own furniture and accessories can be a fun and healthy choice.

Infuse color and texture

From rugs to toss pillows and even accessories, consider layering the decor of your nursery with interesting accents.

Add greenery

Plants and trees are affordable ways to decorate a nursery that also help create a healthy environment.

Repurpose and recycle

Instead of buying a new rocking chair, why not convert your favorite chair into a rocker for your new nursery?

Create a mobile

Mobiles remain a constant in nurseries and can make for a delightfully creative DIY project.

Go green

From bamboo rugs to zero VOC paints, incorporating healthy materials and finishes don’t necessarily have to break the bank.

Consider citrus colors

Colors such as yellow, green and orange. These colors will help brighten your space and also blend well with other colors.