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Making Room for a New Baby in a Small Space

You CAN create a sweet nursery in a small space! Learn how in this post sponsored by buybuy BABY!

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It’s really amazing how, even though newborns are pretty much the tiniest mammals on earth, they need so much stuff. A baby has to have diapers, wipes, onesies, a rocker, a bassinet, a changing table—the list doesn’t end! When you live in a cozy space like my family, you might have to get a little creative to fit in all of your baby’s necessities. 

After careful planning and strategizing, Terrence and I finally determined the best way to integrate our new little guy into our humble abode, and I have to say, I think we did a pretty good job! Although we are looking to move into a bigger home soon, there’s no reason for us not to be comfortable in the space that we’re in now. A few simple space saving tricks coupled with common sense and flexibility, and we’re ready to live as a family of four in our sweet little home! Here’s how we did it:

Don’t be afraid of large foundational furniture pieces.

When you live in a small space, it can be tempting to get tiny furniture. The problem with that is then you have to get a bunch of little furniture pieces that end up making your home look cluttered. Instead, consider purchasing big foundational items. We picked up the Sorelle Petite Paradise 5-Piece Complete Nursery Set in Cherry from buybuy BABY, and it’s the only furniture we’ll need for the baby’s area in our place. This set does everything from hold his clothes, to store his books, and even gives us a place to put away diapers and wipes that we aren’t using yet.

Stick with a uniform color theme throughout your home.

Because our place is small, a cohesive color theme helps pull everything together and make the baby’s area feel like a part of our home rather than an afterthought. Since our furniture and accessories are made out of Cherry wood, the nursery set we purchased fits right in.

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Choose items that do double duty.

I’m telling you, the nursery set we purchased is really just the perfect solution for a small space! Not only can we change the baby on the changing table, but it has shelves that we’ve placed baskets on with clothes and other baby essentials. Nothing you buy that is going to go into a small home should only have one use. You just don’t have that luxury.

Keep things tidy.

The most important part of adding a nursery into a tiny space is to keep things tidy. Because there are so many teeny little socks, hats, toys, and other baby props to keep up with, if you aren’t intentional about keeping things tidy things will blow up really fast. Baskets are your friend. We purchased a couple of sets of the Redmon 3-Piece Basket Storage Set with Grey Liners in White from buybuy BABY, and keep everything in there from clothes to books. Baskets, people. Baskets.

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Every surface doesn’t need to be covered.

Finally, keep in mind that you don’t have to fill up every inch of space in your home. If you find that there are no clear surfaces, then you might want to consider decluttering and getting rid of a few things. Nothing makes a small house feel even smaller than having it overflowing with stuff.

When all is said and done, just know that no matter how big or small your house is, as long as you are caring for and loving on your little baby, that’s the most important thing. Don’t stress out about whether or not you have enough space. Just make sure you make space mentally and physically to be able to spend it with your sweet new family member!