The news of a baby on the way is no doubt one of the most exciting and rewarding times in your life. You’re likely getting everything prepared for your little bundle of joy to arrive, that includes designing the nursery. If this is your first time organizing a nursery, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out the best placement for furniture and what storage options you can use. With these steps for organizing, you’ll be on your way to a beautiful, functional nursery.
The first step in organizing a nursery is to focus on the basics. What do you really need besides a crib and a changing table? How much storage is actually necessary? What types of items will you be storing? These questions are critical to answer in order to really dig deep into the design and function of the room.
You don’t want to go overboard with electronics or clothes you won’t truly need. This will help you save precious space to store more important items such as diapers, onesies, and socks. Also, you’re likely to have plenty of clothes that your baby won’t fit into right away. Store these items in a separate location. This will help free up space for the more pressing items.
The next step is to think about the amount of storage that is already in the room. What does the closet space look like? Is it big or pretty small? If you have a large closet, you may not need to add too many more storage options. On the other hand, if the closet is smaller, you might need to think outside the box for extra places to store items.
Consider two-in-one furniture options. A dresser that you can place a changing pad on top of is the perfect example. You can utilize the top drawers for diapers, wipes, and towels so they are in a convenient place when you need them and the bottom drawers can be used for clothing items.
Baskets make a great option for storage, as well. Baskets can hide cluttered items, such as toys, books, and extras of the items used the most. Use smaller baskets to put into the closet or open shelving, and use larger baskets to keep out in the open to add character to the room. Even use smaller baskets on top the dresser that doubles as a changing table to put diapers, ointment, wipes, and more.
Nursery Closet Storage
When it comes to closet storage, you can go one of two ways; utilize wire shelving or custom built-in shelving. Either option comes with its own set of unique benefits.
Wire shelving vs. laminate:
- Wire shelving – Wire shelving can be a great option for a nursery closet. It requires less maintenance, keeps things free of dust and debris, and will last a long time. Plus, it’s easily customizable and changeable throughout the years as the room evolves.
- Laminate – Laminate shelving offers a beautiful, aesthetically pleasing option for your nursery’s closet. This option can also be customized to fit the dimensions and makes the room feel more sophisticated and modern.
Keep it simple. This last step is for you to really sit back, look at all of the items you have or need in the nursery and decide what is imperative to keep and what isn’t. You don’t want to have too much clutter in the area, as things on the floor could potentially cause you to trip or even just look downright messy.\
Don’t have too many items surrounding the crib, as sometimes they can be safety hazards. Keep the room simple, with everything in its place and you won’t be spending all your free time trying to clean up. Plus, making sure things are put back in their place when you’re finished using them will help to keep the room nice and tidy.
Let Harkraft Help You Organize
We know that a new baby already brings on a lot of responsibilities. Don’t let the stress of figuring out how to organize your nursery add to an already overwhelming time in your life. With over 50 years of experience, Harkraft can help you maximize storage and keep things organized in the most efficient way. Call or contact us today to request a design consultation.