Congratulations! A new little bundle of joy is on its way. Between doctor's visits, baby showers, and picking out adorable baby clothes, life is about to get pretty busy.

But don't forget about the baby's room! You need a safe, comfortable place for baby to sleep and play. Getting the nursery ready is something you can do ahead of time so you don't have to worry about it in the last few weeks of your pregnancy. Let's be real - there are going to be a lot of expenses that comes with having a baby. Thus, learning how to decorate a nursery on a budget is indispensable. Here are some inexpensive flooring ideas!


The first thing that comes to mind for nursery room flooring is soft, comfortable carpeting. But carpeting isn’t the only option available. Why not consider cork?

Never heard of a cork floor before? It's a great option for your child's room! The surface is soft yet durable so it provides a safe place to play and your toddler won't be able to easily destroy it. It is also very sustainable since it can be taken from the bark of trees without killing it and the cork will grow back within a few years!


What if you like the idea of a beautiful hardwood floor in your baby's room but not the price? Consider putting in a laminate floor instead. This low-cost option handily replicates the look of hardwood floors. And don't think that it won't be able to handle whatever your toddler can throw at it - this flooring is plenty durable as well!


Another fantastic look-alike option for hardwood flooring (and even stone) is luxury vinyl. Even hardcore critics have a hard time telling the difference between luxury vinyl and the real deal. Using a photoengraving technique, manufacturers can replicate to near perfection the grain of wood or the texture of stone. So you get a beautiful, natural looking floor for a fraction of the price.


If you really love the idea of having comfortable carpeting in the baby's room, you could always opt for an area rug. Rugs are easier to clean and still lend that feeling of coziness and warmth to the room!


Another fun, more hypoallergenic option is a play mat. There are tons of fun designs that you can choose from! From playful animal scenes to the alphabet and numbers, you can use a play mat for a safe and educational place to play.

Figuring out how to decorate a nursery doesn't have to be a chore. In fact, it can be one of the many exciting things you get to do in anticipation of your baby's arrival.  As long as your nursery is safe for baby, there really is no wrong way of doing things. Pick what works for you! Ready to choose some gorgeous flooring at rock-bottom prices? Request your quote today!