The arrival of a new baby brings with it a lot of joy and excitement. Readying a baby room is easily one of the biggest steps towards being prepared for the birth of the new baby. Deciding on colors, shopping for baby furniture, toys, accessories, curtains, etc. – is all extremely fun and exciting but can sometimes be a little overwhelming to a new mother; especially when space is an issue.
Quite often, a spare room in the house is converted into a nursery or baby room and more often than not, that room isn’t the most spacious. However, there are plenty of decorating tricks and tips that can help you efficiently make use of space in a small room. And if you do it right, you can even make the room appear bigger than it is!
Among all the interior decorating ideas for small spaces, this one takes the cake. Mirrors make small spaces look larger. They also reflect more light, instantly brightening up rooms that have small windows. Pick the smallest wall and plaster on a large mirror.
2. Minimalist Décor
A small space means you will have to cut down on the furniture. Try to stick to the bare minimum (like the crib and the glider). Leaving as much empty floor space as possible will make the room look spacious. Always think sleek when you are looking at décor ideas for your new baby’s room.
3. High Furniture
This is another baby room décor trick that decorators use for small spaces. Try to get your hands on some furniture that is taller than average. This will add to the illusion of more floor space, making the room look instantly less cramped. Dressers and cribs with long legs are great for small rooms.
4. Delicate Furniture
Since you are battling a space issue, it is totally obvious that you need to use furniture that is not bulky. Think wrought iron and cane instead of wood and upholstered chairs for your baby girl room décor. This iron crib fits perfectly into small rooms.
5. Wall Mounted Storage
A great idea for storage space is making use of the walls as much as possible. Install sleek shelves and lots of hooks for hanging stuff.
6. Foldable Changing Station
All baby rooms need a changing station. Getting your hands on a portable and/or foldable changing station will work wonders for your space issues. You can install a fold-down changing table that gets neatly tucked away when not in use. Or you can buy one that you can fold and hideaway in a closet when you don’t need it.
7. Multipurpose Furniture
Since you will be investing in some furniture, try to make the most of it. Pick items that will double up as other furniture as well. For instance, get a dresser that can also be used as a changing table. Or, get a crib that comes with an attached dresser and changing table. This way, you save on space but you have all your little one’s needs met.
8. Replace Closet Doors with Curtains
Another neat trick is to remove closet doors and replace them with curtains. This adds a touch of elegance to the room while also opening it up a bit.
9. Baskets Are Your Friend
Scatter lots and lots of baskets all over your house. They are great for storage, even better to dump stuff in and they always look nice – no matter what the theme of the room. Toys, dirty laundry, footwear, books, etc. can be stashed away into neat little baskets.
10. Stick to What You Need
Keep re-evaluating what your baby needs. If there are toys your baby no longer cares for, or clothes and chairs that he/she has outgrown, don’t be afraid to give them away. Also, when it comes to gifts, just because someone gave it to you doesn’t mean you have to use it (or even keep it). If your baby doesn’t care much for it, get rid of it. Don’t get trapped or feel obligated to keep anything you don’t need.
So now that you are equipped to battle your space issues, get out there and get decorating. Remember to get creative and think vertical!