Clever storage ideas for a nursery

From nappies and baby wipes to baby grows and bottles, babies might be tiny, but they need plenty of things! And babies don’t stay babies for long, and before you know it, you’ll be hording endless books, toys and clothing for a rapidly developing toddler.

Yes, it’s safe to say, a lot of storage space is needed to store the endless items little ones need.

If you’re doing up a nursery for a youngster and want to optimise the space in the room, take a look at the following clever storage ideas for a nursery.

Opt for a skirted cot

Rather than buying a cot with open legs at the bottom, opt for one that has skirting. You’ll then be able to place essential baby items like nappies and towels underneath the cot without creating any visible clutter.

Transform an old dresser

Nursery furniture can be expensive. If you’re on a tight budget, rather than buying a purpose-built dresser for your youngster, why not revamp an existing dresser?

Paint an old dresser in the colour that you’re decorating the nursery in and turn it into a baby-friendly item of furniture by placing a changing mat on top of the dresser. That way, you’ll have plenty of pretty storage space to go in your child’s nursery as well as somewhere to change your baby.

Buy toys with a storage twist

A nursery wouldn’t be complete with loveable cuddly animals, handcrafted trains and other adorable baby toys in the room.

As toys take up room, why not be inventive with the space by purchasing toys with a storage twist? For example, toy boxes with cute animals painted on the box would make an attractive feature in your baby’s nursery. As would shelving that is shaped like a doll’s house.

Hang hooks on the wall

Another effective way to store the hordes of items little ones seem to need, is to hang plenty of hooks on the walls. This way you can hang essential items like towels, dressing gowns, baby blankets and more, without taking up too much room.

The more creative you are with the décor of your nursery the better, as you’ll create a stimulating space for your little one to thrive in.

Ian Munslow

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Ian Munslow

I joined the New ID team early in 2012 specifically briefed with the task of increasing show home and furniture packaging market share. It represented a departure from our traditional routes to market...
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