There’s no better way to get to know someone than to step inside their home. So I decided to bring you into my favorite room in our house – Harper’s nursery! I love everything about this room – the bright white furniture, the soft pink and grey décor, and most importantly, the organization.
For those of you who don’t know me personally, my home style is very simplistic and clutter-free (and I may or may not have an obsession with grey…). When I found out I was having a little girl, I wanted to carry this style into the nursery. And then came the baby shower and ALL. THE. STUFF. Y’all – how can such tiny human beings need so much stuff??? It was challenging to create a clean, simple space that was still functional. But now that our baby girl is two months old (how is that even possible?!), I think we finally have a system that works for us. So I’ll take you on a tour of Harper’s nursery and give you some tips on how we keep it clutter-free.
CHOOSE FURNITURE WITH STORAGE IN MIND.
I opted for a dresser with a changing topper instead of a changing table – game changer (no pun intended)! The drawers allow you to hide your organizational systems (or clutter, no judgement!) while keeping a clean appearance. Some changing toppers, like ours, even have sections for storing your diapering essentials. Or you can use them for decor. Inside the drawers, we store everything we use daily – diapers, wipes, baby girl’s clothes in her current size, etc. I’ll share more details of our dresser drawer organization in my next post, so check back soon!
INCORPORATE ORGANIZATION AND STORAGE INTO YOUR DECOR.
At my baby shower, the host asked all of the guests to bring a book instead of a card. If you are hosting a baby shower, this is such a great idea! It means so much to me that Harper has all of our friends’ and family’s favorite books in her collection. I knew I wanted to create a reading corner with a place to display these books, and picture shelves were the perfect solution! No bulky bookcases and it made for some super cute wall decor. For the overflow, we picked up a basket from HomeGoods and keep it on the floor next to the glider. When Harper gets a little older, we may use this basket to store toys so we can easily move them from room to room.
A little girl’s wardrobe isn’t complete without some BOWS! And when accessories are this adorable, use them for decor! My incredibly talented friend Magen, owner of The Thankful Bow, made this adorable personalized bow organizer and all of the bows displayed.
UTILIZE EVERY INCH OF CLOSET SPACE.
Last but not least, the closet. This is where all of the “stuff” usually takes up residence. We’re lucky to have massive walk-in closets in every room. But for those of you who don’t, my biggest tip for nursery closet organization is to get one of these cube organizers. They are one of the most versatile storage solutions and are absolutely perfect for all of the miscellaneous items you don’t use every day. The best part is that they fit right under the hanging space in most closets. I use ours to store extra wipes, blankets, clothes (sizes Harper isn’t in yet), shoes, and parenting books. We will also use it to store toys when the time comes. Adding bins and chalkboard tags are the perfect way to add a decorative yet functional touch. There are so many baby products that you won’t use daily, so storing them in a place where they can be easily found but not easily seen is a must! If you’re interested in seeing more on my nursery closet organization, let me know!
In my next post, I’ll share more details on how I organized Harper’s dresser drawers. What are your top nursery organization tips and tricks? What’s your favorite part about your nursery?