10 Tips for Creating a Nursery in a Small Space

a baby nursery after renovation.

Sort of space? Here are some tips for creating a nursery in a tiny space, with a similar-sized budget.

Think Color

Color Guide

Small spaces can feel chaotic if colors don’t play well together. So find two or three hues you love that feel harmonious. Do as much as you can in those, with a neutral base like white or cream. Think soothing. Baby can’t see color for a while, but you can! With late-night feedings you’ll want all the soothe you can get. Stumped? Take inspiration from a scarf, dress, or painting—and draw on those for paint, rug, and textile colors. Light colors make a small area feel airy, but dark colors actually can feel spacious and warm.

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Gina Russell is a lover of Thai food, feminist prose, and music of the indie rock persuasion. When she’s not writing or reading up on health and education, she’s drinking coffee or binge watching “The Office.”