One thing is certain: there is always space within your home to welcome your baby! However, the size of that space can vary greatly, and while some babies leave the hospital and go into their own nursery, there are plenty of families that need to get creative in carving out a nursery nook in their own master bedroom. Often these are urban dwelling families, such as Becky and Mike, who live in a 1-bedroom San Francisco apartment. As featured in the 4-part BabyCenter DIY Dream Nursery series, their design dilemma was converting their master bedroom into a shared space with their baby, due in September.
Project Nursery to the rescue! This is exactly the type of design challenge we love to tackle, and we felt confident after looking at some of the before shots that we’d be able to help this couple come up with a solid plan on creating a nursery nook within their bedroom.
Where to begin? The very first step for this couple was to remove all the clothing and clutter, so that the room truly had nothing in it but the bed. By removing everything but the essentials, you are able to determine how to use the space most efficiently and find out what fits and what doesn’t within the room’s footprint. After the clean-out, we gave Becky and Mike ten tips on maximizing a small space that we hope you’ll find helpful, and you don’t miss their video story. Grab a tissue box as it’s a truly emotional journey.
The couple did an amazing job of implementing our advice. It’s a complete space makeover—and proof, that you really can have a dream nursery, no matter how small it is!