How to Decorate A Baby's Room in a Small Home

No matter how small, your baby’s nursery is always the biggest source of joy and warmth in your home.

Updated on August 03, 2017 16:08 pm

Amanda Leow

colourful and bright baby nursery room in a small apartment

Whether in big or small homes, it is very common to assign the smallest room for the baby’s nursery. With all the excitement for the arrival of the little bundle of joy, we tend to buy everything, even hoard clothes and baby apparel in different colours, and realize in the last minute how cramped and stuffed the little room has become.

Basically, the essentials of a baby’s room are a good-quality crib or cot with a new mattress, a changing table with dresser, and a comfortable chair for nursing sessions.

So how do you maximize the little space or make it look a lot bigger?

quirky baby nursery room in a small bedroom


Colour choice.

Light, neutral pastels give an impression of a large, well-ventilated room, but it is incorrect to say that solid dark colors always make a room look small. You can have one side painted with a bold, bright color then the remaining sides and ceiling, a cool gray, or neutral tone for an illusion of visual depth. There are also researches that suggest the best calming wall colours for babies and children.

light and neutral pastel wall paining colour gives an illusion of a larger baby nursery room


Mirrors and lightings.

Babies love to see their reflections, and aside from being effective pacifiers—and additional minutes of sleep for new parents—mirrors are a great way to make the room look larger. Place it in front of the window for baby’s best viewing pleasure. Use natural light to your advantage while in the evening, use a dim night light so you can check on the baby without rousing her. As someone said, “Baby naps are God's way of saying to parents, 'I love you’.”

use of sheer curtains as divider between baby nursery room and master bed room


The use of curtains.

When cohabiting or sharing a room with the baby, you may place sheer curtains to divide the space between you and your little darling. Enjoy the little privacy with your partner while still being able to check on your baby—which is one of the main reasons for cohabiting. Choose curtains with dust-proof fabric if you can.

the importance of having multifunction furnitures save on storage space, practical for small baby nursery rooms


Purchase multifunctional furniture.

Like beds with built-in drawers underneath, the space under the cot can serve as storage for changing diapers, baby-cleaning stuff, or clothes that don’t fit her yet—not to mention the toys and loads of gifts she will receive after her first birthday. It is also best to have a sturdy dresser that also makes a good changing table, and the favorite sidetable-ottoman-storage-in-one.

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Cover photo courtesy of Baby Room Ideas

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