Having a nursery for your baby is important — it helps you keep everything your baby needs in one place so it’s easy to find, and it gives them their own space. This means you’ll have a place for feedings, diaper changes, naps and playtime! However, not every parent is able to dedicate an entire room for their baby. A nursery corner is the solution.
What is a nursery corner?
A nursery corner is a space dedicated just for baby. It usually works best for it to be in your room, if you have the space. You don’t need a crib (a bassinet will do for the first little while), but since we had one, we built our baby girl’s nursery corner around her crib. If you don’t have one, use a larger item like a dresser or recliner/rocking chair as a starting point.
What do you need for your nursery corner?
Besides a place for your baby to sleep, you need:
A place to organize supplies
We got this cute rose gold utility cart from Michaels for pretty much everything: breastfeeding/formula supplies, wipes, medicine, hair bows, etc. It’s nice that everything is easily accessible and that we can SEE where it is.
Something to put toys in is also a must. We use this fun Cloud Island for Target bin and love it.
We saved space for our nursery corner by getting a crib (we actually got it for free from someone in our church congregation!) that had a 3-drawer attachment with a changing table on top.
And although three drawers isn’t much, we keep just the clothes that we use most often and make sure to go through it often for clothes that don’t fit anymore.
Where to put your nursery corner
Choose a corner of the room that can be reserved just for your baby. We put ours in the corner next to our bed, so it would be easy during the night to take care of her. This was especially nice when she was really little and we transitioned from co-sleeping to putting her in her crib.
How to decorate your nursery corner
Once you have the furniture and storage you need, you can think about adding a few decorative pieces to help it feel more like a cohesive nursery. I decided to go with a floral theme.
This SUPER EASY princess canopy was so fun to make. I made it with two sheer curtains from Walmart and an embroidery hoop. Seriously, it was the fastest and easiest DIY I’ve ever done…no sewing required!
I also made the floral “J” monogram letter with this DIY. This one was a little harder, but still pretty easy. I love how it turned out! I hope we use it to decorate Jemma’s room for years to come.
And finally, I designed the watercolor bear in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Fun fact: We were like 98% percent sure her name was going to be Jemma but wanted to meet her first. I took a risk and made it anyways! Then when she was born, it took us a few hours to officially decide on her name. Since she was born with red hair, we weren’t sure if we should choose a more Scandinavian name for her. But who were we kidding…she was meant to be a Jemma ;)-
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To tie it all together, we got a matching crib sheet and diaper changing pad cover from Target, and the “Itty bitty and pretty” sign is from Hobby Lobby.