19 Small Nursery Ideas

 

19 Small Nursery Ideas

Are you looking for ideas for a small nursery? Just because you have a tiny nursery, or you are sharing a small room with your baby doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice style. The good news is babies don’t have to take up a ton of room. Read on to discover 19 gorgeous small nurseries that are big on style. You can create a closet nursery, take off the closet doors to extend a small room, get a mini crib or try one of the small nursery storage ideas in this article to create a small space nursery that is both beautiful and functional.

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Small Nursery Idea #1- Closet Nursery

CLOSET NURSERY | IMAGE SOURCE | LEO_AND_GRACE

This is one of my favorite small nurseries. If you have a small nursery space or are sharing a room with your baby then this is a great option. You can remove the doors of the closet and place the crib in there. There are a lot of options out there for small or mini cribs including this cute small round crib. I love how they added wallpaper to the back of the closet wall to make it look like it is a custom nook created for their lucky baby. You will love the llama wallpaper that I found below which will give your small nursery a similar feel. The mix of mid-century modern and boho style really hits the mark.

If you are in love with this small space nursery read below how you can steal the look for your baby’s nursery.

 STEAL THE LOOK

ONE | SMALL WHITE ROPE BASKET

TWO | SIMPLE WOODEN MOBILE

THREE | WHITE FLOATING SHELVES

FOUR | BLACK AND WHITE LLAMA WALLPAPER

FIVE | MODERN NURSERY ART

SIX | TALL WICKER HAMPER

SEVEN | MID-CENTURY MODERN DRESSER

EIGHT | YELLOW MORRACOAN BLANKET

NINE | NATURAL ROUND CRIB

Idea #2- Get a Mini Crib

CLOSET NURSERY WITH MINI CRIB | IMAGE SOURCE | WHITNEYLEIGHMORRIS

A mini crib is a perfect option if you have a small nursery. This is another example of utilizing all your closet space by creating a closet nursery. This small crib fits perfectly in this tiny home nursery. I love how this space is so light and bright and the storage is functional and pretty. Just because your baby is in the closet doesn’t mean her space can’t be beautiful. They made this space just for baby by adding a mobile and a beautiful art print behind the crib.

Check out the finds below to see how you can copy the look for your small nursery.


STEAL THE LOOK

ONE | WICKER STORAGE DRAWERS

TWO | SMALL WHITE FAUX FUR RUG

THREE | SAILBOAT MOBILE

FOUR | GEOMETRIC RUG

FIVE | FLOWER MIRROR

SIX | CLOUD ART DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

SEVEN | NATURAL ROPE BASKET

EIGHT | WHITE MODERN MINI CRIB

Idea #3- Use Baskets for Decorative Storage

SMALL SPACE WITH BASKETS | IMAGE SOURCE | NOMADNIXON

You can use different sizes and shapes of wicker baskets to create more storage and add visual interest. It gives the space a boho vibe and also provides storage for all the baby essentials like diapers, wipes and clothes. Steal this idea and take back a little space in a small nursery by placing the changing table in the closet. Add a plant in the corner to liven up the space.

Check out the finds below to copy the look in your baby’s small nursery.

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STEAL THE LOOK

ONE | NATURAL CHANGING TABLE

TWO | BUFFALO BABY BLANKET

THREE | WICKER BELLY BASKET

FOUR | SET OF FOUR WICKER BASKETS

FIVE | RED PERSIAN RUG

SIX | LIVE PLANT

Idea #4- Carve Out a Space in Your Master Bedroom

SHARING A ROOM WITH BABY | IMAGE SOURCE | WEST ELM

Don’t have a separate room for your baby, no problem. If you are sharing a room with your baby, why not create a custom spot for them in your master bedroom? You will be up every few hours feeding him anyway so why not have him close? You can create a custom nook for your baby by adding wallpaper to define the space.

Check out the ideas below to see how you can create this look in your master bedroom.

 STEAL THE LOOK

ONE | AFRICAN STYLE HAMPER

TWO | AFRICAN ANIMAL WALLPAPER

THREE | ROUND WHITE AREA RUG

FOUR | MID-CENTURY MODERN CRIB

Idea #5- Create a Statement with Wallpaper

NURSERY WITH WALLPAPER | IMAGE SOURCE | VICTORIAYAHARA

If you have a small room like this, adding a graphic wallpaper behind the crib is a great way to make a statement in your small nursery. Many people might be afraid that a large graphic will overtake a small space but as you can see by this example it adds character to the nursery.

See my finds below to create a similar graphic small nursery for your baby boy.

STEAL THE LOOK

ONE | BLUE PATTERN WALLPAPER

TWO | WHITE SMALL CRIB

THREE | BEAR BLANKET

Idea #6- Think Outside the Crib

HANGING BASINETT | IMAGE SOURCE | BABYJIVES

You don’t need a traditional crib especially with a new baby, there are some amazing options out there for your baby to sleep in. This includes this gorgeous hanging bassinet. You could create this spot for your baby in the corner of any room in your house. This is a great idea whether you have a small nursery or are sharing a small room with your baby.

Below you will see how you can create the same cozy corner in your home.


STEAL THE LOOK

ONE | HANGING BASINETT

TWO | CLOUD MOBILE

THREE | WHITE AND GREY DIAMOND AREA RUG

FOUR | SWEET DREAMS WALL HANGING

FIVE | BELLY BASKET

Idea #7- Create a Cozy Nook

NURSERY IDEAS WITH CANOPY | IMAGE SOURCE | OURLITTLEREDBRICKHOME

This canopy creates a cozy nook in the corner of this small nursery. You could create a nook like this in the corner of your master bedroom if you are sharing with your baby or even the living room if you don’t have a nursery.

Check out the finds below to create your own cozy nook for your baby in your home.

 STEAL THE LOOK

ONE | MORACCON AREA RUG

TWO | ANIMAL PRINTABLES

THREE | YELLOW MORACCON BLANKET

FOUR | WOODLAND ANIMAL PILLOWS

FIVE | MUSTARD YELLOW CANOPY

SIX | WHITE & NATURAL MODERN CRIB

Idea #8- Wire Baskets Create Functional and Pretty Storage

 IMAGE SOURCE | BABYGREYUK

Are you looking for storage ideas that are both functional and pretty? These wire baskets hit the mark. They will go with any nursery décor and are a great place to store all those baby essentials like diapers, wipes, bibs and clothes.

You can create a statement like they did here by adding wallpaper to the wall behind the crib. Choose light and bright colors to make the room look bigger.

If you love the look of this small nursery read on to find out how you can create the same look in your baby’s nursery.


STEAL THE LOOK OF THIS SMALL SPACE NURSERY

ONE | ROUND MIRROR

TWO | MODERN GREY GLIDER

THREE | LARGE BUNNY LIGHT

FOUR | LEAF WALLPAPER

FIVE | SMALL WHITE CRIB

SIX | WHITE AND GREY DIAMOND RUG

SEVEN | WIRE BASKET

EIGHT | WHITE CHANGING TABLE

NINE | WHITE LEATHER POUF

Idea #9- Ditch the Traditional Crib

 IMAGE SOURCE | HOUSEWITHEMILY

You don’t need a traditional crib. You can choose a bassinet that will take up less space and give the nursery an airy feel like this unique rattan bassinet. Complete the look with wicker baskets, a flowy canopy and a whimsical cloud mobile.

Check out similar finds below.

 STEAL THE LOOK

ONE | WOODEN FLOATING SHELVES

TWO | BELLY BASKET

THREE | WHITE CANOPY

FOUR | RATTAN BASINETT

FIVE | CLOUD MOBILE

Idea #10- Create a Stunning Accent Wall


IMAGE SOURCE |PROJECTNURSERY

Just because the space is small doesn’t mean that you can’t create a statement. Creating a wood panel wall behind the crib is a great way to add that wow factor to your small nursery and is not as hard as you think. There are peel and stick wood wall panels that make it look like you hired a carpenter but are actually very easy to install.

Check out the finds below to create this beautiful small nursery.

 STEAL THE LOOK

ONE | WHITE DEER HEAD

TWO | WHITE CLASSIC CRIB

THREE | CUSTOM NAME BANNER

FOUR | WHITE BARN YARD WOOD PEAL & STICK PANELS

Idea #11- Make a Statement Corner

IMAGE SOURCE | KINDEROO_INTERIORS

You can create a whimsical corner for your baby in any room of your home even if you are sharing a room with your baby or have a one bedroom apartment in the city. This statement was created in the corner of a master bedroom. Add a pretty flowy canopy and a rattan bassinet to create a magical feel like they did here.

Check out my favorite finds below to create your own whimsical corner for your baby.

STEAL THE LOOK

ONE | HOT AIR BALLOON MOBILE

TWO | WHITE CANOPY

THREE | CLOUD LIGHT

FOUR | RATTAN BASINETT

Idea #12- Make Your Furniture Do Double Duty

SMALL NURSERY FURNITURE | IMAGE SOURCE | BABYGREYCO.UK

If you have a small space, you don’t need a changing table and a dresser. Why not make your dresser do double duty and add a changing pad on top? As a bonus the furniture can transition with baby as they grow. Choose a colorful dresser to add interest to your small nursery. There are cute and stylish changing pad covers that you can choose to match the dresser.

Below I found a similar statement dresser and a cute changing pad cover that would look amazing in any nursery.

 STEAL THE LOOK

ONE | 6 DRAWER STORAGE CHEST

TWO | WOODEN SHELVES

THREE | FOX CHANGING PAD COVER

Idea #13- Remove Closet Doors

If you have a tiny nursery and are looking for ideas to create more space, try removing the closet doors and placing the changing table or dresser in the closet. This will immediately extend your space. The only con is you can’t shove stuff in the closet when you need a quick clean up. (Am I the only one that does that?)

 IMAGE SOURCES

TOP LEFT | FASHIONMOOD25

TOP RIGHT | PROJECTNURSERY

BOTTOM | AFKFURNITURE

Idea #14- Keep It Simple

MONOCHROMATIC NURSERY | IMAGE SOURCES | MINIMANNIKAN

Keep your color scheme simple like this monochromatic nursery. A black and white color scheme looks great in a small space. The white will brighten the space and the black will keep your eye moving around the room.

Steal the look for your small space nursery with the top finds below.

STEAL THE LOOK

ONE | BLACK AND WHITE CRIB BEDDING SET

TWO | SLEEPING EYES DOWNLOADABLE WALL ART

THREE | ABC WALL ART

FOUR | BLACK FEATHER GARLAND

FIVE | BLACK, WHITE & GREY STAR MOBILE

SIX | ARROW CRIB SHEETS


Idea #15- Use a Curtain to Define the Space

IMAGE SOURCE | WHITNEYLEIGHMORRIS & REFINERY29

Another great idea is to add a curtain to define the space, this works great when sharing a small room with your baby. This would also work great in a living room, one bedroom apartment or a tiny home nursery.

This nursery is small on space but huge on style. Re-create this look with the finds below.

STEAL THE LOOK

ONE | STRIPED CURTAINS

TWO | LEATHER STOOL

THREE | WHITE MINI CRIB

FOUR | GEOMETRIC RUG

Idea #16- Add Storage to the Closet Doors

NURSERY STORAGE IDEAS | IMAGE SOURCE | THE CONTAINER STORE

You must be smart with storage when you have a small space. Use all space available including the closet doors to store those baby essentials. There are tons of options for over the door storage including shoe holders, shelves and racks that can hold diapers, wipes, bibs, bows and all the little baby stuff.

Below are some of my favorite over the door storage solutions perfect for a small nursery.

STORAGE IDEAS FOR CLOSET DOOR

ONE | WHITE OVER THE DOOR STORAGE RACK

TWO | OVER THE DOOR FABRIC SHELVES

THREE | COLORED CLOSET DOOR STORAGE WITH HOOKS

FOUR | OVER THE DOOR SHOE STORAGE

Idea #17- Less is More

IMAGE SOURCE | PARKERECT

Less is more in a small space. If you keep it simple with plenty of white space it will make a small nursery look larger. You can choose a simple yet sophisticated color scheme with plenty of white and other neutrals. Add a beautiful, natural wreath above the crib and make that your statement piece.

If you love the look of this nursery you can copy it with the finds below.

 STEAL THE LOOK

ONE | SMALL WHITE RUG

TWO | LOVE PILLOW

THREE | WREATH

FOUR | SMALL WHITE CRIB

Idea #18- Utilize all Wall Space

 IMAGE SOURCE | HUSSH_CRADLES

You always need more storage with a baby. When you run out of space and are looking for small nursery storage ideas try adding storage vertically with shelving, baskets and a hanging rod for clothes.

Idea #19- Create A White & Bright Airy Space

WHITE NURSERY | IMAGE SOURCE | THE BUMP

All white will instantly make the nursery appear larger. If you have plenty of natural light that is an added bonus. White walls, natural light, furniture and accessories give this space a bright and airy feel.

If you love the look check out the finds below to score the look for your small nursery.

 STEAL THE LOOK

ONE | LLAMA MOBILE

TWO | MODERN WHITE GLIDER

THREE | WHITE POUF

FOUR | WHITE VINTAGE STYLE CRIB

Hope you got some inspiration from these 19 gorgeous small nurseries and are ready to try some of these small nursery ideas in your home. Whether you are sharing a small room with your baby, are trying to decorate a small nursery or have a nursery in a one bedroom apartment you now know how to create the perfect space that is functional and beautiful. I have shared with you the top ideas to create a beautiful and unique nursery in a small space including creating a closet nursery, placing the changing table in the closet, making your furniture do double duty and some of the best small nursery storage ideas. Which idea is your favorite? Leave a comment and let me know.

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