When it comes to decorating or setting up a room in a home, space is always an important consideration. This is true for a baby room or nursery too, and often the available space for such a room is limited.
Of course, space can limit what you can do with the room, but using a few smart tactics and decorative ideas can make the most of even the smallest area.
Here are a few great ideas to help you in your quest to maximise the potential of your small nursery:
Use Corners: The key to having lots of interesting and functional pieces in a nursery is to use the space wisely and not make a room look cramped, but well defined. The illusion of space is given when you use corner space in a smart way by placing baby furniture such as compactums in corners in order to make the most of space that is often wasted by leaving it bare.
Smart Storage: Make sure that the main pieces of baby furniture such as the cot, compactum and feeding chair are the central focus, with all other elements used to compliment them. Clever storage becomes important in this regard, as areas such as under cots and above cupboards provide additional places to store your baby necessities without requiring extra bits and pieces that make your room look too cramped.
Vertical Space For The Win: Instead of using floor space, why not use the height space to get additional value in your nursery? Tall, thin cupboards or shelves are a good idea, as they provide the storage or functional space you need, without losing the room to wide baby furniture. Just remember to secure tall furniture to a wall with a bracket.
Wall To Wall Potential: Making the most of a small room means looking at areas that you might not use for other rooms. Walls are perfect places to add shelving and other nursery accessories which make the wall a functional part of the baby room, as shelves and hooks provide storage and easy access to frequently used items, which can be hung up or placed on the shelves.
Multi-Functional Baby Furniture: Multi-functional furniture not only saves space, but money too. Purchase changing tables or compactums with drawers or built-in shelves, or find baby furniture that allows you to store items under longer legs. Storage options that double as seating can be the ideal element to give your little nursery big functionality.
-- 9 March 2016 --