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Splurge vs. thrifty

I love a good find, don’t you?  Over the past few years, budgets for rooms have dropped.  We all are a bit more familiar with DIY and great stores with lower price tags.  I, personally, like helping clients with a lower budget get a fantastic room and a sense of accomplishment that it was done without breaking the bank. 

So how much would you allot to a nursery or a kids space? 

I believe finding the furniture pieces (crib, changer, glider, beds) at a lesser price is where you can really save your dollars.  There are amazing companies out there that make phenomenal pieces…my favorites for sure are Dwell, Oeuf, Young America and Nursery Works.  But not all clients have $700+ to spend on a crib. 

So, today I thought I’d share some of my favorite lower priced cribs. 

This gorgeous crib is a very close replica to the Oeuf Sparrow.  And you should check out the amazing two toned finished crib they do of white and dark wood.  It is gorgeous!  Never mind, here it is so that you continue reading instead of rushing over to see it.  Isn’t it a beauty?

The majority of Babyletto cribs are around $300-400, definitely a great company to keep in mind.

My next go to is Walmart…yes, Walmart.  Have you heard they carry some great cribs?  From traditional to contemporary, they have a wide selection and even lower prices.  And the cribs are great quality.  The favorite, I’m sure you’ve seen in rooms all over Pinterest and Project Nursery is

the Baby Mod Olivia 3 in 1 crib for $269!  And I can confirm it is a beauty.  But I have to say…I think this one is kind of great too.

the Baby Mod Park Lane crib in white and amber
My next stop is IKEA…I love it for everything else, why not cribs? 
Have you seen their new grey finish?  It is a nice change to see from the white and wood tones they are so known for.
The Sundvik crib is only $119 and can give you the clean lines, low-set feel that many of the higher end cribs give to a room.   

Are you convinced yet that you can find a stylish, jaw-dropping crib for less then expected?  I’m excited to continue to watch these furniture companies and many more come out with stand out cribs at lower prices.  It’s where the majority of the consumer market is…why not allow us all to have a fab crib without spending all of our fab money =)

How about a changing table?  I think that will be the next post.  Let me know what else you liked to see as lower priced options. 

Happy shopping- splurge vs. thrifty, what’s your way?


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2 responses to “Splurge vs. thrifty”

  1. Eva says:

    Such a fun post. Even though my daughter is now in a big girl bed at 2 1/2 years, I still like looking at cribs. We bought the Baby Mod Olivia 3 in 1 and loved it.

    – Eva –

  2. Kayley says:

    Everything is so pretty! Great job:) I have honored your blog with the Liebster award:) To learn more about it go to ablissfulabode.blogspot.com šŸ™‚ You are amazing! Thanks for all you share:)

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