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Expecting a baby? Here's some nursery storage ideas that will last a little lifetime!

Expecting a baby? Here's some nursery storage ideas that will last a little lifetime!

You can never have too much storage in a nursery. Babies may be small but they come with a lot of baggage! Planning the nursery to best accommodate your baby’s needs usually starts well before the baby’s actual arrival, and we have some great ideas to help you make the most of your space. These tips will even last your child right up to adolescence.

Nursery storage ideas that go up, and up, and up!

Taking advantage of the vertical space available in your nursery is a great way to maximise the amount of storage you’ll have. If the spare room is now the nursery, chances are it's the smallest bedroom - you'll need to be a bit creative to fit all that baby stuff in (and then kid stuff, tween stuff and teen stuff!)

• Tall, slim built-in bookshelves are clean, organised and versatile, and can be used to store bedding, toys, books, or whatever you may need. Installing open shelving is another great idea to keep all the items you’ll need handy on a daily basis. As your baby grows, you can easily reorganise them. Building them in prevents risk of them falling as your baby starts climbing.

• If your nursery has a wardrobe, you can install another hanging rail or two to double the amount of clothing you’ll be able to hang – baby clothing is tiny, and you’ll be able to make the most of the space you have. You can add internal shelving - little pants don't need too much hanging room!

• Using a wall-mounted changing unit will free up space in your nursery for other essential items, as it can be folded up when not in use. These also come with storage pockets, so you can keep nappies, lotions, creams or wipes handy. Talk to a cabinet maker about options for your room - make sure it's safe for bub!

• Finally, hanging nets for soft toys and over the door hangers or hooks for nappy bags and washing baskets are fun, creative ways to store items in your nursery without taking up any space.

Creative storage

Storing your baby’s things in basic boxes, colourful bins or plastic boxes keeps everything neat and organised. You can stack them and arrange them in a wardrobe or in the shelves of a bookcase or cabinet, or use them to organise the contents of drawers.

Using tiered storage is a another cute idea – having three baskets, with soft toys in one, changing clothes in the second, and nappies and toiletries in the third utilises the most of the space you have and looks cute in the process.

Utilising the space under your baby’s cot to store items that you don’t need on a regular basis will not only save valuable space, but also help to make the nursery feel less cluttered and more organised. You could use big plastic tubs, colourful bins, or even photo boxes to keep items tidy and within easy reach. A cot skirt could keep it all hidden if you’re worried about clutter.

Multifunctional Furniture

Furniture that has multiple uses is a brilliant space saving idea and will save you money in the long run. Changing units with drawers or shelves underneath provide space to neatly store items, and can be utilised as a chest of drawers when the baby grows. Corner cabinets can make the most of space that otherwise wouldn’t be used, and could also serve as a changing table. Storage benches that double up as a toy chest and a seat are also really useful for small nurseries. These simple ideas really do help to keep your nursery clutter-free and organised, and allow you to make the most of the space you have.

Depending on the size of your space, it may be better value getting a cabinet maker in to get the most from your nursery. Furniture with storage can be hard to come by and even harder to fit to your floor space. It may be just as affordable to get custom built furniture as spending months searching for the right piece.

For help in designing your nursery, visit custom designed furniture and check out the cabinet making and custom designed furniture on offer. Nursery storage ideas don't need to simply be "out of the box", flat packed and poorly fitted - you can create the ultimate space for your new baby and watch him or her grow into an organised adult. Let us help you make the most out of the space you have and custom design furniture for your new little arrival. We guarantee beautiful nursery storage design, but make no guarantees your little one will want to clean his or her room!

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