Adapting an apartment for an additional family member is often a challenge. It's especially difficult when you don't have an extra room to dedicate to the new arrival. However, using a few smart apartment nursery ideas, you can create a space for your baby without feeling cramped.
Here are four decorating ideas for you to create a nursery in a one-bedroom apartment.
You may need to carve out some more room in your one-bedroom apartment in order to accommodate your new baby. One sure way of doing that is converting your walk-in closet into a nursery. It is paramount that you hire general contractors to help you with this project. Your contractor will help you remodel the closet for optimal energy efficiency and safety. While at it, they will help you get enough light and ventilation into the closet-turn-nursery.
Repurposing a closet means repurposing the already-existing storage hardware. Your contractor will help you knock down a few shelves in order to fit the baby's crib and play area. They will help you create alternative storage space to compensate for the lost space in the closet.
Another professional that you may need to hire is an interior designer. You want the oversized closet nursery to look chic, while feeling warm and inviting, even in its small state. An interior designer will help you pick a theme for the room, paint the walls and add cute little décor items for an enhanced stylish look.
You need to squeeze out as much storage space as possible if you are to fit a nursery in a one-bedroom apartment. That is extremely daunting, but these studio decor ideas to maximize your small space might help:
When living in a small apartment, it might be necessary to create a few mini-nurseries instead of having one dedicated space for your baby.
You can have these small bedroom ideas to make your space feel larger:
You can put this in one corner of your living room. The station should have:
This is where you keep your basic pumping essentials. Ideally, it should go in the nursery or the master bedroom. In a one-bedroom apartment, in order to minimize congestion in the bedroom, you can set it up in the kitchen, for example. The station should have a cart or a basket where you store your breast pump, disinfectant wipes, nipple cream, sanitizer and extra tubing for the pump.
If you have a spacious bathroom, you can carve out a small space for your diapering station. You can utilize one bathroom wall for storing the diapering essentials such as diapers, wipes, a grooming and first aid kit, creams and lotions, diaper pails and hand sanitizers. Also, get a narrow changing table that fits in one small bathroom corner and a changing pad for optimal baby comfort and security.
You need your baby to have long and restful sleep durations both during the day and at night. Think of the best hacks for a good night's sleep. That would in most cases mean keeping the atmosphere calm and quiet. But with hampers of laundry piling up and dishes waiting to get washed, creating a quiet atmosphere isn't always feasible in a one-bedroom apartment. That is why you need to create a calming sleep routine for your baby. Normalize playing lullabies and meditation music in the home or invest in a white-noise machine to create a calming pre-sleep routine for the baby.
You've got to do what you've got to do to accommodate your new bundle of joy in your small one-bedroom apartment. Most times that means reimagining your comfort and convenience around your baby's needs. Isn't it awesome that you can combine your personal and living space with space for your baby and creatively work around your little one's needs?