Master Bedroom Nursery Combo Design Options
Hi there! Things are getting a little more real around here. We purchased our first baby item this past Saturday - a Dutalier glider. There's a little more to it than that. I had surveyed my Facebook friends about whether or not a glider was a necessity and everyone responded "YES!" so I made an offer to a woman selling the "barely used" glider on Facebook garage sale and we picked it up the next morning. The glider was in perfect condition, the only mark was on the cushion from us transporting it. One of the glider's awesome features was that the cushions are removable so as soon as we got home, they went in the washer and now we have a beautiful comfy glider all our own. This is my push for buying stuff second-hand (see some of the stuff I have refurbished here) - we never would have purchased a brand new Dutalier glider because they are WAY expensive and we have too many other things that we need to buy. But, because I did a little searching through online garage sales in our neighborhood, we will have one in our nursery. I figured worst case scenario, we could buy replacement cushions - definitely do not need to do that - this woman never used the thing and they're squeaky clean now anyway.
So why am I telling you all this? I am starting to hit the "oh my god, where are we going to put all of this crap" stage of pregnancy. Between the glider and things that my mom has given us, I am ready to start, what do they call that? Nesting. I am well aware that there is going to be a new sheriff in town in a few months and I am not going to be able to have things just the way that I am used to, but I am not going to let that stop me from at least attempting to make our spaces comfortable.
Something that I mentioned in the crib article (here) is that at least initially, we will be combining our master bedroom and nursery spaces. You can get an idea of what our bedroom looks like now here and here. We will be removing a few of the big pieces that we have in our room now, like the bench in front of the windows, my jewelry cabinet and the shelf in the walkway to the en suite, to accommodate baby and all of baby's stuff. One thing that we have going for us is that it is a pretty decent-sized space and I have a firm stance against having dresser's piled with crap in our bedroom, so all of that stuff is already tucked away in our walk-in.
All in all, we are basically working with one chest of drawers (where we place our television), the bed and two night stands. We will be adding a crib, the glider, a changing table and some form of armoire for the baby's clothes. I've come up with three different design renderings for the space. I'd love to hear which one speaks to you! One thing you will notice that does not change is the placement of the crib. With the furniture we are dealing with and the separate spacing that I wanted to create - that is pretty much the only option for the crib. Bear in mind that these are rudimentary and don't include any stylistic additions (other than the area rug - you know that I had to add something to make the photos pretty). And on a side note, I could pretty much sit here and create room designs all day so I don't promise that the finished product will look anything like any of these, but I will try. :-)
I will be quiet and let my renderings do the talking now.
Design Option Number One:
Design Option Number Two:
Design Option Number Three:
With any sort of decision like this, there are pluses and minuses to each option. I have my favorite and my least favorite but even as I am scanning through these renderings, that is changing. Anywho, let me know what you all think! Remember to follow me on Instagram and Pinterest and that you can read me in the Apple News format. Thank you so much for stopping by! Until the next time!