How To Make A Small Nursery Feel Bigger

April 11, 2016  |  

DecorAid

DecorAid

The question many new parents find themselves asking is, “How is it humanly possible for a person this tiny to take up so much space?” And if the nursery is already on the small side, it’s hard to imagine how you can fit a crib, changing table, glider, and toys (so many toys). But, much like parenthood, you can do it. Our friends at DecorAid gave us tricks for making the most of your space and creating a nursery that you love as much as your baby (well, almost).

THINK VERTICALLY

One Kings Lane

One Kings Lane

Drawing the eye upwards using window treatments, decorative crown molding, wall covering on the ceiling, or thoughtfully placed artwork can help make the space seem larger. Additionally, when floor space starts filling up with furniture, consider tall storage or shelves to maximize square footage. Image via One Kings Lane

USE MIRRORS TO CAPITALIZE ON NATURAL LIGHT

mirrors-in-nursery

Architectural Digest

When strategically placed, a decorative mirror will not only be a lovely design element, but it can also be extremely helpful in bouncing light back into the space – making it feel bright and fresh. Image via Architectural Digest

DON’T BE AFRAID TO FILL THE SPACE

Mini Style

Mini Style

Though it might sound counterintuitive, filling a small space with functional furniture can make it seem larger. Be thoughtful in your furniture placement and design a floor plan that works for you to make the space feel intimate. Image via Mini Style

OPT FOR A LIGHT, NEUTRAL WALL COLOR

Style Me Pretty

Style Me Pretty

Creating an airy feel in a cramped space can be easy as painting the walls a light, neutral color. And if you’re going the gender-neutral route, try a silvery shade of grey. Image by Claire Esparros via Style Me Pretty

BE SMART ABOUT STORAGE

Charlie & Chooka

Charlie & Chooka

Creativity is key when designing a small nursery, so rethink the layout. Can a closet double as a changing space and storage area? Can you stash supplies in an ottoman? Think about how items and spaces can work double duty. Image via Charlie & Chooka

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