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Create a space just for baby, even if you don’t have room for a nursery.
Eeek in one week we will be welcoming our little girl into this world! I’m so excited, nervous, happy, scared and about every other emotion out there right now. Back in January we had started looking for houses but when we found out we were expecting we decided to put the search on hold; after losing a baby last year I didn’t want to take any chances this time and we were happy in our little townhome. We are still happy in our townhome but have realized space is quickly becoming limited (especially with all the things I’ve bought for Mahle). When we buy a house she will definitely have her own room but for now she gets to bunk with mom and dad.
Just because she doesn’t have her own room doesn’t mean I can’t give her a space of her very own, right?! I also can’t paint our bedroom pink and put bows and tutus everywhere (I did ask my husband but you can guess what his answer was). Today I want to share with you how I created a mini nursery inside our bedroom and how easy it is for you to do too.
Pick a theme. Just as you would in a full size nursery pick a theme you want to go with. If you’re having a girl it could involve pink and/or purple, maybe lace, dolls, or anything else you think you’re little one might enjoy; or you might enjoy looking at. Once you have your theme picked out find small things you can add to your current living space to fit that theme. Think non-permanent items like blankets, pictures, lamps, etc.
Give baby their own space somewhere. Whether it’s a dresser, changing table or wall, make one part of your room all about baby. For us we decided to move my work space out into our landing and give Mahle my desk and the dresser next to it. I’ve set up pictures (download your FREE owl print here and quote here), some fun glitter decor and her diaper changing station here. And don’t you just love that bow holder?! I’ll be sharing the full tutorial next Friday. Having one area for all things baby is not only aesthetically pleasing but it also makes it a whole lot easier to find things when you need them.
Have a multi-functional sleeping area. If you’re like us and planning on having baby in your room there probably isn’t going to be much room for a crib. I’m planning on having Mahle sleep in bed with us for as long as we can but there are still going to be times that she can’t or doesn’t want to sleep in bed. That’s why I was thrilled when I found the Nesti 4-in-1 Play Yard from Urbini. It was exactly what we were looking for! It comes with a removable napper for when she’s still small and can fall asleep anywhere (this is perfect for when I’ll be cooking dinner or in a part of the house where I can’t hear her if she cries), removable bassinet with sounds, lights and the cutest owls attached (pink owls happened to be our theme for her part of the room so this was even more perfect), a changing station and a play yard.
The Nesti fit everything we were looking for when it came to sleep surfaces for our little girl and it was really affordable too! Right now they are on Rollback at Walmart for $129. This is way less than any crib you’ll find and it’s something baby can grow into. Plus you can use in other parts of the house too.
If you haven’t heard of Urbini they are a new baby gear company that specialize in quality products with a modern design at affordable prices. We have their Turni travel system (full review coming in two weeks) as well and the quality of their products is the best I’ve seen. Not only that but they are so easy to use. We’ve had two or three play yards in the past and I’ve always had the hardest time setting them up and taking them down. Not with the Nesti; just a click and the play yard collapses and is light weight so it’s easy for me to move around as well.
Are you going to be having a mini nursery in your master bedroom too? What ways are you finding to blend your style with baby’s? For more versatile baby gear at affordable prices check out the entire Urbini line!
Love it! Our 2nd baby girl is due the 27th of this month!! We are in a two-bedroom apartment, and our 2.5 year old is in the other bedroom… I’ll have a bassinet in our room to start out, but I’ve got a mini crib set up in the other walk-in closet! I felt weird about that at first, but then I saw a small number of closet-nursery pins for people in similar predicaments on Pinterest and got some super cute ideas!! Eventually, the girls can share a room of course, but while the little one is waking up throughout the night, I didn’t want to also wake up my toddler- ha. 😀 I’m hoping to share a post on our own mini-nursery soon! (You know, if I can get it together and finished etc.)
Congrats!! I hope your little girl has joined your family by now! We’ve done a closet nursery before too and it actually works great! I would love to see your post when you get it up 🙂
Some great tips here, we are expecting our third and space is really limited. Love the crib that you have found looks perfect. We are really pleased with the cot we went for has some really brilliant space and storage features as unfortunately we don’t have space anywhere else other than the cot area for our new arrival. goo.gl/7ncafl
Congrats on your new baby! It’s hard when space is limited but there are so many fun things you want to buy!