Ah yes, the topic of space - everyone wishes they had more of it but sometimes we have no option but to make a broom closet appear to be a palace. The good news is with nurseries it can be fairly easy because the actual furniture is pretty petite to begin with. Heres a few tips on how to turn small and cluttered in to a spacious haven...
- The Feature Wall: I know, I'm the queen of pushing the feature wall and I promise to dedicate an entire post just on this topic to explain why (soon). The point here is that the featured wall will make the room look larger because the wall will appear to recede.
- Go Monochrome: Choose a colour that fits in with the feature wall and then take the palette to monochrome heights. That way the eye won't be distracted with too many colours.
- Storage: Go up and down. Line beautiful baskets under the cot, instal cabinetry and shelving above. Storage is the biggest issue when it comes to small rooms.
- Ditch the Change Table: well not intirely. Instead of buying an actual change table, switch it out for an adult dresser and place the change mat on top. This will create more storage space and can be transformed from nursery to bedroom when the baby doesn't need it anymore.
- Let the Light Shine in: Brighter rooms always appear to be larger than they actually are!
- Choose Fine Lined Furniture: Stay away from anything too bulky and if you can purchase items that don't completely touch the floor, even if you have only a few centimetres between floor and an item, this creates an illusion that their is more space than there actually is.
So there it is, everything you need to know about creating a magical, 'petite' nursery...