It's easy to find a stylish crib if you're able to shell out a couple grand for it. Finding cribs that marry affordability with good design is another thing altogether. We found this list of best budget cribs over at About.com, and while not all of them have the modern sensibility we prefer, there are definitely enough choices to hearten us in our quest for inexpensive nursery furniture. See some of our picks after the jump.
Each of the cribs featured here is available in several finishes, to complement pretty much any color and design scheme you can come up with. Also note that the prices we've included are the ones contained in the original About.com post. Shop around online, and be sure to check out Amazon to see if they stock these models, because you can sometimes find deeply slashed prices.
The Jenny Lind crib ($199) at the top of this post is something of a classic. It comes in a handful of colors, from white to pink to ebony. As an added bonus, there's also a conversion kit available that can adapt the crib to a toddler bed.
The Graco Lauren ($99-179) also converts to a daybed and then a toddler bed. If you like Mission-style design, then this might be the one for you. (We've shown it in a natural finish, but a darker finish is available if you're looking for something closer to period authenticity.)
The Dream on Me Convertible Sleigh Crib ($155-169) combines sleek lines with sleigh details, showing that you can marry modern with traditional. It's also available in black, which is pretty rare in less-expensive cribs.
Check out the full top 10 list at About.com.