Tips for personalizing your baby’s nursery

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While I was pregnant, one of my favorite activities was preparing the nursery. Before I even found out whether I was having a girl or a boy, I had started imagining a warm, loving environment to bring my baby home to.

When I was little, my favorite movie was The Lion King, and I loved the idea of going with a theme that connected something from my childhood to my son. But, I was a bit concerned that his room wouldn’t feel personal enough if I focused solely on this theme. So, I decided on a general jungle theme for my baby boy nursery. This allowed me to buy the things that I loved from the Lion King collection—like this Lion King bedding set—but still personalize the baby room with my own finishing touches.

These are my top tips for personalizing your nursery:

Consider including something in your baby’s nursery that was special to you as a child. It will be fun to tell your kid about it as they grow up.

Browse deal websites for art prints and decor that you love. Framing prints yourself will also save you a bundle, and give your baby’s room a personal touch.

Get family and friends involved! Personal notes anticipating baby’s arrival will be special to read later, when your child is more grown up. Signature frames are perfect for this.

Leave room for some ongoing projects. I bought a frame that holds monthly pictures of my baby. Each month, we took a picture of my son with the same teddy bear and a month sticker to track his growth. At the end of the year, I had a great collage of photos that showcased how quickly he had grown.

Don’t be afraid to break away from your theme. My husband loves baseball, so naturally, we put a few baseball pieces in the baby’s nursery.

Leave room for gifts from friends. Looking back, the one thing I regret is over-planning. It didn’t leave room for gifts. When my sister bought my son his first share of Disney stock, which came with an adorably framed and personalized certificate, I had to rethink and shuffle some things around, so the room wouldn’t look cluttered.

Remember to get a comfy nursery rocker or nursery glider. You’ll be grateful to have a comfortable spot to rock or nurse your baby in the wee hours of the morning when you are somewhere between awake and asleep.

Ultimately, it only matters if you like your nursery, so ignore the latest trends and pick out what is special to you!

Real Walmart nurseries: Trendy decor on a budget

Designing a nursery can be one of the most fun experiences for a mom-to-be. Even though I am not a mother, I have watched friends design amazing rooms for their bundles of joy, and I follow all the nurseries that our customers post on blogs and social networking sites. I am always blown away and inspired by all of the creativity!

What’s trending?
Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of modern design influences, soft white nurseries, DIY paint projects as well as bold colors and prints. Many of our customers favor the Walmart.com exclusive Baby Mod collection, which has that trendy modern look without the huge price tag.

Look at the bold modern nursery that Alyssa Z. from Salt Lake City, Utah designed with our Baby Mod Modena 3-in-1 crib!

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Soft white-on-white looks are also really becoming popular, as seen in this world-traveler look that Carolyn V. from Burbank, Calif. created around our Graco Charleston 4-in-1 crib.

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These rooms each have cribs that are less than $200, but they look like a million bucks!

DIY for budget-friendly finishing touches
Our customers are style mavens, and I am always in awe of their DIY projects and how much pizzazz they add to each room’s overall look. One idea is to paint the platform base of our Baby Mod Olivia 3-in-1 crib a vibrant color to give your nursery an extra pop of personality. And don’t stop there! Keep going with your dresser and changing table. With a little paint and imagination, you can create a chevron or striped design in a snap.

Bold bedding
Bold prints are also huge right now, especially in bedding. One of my favorites is our Sumersault Colorburst 12-piece bedding set, which mixes and matches vibrant bright colors and patterns.

The best part of my job is that I am able to showcase items that help moms create the well-designed, eye-catching nurseries they want—for less. Families save money without sacrificing all the fun of decking out their new addition’s new room!

I can’t wait to see more beautiful rooms from all of you. Happy designing!

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