Aside from all of the other preparations you’ll be making for Johnny Jr., one of the first things you’ll need to do is prepare a room for the little critter. While this is easy in a home that has a lot of bedrooms to spare, this is going to prove to be a bit more challenging if you’re in an apartment.
But if you’re afraid that you need to fully give up your work space for a kid space…never fear! That’s far from the case. In fact, many designers suggest that the office can double as a nursery without compromising the function and form of either one!
Here are a few simple tips to help convert your office into a nursery without sacrificing either one:
- Keep it simple: if you’re pressed for space, only the essentials are necessary. A baby doesn’t need much more than a crib and a changing table. Consider switching out your old office chair for a baby rocking chair, and make some space in your closet for the baby clothes. The same goes for your office: apart from a desk and file cabinet, you don’t need much more.
- Keep it cool: don’t paint your office/nursery space with bright, garish colors that will aggravate a baby. Instead, opt for cool and/or neutral tones. The easiest color palette to go with? Green – not only is it gender-neutral, it provides a “warm” type of feeling for the shared space. Try to keep your furniture in cooler tones, as well – off-whites and whites will, of course, get dirty quickly.