Budget Babe! Nursery Furniture for Every Budget

There’s no denying it; babies can be expensive. There are the endless nappies, baby grows and bottles, clothes they seem to outgrow in about three days, not to mention prams, cots, car seats and storage… the list goes on (and on!)

To help take some of the stress out of planning for your baby, we’ve collected our best cots and nursery furniture sets for all budgets – so you can have more of your paycheck left for the fun stuff (like those adorable tiny trainers!)

Read on to discover how to kit out your nursery in line with your budget – without compromising on style!

*Prices correct at time of writing

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Under £500

Vox Retro Baby Cot

For an affordable cot under £500 that you and your little one will love, check out the Vox Retro Baby Cot.

The beautiful Scandi aesthetic makes this cot look much more expensive than it is, whilst the neutral oak finish will soothe your baby on even the most difficult of teething nights (hang in there, it gets better!)

This cot doesn’t just look great; it’s also practical and parent-friendly, with a bed base that adjusts to three levels, so you can lower it as your mini-me gets older to limit those night-time escapes!

Obaby Stamford Space Saver Cot in White

The Obaby Stamford Space-Saver Cot in White is a space-saving marvel with an even more miraculous price tag!

This compact cot will meet your budget and size requirements while offering everything you need for your little bundle of joy. This includes an adjustable cot base, teething rails, and an under-bed drawer, which provides much-needed storage for your nursery.

All this comes in three neutral shades, finished in a beautiful vintage style with scroll details.

Vox Milenne Cot Bed in Indigo

Looking to add some dark glamour to your nursery without breaking the bank? Check out our Vox Milenne Cot Bed in Indigo!

With its moulded edges and carved details, the timeless design of this cot makes it a dreamy place for your little one to snooze. The striking dark blue shade will add a unique touch to both modern and traditional nurseries.

And it’s not all about looks; the real beauty of this cot is that, as well as an adjustable mattress base, it also transforms into a toddler bed, offering you longevity in your nursery furniture – and prolonging the time when you’ll need to splash out on a big kid’s bed!

Under £1000

Vox Vintage 2 Piece Cot Bed Nursery Furniture Set in a Choice of Oak or 5 Pastel Colours

Sometimes, it might make sense to invest a little more in a nursery furniture set or cot with matching storage to save on purchasing multiple furniture items individually.

Our Vox Vintage 2 Piece Cot Bed Set offers two of our bestselling nursery furniture items for a reduced price – the Vintage Cot Bed and Vintage Chest of Drawers. The mid-century style of this retro cot makes it one of our most popular and attractive cot beds.

Meanwhile, the choice of pretty pastel colours for the chest drawer fronts means you can personalise this set to suit your tastes. A personalised nursery set for under £1000? Yes, baby!

Vox Maxim Cot Bed 3 Piece Nursery Set in White

You can’t go wrong with white furniture. It goes with everything, can be easily styled to suit a variety of themes, and never goes out of fashion.

The Vox Maxim 3pc Nursery set comes with everything you need for your baby’s boudoir, all in a simple, bright white finish. There’s a changing unit with a removable changing top and a matching wardrobe for storage.

The cot has an adjustable mattress height and three removable bars, so when your little one is old enough to climb over the sides, you can create a safe access route for them instead. When even that’s not advanced enough for them, turn the cot into a toddler bed for your little roamer – Maxim offers maximum value!

Galipette Celeste Convertible 5 in 1 Cot Bed

Also coming in at just under £1000 is the incredible Galipette Celeste 5-in-1 Cot Bed.

You might be thinking, ‘This is a tad pricey compared to some of the other cots in this selection?’ – but that’s because this furniture piece is so much more than ‘just’ a cot!

The Celeste Cot Bed is a master multi-tasker; as well as the cot, there’s a chest of drawers, changing unit, hanging rail, and bench seat, all packed into the same footprint. This cot is an incredible space-saver ideal for smaller nurseries, or when the nursery has to be incorporated into the master bedroom.

Under £1500

Vox Spot 3pc Cot Bed Set in White/Acacia

If you have a little more to spend, the Vox Spot 3 Piece Cot Bed Set is a solid choice.

The acacia wood and white finish of this set gives it a super attractive Scandinavian look. There’s a cot that transforms into a junior bed and a wardrobe that provides plenty of space for your little one’s bits and bobs.

The real star of the show here, though, is the changing unit, which has a unique tepee shape with a rail for hanging mobiles or organisers. As baby gets bigger and starts school (sob!), you can repurpose the unit into a unique kid’s desk, ensuring you get more for your money.

Vox Lounge Cot 3 Piece Nursery Set in Light Grey & Oak

We adore the Nordic charm of this Vox Lounge 3 Pc Nursery Set! A light grey finish paired with solid oak handles and legs gives it a cool, modern twist on traditional Scandi style.

For just over £1000, you get the cot, chest of drawers and wardrobe, which should be everything you need to furnish your baby’s first room – especially as you can convert the chest of drawers into a changing unit using the optional changing top!

The quality of this cot means you’ll be able to use it for baby number 2, 3 and 4… whilst the chest and wardrobe will stand the test of time throughout their childhood.

Vox Canne Baby Cot Bed 3 Piece Nursery Set

Finally, if your budget allows, you could invest in this luxurious Vox Canne 3pc Nursery Set to bring laid-back boho vibes to your baby’s room.

This stunning set features an oval-shaped cot, which has an adjustable mattress height and transforms into a toddler bed. There’s also a chic 3-drawer dresser/baby changing unit and wardrobe, both of which boast cane webbing drawer fronts, soft-close drawers and gold handles.

Available in a choice of 4 colourways, the Canne nursery furniture is so beautiful, you’ll want to keep it around long after your little one grows up!

Found your Perfectly-Priced Nursery Piece?

Hopefully, you’ve discovered a cot or nursery furniture set that fits your budget. It’s worth bearing in mind that whilst a 2-piece or 3-piece set might be more expensive, you’ll have furniture that can grow with your little one into their ‘big kid’s room’. A cot bed may also be pricier than a cot upfront but it can save you from having to splash out on a toddler bed in a couple of years. If you’d like to discuss any of our nursery furniture, call us on +44 (0) 1305 231231 or email customerservice@cuckooland.com – we’re always happy to help!


With more than 10 years’ experience in providing advice and support to parents looking for their perfect kids bed, mother of 2, Nathalie Davis is passionate about helping children develop. In her role as Director of Product Procurement at Cuckooland, Nathalie has helped thousands of parents improve their children’s sleep and sleeping habits through the beds and mattresses she sources and the articles she writes. In her spare time she teaches her Golden Retriever to be a responsible vegetarian and is often spotted sifting through clothes at her local Charity Shops.

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