How To Style Your Nursery, Even When You Have Limited Space
Getting your baby's nursery ready is no small feat. While living spaces are usually quite limited and tight in Hong Kong, it doesn't mean you can't have the nursery of your dreams.
Some of you are probably thinking, "but my room is too small to transform into a practical nursery!" Mais non, we beg to differ.
Milly's nursery makeover is a great example of how you could transform a small space into a little haven for your baby. The room used to be Milly's dressing room, but she cleared everything out, so there would be a dedicated space for Baby Ido.
Here's what it looks like before vs after:
1. Elevate The Nursery With Wallpaper
One of the best ways to transform your room into a stylish nursery is turning one of the walls into a feature wall with wallpaper. Make sure you go for a wallpaper that's safe and non-toxic for your baby.
If you're into whimsical prints, check out the Swedish wallpaper brand Majvillan! Their wallpapers are printed on non-woven materials with water-based ink that's 100% free from solvents and PVC.
Milly's choice: Majvillan Wallpaper My Farm Stone Blue
2. Invest In Furnitures That Can Grow With Your Baby
Before you know it, your baby has grown bigger again (mon dieu, where did the time go?). It's essential to invest in pieces that are versatile and can grow with your child. Check if your preferred crib has the option to convert to a toddler bed as your petit grows, so you won't have to keep changing the bed every year. For dresser, choose one that you can add a removable changing table so once your baby goes diaper-free, you can put other things on top after.
While some might not be too sure when they see the price tag of a convertible crib, it's worth every penny to invest in a bed that would keep your petit's company from infancy to up to age 9. Being able to repurpose your baby's crib into a toddler bed also means less waste and it's better for our planet.
Milly's Choice: Oliver Furniture Wood Mini+ Basic Cot
3. Create A Cozy Nook By The Window
If your room is rather petit to style, don't overlook your window sill. It tends to be a spot that either remains bare or gets cluttered. Instead of wasting the space, create a cozy nook with cushions or a beanbag. You can also dress it up with pieces like garlands and fairy lights to add a whimsical touch and soft, magical lighting at night.
4. Keep Your Family Treasures
Having storage accents on the walls is a great way to save space and showcase a curation of accessories and toys for your petit. You can hang an organiser on the wall and also add a shelf on the side to dress things up.
Milly's choice: Oliver Furniture Seaside Kids Shelf With Hooks
5. Don't Forget To Cushion Up The Floor
Chances are 100% that your baby will want to crawl all over the place once they're big enough. So don't forget to add a layer to protect their little rolls (ahem, we mean legs) with either a safe playmat or rug. We love Lorena Canals for their machine-washable rugs made with natural cottons.
Milly's choice: Lorena Canals Tricolor Stars Grey Blue Washable Cotton Rug
6. Canopy Your Crib
Hanging a canopy over the crib adds an extra layer of comfort and dreamy touch to the room. You can also repurpose it and set up a quiet reading corner later on.
7. Beanbag For Extra Comfort
If you don't have space for a nursing chair in the room, go for a beanbag so you can still relax with a cup of tea while keeping an eye on your petit.
Milly's choice: nobodinoz Sahara Velvet Beanbag Wild Brown