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Achieve a Cozy Nursery in 4 Easy Steps

With these handy hints and tricks, you can create a beautiful nursery even in the tiniest spaces


Nesting is a vital part of preparing for a newborn baby—especially for first-time moms. Most of the time, soon-to-be moms already have that dream nursery in mind, but if you have limited space in your home, that dream might not easily turn into a reality.

Don’t be disheartened; there are ways around this small dilemma. Even if all you have is a space as big as a walk-in closet, you can still have a comfortable and charming nursery for your new bundle of joy. All you need is a fresh coat of paint, a crib, and these tips.

Main photos by Miguel Nacianceno.

Install a foldaway diaper table.

Diaper tables are essential in any nursery. But what do you do if you really don’t have the space for this large piece of furniture? It’s simple. Install a foldaway diaper table instead. This idea might seem a bit scary but with the right fixtures, it is absolutely safe for your little one.

You simply have to fold it out when you need it and fold it back when it’s not in use. And since you don’t need to spend money on an actual diaper table, you can invest in pieces like a crib or a compact rocking chair.

Get the step-by-step guide here.

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Store items under the crib.

Diapers, baby powder bottles, baby wipes, bags, and linens can all be stored below your baby’s crib. Organize everything in shallow plastic bins so you can slip them under easily. Just purchase a crib skirt to keep everything out of sight.

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Do away with a cabinet or dresser.

Tiny babies also mean tiny clothes so you really don’t need a closet or dresser for their things. Save the money and the space by installing rods instead. It gives you room to move around and makes everything accessible. For smaller items like socks, mittens, or hats, you can also hang bins with S hooks onto the rods.

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Use picture ledge shelves for books, frames, and toys.

Regular shelves will not work for a tiny space—you risk bumping into its sharp corners whenever you move around---opt for picture ledge shelves instead. These narrow shelving units are perfect for putting books, picture frames, and small toys on display—creating that whimsical feel in the room.

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