We have a 1200 square foot, 3-bedroom house. One bedroom is ours, obviously, with an attached bath. The other two bedrooms are very different- one is 10'x14' and has become the game room and guest room and toy room.
The other is tiny, measuring about 6.5'x10'. The 75 square foot difference between the two rooms is noticeable. Friends have been given a tour of our house and exclaimed when they saw this room, "It's like a closet!" Yes. It is. For a long time, it was the office and then the TV and computer were combined into one screen and moved out of the little room. Then, unfortunately, it became a hobby room/stuff room, with the piano, knitting stuff, sewing machine, and a pile of stuff that had no other home....
Yeah, whoops. Not the most effective use of space. You'll notice, to the bottom-right of the picture, the glider ($25 at Goodwill!)- we had a higher purpose for this room in mind, but have some work to do!
When we're determined to do some decluttering or redecorating, we do it! It didn't take long to move furniture around and make a plan. The recently-purchased dresser/changing table (craigslist score!) sitting in the middle of the living room was good motivation. This weekend, we were gifted a (really nice!) hand-me-down crib (Thanks Matt and Heather!) and, rather than having the pieces laying around to get lost or tripped over, Josh assembled it that night. The game/guest/toy room is now the game/guest/toy/office/music room. I kid you not.
I figure, babies are small, so this little room will work- provided we don't collect too much Stuff. We obviously still have a ways to go before Baby lives here, but the big pieces are in place. We have lots of time, right? This little room is our "blank slate"! We probably won't make too many modifications to the room- no big projects requiring protective glasses or anything- but I do expect to paint and decorate a bit.
What nursery decor inspiration or storage tips do you guys have for me?