Putting Baby in the Closet.

I have been waiting to start planning our baby’s room to see if our house would sell before our mini arrives… Well, we have just made the decision to take it off the market and give it a go living here for one more year (at the most). If you don’t already know, our house is very small – a one bedroom loft to be exact. So no office. No spare room. No baby room. And the entire house (minus the bathroom) opens up on itself… so putting the crib in a corner of our room means doing absolutely nothing that makes any noise during nap times. Not an option. There is only one solution to this dilemma: putting the baby in our closet!

Now before you freak out, it is a fairly large walk-in closet with a front section (which we would still use to store our clothes) and a back section. The plan is to convert the back section of our closet into a nursery of sorts for our little one. It will probably just fit a (small) crib and a dresser/change table. But really, what else does a baby need in their room? I’ll have a comfy chair to nurse in right outside in my bedroom. I have been scouring the internet for closet nursery inspiration – there isn’t much – surprising! But here are a few that have managed to make it work. None of these are really my style – just inspiration that it can be done!

Domino Magazine via A List Baby

Nest Egg

Ohdeedoh

Oh Happy Day

Ohdeedoh

8 Responses to Putting Baby in the Closet.
  1. Debbie Klassen
    September 21, 2011 | 9:31 am

    Hey….full circle…When we were in ywam…your room was the closet too…

  2. colleen
    September 21, 2011 | 9:59 am

    HI Kevi…sorry I haven’t been by the last few posts…love the colour one tho!
    Re: baby closet….I think its a great idea…and obviously from pinterest…Not the first time its been done!
    p.s. maybe buy a small air purifier to use when babe is not in there ..just to stir up the air!…I know whatever you two do it will be beautiful & fully chic!

    • kevi
      October 11, 2011 | 10:18 am

      Thanks Colleen! I hadn’t thought of an air purifier, but now that you mention it, I think it would be a great idea. Thanks again!

  3. Darcie Brown
    September 26, 2011 | 12:36 pm

    Our kids still don’t sleep in their regular rooms half of the time and prefer nesting in closets or cozy corners. I think sometimes with our north american mentality we lose perspective on how little room babies actually need. Congrats and beautiful display this weekend!

  4. Rachel
    October 4, 2011 | 11:43 am

    I think it’ll be fine! I too live in a small home and the first year I had my second baby sleep in our room with us. Now she is with her brother. Yes, we all have to be quiet during naptime, but so do most households anyway. Oh, and we use high powered fans for noise! It helps!

    • kevi
      October 11, 2011 | 10:16 am

      Thanks for the fan tip Rachel! We will be sure to do that :)!

  5. Baby Room Inspiration. | Twig Home
    October 26, 2011 | 9:03 am

    […] that I am expecting our first baby at the end of this year and also that the baby room will be our walk-in closet. While maybe not ideal, I am sort of excited by the challenge of living with less, (I have been […]

  6. carrie
    January 24, 2012 | 7:03 pm

    fyi, my cousin has a 5,000 sq ft house and she chooses to have her infant sleep in the closet because all the clothes seem to muffle the sound better than any noise maker she could find! no mommy guilt about this one…..

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