Small nurseries require big ideas!
We all know that babies need a lot of ‘stuff’ so it’s crucial to organise a nursery the best way possible to maximise the space you do have. When it came to figuring out the best way to set up Mia’s room, I did some research and came up with a list of pointers that really helped us out!
Tall & thin
Silver Cross were really good at space saving furniture (see video below). I loved this combi-unit from Silver Cross instantly because it’s a dresser, wardrobe and changing unit all in one. Inside there are two hanging rails and handy accessory compartments all built on top of a drawer.
You can get some neat packaging with some baby wear so consider keeping some of the boxes that’ll look pretty on top of a wardrobe.
Collapsing/multi purpose furniture
Neatly hidden down the back of our unit is a changing system – it just pops up and pulls down whenever needed, so we’re not wasting space. Look for collapsing furniture (like stools, changing units etc) and buy toy chests that can double up as seats (a small sheepskin rug looks ace thrown onto one of these).
To make the room appear bigger we used Dulux Light + Space paint which reflects light making the room brighter. By using bold prints we make the room appear more spacious.
We chose the Silver Cross Soho cot bed for its lovely white woodgrain finish and size. Rather than chopping and changing and taking furniture in and out of the room for the next few years we wanted something that had adjustable heights (this has three) and one that easily transforms into a toddler bed so we could keep it where it is (see video below). What’s great is that the Silver Cross order even came with an assembly service! We also chose to stock up on sleeping bags to save buying lots and lots of sheets that’ll need folding up and storing. This sleepsuit is so cute!
Sucking it up and putting it under the cot or in a box… Mia’s constantly growing out of her clothes so we’re always having to pack up and store away. Worth bearing in mind before you commit to where everything will go in the nursery!