With the arrival of a baby comes all the baby's things. There’s the diaper gear, toys, clothes and all the feeding accessories. When planning for your little one, it’s important to set up the nursery to be an organized space. You need the right storage gear to wrangle it all, so baby’s room is tidy and serene for sleeping.
Whether you're modifying an existing space, like a sibling’s bedroom, or creating a room that is going to be transformed into a full-on nursery and playroom, you need to create dedicated areas for diaper changing, feeding, reading, sleeping and playing.
Read ahead for 10 tips on organizing a room for your little one.
#1 Accent Shelving
An arrangement of two or three shelves topped with toys, books, photos and decor is the perfect way to create a cute vignette for baby.
#2 Baby Book Ledges
Encourage a love of reading by making books accessible by displaying them on a thin ledge. Bonus: Beautiful, colorful book covers double as art.
#3 Hanging Around with Storage Hooks
Get creative with hooks and instead of using them to hang jackets and hats, display more precious toys and items like musical instruments. Kids can easily grab them when needed and they are kept in a safe place.
#4 Bunkbed Storage
If baby is going to be sharing a space with siblings, bunkbeds are a smart space-saving solution. Echo the vertical nature of the beds by using floating shelves in lieu of nightstands.
#5 Kid's Craft-Zone
For a nursery that needs to work for many kids, carve out a small area for crafts with a narrow ledge that can be used as a work surface. Just pull up a few small chairs and use bins for art supply storage.
#6 More Room to Play
Give your kids more room to play by storing toys off the ground. Instead of bulky bins brimming with toys, curate your selection of toys and display them on shelves that are close enough to the ground so your toddler can grab what they need.
#7 Precious Items
Installing floating shelves above windows and around the top of the wall, near the ceiling, is a great way to display breakable decorative items like tchotchkes and heirlooms that you don’t want baby playing with.
#8 Floating Changing Table
For wipes and ointments that need to be easily accessible when changing baby, consider installing a narrow ledge above or next to the changing table to arrange all the changing gear. You’re going to need it within reach.
#9 Birthday Display
Decorate a shelf with all the things from baby’s birth—a photo, booties and signage, a reminder of those sweet first few days together.
#10 Floating Bookshelf