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Designing a nursery in a small room? We'll share the best nursery ideas for small rooms to help you design a small nursery that's functional and stylish.
When decorating the nursery, there are times when you really don't have a say in the size of the room. So instead, you'll have to think creatively to optimize the nursery layout, come up with genius nursery storage solutions and determine what the nursery essentials are that deserves a spot in the nursery-all without skimping on your personal style.
Ahead, find our best nursery ideas for small rooms. We'll share our favorite small nursery decorating tips and how to create nursery storage opportunities in a small nursery.
DESIGNING A SMALL NURSERY: 15 BEST NURSERY IDEAS FOR SMALL ROOMS
1.PLAN THE NURSERY LAYOUT
It's always a good idea to start your small nursery design project by planning the nursery layout. In a baby's room, there needs to be three essential zones- sleeping, diapering and feeding.
Take stock of the small room you'll use to set up the nursery and how you plan to use the room. Also, determine what essential nursery items you'll want to include in the nursery design.
2.CREATE A FLOORPLAN
When laying out a small nursery, it helps to create a floorplan of the space and how you intend to use. In the nursery, the crib will probably be the largest nursery furniture item. So create a floor plan, and figure out the best placement for the crib. Add the rest of the nursery furniture and move the pieces around until you have a floor plan that works.
3.SAY YES TO A focal point
We love the idea of creating a focal point in the nursery, specially when decorating a small room. A focal point is where your eyes would land upon entering the room. In a nursery, the focal point is usually the wall where you place the crib. Use wallpaper, wood panels or paint to create a striking focal point in the nursery.
4.SET UP A COZY CORNER
No matter the size of the nursery, you'll need to create a nursing nook. This should be a cozy and intimate corner where you can spend time feeding, snuggling and reading with your little one. Bring in a comfortable nursery chair along with a footstool to create an inviting cozy nook.
5.PLACE A PIECE OF NURSERY FURNITURE AT AN ANGLE
Did you that know that placing a piece of furniture at an angle can make a small room appear wider? In a small nursery consider setting up the nursing nook at an angle to break up the space and make it appear more open.
6.ADD CURVES TO THE NURSERY DESIGN
Incorporating curves is one of our favorite ideas, particularly when we are designing a nursery in a small room. Whether you are going with an oval crib, round ottoman or a side table- curves are pleasing to the eye and adds flow to the nursery design.
7.Use Multi-Purpose Furniture
When setting up a nursery in a small room, we like to bring in nursery furniture that's multi purpose such as a dresser. A nursery dresser makes a great diapering station and has lots of space for storing baby's clothes.
8.Play with proportions
We love playing with colors, patterns and prints when designing nurseries, to give the baby's room personality. However, when you are decorating a nursery in a small room, it's important to pay attention to scale and not overwhelm the space.
Adding mirrors is one of our favorite tricks to make a look space bigger than it really is. Hang an oversized mirror in the nursery to expand the sense of visual space.
10.CHOOSE SMART NURSERY LIGHTING
Save valuable floor space by choosing nursery lighting fixtures wisely. Both overhead and wall installed fixtures, free up floor space and brings dimension to the nursery walls.
11.LAY A LARGE RUG
This might seem counterintuitive but laying a large rug can actually make the nursery look bigger and it can also help anchor the space.
12.ACCENTUATE TALL CEilings
When decorating a small room, look to the ceilings to make the room feel bigger. Hang curtains above the windows and wider than the windows to create the illusion of more space and height.
13.Get creative with under the crib storage
When designing a nursery in a small room, you have to get strategic about storage space—and that includes looking under the crib. There are cribs with built in drawers or you could place storage boxes under most cribs, to store blankets, clothing and more.
14.Utilize narrow storage cabinets
Simply having a stylish nursery won't do! Nursery organization is the key to a well designed nursery and when decorating a small nursery, we will have to utilize every spare inch for storage. Bring in a narrow storage cabinet to get the nursery organized.
15.Use Vertical Space
What do all well designed small rooms have in common? They all make the MOST use of their vertical real estate. Whether it's hanging shelves or mounting a rack- definitely take advantage of the nursery walls.
Last Updated on November 24, 2021 by Tira Attygalla