Many of us live in smaller homes with a box room or a tiny third bedroom. So, when it comes to adding to our families, we worry about space. Do we move to a bigger house? Or do we try to fit a nursery into the smaller room? Well, I’m here to tell you, there is an awful lot you can do with that box room. I’ve even seen converted closets house a baby!
Many smaller rooms don’t have a radiator. But, it’s incredibly important when winter comes to keep a baby’s room warm, especially while they are very young. If you’re worried about taking up wall space, see warmrooms.co.uk, for a huge range of different style and size options.
Painting the walls lighter colours, such as light blues, pinks or yellows, helps keep the room appear larger. Add colourful pictures or paintings to the wall to brighten things up. You could even add a mirror, to create the optical illusion of more space.
If you don’t have much space for storage, use the walls. Make the most of the height of the room. Mount some shelves on the walls, or use upright, flat bookshelves for storage.
The cot can be incredibly useful. While it takes up a lot of space in the room, it can be used for different things. Large drawers can often fit under the cot, to store changing supplies, blankets and bedding, or clothes. Then, if you are struggling to find somewhere to fit a changing table, have a cot top changer instead, that just slides under or behind the cot when it’s not in use.
Another option for your changing essentials is a large hanging nappy organiser, which is basically a large canvas bag, like a laundry sack, with separate compartments. You can hang this on the side of the cot, your chest of drawers, or the back of the door. Another option for clothes is adding a rail to the bottom of your shelves. This is a great space saver, and can also look very trendy. Tiny clothes are, after all, exceptionally cute.
Corners of rooms are often neglected, but that’s a lot of wasted space. Add corner shelves, or invest in corner drawer units to really make the most of the space available to you.
Remember, for the first six months, it’s recommended that the baby sleeps in your room. So, their room can start off as just storage. You don’t need to have your changing station in there. You could have it in your own bedroom; or even the bathroom if there is more space in there. You don’t need a nursing chair in there either. You can feed in any room where you are comfortable and relaxed.Decorating and designing your baby’s nursery is one of the most exciting parts of pregnancy. For many women, it’s when they see their baby’s finished nursery that it all starts to seem real. So, enjoy it. Don’t worry about the small space. Instead, make the most of it.
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St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
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