There are probably only a few people who will have the pleasure and experience of using heirloom nursery furniture sets that have been passed down through the generations of their families. Most people will either borrow, buy, or receive as gifts the things need to create their baby's nursery. Baby furniture is available in price ranges to suit any budget, but sometimes you have to mount a search to find what you want at the price you can afford. That's why it's a good idea to do some window shopping ahead of time. Drop into the various baby stores, department stores and furniture stores to price things out - then watch for nursery furniture sales at these stores. It's one of the best ways to get what you want at a discount.
When Money Isn't an Object
Of course, if money isn't a concern, then there are plenty of places where you can spend a lot of money on designer nursery furniture. Ethan Allen Kids is one example. Traditional styling and a reputation for quality make their products desirable - and they'll last a long time. If you're looking for true design in baby furniture, then check out Bratt's where you'll find some seriously incredible nursery furniture. They have nursery furniture sets that include all of the pieces you could think of in specific themes that are unique and funky. Pottery Barn continues to produce high-end nursery furniture that is both sturdy and fashionable. You can also buy the nursery bedding to go with the theme you've chosen at Pottery Barn. If you can't afford their prices, at least check them out to get some ideas for your own nursery.
Register in a Gift Registry
Perhaps you have some friends or family members who want to purchase a piece of furniture for the nursery, or give a substantial gift toward a piece of furniture. Most nursery furniture is not too expensive, so registering with a baby store is a good way to get the pieces you want without getting duplicates. Shelving, a highchair, bassinets and cradles are all doable for most people who want to give a gift of nursery furniture. Your nursery décor will dictate choices for nursery bedding and even the style of furniture you choose. Be sure to specify your décor choices in order to help people shop for your new baby's room.
A Must-Have For Your Baby's Nursery
One of the more delightful pieces of nursery furniture is a nursery glider. If you have inherited one and it needs a bit of refurbishing, then you can have it painted or refinished then choose a children's fabric pattern that will compliment your nursery décor and recover the cushions. It's a great way to get more mileage from the chair and to give it back some life. Nursery gliders and rockers are available at most furniture stores and baby stores. It's definitely a must-have, so be sure to put it on the list of furnishings.
Names You Can Trust
There are many baby furniture manufacturers, some names more famous and popular than others. A well known Canadian company is Storkcraft, and you can find their nursery furniture offerings in Babies 'R Us, Wal-Mart and most nursery furniture outlets. Storkcraft cribs are JPMA-certified and they carry a good warranty on their furniture. Delta Baby Furniture, a lesser known brand can also be found in Babies 'R Us, Target and Sears. Their cribs are also JPMA-certified and they have a patented no-tools assembly which makes putting the crib together easy.
If you're in the market for a gift for a new baby, furnishings for the nursery are always welcome. You might even want to check out organic mattresses as a unique and valued gift. They are safe and eco-friendly, and an excellent choice for a gift. Just be sure you have the dimensions of the crib before you buy the mattress because it should fit snugly into the frame.