We often find ourselves lacking space at home. This becomes even more of a concern when there’s a new baby on the way. Sometimes, moving to a new house just isn’t an option. Or sometimes you just don’t want to. You’re happy and settled, you’ve spent a lot of time and money getting your home just how you want it and you want your new addition to be a part of it. Fortunately, there are some great ways to create a stylish nursery in a small space.
Use the Height
However small your room is, there will be wall space you can use. If you’re worried about heating, consider a vertical radiator, which can make a stylish and practical alternative to a more traditional shape. Look to warmrooms.co.uk for some options. You can also mount shelves, add a rail for clothes, and add some over-the-door hangers to your door. Wall space is fantastic for storage so make the most of what you’ve got.
Make the Most of the Cot
The cot takes up the most space in many nurseries, but it’s the one thing you can’t do without. So, utilise the space it takes up for other things. Have a draw slide underneath for clothes, make a nappy caddy that hangs on the side, and get a cot top changer instead of a full changing table.
Think About Colour
Dark colours can be cosy, but they will make a small room feel even smaller and claustrophobic. To give the illusion of a much larger space, paint the walls bright or light colours, adding colourful wall art and mirrors to add personality while keeping the room light and airy.
Convert a Closet
If your baby is going to be sharing a room with an older sibling and you’re worried they just won’t fit, converting a closet is a fantastic option. If the room has a large closet or cupboard, take the doors off, paint the walls, and slide a small cot in. It might not be a long-term solution, but it will give you some time.
Use Other Rooms
All the baby needs is somewhere to sleep followed by somewhere to play as they grow up. You don’t have to feed in the nursery. You don’t have to change or dress them in the nursery. Move any non-essentials into other rooms. Set up a feeding chair in your bedroom or the lounge. If your bathroom is bigger, put your changing table and supplies in there. Look at the space you have and make the most of it. Remember, it’s your home, so there are no set rules.
While decorating the nursery is incredibly exciting for many expectant parents, there is no rush. It’s recommended that they baby sleep in your room for the first six months. So, you’ve got plenty of time to get the nursery just right. Adding a baby to a small home can be challenging, but it’s certainly possible, and by being creative and clever you can make sure it looks great and fits in with the rest of your home.