You’ve got a baby on the way and nowhere to set up a nursery. As much as you’d love to relocate to the suburbs or some area with spacious houses, unfortunately, your current circumstances won’t allow you to. Perhaps moving would be a financial hardship or inconvenience, but what is for certain is that this baby is coming and you need to make room. If you live in a small house or apartment, creating space for your newborn may require you to get creative with the space you do have. Here’s some advice
Use the Largest Room
If you live in a one bedroom apartment, you’ll need to turn your master room into a dual-purpose room. That means converting part of it into a nursery.
Bassinet Instead of a Crib
If space is limited a crib can take up half of it with no problem. So, eliminate the crib and instead purchase a bassinet. You can read reviews of the best baby bassinets and determine which is most suitable for your baby and your spacing needs.
Utilize Your Walls
You may not have a lot of floor space but you do have walls which can conveniently be used for storing baby supplies. A few hanging shelves installed on the walls provide space for you to add things like diapers, stuffed toys, and other products for the baby.
Look for a Folding Changing Table
Having a safe place to change a newborn is important, but large changing stations will take up a lot of room. Opt for a folding changing table instead. Designed much like a murphy bed, the changing table is stored flush against the wall and folds down when you need it.
Add More Rods to the Closet
Chances are your baby isn’t going to have a shortage of clothes so you’ll need to make room. If you have a small closet, you can easily install another rod for additional storage.
Use a Shoe Organizer
Plastic shoe organizers are great multi-purpose storage devices. You can use the small pockets to hold things like medicine, pacifiers, small toys, and other small things you don’t want to leave lying around.
Utilize Dressers and Side Tables
You can swap out a lot of things in your room in exchange for a bit more storage. For starters, you can remove the TV stand and add a dresser to store baby clothes. You can also place lamps on side tables with drawers for additional storage.
Don’t Forget Hidden Storage Space
If there’s anything you’ll need once the baby arrives it’s a lot of storage. There are hidden spaces in your room such as under the bed or bassinet which can be used. Decorative baskets can hold a ton of things from wipes and diapers to receiving blankets and bibs. Then slide them under the bed so they’re out of sight.
Create a Separate Space
Although you and your newborn will be pretty much sharing a room it doesn’t mean you have to completely give up your space. Try separating the space so there is a designated area for the baby and one for you. You can choose a neutral wall color and divide the space with area rugs or room dividers.
Living in an apartment or small house while expecting a baby doesn’t have to be complicated. Although the space is a lot smaller than a house, it can still be made into the proper home for your baby. The above home decor tips should help you to conserve space and make the most of what you have.