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Need a nursery for a baby on the way but don't have a spare room? Don't fret-we've got you covered. Follow along as we share how to turn a closet into a nursery.
If you are currently the proud owner or renter of a one-bedroom apartment and find out that you are expecting a bundle of joy, take a deep breath and hear us out. You might not need to start house hunting just yet. You could configure your bedroom to create a nursery within the existing space. Or, if you have a decent size closet-you are in luck. It's time to think outside the box and turn the closet into a nursery.
With imagination and creativity, you can set up a nursery in the smallest of closets. Ahead are the tips, organization tricks, and inspiration you need to turn a closet into a nursery.
HOW TO TURN A CLOSET INTO a NURSERY
1.TAKE OUT THE CLOSET DOORS
Since closets are often small and without windows, they can seem closed off. It helps to take out the closet doors and open up the space. Without closet doors, the nursery in the closet can look like an extension of the bedroom.
2. DECORATE WITH WALLPAPER
Let's face it-a closet isn't exactly the most inviting and can feel claustrophobic. When turning the closet into a nursery, focus on making it as inviting and stylish as you possibly can. Decorating with wallpaper is an easy way to add color, a fun pattern, and interest to the walls.
3.INSTALL WOOD PANELS OR DETAILS
Take inspiration from the nursery below and decorate your closet turned nursery with wood panels, shiplap, or other wood details. It's a great way to add interest and depth to the walls.
4.KEEP IT LIGHT AND AIRY
It's no secret that when you're decorating a small room, it's often dark and somewhat dingy. The priority is to do everything you can to keep the space light and airy. Add light wood finishes and paint colors. And hang a mirror to help reflect light.
5.OPT FOR AN OVAL CRIB
We know what you're thinking: how do you fit in nursery furniture in a small closet. Try an oval crib-a perfect space-saving solution.
You are not the only one -in most cases, the closet has very limited square footage. Consider maximizing the wall space and adding storage vertically.
7.DOWNSIZE THE NURSERY FURNITURE
If your closet is small, fitting in regular size nursery furniture is impossible. Bring in a mini crib to make the space work for you.
8.UPGRADE THE LIGHTING
Rather than making do with the old flush mount light fixture, upgrade the lighting in the closet. Not only will it brighten up the closet turned nursery, but a beautiful light fixture can create a wow design moment.
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Last Updated on July 27, 2022 by Tira Attygalla