5 Tips On How To Furnish A Nursery In A Small Space

how to furnish a small nursery

Do you want to make your little one’s dream of a fairy tale oasis come true, but are limited by the size of the room? Read our practical tips that will allow you to make the most of any space.

Furnishing a kids’ room can be tricky. It’s not enough to just choose the right table, wardrobe, or bed. The important thing is to turn the room into a tiny kingdom, where you can promote creativity, fun, undisturbed sleep, and the development of all their skills and abilities. Whether you’re undergoing a total renovation, or just looking for little touches to make it cosy, at FAVI you can find everything you need – from multiple amazing retailers – all in one place! So, let’s get started…

An elevated bed creates space to play

A child’s antics need a good amount of space, but not everyone has the room. Whether you have a creative artist or a cheeky little pirate at home, a loft bed is the easiest solution for a cramped space. You can use the space underneath the bunk for a desk, or to create a secret den! 

Go multi functional

Next to the bed, the desk is the most important piece of furniture in a child’s room. Children past a certain age need to use it to colour in colouring books, play games or do homework. If you are limited by lack of space, invest in multifunctional children’s furniture that will help you prioritise the desk area. For example, beds with storage are ideal, so you don’t sacrifice a good desk area for a bulky wardrobe or cupboard. 

Think vertically and use the walls

We often neglect walls when thinking about storage. Don’t make that mistake – hang wall cabinets, shelves or just hooks on them. This frees up valuable play space on the floor, plus you can stash all your child’s essentials on the shelves. On the highest cabinets, where children can’t reach, you can store seasonal clothes or bedding in good storage boxes.

Don’t forget the decoration

A child’s room is a place where children need to feel comfortable. That’s why it’s important to make the room super fun. Think outside the box, and really try to choose accessories, decoration and pictures according to what your child likes best, whether it’s planes, animals or princesses. You can decorate empty spaces on the walls with wall stickers that will make the room burst with colour and have a positive effect on your child’s creativity and imagination. Hang mobiles or other decor from the ceiling, and plants, kept out of reach, also make the space really inviting! 

Enlarge the room with colour

Bright colours can visually enlarge a room, while night lights can chase away night terrors and create a relaxed atmosphere. We also love rugs, for adding more colour and comfort to the space. The best ones to maintain are the ones with a short pile, so it’s easy to keep clean.

Just because it’s a small nursery room, as you can see, it doesn’t mean you have to scrimp on colour and design. You can still create a unique and personable room that will be enjoyed by the whole family.

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Nicole Sage

Nicole Sage is the founder of Sleek-chic Interiors and is a highly experienced interiors writer and skilled home renovator who has a passion for all things design. She has been featured as an authority at Pinterest, Ideal Home, Daily Mail and in countless other interviews. For 8 years, Nicole has written, observed key interior trends, renovated and undertaken interior short courses at the renown KLC school where she has gained her grounding interior design principles. With a keen eye for detail and a love of creativity, she shares her expertise on the latest interior trends, practical DIY tutorials, and styling inspiration to help others transform their homes into stunning spaces. With a commitment to delivering informative and engaging content, Nicole inspires and empowers readers to explore their own unique sense of style and create beautiful, personalised interiors. Contact her at hello@sleek-chic.co.uk for interiors advice, colour questions and any commentary.

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