I am a “List” person and love to be organized. So when I was going through the design process for my children’s nursery, there was no exception. One of my favorite questions to ask myself was “is this going to be a bedroom and playroom”? When you answer that question you open up a lot of design options as well. For example, adding creative storage space for toys and books. I have always loved that my children’s room were also their playrooms, even as babies. Designer Dad Stephen Saint-Onge says to access storage and rotate toys from week to week so your baby is interested. I like to hang a book shelf about 5″ from the floor so your little one can explore and pick out their favorite. When picking out your furniture make sure it can grow with your child. For example, picking out a crib that converts into a full size bed. Bellini has several different crib models that when converted the front and back head boards are also the head/foot boards of a full size bed.
Define the space, in other words let your little one have an area of the room that can be creative, fun, and their own. For nurseries you can have area of soft toys and pillows, then change as the baby grows. I have always like to use chalk board paint on a wall or closet doors, it’s an everlasting creative space for your older toddler or tween.