19 Small Nursery Ideas (with Huge Style)

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19 Small Nursery Ideas (with Huge Style)

Are you looking for small nursery ideas?  If you want some ideas to maximize your space and not sacrifice style, then this post is for you.  Get inspired by 19 gorgeous small nurseries and learn how to steal the style of each one.

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How do you maximize space in a small nursery?

Here are a few of my favorite ideas.

  • Create a closet nursery
  • Remove closet doors to extend a small room
  • Get a mini crib
  • Use a curtain to define space
  • Use storage solutions made for small spaces
  • Make your furniture do double duty

We'll explore all of these ideas and more.  Let's start with 19 ideas to maximize space in your small nursery.

1 | Create a Closet Nursery

CLOSET NURSERY | IMAGE SOURCE | WHITNEYLEIGHMORRIS

This is one of my favorite small nursery ideas. 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.  You may be able to even fit some storage in the closet too depending on its size.

Creating a Beautiful Closet 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 their baby by adding a mobile and a beautiful art print behind the crib.

Top Finds to Copy the Style of This Small Nursery

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

WHERE TO FIND

ONE | SIMILAR WICKER STORAGE DRAWERS

TWO | SMALL WHITE FAUX FUR RUG

THREE | SAILBOAT MOBILE

FOUR | GEOMETRIC RUG

FIVE | FLOWER MIRROR

SIX | CLOUD ART 

SEVEN | NATURAL ROPE BASKET

EIGHT | WHITE MODERN MINI CRIB

2 | 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.

My Picks to Steal the Style of This Nursery

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

WHERE TO FIND

ONE | STRIPED CURTAINS

TWO | LEATHER STOOL

THREE | WHITE MINI CRIB

FOUR | GEOMETRIC RUG

3 | Get a Mini Crib

NURSERY WITH WALLPAPER | IMAGE SOURCE | VICTORIAYAHARA

A mini crib is a perfect option if you have a small nursery.  Be sure to measure the space you have to find the one that works for your room.

This is another example of utilizing all your closet space by creating a closet nursery. This mini crib fits perfectly in this tiny home nursery.

Wallpaper in Small Nursery

If you have a small room like this, adding a graphic wallpaper behind the crib is a great way to make a statement. 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.

Boy Small Nursery Ideas

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

STEAL THE LOOK

ONE | BLUE PATTERN WALLPAPER

TWO | WHITE MINI CRIB

THREE | BEAR BLANKET

4 | Make Your Furniture Do Double Duty

SMALL NURSERY FURNITURE | IMAGE SOURCE | BABYGREYCO.UK

If you have a small space, you probably don't have room for 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 your 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.

Dresser and Changing Pad for a Small Nursery

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

5 | Remove Closet Doors

 IMAGE SOURCES

LEFT | FASHIONMOOD25 RIGHT | PROJECTNURSERY LOWER | AFKFURNITURE

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?)

6 | Find a Small Round Crib

SMALL NURSERY WITH ROUND CRIB | IMAGE SOURCE | LEO_AND_GRACE

There are a lot of options out there for small or mini cribs including this cute small round crib.  A crib like this would not take up a ton of space in your nursery.

Adding Wallpaper in Closet

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'll 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.

Stylish Small Nursery Finds with Round Crib

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

 WHERE TO FIND

ONE | WHITE ROPE BASKET

TWO | SIMILAR 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 POM BLANKET

NINE | NATURAL ROUND CRIB

7 | Find Stylish Storage Solutions

SMALL SPACE WITH BASKETS | IMAGE SOURCE | NOMADNIXON

Choose storage that goes with your style and your storage solutions will blend in with your decor.  Beautiful wicker baskets are a great example.

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.

Boho Small Nursery Ideas

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

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WHERE TO FIND

ONE | NATURAL CHANGING TABLE

TWO | CUSTOM BUFFALO BABY BLANKET

THREE | WICKER BELLY BASKET

FOUR | SET OF FOUR WICKER BASKETS

FIVE | RED PERSIAN RUG

SIX | LIVE CANE CORN PLANT

8 | Carve Out a Space in Your Bedroom

SHARING ROOM WITH BABY | IMAGE SOURCE | WEST ELM

Don’t have a separate room for your baby, no problem. If you're sharing a room with your baby, why not create a custom spot for them in your master bedroom?

You'll 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.

Parents Sharing Small Room with Baby Ideas

If you love this idea, check out what you need to create this look in your shared bedroom.

 WHERE TO FIND

ONE | AFRICAN STYLE HAMPER

TWO | SAFARI ANIMAL WALLPAPER

THREE | ROUND WHITE AREA RUG

FOUR | MID-CENTURY MODERN CRIB

9 | Think Outside the Crib

HANGING BASSINET | 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 that you can explore. This includes options for small bassinets with tons of style.

You could create a beautiful space 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.

Small Nursery Ideas with Bassinet

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

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WHERE TO FIND

ONE | ROCKER STAND | MOSES BASKET

TWO | CLOUD MOBILE

THREE | WHITE AND GREY DIAMOND AREA RUG

FOUR | SWEET DREAMS WALL HANGING

FIVE | BELLY BASKET

10 | 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 bedroom if you're sharing with your baby or even the living room if you don’t have a nursery.

Best Finds to Re-Create This Cozy Nook

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

 STEAL THE LOOK

ONE | TRELLIS DESIGN AREA RUG

TWO | SIMILAR DEER ART

THREE | YELLOW MOROCCAN BLANKET

FOUR | WOODLAND ANIMAL PILLOWS

FIVE | MUSTARD YELLOW CANOPY

SIX | WHITE & NATURAL MODERN CRIB

11 | Find a Crib with Storage

small nursery ideas crib with storage

IMAGE SOURCE | TINYTOTSWALLSTICKERS

If you have a small space, then why not make your crib do double duty?  Find a crib with storage underneath to help you maximize every inch of space you have.

I'm also loving the pretty simple greenery wall decals that you can find below.

My Picks to Copy the Style of This Small Nursery

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.

green and white Small nursery ideas

WHERE TO FIND

ONE | GREEN LEAVES WALL DECALS

TWO | LAMB STUFFED ANIMAL

THREE | CRIB WITH STORAGE DRAWER

FOUR | WHITE LEATHER POUF

FIVE | GREEN WAFFLE BABY BLANKET

12 | Ditch the Traditional Crib

 IMAGE SOURCE | HOUSEWITHEMILY

You don’t need a traditional crib. You can choose a bassinet that'll 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.

Best Finds for This Boho Nursery

If you're loving the style of this nursery, check out similar finds below.

WHERE TO FIND

ONE | WOODEN FLOATING SHELVES

TWO | BELLY BASKET

THREE | WHITE CANOPY

FOUR | RATTAN BASSINET

FIVE | SIMILAR CLOUD MOBILE

13 | 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.

Best Finds to Re-Create this Nursery Style

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

 WHERE TO FIND

ONE | WHITE DEER HEAD

TWO | WHITE CLASSIC CRIB

THREE | CUSTOM NAME BANNER

FOUR | WHITE BARN YARD WOOD PEAL & STICK PANELS

14 | Put Baby in a Corner

IMAGE SOURCE | KINDEROO_INTERIORS

You can create a whimsical corner for your baby in any room of your home even if you're sharing a room with your baby or have a one-bedroom apartment.

This beautiful space was created in the corner of the parent's bedroom. Add a pretty flowy canopy and a rattan bassinet to create a magical feel like they did here.

How to Copy the Style of This Whimsical Space

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

WHERE TO FIND

ONE | SIMILAR HOT AIR BALLOON MOBILE

TWO | WHITE CANOPY

THREE | CLOUD LIGHT

FOUR | RATTAN BASSINET

15 | 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 room and the black will help ground the space.

Simple Nursery Ideas

Steal the simple look for your small space nursery with the products below.

WHERE TO FIND

ONE | BLACK AND WHITE CRIB BEDDING SET

TWO | SLEEPING EYES DOWNLOADABLE WALL ART

THREE | SIMILAR ABC WALL ART DOWNLOAD

FOUR | BLACK FEATHER GARLAND

FIVE | SIMILAR BLACK, WHITE & GREY STAR MOBILE

SIX | ARROW CRIB SHEETS

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.

Small Nursery Storage Ideas

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

STORAGE IDEAS FOR CLOSET DOOR | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | WHITE OVER THE DOOR STORAGE RACK

TWO | OVER THE DOOR FABRIC SHELVES

THREE | GREEN CLOSET DOOR STORAGE WITH HOOKS

FOUR | OVER THE DOOR SHOE STORAGE

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'll 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.

Simple Neutral Small Nursery Idea

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

WHERE TO FIND

ONE | SMALL WHITE RUG

TWO | LOVE PILLOW

THREE | WREATH

FOUR | SMALL WHITE CRIB

18 | Utilize All Wall Space

Small nursery storage idea

 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.

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.

White Small Nursery Ideas

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

WHERE TO FIND

ONE | LLAMA MOBILE

TWO | MODERN WHITE GLIDER

THREE | WHITE POUF

FOUR | WHITE VINTAGE STYLE CRIB

Now you have plenty of new small nursery ideas.  I hope you found one that you want to try out in your home.  Feel free to save your favorite ideas to your Pinterest boards.  If you loved this post, please share it!

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