As someone who loves to decorate my home, I couldn’t wait to start working on my kids’ nurseries.

My goal was to create something fun, inviting and trendy — without breaking the bank. I spent a lot of time in discount stores like T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods and Marshalls searching for the best bargains.

Jagger

The inspiration for my son Jagger’s room came from Pottery Barn Kids where I found a cute little crab quilt. I wouldn’t normally spend the Pottery Barn price tag, but since it was on clearance and it was going to be the centerpiece of the room – I bought it. The rest of the decor followed that nautical theme. We painted stripes on the walls. I also made a mobile from items I bought at Kirkland’s (another great place to find bargains).

BoyRoom

My daughter Mila’s room was a bigger challenge. My husband cut me off from painting the walls (how dare!) so I had to build off of the nature scene that was already there. It was pretty easy to “girly” it up, though. I found butterflies on Etsy and placed them on the walls with the birch trees. To keep with the nature/girly theme, I also bought a trendy white deer head and tied a pink bow around it. And of course, every girl needs a ballerina skirt. I found the perfect one at Pottery Barn Kids on clearance.

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I can’t really tell if the kids love their rooms yet – Jagger is two-years-old and Mila is three-months-old – but Mom is definitely proud of the rooms. And my husband is happy that I did it on a budget.

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