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When designing a nursery for a baby- we are always looking to make the space functional. Meaning, that we try our hardest to keep things organized and make sure we’re utilizing every inch of available space in the nursery. Ahead, we are sharing the best space saving solutions for a nursery to help clear the clutter and make the nursery feel bigger.
These space saving solutions work in any space but are particularly helpful if the nursery is small. If you are decorating a small nursery- it's simply the case that storage space is hard to come by. After all, you are trying your best to fit just the essentials-crib, nursery chair, and dresser.
Read through these best space saving solutions for a nursery and get inspired to create a calm and restful nursery- without the clutter.
20 TOP Space SAVING IDEAS FOR A NURSERY
1.INTRODUCE WALL SHELVINg
If the nursery lacks square footage, you’ll need to get creative. And wall shelving is one of our favorite space saving solutions for a nursery. Hang shelves to store books and essentials or to display nursery accessories.
2.CONSIDER A MINI CRIB
When floor space is scarce -there is much to be gained by going with a mini crib. Mini cribs are smaller than standard cribs but stylish and functional nonetheless. Babies can fit in mini cribs until time to transition to a toddler or twin bed.
3.PUT THE ALCOVES TO WORK
If you've got an alcove-don't despair. Whether it's creating a reading nook for the baby, placing a dresser, or using the space for the nursing nook- put the alcove to work.
4.MAKE THe MOST OF THE UNDER CRIB SPACE
The space under the baby's crib is often overlooked and underutilized. Place under crib storage boxes or get a crib with drawers to store baby's blankets, toys, and more.
5.PAINT built in's THE SAME COLOR AS THE WALLS
One of the biggest dilemmas when working with a small space is how to reduce visual bulk. An easy hack is to paint any big storage pieces-such as bookcases or built in's-to match the paint color of the walls behind it.
6.TAKE THINGS OFF THE FLOOR
When floor space is at a premium in the nursery, consider taking as many things off the floor as possible. Instead of a nursery book rack- consider adding wall shelves or go with a hanging planter for your nursery plant.
7.ADD STORAGE TO AWKWARD NOOKS
Frankly, there's something so charming about nooks in a nursery. It's perfect for a cozy nursing nook, reading nook or even to place a crib.
8.PUT THE DOORS TO WORK
A simple space saving solution for a nursery is putting the doors to work by hanging hooks, knobs, or a door-organizer which adds so much storage.
9.TRY A CLOTHES RACK
Don't have a closet in the nursery? We see this problem often but we have a quick fix. Add a clothes rack to add storage to the nursery and make a design statement as well.
10.CONSIDER AN EXPOSED WARDROBE
One of the tricks when designing a small nursery is to maximize visual space to make the room look bigger than it is. Take the closet doors off to create the illusion of more space.
11.MAKE THE NURSERY DRESSER DOUBLE AS A CHANGING TABLE
One of our favorite space saving solutions for the nursery is to incorporate double-duty furniture. When creating a diapering station, go with a nursery dresser that affords a surface for diaper changes and drawers for nursery organization.
12. CHOOSE AN OTTOMAN WITH STORAGE
Let's be clear-every nursing nook needs an ottoman or footstool so you can be comfortable when feeding or nursing the little one. Choose an ottoman that also doubles as storage to store blankets and toys.
13.BRING IN WALL STORAGE FOR BABY'S ACCESSORIES
To help you curb the clutter, bring in wall storage for the baby's headbands and bows.
14.ADD A LADDER TO STORE BLANKETS AND SWADDLES
Take advantage of the vertical space and place a ladder for storing baby's blankets and swaddles.
15.UTILIZE THE SPACE ABOVE THE DRESSER
A dresser is a nursery furniture must-have, but it sure does take a lot of space. Now, you can utilize the space above the dresser to add storage solutions such as shelving or a pegboard.
16.PICK LIGHT COLORS FOR THE NURSERY
To add visual space to the design, choose light colors that can help make the room feel bigger and airier.
17.GO WITH AN ACCENT WALL
Just because you are choosing cool light colors for the nursery doesn't mean you have to go without any color. To bring color and interest to the nursery, consider creating an accent wall with color and punch to make a statement.
18. MOUNT LIGHT FIXTURES ON THE NURSERY WALLS
Layered lighting is key to an elevated space, even in a nursery. Floor lamps can take precious square footage so consider mounting light fixtures on the walls.
19.Draw the Eye Up
A favorite trick to create visual space is to draw the eyes up. Hang a beautiful chandelier or decorate the ceiling to draw the eyes up. As for the window treatments, hang them above the actual window to draw attention to the height of the room.
20.GO WITH A MIRROR
Hanging a mirror in the nursery is an easy wall to make the space look bigger and brighter.
Last Updated on April 12, 2022 by Tira Attygalla