Baby Room Design Ideas
Working on your little nursery arrangement can be a fun project. However, the idea of where to bring everything together can easily become frustrating if you’re tight in space or want to keep your baby accessories to a minimum. While there are innumerable goods and gadgets sold to expecting and new mothers, there are only only a few products that you’ll need. If you live in an apartment, a small house, share a master bedroom with your kids, or just want to maximise the square footage you’re dealing with, here are some small nursery designs to set up a small baby room with limited space.
1. Maximize Wall Space
If you are looking into decor ideas for a small nursery, there are plenty of things that you can hang on an empty wall to make your nursery more versatile. In tiny nurseries as well, utilizing the walls space will help you keep things organized. If you are renting your space, a great way to minimize damage to your walls is by using a Pegboard. It also allows you to hang decorations without making additional holes. Use a pegboard to hang all your diaper-changing supplies above your changing pad. You can also make use of baskets and buckets to organize wipes, tissues, diapers, baby creams, etc. With a minimalist but cute DIY headband-holder you can hang baby-girl bows and headbands on the wall. Ledge shelves save you a lot of space because they are very sleek. You could buy shelves to store baby necessities, books, stuffed animals, decor, etc. Floating shelves are almost a must-have feature for compact spaces. These versatile beauties do not occupy even an inch of precious floor space and offer a wealth of storage. They can also be a great substitute for furniture. Next to your rocker could be a table-height shelf that holds a few bedtime stories and a small lamp. Here, what doubles nicely as a kid-friendly work/craft space is a wall-mounted shelf.
2. Pick Products that Multitask
Choose pieces of furniture that multitask, when shopping for your baby’s nursery. By using products that are multifunctional, you’ll save both money and space. Use a large dresser with a changing pad on top instead of a separate changing table. You will be able to create a more usable space by removing the closet doors. This also gives the room an open concept feel. You can save a ton of space with a dresser and changing station in the closet. Use an Ikea wall-shelf and desk legs to create a narrow table. If you buy a crib that has drawers attached to it, you will have a bed and dresser in the same unit. This makes it convenient to find things as well. Look for furniture that will fit well in your small nursery. Choose outside-the-box products that are innovative and save you space. Go mini! While mini cribs might feel and look like the real thing, their flexible features and scaled-down frames make them ideal for small nursery spaces.
3. Utilize Door Space
You could take advantage of any doors in the room in order to save valuable floor space and add even more storage in your baby’s nursery. Hanging things on the door saves space and keeps them organized. You can use an over-the-door storage organizer to hang a lot of baby stuff. Stuff it with baby necessities such as extra pacifiers, lotions, rolled up baby blankets, bibs, and more. A great way to make use of vertical space are wall hooks. If you want to maximize the storage potential of your nursery, hang large canvas bags from each knob, and stuff them full of toys, plush animals, socks—anything! You have room for a small library of your little one’s soon-to-be favorite storybook if you have about 3 inches of space behind your baby’s bedroom door. Book ledges – while taking up a fraction of the space compared to a traditional bookshelf – can hold dozens of books. They’re fairly easy to install and inexpensive. Besides, you can even make your own using DIY kits.
4. Decorating Tips To Maximize Space
Space lies in the eye of the beholder. Use decorating tricks and tips to make your small space have big style. With the right use of color, any room can look large. For furniture like the crib and rocking chair use colors like whites, grays, and pastels. To make the small room appear bigger, paint the wall. You can add dimension to your baby’s nursery and brighten up a space with pretty lighting. A pretty chandelier can add a lot of dimension to their pretty space. You can make narrow spaces seem taller with accent patterns like vertical stripes painted walls, while a room seems wider with horizontal stripes. You can create a dramatic decorating effect and make the room seem larger with a ceiling that is painted a different color than the rest of the walls.
5. Reclaim Unused Space
Every square inch counts when you have a small nursery. If you have space under the crib, evict those dust-bunnies and reclaim their grubby realm. Consider reversing the direction or install an over-the-door storage rack if your nursery door swings in. This will help you make use of the narrow space behind.
6. Create Nursery Stations Around the Home
If you are unable to fit all of your nursery necessities into a single, shared space, why not spread out and create baby-friendly stations all around the home? Set up a breastfeeding station next to the couch. Convert your bathroom linen closet into an easy-to-access wardrobe for daily dressing, Toss some cute storage bins and an attractive changing pad onto the bathroom counter, and voila! You’ve got yourself a cute changing station!
7. Get Creative with Your Closet Space
While sharing your bedroom with the baby may be one thing, sharing your closet is completely different. Closet space is hard to come by when it comes to apartment living. It can be a real challenge to make room for a baby. You might try installing a second rail below your shorter garments since baby clothes only require about three feet of hanging space. Make room by tucking bulky, out-of-season items and winter coats into vacuum-sealed bags or under-the-bed bins.
8. Leave Space for Playtime
It’s easy to use up all your floor space in a small nursery between the crib, dresser, chair and toy shelves. However, experts encourage parents to leave some room for children to spread out and play. Kids do best with open space, even when they’re infants.
9. Use Curtains for Privacy
Sheer curtains may not seem that private. But they offer light billowy effects causing the room to seem airy, in lieu of what they lack in opaqueness. They’re a minimum investment and easy to install, perfect for temporarily dividing space between the sweet babe’s digs and the sleepy new parents.