Options for Baby Nursery Accessories


You've chosen the theme and picked out the paint colors, and now it's time to choose a few baby nursery accessories to accent your baby's new room.

Wall Décor

Sometimes it's easiest to begin with the walls of your baby's room. Contrasting or matching accessories can look great with just about any color, but if you aren't sure, take along a paint sample as you shop. Better yet, take a small piece of wood, paint it the nursery's color, and stuff it in your purse. With a larger sample, you'll have a better idea of how an accessory will look.

Shelves work well in white, pastel, and wood finishes. Posters, paintings, and drawings that are baby-themed are always popular. Other wall accessories might include the following:

  • Wooden animal alphabet letters
  • Stars wall décor
  • Fun cut outs
  • Glow in the dark cut outs
  • Wallpaper cut outs
  • Wallpaper borders
  • Picture frames

Floor Accessories

Whether you have wood floors, vinyl or ceramic tiles, or carpeting, rugs make wonderful baby nursery accessories. You can choose from area rugs or small throw rugs to accent any room. Rugs can cost as little as a few dollars to as much as several hundred, depending upon the material, style, brand name, and size. The following rugs might just inspire your design ideas for your baby's room:

  • Blue flower rug
  • Giraffe plush rug
  • Sports rug
  • Ladybug rug
  • Animal farm rug
  • Angel fairie rug
  • All-stars rug

Accessories for a Baby Nursery

Of course, baby nursery accessories can include furniture and baby supplies. The following list will give you an idea of what to stock in your baby's nursery:

  • Crib, cradle, and/or bassinet
  • Playpens
  • Changing table
  • Rocking chair
  • Dresser
  • Armoire
  • Garbage can
  • Diaper genie
  • Disposable diapers
  • Toy chests
  • Clothes hamper
  • Diaper hanger
  • Bookcase
  • Sheets
  • Blankets
  • Wipes
  • Wipe warmer
  • Toiletries
  • Clothing items

Where to Shop

Maybe you've already scoped out a few baby nursery accessories and you're waiting on them to go on clearance. Depending upon the store, you can find some great bargains if you are patient.

  • Target: This popular department store runs some great clearance sales, and many of the best clearance items aren't even advertised. Try to make a Target run every week or so if you notice items on clearance in the store. While Target typically starts its clearance at 15% to 30%, items can be discounted as much as 75% before they are salvaged. Occasionally, you may find something marked as much as 90% off, too!
  • Wal-Mart: Wal-Mart offers lots of great baby nursery accessories at often discounted prices. Be sure and check the endcaps of aisles for additional clearance items.
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