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Do you live in an apartment? Or, maybe you just don't have any extra bedrooms. Perhaps, you only have a small spare room to work with. If you are struggling with how to design a small nursery for your little one, we have some useful and smart small nursery design ideas.
Whether you are wondering how to arrange your nursery furniture, how to fit a crib in the small space you've got, how to store and organize baby's things, how to create a small nursery that is comfortable and beyond, we have some creative small nursery solutions for you today.
These smart nursery design ideas for small spaces will give you the inspiration and confidence to design a small nursery when you are lacking space.
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN DESIGN AND ORGANIZE A SMALL NURSERY
1. USE MODERN, STREAMLINED FURNITURE
When working with a small space, it is best to stick with furniture that is simple, more modern and have a smaller profile. We especially love this oval crib for its flexibility to maneuver into tight spaces. A crib and storage fits in a closet, in this small nursery design and it looks pretty darn cute too.
2.UTILIZE YOUR CLOSET SPACE EFFICIENTLY
Think of a nursery closet as an extension of your small nursery design. Use the closet space efficiently whether you are placing a crib for baby to sleep or a diapering/storage zone.
3.CONVERT WALK IN CLOSET INTO A BABY NURSERY
If you have no spare bedrooms, you could create a nursery in your walk in closet. Get an armoire for your clothing and design a small functional nursery in your walk in closet.
4.THINK VERTICAL AND USE WALL SPACE
When designing a nursery in a small space, you will have to get creative with small nursery storage and organization options. Think vertical and utilize the wall for nursery storage by hanging shelves, etc.
5.USE UNDER CRIB STORAGE
To get maximum nursery storage, use a crib with drawers or use baskets under the crib to store and organize baby's blankets and toys.
6.OPTIMIZE THE NURSERY FLOOR PLAN
When you are designing a small nursery, you have to optimize and figure out the best layout for the nursery. Here, though the nursery is tiny, it has everything for an efficient nursery.
7.KEEP THE DESIGN SIMPLE AND MINIMALIST
A harmonious small nursery design requires you to keep the design and furnishings simple. In the nursery above, though the nursery is small, it looks spacious.
8.KEEP COLORS LIGHT AND BRIGHT
White, White, White! Keeping a room neutral and white makes the smaller nursery feel large and bright. We love using white paint since it reflects light and gives a great canvas for your nursery design.
9.MAXIMIZE NATURAL LIGHT
Sprinkle natural light through the small nursery design to make the nursery feel more alive and vibrant.
10.create zones within the nursery
Just as you would when designing a kitchen, think about the essential zones in a nursery-sleeping, diapering and nursing.
11.CREATE A diapering STATION
If you want to maintain your sanity, you must have a dedicated diapering station. We love using a dual purpose dresser for nursery organization and diapering.
12. EDIT RELENTLESSLY
When decorating a nursery in a small space, you must edit relentlessly and include only the nursery essentials and things that have meaning to you.
13. ADD PLANTS
We love bringing life into our nursery designs and it goes for small spaces as well.
14. CARVE OUT SPACES FOR FAVORITE THINGS
Always include things you love in your design to create a space that is special to you and your baby even if you are decorating a small nursery.
15. CREATE AN ALCOVE
There's never too much storage, so look for creative ways to increase nursery organization and storage. Use shelves, clothes rods, clothes racks to create storage solutions.
16. PLACE CRIB AGAINST THE WALL
Maximize your floor space by placing furniture against the walls. Get creative with your nursery layout and find ways to arrange furniture to make use of every square foot.
17.CREATE A FOCAL POINT
Every room needs a focal point, including a small nursery. Create a focal point like in the nursery above, to draw you into the room. Use accent colors, wall paper, decals, mirrors etc.
So, whether you live in a one bedroom apartment or just don't have much space, you can design a small nursery by using these smart small nursery design tips.
Last Updated on September 25, 2020 by Tira Attygalla