As you approach your due date you’ll have the sudden urge to start nesting. You’ll start making your home baby friendly and ultimately start to convert a space in your home into your baby’s nursery. Just because you don’t have a large home with a lot of free space doesn’t mean that you don’t have room to dedicate a room to your child’s nursery. If you’re looking for creative ways to design your baby’s nursery in a compact room, here are 5 valuable tips to keep in mind.
1. Store What You Don’t Need Now
If you’re converting your home gym or office into a nursery, you’ll need somewhere to put that over-sized desk or the bench press. By renting a self storage unit, you can store belongings that are getting displaced. After your baby shower, you’re going to need to go through all of the gifts you receive to organize. Items like potty training seats, clothing that 12mos or larger, and toddler car seats can be stored in self storage units until they’re needed.
2. Get Creative with Clothing
If you’re converting an office or den into a nursery, one of the major drawbacks is that you’re not going to have closet space. If you don’t have room for an armorer, you can hang hooks on the walls and hang the cutest clothing on the walls. They’ll become decorative pieces and will add to the aesthetics of the room.
3. Floating Shelves
If you don’t have room for bookcases or nightstands, floating shelves are a great space-saving addition. These shelves come in several sizes and can be used to store anything from toys and books, to bottles and even hygiene products. While some shelves should be used for decor, others should be used for storage and increased functionality.
4. Hooks for Storage and Display
The last thing you want to do is place your baby’s diaper bag on the floor to clutter up the room. If you want to make your nursery functional without a lot of usable space, invest in a hook system that can act as a shelving unit and a display system. The hook and shelf unit can also blend with the decor in the room the add to aesthetics.
5. A Multifunction Dresser
Have you ever considered turning your child’s dresser into a changing table as well? If you have both a dresser and a changing table in the nursery, it’s going to take up a lot of space. With a medium-sized dresser, you can use some drawers for onesies and clothing, and other drawers for diapers. Place a changing mat on top of the dresser and you have a multifunctional piece that saves space.
A small nursery can still be fully functional if you get creative. Get rid of the clutter, choose pieces in the room that serve more than one purpose, and choose functional elements that add to style and still serve a purpose.