Often, we may select the smallest bedroom in the house for a nursery. At first, it may seem like it makes perfect sense: smallest person gets the smallest room. But despite their size, babies come with lots of stuff, and you may be spending lots of time and late nights in that room, especially in the early days. Feeling claustrophobic is the last thing you need.
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There are some simple strategies you can use when decorating your baby’s smaller nursery to open it up and make it feel larger. These tips also work when converting your nursery into a child’s room. In many homes, especially with multiple kids, at least one kid has a smaller space and these ideas will make it feel cozy but not tiny.
You can also paint the trim or any moulding in the room a lighter color than the walls. This creates a visual trick that makes the walls feel further back and the room feel bigger.
Whatever you do, keep shades in the same color family to keep the space feeling larger.
While you don’t want big, hulking pieces of furniture taking up a ton of space, cluttering up your space with lots of smaller items won’t help either. Carefully select a few pieces that are truly functional--or even multi-functional. For example, get a dresser with a changing table attachment on the top. Ours actually flipped over to be a toddler dresser after my son was big enough, saving money and space.