When a new baby is on the way, saving money becomes more important than ever and shopping can feel like a struggle, but it doesn't need to be that way. It's completely possible to create a hip, modern nursery on the cheap while keeping your finances and peace of mind in tact. Here are a few places to start looking.
Modern & Contemporary Baby Stores
These stores aren't necessarily targeted towards budget shoppers, but they have some good finds for affordable prices.
Vintage & Thrift Stores
Second-hand stores are rich resources for nursery furniture and accessories, but exercise caution when buying an older crib, since it may not meet modern safety standards.
Big Box and Online Sources
Although they can be impersonal and overwhelming, big box stores are skilled at producing mass quantities that can sell for lower prices, and they're a good source when you need something fast and cheap.
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Top Photo: Vinnie White Cradle Chair from Overstock.com, $151