Designing a Nursery That Fits Your Space
Before you begin planning a nursery for your little one, it’s important to ensure that you are considering the amount of space you have available! While it might sound like a ‘no duh’ kind of suggestion, it is easy to find yourself with lots of items and not enough place to store them.
Today, we’re going to discuss what kind of baby furniture is suitable for you based on your the space you have in your home.
DESIGNING YOUR NURSERY IN SMALLER SPACES VS LARGER SPACES
If you’re living in a smaller place, you may not be able to (or want to) furnish the nursery with all of the traditional sized products that are on the market! Whether you’re setting your little one up in your own room or in a separate bedroom, we’re sharing some of our recommendations that will ensure you get the right products for your living space!
Bassinets: Many babies do not immediately sleep in a crib and therefore, a bassinet is handy to have. Not only do bassinets usually not take up a lot of extra room, some of them are collapsible while others allow you to co-sleep in peace.
Our Recommendations: Halo Bassinet, Pack n’ Play, Dock-a-Tot
Cribs: When it’s time to move your little one into a crib, its important to again determine the amount of space you have available. If you’re not able to place a full sized crib in the nursery, considering convertible or collapsible cribs is a good idea!
Our Recommendations: For convertible cribs (which are perfect for your little one as they grow in age & size), we suggest browsing the options at IKEA. If you’re on the hunt for a collapsible crib, the Graco Pack n’ Play travel cots are incredibly diverse and can be used for your baby even as they get older!
Rocking Chairs: If your little one is bunking in your room, it is very possible that you may not have the space needed for a full sized glider with footrest. Instead, look at finding a comfortable chair or even a rocking chair for the space you have available. If you have extra space, you can find gliders and rockers within your price range from many baby stores!
Our Recommendations: Pottery Barn Kids, IKEA, Buy Buy Baby
Changing Tables / Storage: Babies come with lots of their own accessories! Between diapers, wipes, clothing, burp cloths, and humidifiers, you’ll quickly find you need space to store everything. If the nursery you are designing has extra room, opting for a changing table that provides storage space is a great way to utilize your space! However, if your little one is living in your room, you may find it easier to change your babe on your bed or the floor. Invest in a few storage boxes that fit under the bed and store your supplies there. While it’s still easily accessible, it doesn’t take up unnecessary space in your room.
Our Recommendations: For changing tables, Buy Buy Baby & Babies R Us stock great options. For storage boxes, we suggest Target!
While nursery planning is based on your personal preferences, creating a comfortable space for you and baby that is free of clutter and unnecessary items is key. Using this recommendation guide, we think you’ll be able to find exactly what you need to create the perfect space for your little one!
Did you know that BettyRuth offers nursery planning & designing services? If you’ve got questions or need help in determining where to start and what to purchase, we’ve got your back! Send us an email and let’s chat more!
By Myra Aslam @ Bliss Creative
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