Becoming a parent is one of life's toughest jobs and it all starts with designing the nursery. It's the first place your baby will come home to from the hospital and a room that will need to keep up with the ever changing needs of a growing newborn. From a place to rock them to sleep to a plush rug that's perfect for tummy-time, the cost of putting together a nursery can quickly add up. However, don't panic, because despite how overwhelming it may seem, it is actually possible to outfit your nursery with the essentials without compromising your personal style or breaking the bank. Here are 14 adorable baby items under $100 that you'll go goo-goo ga ga over.
1. Tassel Lightblocking Curtain Panel
Keep the sun out of your tiny dreamer's eyes with these tassel lightblocking curtains from the new Pillowfort line from Target ( $19.99 - $29.99 ). The subtle pop of color from the tassels is just enough to make your modern nursery feel fun and festive.
2. Take Five Gold Wall Bin
Organize toys, books, and everything in between with this take five gold wall bin from Land of Nod ( $69 ). You'll be able to quickly clear the nursery floor and still be able to find everything afterwards thanks to the bins open design. Hang it on the wall next to your favorite chair to create a cozy reading nook that is perfect for bedtime stories galore.
3. Rocker Lounge Chair
You'll spend plenty of time rocking your baby to sleep, so you might as well choose a rocker that is not only comfortable, but is also a piece of furniture that you really love. This Rocker Lounge Chair from Lex Mod ( $93.75 ), inspired by the famous Eames Rocker created by designers Charles and Ray Eames, will definitely get the job done. The Rocker's timeless modern design means that you will be able to enjoy it in another room of the house once the infant stage is over.
4. World Map Storage Basket
Whether you choose to use it as toy storage, or a place to keep those soiled onesies until laundry day, this World Map Storage Basket from H&M Home ( $17.99 ) won't let you down. Your little one will love learning about and pointing to different places on the map, and you'll love how much this bag holds. It's a real win-win purchase.
5. Raggisar Basket Set
Organize all of the diapers, wipes, ointments, and creams your newborn could possibly need with this Raggisar Basket Set from IKEA ( $4.99 ). Customize the height of each basket by adjusting the folded edge, so you'll always have exactly what you need regardless of what stage of life you're in.
6. Gender Neutral Baby Mobile
Finding a baby mobile that's both appealing to a newborn and chic enough to go with your nursery's modern aesthetic can be tricky — until now. This gender neutral mobile we spotted on Etsy ( $49 ) has a soft grey and white color palette that won't be jarring to a newborn's sensitive eyes, or your overall design.
7. House Memo Board
8. Faux Sheepskin Rug
This Sheepskin Rug from Pottery Barn ( starting at $89 ) is just what a nursery needs. The plush softness of the faux sheepskin make this rug a perfect addition to any baby's room. Not to mention it gives you and baby something pretty to look at during tummy-time.
9. Glowing Cloud Lamp
Add a bit of whimsy to the nursery with the Glowing Cloud Lamp from Pottery Barn ( $79 ). The dreamy ceramic lamp makes a great solution to the standard night light and is a fun piece that your child will love for years to come.
10. Solid La Jolla Baskets
When it comes to babies, there is no such thing as having too much storage. These Solid La Jolla Baskets from Serena & Lily ( starting at $78 ) are great for actually keeping the toys out of sight when they're put away thanks to the matching lids. Once you see how good these look in the nursery, you'll be tempted to order some for your bedroom too.
11. Faux Leather White Pouf
This Faux Leather White Pouf from Land of Nod ( $79 ) will give you a place to put your feet up during daily feeding sessions, and act as an extra seat when you need it to. Easily wipeable, this ottoman is another piece that will stand the test of time thanks to it's durable design.
12. Gleaming Safari Bust
Not everything in the nursery needs to come from the baby section of the store. These Gleaming Safari Busts from Anthropologie ( $58 ), are not only a lovely decorative accent for the room, but they also provide a place to hang bathrobes, bags and even a special outfit without taking up too much wall space.
13. Multicolored Embroidered Cushion Cover
Add color to the nursery without going overboard by incorporating it through small accessories like this Multicolored Embroidered Cushion Cover from Zara Home ( $29.90 ). The subtle tri-colored triangular pattern will add just the right punch of color without making you feel like you need to redecorate the whole room around it.
14. What Does The Giraffe Dream Print
Add this adorably sweet What Does the Giraffe Dream print from Society6 ( staring at $17.24 ) to a blank wall in the nursery to brighten things up, and tie the whole room together. Whether you choose to display a single statement print or decide to go with a small gallery wall instead, this piece of art will definitely be the star.