How to Save Money on Your Baby's Nursery

As you come to write the shopping list for your baby’s nursery, it’s understandable to feel a little overwhelmed.  With any interior design it can be tricky to stick to a budget, especially a nursery where safety, longevity and versatility are of utmost importance. To give you a helping hand, we’ve put together some of our top tips so you can save money on your nursery without compromising on quality.

Quality Furnishings

As you may have guessed already, we think quality should be at the top of your list when sourcing products for your nursery. Yes, these products might be slightly more expensive at face value but when care and consideration is put into the manufacturing of a product, you can be confident that it’s going to last. This in turn means you’re not going to need to purchase a replacement in the not-too-distant future!

Premium solid wood cot

“How can I tell if a product is good quality?” we hear you say. This can be tricky, especially when the majority of our shopping is online these days! As with Boori furniture, premium quality doesn’t always come with a premium price tag so it’s important to look at other factors. Check if the brand you’re shopping from offers a warranty, see if you can find information on how their products are made and more importantly, what they’re made from! Here at Boori we’re extremely proud of our craftsmanship and use sturdy, natural materials to ensure our products stand the test of time. That’s why we can confidently offer a 3-5 year warranty on our core range of products.

Committed to Sustainability, FSC Certified and LBP Winner 2019

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly cot but don’t want to compromise on quality, take a look at our range of solid wood compact cots. They’re slightly smaller than our traditional cot beds so are easy to move from room to room, some even have lockable castors too. They are considerably larger than a bassinet and have two base-heights so they can be used from birth to toddler age, offering fantastic value.

Heron Compact Cot

Neutral Nursery Décor

Opting for neutral nursery décor means you won't need to totally redecorate should you wish to change things up a little. As the key to a neutral nursery is to create a clean and minimal aesthetic, this theme doesn't take much effort to execute and you won't be spending your precius budget on endless themed decorations! Needless to say, this doesn't mean your nursery is going to look dull as you can easily add pops of colour to suit the season or play around with texture to add interest and personality. 

Turin Cot Bed in White and Almond

Furniture that Adapts to Your Needs

Just because your furniture is going to start life in the nursery, doesn’t mean that should be the limit of its usage. To give you better value for money and to avoid purchasing again later down the line, look for furniture that can last beyond your baby’s bedroom. For example, all Boori cot beds have the ability to transform into a toddler bed and some can even become full adult-sized beds. Our Expandable cot beds convert into a full adult-sized single bed and our Convertible Plus cot beds take it a step further, converting into a full adult-sized double bed and cosy sofa at the same time!

Eton Convertible Plus in cot bed and double bed as well as sofa mode

It’s not just our cot beds that are designed to grow with your family, our storage furniture is full-sized and our 3 Drawer Dressers come with a removable changing station so they can be used as a beautiful chest of drawers anywhere in your home.

3 Drawer Dresser in White

Skip the Change Table

If your budget doesn’t allow for a freestanding changing table as well as storage furniture, don’t panic. As well as using a chest of drawers with an integrated changing station as we’ve mentioned above, some change pads are designed to be used on any surface so you could transform your storage furniture into a change table instead.

Our Cloud Easyclean Change Pad has clever anti-slip silicone pads, making it safe to use on a range of surfaces. Place it on a chest of drawers, bed or even the floor for fuss-free changing without the need for a change table.

Cloud Easyclean Change Pad

 

We hope this inspires you to create your dream nursery (within your original budget!). If you’re still yet to write your nursery shopping list, why not download our printable nursery checklist to help you on your way?

Rebecca