When a baby comes along, especially when it's your first, you're often left re-arranging your house to accommodate the newcomer. Many times it's turning a study or guest bedroom into a nursery. (Often, it means moving to a new home, or at least dreaming of doing so.)
When Hunter was on his way, we moved from a comfortable two bedroom apartment to a much bigger three bedroom townhouse. At the time, it was the right decision, but I often wonder how our lives may have looked if we had stayed in our apartment.
I was recently going through the Lonny archives when I happened upon these two images of a den-turned-nursery. I completely fell in love with this space because of it's ingenuity.
IKEA shelves were added to the wall to create a space to store treasures and clothing - in the absence of built in cupboard space. And you know what? I think this room feels much cosier and more inviting than a lot of the larger rooms I've seen.
The IKEA shelving makes a perfect place to hang all of those teeny, tiny, adorable baby clothes and this fretwork cabinet turned change table with storage is perfect for storing other baby clothes. (This example is obviously on the luxe end of the spectrum, but you could refashion another cabinet or dresser to achieve the same end.)
It really shows that a little thought and some clever planning really means you can make the most of your surroundings without spending a fortune - or moving house.
Did you move house or change another room into your nursery?