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Upgrade Your Ceiling Fixture
Replacing a plain-Jane ceiling fixture with an extravagant pendant lamp of chandelier can make a dramatic difference to your nursery design. Short on funds? Hit your local thrift shop. You won’t believe what a coat of spray paint and a few strings of crystal can do for an ugly, old-fashioned fixture! Need proof? Check out this detailed tutorial from Crafty Nest.Continue to 3 of 6 below.
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Posh-Up Your Crib
Love the look of those luxuriously upholstered cribs? If you’re working on a budget, you won’t love the price tag. Instead of shelling out a small fortune on a Regency-style tufted crib, opt instead for a basic baby cot and give it a touch of old Hollywood glam by adding your own upholstered panels.
Choose an inexpensive crib with solid ends. (We like IKEA’s “GONATT” for its beautiful rounded panels and equally attractive price tag.) Have your local hardware store cut MDF panels to fit, and upholster them using this detailed tutorial. Fasten your upholstered panels to the crib, replace the drawer pulls with something fancy, and boom! You’ve got a gorgeous, tufted crib for a fraction of the price!Continue to 4 of 6 below.
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Create a Fairytale Canopy
Create a bed fit for royalty by dressing your little one’s crib in a luxurious, fairytale-inspired canopy! Can’t afford the classic, four-poster crib? No problem! You can make your own simple tent canopy for less than $20. All you need is a large embroidery hoop and inexpensive, set of sheer curtain panels. Prefer a traditional crown canopy? Check out this clever DIY tutorial.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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Be Rich with Texture
Want to give your baby girl’s nursery that celebrity edge? Forget about the designer labels and concentrate on incorporating a variety of texture. This understated and often overlooked design element adds warmth and richness to a space and plays a huge role in creating the glamorous, magazine-quality designs we love. Think natural textures, like hemp, wicker, wood, and stone and luxurious fabrics like leather, suede, velvet, and satin.Continue to 6 of 6 below.
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Dress to Impress
Give your nursery a glamor boost by adding a little bit of bling! Shimmering, metallic accents and accessories have never been chicer. What’s more, you don’t have to rob a bank to get your glitz on. Want to rock the metallic nursery trend for less? Try creating your own foil art prints by cutting shapes out of cardstock and mounting against foil paper. Can’t afford that beautiful, gold-foil wallpaper you’ve been dreaming about? Create a show-stopping accent wall with sparkling metallic decals. Want your crib to make a statement? Never underestimate the power of spray paint.
There you have it! Glam for less. For more money-saving nursery tips, check out our budget-friendly design page.