Design on a Dime: Nursery Edition

Between hospital bills, hundreds of diapers, and other essential baby care products, having a baby is expensive. Luckily when it comes to their nursery, you don't have to spend a bundle. We found trendy furniture and decor for under $250 each, so you can design a stylish nursery for under $1,030.


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4-in-1 Convertible Crib

A safe crib is an essential in any nursery. You can search countless sites to find the perfect one, however,we think this convertible crib will exceed your expectations. The espresso color looks great in any room, but the real feature comes with the detachable rails that convert into four different beds. You read that right, for about $200 you can get a bed that stays with your child from birth to the day they move out—now that's a bargain. ($200;

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Modern Rocking Chair

Between late night feedings, story time, and just spending quality time together you need a comfortable place to rock your little one, and Target has just the piece. Although plastic may seem less cozy than fabrics, this chair is sculpted to fit the body and relieve pressure from long-term sitting. The steel base and wooden feet make this rocker as sturdy as it is trendy so you can use it in the nursery and move it to your living room as baby grows. ($216;

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Dresser & Changing Table Duo

When it comes to finding a changing table, look no further than this duo piece. While the dresser provides a spacious option for storing nursery essentials, the changing table can be easily removed converting it into a contemporary dresser. The drawers are equipped with safety stops so when your child does start using it you don't have to fear about drawers falling out. ($246;

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Textured Ceiling Light

Instead of harsh lighting, add a soft glow to your nursery with this hanging ceiling light. The hanging light includes a light diffuser so you can control just how bright it shines, and its textured shade coordinates with various decor—no redesign necessary. Hang it in the center of the room for all-around illumination or place it closer to your rocking chair as an extra reading light perfect for story time ($99;

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Stripe Fitted Crib Sheet

Burt's Bees knows a thing or two about skin care, but did you know they also excel when it comes to products for your baby? They use natural ingredients in all their products, and this crib sheet is no exception. The organic cotton feels gentle on your newborn's sensitive skin, and it's easily washable in the case of spit ups and other messes. Grab it in a neutral gray for versatility or pick from four other color shades to match your specific taste. ($18;

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Llama Mobile

It's safe to say every parent will love this llama mobile from Pottery Barn Kids. The frame is made of bamboo while the hanging string is made of braided jute that will bring a bohemian element to your nursery. The felt critters are featured in muted colors that aren't overstimulating to your little one, allowing he or she to fall asleep without a boldly colored distraction. ($59;

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Soft & Plush Moroccan Rug

To complete your nursery we suggest a stunning area rug. Choosing one with a high pile gives your feet plenty of cushion and ensures it won't lose its plushness. This Moroccan design features a pile height of more than an inch, making it great for high traffic areas. Bonus: It's also made with water-resistant fibers for easy cleaning. ($184;

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