Over at my “day job”, I have tons of clients from cupcakeMAG styles. And recently, I’ve been hearing from many expectant moms who have no room for a baby. Either they are just starting out in a little nest, or they are outgrowing their home. Maybe they just want their little one in the same room. Whatever the reason may be, I am seeing a pattern — there is just no room for a nursery. Don’t freak out. Your baby won’t be homeless, and it is actually easy to create a safe and stylish environment.
One of the best things for parents with a newborn is having your baby right next to you, from getting better shut-eye to soothing the first time moms that just don’t want baby out of their sight. And well, it’s super convenient for late-night feedings. However, it can create clutter when you bring more pieces of furniture into an already fully furnished room. So you come up with a solution that lasts longer than just a bassinet by your bed side. If you are planning to have your newborn sleep in your room, plan ahead to make the space as comfortable as you can while still being able to incorporate nursery elements. Don’t want them in your room? Opt for having them share with a sibling!
Take a look at a few easy tips to help inspire and make it work when it comes to making room for baby, in your room!
Turn the Dresser Into a Changing Table 1 of 12Feel the need for a changing table? It's not essential but if it's a must for you create one with on your dresser.
Image via Nursery Notations
A Little Privacy Goes A Long Way 2 of 12Use curtains between sleeping areas which gives you privacy and creates a space for baby, Image from Ikea
Image via Ikea
Put the Baby in the Closet 3 of 12Okay, not literally. But, if you have a closet that can be easily turned into a sleeping nook. Go for it!
See the novel nook on Apartment Therapy
Divided but Together 4 of 12Use paint or wallpaper to separate your style. For example, if your room is green, you can add white stripes to "nursery" side of the room to make it different from the rest of room without cramping your style.
Image via Decor Pad
Real Life 5 of 12See how one Mom makes sharing a room really work.
Steal some ideas. Head over to see how Kate did it from The Shopping Mama
Make it Work 6 of 12Use every area you can. Utilize space under the crib, under your bed and inside the closet with organizers clearly labeled.
See this idea and more on Martha Stewart
Decorating 101 7 of 12Place a vinyl wall decal over the babies crib or create a gallery wall. This helps clearly define the babies space.
See this gallery wall on The Bump
Pretty Storage 8 of 12No need for a changing table? Store all your diapering needs in a pretty fabric basket.
Buy this one from Baffin Bags
Sitting Area 9 of 12Add a pretty chair or smaller sized rocker for an easy place to sit with the baby.
Create a rocker from a chair on Ikea Hackers
Use Space Wisely 10 of 12If you have an area in the room that bumps out, make that the baby's space. Create a corner for baby and arrange the furniture so the spaces are separate but together.
Image via Viva Full House
Just Simple 11 of 12Just keep it simple with a neutral color all around.
See this space on Spearmint Baby
Sibling Shared Space 12 of 12It's easy to create a beautiful shared space with an older sibling.
Image via Emily Ann Interiors