I'm an interior designer – the best bargain buys for your baby's nursery that still look stylish & don't cost a bomb | The Sun

DESIGNING a nursery that's affordable, stylish and practical is no easy job.

And while there are countless shops out there selling nursery items, it can be difficult to wade through to find what you like.

So interior designer Talya Nicolay, from Kinderoo Children's Interiors, has offered her top suggestions of things to buy for your nursery that will look picture perfect but won't break the bank.

"At Kinderoo we believe that designing a nursery is not just about making it look beautiful, but making it functional too," Talya told us.

"That's why we love to include clever storage and design solutions that can work in both large and small spaces."


Animal heads for the wall can be a cute and inexpensive addition to your nursery. Talya loves the Bunny Wall Head and Bear Wall Head, £20 each from Dunelm.

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"If you don’t want to add wallpaper or paint walls, draping bunting on a wall is a quick and easy way to create a focal point," Talya advised.

H&M's Pennant Bunting comes in three different colours and costs just £6.99.

"A cute rug is always a wonderful addition to a nursery," Talya said, citing this £24.99 H&M jute one as one of her top picks.

And wall hooks are a very practical addition to a nursery.

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"They give great flexibility to either hang little baskets and add creams, wipes etc above a changing table or hang up a special outfit – the possibilities are endless," Talya smiled.

This five-peg wall shelf is also from H&M and costs £17.99.


Talya is a big fan of using storage baskets for everything in a nursery.

"Whether you use them for toys, dirty clothes or storage for nappies, they look great while being super practical," she said.

This openwork basket from Vertbaudet is on sale for £18.40.

While this one from Amazon is £22.99 and comes in four different colour options.

Reading area

"If you’re tight on space, don’t forget to use your walls," Talya advised.

"I love these slimline acrylic bookshelves as they blend into any room, store a large number of books and show off the covers – which is a great way to utilise all the surfaces in a small room."

Growth chart

Marking our children's growth is something we all end up doing, "whether it's marking on the wall or door frame".

"But by having a hanging ruler you can roll it up and keep forever," Talya said.

"The simple design means they work in any room, place it in a prominent place or even just behind a door."

This neutral design chart from Amazon costs just £7.99.


"There are so many prints available now and they are a relatively inexpensive way to create a feature within a nursery," Talya added.

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"Many places offer customisable options and ones that you can download and print at home."

This set of three unframed Rainbow prints is £12.49 from Amazon, this one with birth details is £4.86 on Etsy, and this woodland print is super cute and £14.99.

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