When you have a baby, you learn how to fit them into every aspect of your life. From adding them into your family dynamic to your daily routine, there’s a lot to adjust! One of the many things you’ll need to adjust is your space. You’re not alone if you have limited space for a nursery – many parents have been through the same.
That’s good news for you! There are now many tried-and-true ways to maximize your space, as well as helpful streamlined products. In this article, we’ll share our top space-optimizing tips for small nursery – without sacrificing style.
Space-Optimizing Tips for Small Nursery
- Organize Smarter, Not HarderWhether your nursery is in a corner of your master bedroom or in a small bedroom, you’ve got to make use of every inch. That means storing items where you might not normally – in the higher and lower spaces.You can accomplish this with hanging wall organizing bins, like Tulip’s easy-to-mount hanging organization bins. Add these bins next to your changing table or crib for a convenient way to store all the essentials, like diapers, lotions, and pacifiers.
Likewise, don’t forget to add storage bins underneath the crib, as well as dressers or chairs. Store seasonal items or products you don’t need for daily use here.
- Make a Portable NurseryYou don’t have to keep all of your baby’s items in your nursery. In fact, having a portable diaper changing station will help you multitask and survive those first few months. To set it up, you’ll just need a rolling cart to store items like diapers, wipes, and creams.Then you’ll need a changing mat. We recommend the Matty Changer, which is soft for the baby, easy to clean, and comes in a variety of gorgeous colors, including Sage Green and Blueberry.
- Choose Scandinavian DesignsScandinavian designs combine contemporary aesthetics with minimalism and functionality. This is the perfect combination for a stylish but small nursery.For example, the Tulip Tate collection offers a modern, clean appearance while each item can serve a role in your small space. The Tate Classic Crib is the perfect safe haven for your baby – meanwhile, you can easily store clothing underneath or add hanging organizers above. Similarly, the Tate 3 Drawer XL Dresser can double as a changing table when you place a Matty Changer on top.
- Wait on Non-EssentialsWell-meaning family and friends will no doubt want to get you all the baby products that helped them with their own children. However, storing all of these products can be a headache in a small space.This is why one of the most simple yet effective space-optimizing tips for small nursery is to wait. Don’t purchase items you won’t use within the next one to two months and ask your friends and family to wait, too. Get baby items when you need them, not before!
- Declutter OftenBabies grow quickly. That means they’re constantly outgrowing clothing and toys. Schedule an hour or so every few months to go through your baby items to determine what’s still useful and what you might get rid of or store for your next baby.
Small spaces are challenging, but with the right space-optimizing tips for small nursery, you can thrive. Not only will your space work, but it can also be stylish! Our Matty Changer was designed with this purpose in mind. It looks great and provides a safe, comfortable space for you to change your baby no matter where you are. Plus, it is sleek and easy to transport – even in those small spaces.