Decorating a Nursery? Five Ways to Get Baby-Ready on a Budget

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Exciting times lie ahead for expectant parents as the imminent arrival of their new baby or babies gets closer. Raising a child can be expensive, though, so how can you get the nursery of your dreams on a budget? An Post Insurance have put together five tips to help you do just that.

Buy second-hand or swap

Not everything has to be brand new, just safe and sterilised. Local buy & sell pages on social media can hold a treasure trove of pre-owned and pre-loved items. You may also have some friends or family whose babies have outgrown certain items. Perhaps you could start up a swap circle with like-minded friends?

Shop wisely

For anything you do have to buy new, make sure you shop around and don’t just buy the first thing you see. Have a look online and compare and contrast to make sure you’re getting the best deal available. IKEA is one place you can find some very reasonably priced items for your nursery.

Wall decals

No need to get in a professional painter for fancy murals on the walls that your children will grow out of in no time. Wall decals are a cheap and cheerful way of adding some character to your nursery.  Wall have some fun prints to brighten up your nursery and the best thing is, when your baby has outgrown them, they can simply be peeled off without any damage to your walls.


A lovely way to welcome your new arrival home is to surround them with pictures of family and loved ones. have lots of fun personalised wall art from canvas prints to photo tiles –  there’s something for everyone.

Clever storage

New babies come with lots of toys and accessories so clever storage is a must.  Toy Storage – Little Dreamers have some funky items like colourful bin storage units and toy hammocks as well as storage benches so your nursery will not only look the part but be functional too.

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