35 affordable nursery decorating ideas and accents 2021

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Decorating a nursery can be expensive, which is particularly ridiculous considering that a nursery is a somewhat fleeting addition to your home. Before you know it, your meowing baby is a rowdy toddler and the cradle needs to be replaced with a bed. As we have done with the bathroom, bedroom, living room, kitchen and kids’ room, here we have put together a selection of cute nursery decors that are also affordable – so you don’t have to. don’t have to skimp on decoration. and may still have money to invest in more expensive baby equipment like a good stroller or car seat. While all of the items on this list are available on Amazon, we’ve also found some elsewhere, for those who like to shop.

Guidecraft Kids Nordic Rocking Sofa

To add a touch of Mid-Century style to the nursery, try this children’s rocking sofa that we imagine adults could use in the meantime. (It supports up to 180 pounds.)

Ourry LED Silicone Whale Night Light

A pretty whale to light up the night.

Little Love by NoJo plush moose head wall decoration

A delightfully fuzzy approach to taxidermy.

Kate and Laurel Sylvie Bunny Wall Art on Framed Canvas, by Amy Peterson, 18x24 inches

Here’s a pair of (framed!) Canvas prints of a bunny and its fluffy butt that would look great above the crib or changing table.

Carlorbo wooden toys for 2 years - Food for pretend play

This painted wooden fruit set is almost too good to store in a toy box. (For more cute wooden toys, go here.)

Little Unicorn Cotton Muslin Quilt

Adorned with tiny illustrations of woodland creatures, this quilt looks like something Maisonette would sell for three times the price.

Animal alphabet poster

This cute alphabet poster associates each letter with a baby animal.

Dreamegg D1 sound machine

Staff strategist Hannah Selinger first told us about this compact white noise machine. According to her, this “doesn’t break the bank but provides quality white noise that has reliably shielded my children from the clamor outside their bedrooms.”

Indressme XXXLarge Cotton Rope Basket

Here is an extra-large cotton rope basket that can hold baby blankets, stuffed animals and more. When baby gets older, use it as a tote for those garish plastic toys that you will inevitably start to hoard.

Flensted Mobiles Scandinavian swan hanging mobile

Handcrafted in Denmark by Flensted Mobiles, this group of elegant flying swans is the right choice for someone whose decor choices go to the minimalist.

Livebox Kids Hopscotch Runner, 24x60 inches

When they are a little older, this mat can be used as a hopscotch board without the need for messy chalk.

Bernhard Products Colorful Wall Clock

This no-ticking clock is (thankfully) silent.

Dream On Me Synergy 5-in-1 Convertible Crib, Cool Gray

Anyone who has bought a cradle knows that it doesn’t cost much less than this one, at least the nicer ones. In addition to the cool gray color pictured, you can get it in sky blue, emerald green, coral pink, lavender, white, and black, so there’s a color to match any decor theme.

Let's make a wooden crib mobile

The wooden star beads, felt planets and the pale palette of this mobile make it rather hygge.

Kid Kraft Round Storage Table and Chair Set

Speaking of hygge: a Scandinavian-inspired table and chair set with (hidden) storage for blocks and pencils that might otherwise end up on the floor.

Blue Page ABC Kids Circle Rug, 47 inch

Start early with this alphabet mat.

Delta Children Eclipse Changing Table, White

You could probably spend less on a changing table if you want something super simple. But if you’re looking to fill your nursery with a few key pieces, it’s worth considering: the table has two exposed shelves underneath that can be used for storage or to display smaller decor, making it look great. makes it more versatile. Not to mention, it’s minimal enough to look right at home in almost any nursery.

labebe children's shelf with wheels

Plenty of room for all their many copies of Are you my mother? and Ferdinand. A bookcase like this can easily grow with your child and be just as useful when a nursery becomes a toddler’s room.

3 Sprouts Bookshelf, Elephant

Or for about half the price, you could get this adorable book rack that looks just as functional (although it can’t roll up).

Parker Baby Diaper Carrier

Made from felt, this portable shopping cart has a bunch of useful compartments for diapers, wipes, diaper rash cream, toys, books and more. Plus, it would look pretty good on a dresser or changing table.

Huhu Ma Lazy Pillow

A sleeping sloth who is almost too much cute.

Joyreside Moon and Stars Wall Decal

This vinyl wall sticker is easy to apply and even easier to remove.

Little Love by NoJo Plush Cloud Decorative Cushion

We think this cold cloud would look at home on a rocking chair.

Cotton Craft - Dori Hand Knitted Cable Style Pouf

A versatile ottoman that can double as a footrest, stool or seat.

Chanasya Sherpa Microfiber Throw (50

A cozy blanket – which you can also use.

Maxim Deluxe Wooden ABC Blocks

These blocks are even better as decoration than as toys. We recommend that you spell your baby’s name with them.

GUND Cozys Collection Fox Plush Stuffed Animal, 10 Inches

Here is an adorable plush fox for your baby.

Mayapple Baby Store Stuffed Animal Hammock

If your baby has a lot of stuffed animals, this smart hammock can keep all of their beloved teddy bears neatly organized when on display.

Langyashan storage bin

This collapsible, easy-to-store laundry hamper is also available in a checkerboard print, cow print, cactus print, and a dozen other options.

ELLA & MAX Kids Nursery Decor Mountain Banner

Keep it rustic with this Wes Anderson-style mountain banner.

Round ottoman footstool upholstered in H&B Luxuries fabric

A very charming little stocky stool. (It comes with an additional removable cover, which we bet will come in handy.)

labebe wooden rocking horse

To add a little western flair to your nursery.

Rainbow stacking rings toy

This old fashioned wooden toy would look great on a dresser.

Delta Children 3-Drawer Universal Dresser, White

This dresser would be even better adorned with the above toy. Its six drawers provide ample space for all of your baby’s onesies, socks and pajamas.

AlpacaNext Baby Alpaca Fur Toy (9 inch)

This type is handcrafted in Peru using real alpaca fur. But don’t worry: no alpacas were harmed during the making of this toy.

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