You don't need to break the bank to put together the perfect room for your little one.
 
Here are a few cost-saving tips on how to design a nursery for your new arrival without spending a forture.
 
Buy second hand
Not everything in your baby's room needs to be brand-new. Certain items, like a rocking chair and picture frames, can be bought in nearly new condition at car boot sales and charity shops.
 
Swap! 
Swapping is the new shopping and it doesn't cost you a single penny.  Ask friends or mums at your baby group perhaps, if they’d be interested in doing an exchange. Check parenting sites and forums for anything you need, and those looking for a swap. You’d be surprised at how many new mums have exactly what you're looking for!
 
Search online
Check out sites like Amazon and eBay, where you can often find new items at discount prices.
 
Style with long term pieces
Instead of opting for furniture that looks like it's made for a baby's room, choose pieces that will grow with your child. Stay away from cutesy patterns - like cartoon characters - and pick timeless classics that you and your child will love for years to come.
 
Design from the heart
You don't need fancy artwork or wall hangings. Instead, frame family photos and hang them on the walls for a loving touch.
 
Skip the pricey bedding
All you need are some nice fitted sheets and a crib skirt to complete the look. These items can be replaced inexpensively, so you can switch up the look of the baby's crib whenever you want.
 
Choose low-cost storage
Bring the look of the room together with decorative baskets that you can leave on the floor or even line on shelves.
 
Accessorise wisely
If you're looking to add colourful touches to the room, decorative knobs and lighting are an inexpensive way to add fun to the baby's room.

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