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7 affordable nursery updates for spring

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Rennovations to refeather your nest

You've nested, you've delivered, and you've adjusted to life with the newest member of your family. And, now that you finally feel like you can relax, you may be surprised by a twinge of yearning to feather your nest again. Before you break out the sledge hammer and revamp the entire house, check out seven affordable nursery updates for spring that may quench your thirst to redecorate.

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Swap out the throw rug

Bring bright spring colors into the nursery with the simple switch of the throw rug. Dazzling patterns, flowers, and sail boats bring in reminders that it's time to head outdoors and enjoy the season of renewal!

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Repaint the chair rail

No need to repaint the entire nursery when spring fever fuels the urge to spruce up your little one's sleep quarters. Run a coat of paint along an existing or virtual chair rail in a new spring color to pack a big punch for a little bit of cash.

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Switch out the wall art

Replacing the wall art is a simple and cost effective way to change the ambiance of the nursery without any renovation. Think spring animals or bright colors when refreshing nursery décor.

>> How to decorate your baby nursery like a pro

Change up the details

Add subtle spring details by changing the switch plate cover for something more seasonal. Go one step further and change out the outlet covers, too, to coordinate with your nursery theme.

>> Get design-inspired by celebrity baby nurseries

Re-cover pillows and furniture

Slipping on new fabric over throw pillows, nursing pillows and furniture will bring in spring without breaking the bank on new furniture for a nursery. Retailers offer many readymade slipcovers to make it easy to transform old into new, so check out your options before heading to the fabric store.

>> Check out our guide to repurposing furniture

Replace curtains

Celebrate spring breezes with billowy, sheer curtains that will let extra light into the room. Worried that junior will be up with the rising sun? Add in blackout curtains or draw shades for trips to dreamland.

>> How to create a shabby chic baby nursery

Liven up your lamp

Breathe new life into your nursery with a new table lamp or new look for your existing lamp. "Taking existing pieces in your nursery and updating them for spring, like adding a ribbon along the bottom of your lampshade or covering the shade in colorful fabric, is an affordable way to update the room," advises Alicia Bilstein, interior designer, Domicile LLC.

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The fun of an update

Updating your baby's nursery for spring does not have to involve buying all new furniture for a nursery. Simple changes to nursery décor can make a big impact to the room, and not your wallet. When you affordable nursery updates for spring, you may find yourself updating the nursery every season!


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