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On Trend While Still On Budget

Our friend Tori Swaim is back, guest posting with more tips on staying on budget while still decorating your nursery on trend. The gorgeous bedding from her companies New Arrivals, Inc. and Three Wishes Bedding Co. is featured below. We always appreciate her expert advice and awesome tips. Thanks, Tori!

Decorating a nursery can be an expensive endeavor, but there is no need to break the bank! Today’s mom wants to create the nursery of her dreams without spending a small fortune. We would like to show you how you can decorate your baby’s room with on trend and budget-friendly décor items that you can find online or at your local retailer. Children’s room accessories in the latest trends can be found at Target, Homegoods, World Market, IKEA and TJMaxx. Here are some of the trends we’re featuring in our latest bedding collections.

Sweet floral prints are making a comeback in the nursery! Traditional floral prints accented in new color trends are a fun twist on this classic style. Bring out the color in this soft fabric by adding in pops of coral, aqua and gold with a rug, wall décor, lamps and other room accents.

Rosemilk Crib BeddingRosemilk Crib Bedding | Polka Dot Lamp | Hello | Wooden Accent Table | Aqua Solid Throw Pillow

The woodland trend for nurseries is still as hot as ever—pallet walls, rustic wood, faux taxidermy wall décor and more! Adorable teepee patterned bedding and rustic décor accessories give this room its outdoor-inspired look.

Woodland Oak Crib BeddingWoodland Oak Crib Bedding | Hairpin Accent Table | Wooden Turned Lamp | Linen Lamp Shade
Blue Chevron Picture Frame | Rustic Wooden Picture Frame | Bamboo Wooden Bowl

Our Buck Forest Mist bedding collection in gray and mint is our #1 selling set for boys. Anything nature-inspired can be the perfect accent to this popular theme in the nursery.

Buck Forest Mist Crib BeddingBuck Forest Mist Crib BeddingMid-Century Nightstand Table | Gray Wool Area Rug | Gray Glass Lamp
Small Square Lamp Shade | Kilm Throw Pillow | Gray Stuffed Owl

The swiss cross pattern is showing up in all rooms of the home, including the nursery! It is a fun pattern for a baby’s room and can be found in a variety of colors. Look for modern accents in bold colors to coordinate with this theme.

Swiss Cross Crib BeddingGray Swiss Cross Crib Bedding | Round Wood Top Accent Table | Gray Glass Lamp | White Square Lamp Shade
Kilm Throw Pillow Tribal Picture Frame | Gray Wool Rug

Coral was hot in 2014 and continues to be a popular trend in the nursery in 2015. Gray is still a favorite neutral color that can go with a traditional or modern styled room. The coral chair, elephant and throw pillow bring out the color in this fun coral and gray crib bedding.

Harper in Coral Crib BeddingHarper in Coral Crib Bedding | Coral ChairCoral Ombre Pillow | White Accent TableWhite Glass Lamp
Coral Resin ElephantChunky White Rug

Tribal styled designs have exploded and are a perfect fit for the nursery. Fun Aztec room décor items can be found online and in stores everywhere. Go bold with black. Look for wall décor, rugs and accent pillows with arrow or adventurous patterns to coordinate with your western-inspired nursery.

Four Corners Crib BeddingFour Corners Crib Bedding | Accent TableTurned Black Lamp | Mini Black Globe | Picture Frame
Black and White Striped Dhurrie Rug | Diamond Kilm Throw Pillow | Black & White Stuffed Zebra 

Gold, coral and aqua continue their popularity in 2015. Colorful accents in these bright hues will bring out pops of color in the room.

Glitz Garden Crib BeddingGlitz Garden Crib Bedding | Small White Wooden Accent TableWhite Glass Lamp with Polka Dot Lamp Shade
Coral Resin Elephant | Gold “Hello” Throw PillowWhite Rag Rug

The popularity of a nautical nursery never seems to fade, and whimsical maritime-inspired room accents are easy to find. Anything with anchors, rope, ships or whales will accentuate this favored theme for the nursery.

Anchors Away Crib BeddingAnchors Away in Navy Crib Bedding | Liola Chair | Wooden Accent Table | Rope LampBurlap Lamp Shade
Navy Jute Chevron Accent Rug Go Where the Wind Takes You Print

Other ideas for stretching your nursery dollars:

Search for Discounts
Before purchasing anything on a website, first check to see if any discounts are available for following them on social media or for signing up for their email list. Most websites offer anywhere from 5% to 20% off your first order for simply adding your email address to their mailing list!

Swap and Upcycle
Swapping is the new shopping! Websites like,, and have hundreds of people looking to exchange items, including lots of baby stuff. You can also check out your local Craigslist or Facebook Swip Swap to find used nursery items. Pre-owned items may need some refurbishing but will be much less expensive than brand new!

Invest in Longevity
Between the ages of 18 months and three years, your toddler will make the transition from his/her crib to a big kid bed. Keep this in mind when purchasing items for your nursery. Decorating the room with décor that will easily grow with your child will save you from spending too much as he/she moves from the crib to a bed.

For more great budget-friendly advice from Tori, check her other posts here and here.


Friday 17th of June 2016

I really like the Buck Forest Mint Crib Bedding Set!!!! I bought mint accents such as a lamp and rug and painted one wall a light mint in the nursery and bought the buck forest boys crib set from the boys depot! I found some really unique accent pieces on etsy. I wish I had know about etsy years ago.