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You love your current home or apartment. You love how convenient it is to work, the restaurants you tend to frequent and the lifestyle you currently have. But with a baby on the way and not enough room, perhaps you are wondering if it's time to move on to a bigger place or maybe even to the suburbs. There's another option to consider however-sharing master bedroom with baby.
So if you don't have an extra room for baby's nursery, we are going to show you how to make space for a baby in your master bedroom. With our space saving tips, you'll be able to make a nursery work in the master bedroom and do it in style!
15 Tips for creating a nursery in the master bedroom
1. CURATE A CORNER IN THE MASTER BEDROOM
Curate a corner in the master bedroom with nursery furniture. The baby can have her own little space and you can have your grown up space.
2. RECONFIGURE THE MASTER CLOSET
Consider re-configuring the master closet to make space for a small nursery. It doesn't have to be big. With careful planning and creativity, the master closet can become a functional beautiful nursery.
3. USE DEAD SPACES EFFICIENTLY
Use dead spaces in the master bedroom, such as an alcove to incorporate additional storage solutions. Create a hanging space with closet rods for baby clothes or hang shelves for extra storage.
4. PICK SMALL FURNITURE
Whether it is the crib or nursery chair, look for furniture that's simple, has clean lines with a smaller profile. It will make the master bedroom look less cluttered.
5. KEEP THE WALLS NEUTRAL
Use a neutral color or just go with white paint to create a space that looks sophisticated. Then accessorize with pops of color to make a splash.
6. KEEP YOUR DESIGN STYLE
Just because you are sharing the master bedroom with the baby , you don't have to sacrifice your design preferences. When picking baby's furniture, make it mesh well with your own style and designs you love.
7. ADD A PARTITION
Partitioning the master bedroom will provide privacy and help maintain a clutter free space. Use curtains, a bookcase or a folding screen to create distinct areas within master bedroom.
8. EDIT THE MASTER BEDROOM RELENTLESSLY
Before you begin creating a nursery in the master bedroom, edit the space relentlessly. Showcase things you love and get rid of the extra clutter. If you have an armchair, move it out and replace it with a nursery chair or move your dresser into the walk in closet. Also, if you have a television, consider moving it out of the master bedroom.
9. CONSIDER A BASSINET OR A HANGING CRIB
You might want to consider a bassinet or a hanging crib for the master bedroom, especially if space is very limited. Both are safe sleep options for a newborn baby.
10. INVEST IN DOUBLE-DUTY FURNITURE SOLUTIONS
Invest in furniture pieces that can serve multiple purposes. When purchasing furniture for the nursery, buy a dresser that can serve as the diapering station and for storing baby's clothes. If you are buying a crib, look for one with drawers.
11. THINK VERTICAL
You can never have too much storage space. When the floor plan is small, think vertical and make use of the wall space. Hang shelves for storing baby's books, toys and accessories.
12. LAY RUGS
Wood floors reflect interior sounds, causing ambient levels to increase. Lay some rugs in the master bedroom to reduce noise so baby will not be disturbed you go in and out of the master bedroom/ nursery.
13. INVEST IN A WHITE NOISE MACHINE
It is very common for babies to wake up when they hear little noises at night. Having a white noise machine will ensure that your little one is not startled by your sudden cough or any other noises.
14. HANG thicker curtains
Hang thicker curtains in the master bedroom/ nursery, to block out light when baby is asleep. However, if the room doesn't get lots of light, sheer curtain panel would be fine.
15. GET A DIAPER PAIL
Well, you do want to keep your master bedroom smelling good right? Then get a diaper pail to keep the smell of dirty diapers out of your master bedroom/ nursery space.
You can sleep in the same bedroom as the baby by designing the space just right. With the ideas above, you can create distinct spaces in the master bedroom for everyone to enjoy!
Last Updated on April 15, 2019 by Tira Attygalla