Affordable Nursery Design with Target and buybuy Baby

August 14, 2015

Alrighty! Today I’ve got a short and sweet post all about decorating an affordable nursery. I find that lots of people want to make their new baby’s room feel special, and it often spurs them to keep decorating the rest of the house. I was excited to work on this project for a good friend who needed a little extra direction.

She was dealing with a very multi-purpose room. This space was not only used as guest room, but an office as well, and now it also needs to function as the nursery! The sex of the baby is a surprise so we wanted to keep the colors relatively gender neutral, and keep the space from feeling too “babyish” since guests will still stay in the room when visiting.

Another key item on her wish list was that the majority of items for the space come from places where they had registered. This would create a great list of gifts for the shower and help save on costs! I asked mom and dad to send me some pictures of their favorite crib sheets as they were walking the aisles of Target and buybuy Baby. This would serve as my jumping off point for the design. Hello, yellow polka dots!

Here’s what I came up with. Everything pictured below can be purchased from Target or buybuy Baby. Even the pre-made window treatments! Both paint colors, Silver Mist and Bryce Canyon, are by Benjamin Moore.

affordable nursery design

Resources: CRIB – Crib SkirtCrib SheetWindow ValenceElephantFutonRugTree Decal

Not pictured are a glider and bookcase. The glider is a hand-me-down and will be painted white to match the other furniture. Reupholstering the cushions will give it a new life. I suggested a blue-jean colored, linen fabric and orange pillow to pull in the accent color. Here’s an inspiration image:


The tall bookcase with get a fresh coat of the Bryce Canyon paint and serve as a nice pop of color against the pale blue-gray walls. Here are those colors side by side again:


And you can’t forget this sweet little guy! Did anyone else cry when Dumbo is separated from his mother ?!?


So there you have it! I can’t wait to meet this new babe! Let me know what you think about the design, I’d love to hear your comments/thoughts.



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Claire’s creative energy comes from her unique perspective on the world as both a trained interior designer and a passionate yoga teacher. Her affinity for kitchen design, timeless style and eclectic decorating are shared here, along with lots of interior design education and tips. Thanks for being here, please enjoy!

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