unconventional nurseries

by Shannon on October 23, 2009

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Whether you live in an apartment with limited space, or you have a large family with kids already overflowing out of every room, a lack of space forces us to get creative when it comes time to set up the nursery. On the running theme of twins today, I was inspired to write this post after visiting our friends down in Riverside, CA. When they first found out they were having twins they knew that their 2 bedroom condo was going to be very crowded, very soon. Not to mention the fact the twins on the way gave grandma that extra excuse she needed to call that second bedroom home. So what did they do? They got creative and moved the Master Bedroom into the living room. When I heard this I was thinking, huh? Seriously, how are they going to do that? Well, it wasn’t until last month that I saw the conversion and I was floored. It may sound crazy, but they did an incredible job. Contrary to my initial thought that their guests would feel uncomfortable coming over and sitting in the “bedroom” to visit, I felt so welcome and comfortable in their home. By simply adding a few panels for drapery the room was transformed into a cozy Master/Nursery/Kitchen/Living Room. Is that possible? Yes, and it is incredible. You guys did an amazing job, and it just proves that sometimes compromise, creativity, and love is all it takes to create the perfect sanctuary for your new babes.

room decor for children  unconventional nurseries

Here are a few other nurseries showing how parents can turn the tiniest spaces into the sweetest of places…

Ohdeedoh: 6×6 closet converted into a nursery

room decor for children  unconventional nurseries

Ohdeedoh: 28 square feet of closet-turned-nursery

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SimpeNest: She converted her laundry room into a nursery for her first, and her master closet for her second!

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room decor for children  unconventional nurseries

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Vanessa Parker January 4, 2010 at 7:32 pm

Wow. I am so excited. I am expecting our first child and we have a closet we are turning into a nursery. My mother thinks I am strange but I know it is going to be a great project. Thanks for the inspiration.

Toni January 5, 2010 at 9:07 am

Hi Vanessa,

I have to make do with a nursery on the go three times already and my son isn’t even two! When he was born in Dubai we had a closet that i converted into the changing area and used a bassinet. In Hungary, we had a spare room/guest room that I still managed to customize and now in Lebanon we only have one bedroom. Poor Dane goes to bed in ours, then when its time we move him into his packnplay that sits in the living area. They gave us so many couches that I converted one into the changing area. Nursery so do now need to be conventional anymore. You can make do with just about anything-just a bit of creativity. Good Luck. Please send pics when you’re finished!

Toni January 5, 2010 at 9:15 am

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