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How to Arrange a Master Bedroom to Include Crib & Baby Storage

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How to Arrange a Master Bedroom to Include Crib & Baby Storage
Find a corner location for the crib if possible. Photo Credit poplasen/iStock/Getty Images

A nursery area in the master bedroom is useful if you do not have a separate nursery room in the home. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends placing your newborn in a crib or bassinet in your bedroom; this arrangement may also be best for your baby's safety. Fitting a crib and all of your baby's items into an already full master bedroom proves challenging, however. A little creative rearrangement and space-saving storage allows you to share your room successfully with your baby.

Step 1

Measure the master bedroom and closet. Measure all of the existing furniture in the room and any open areas.

Step 2

Inspect your current furniture arrangement to look for spaces that might fit a crib. Determine if you need all of your existing furniture or can remove some items, such as a bookshelf, television or lounging chairs. Consider a walk-in closet as the crib location if you have plenty of room in it.

Step 3

Measure the crib’s dimensions to determine the location without moving the crib all over the room. Select a location that is easily accessible without interrupting the flow of the room. Rearrange your furniture as necessary to fit in the crib.

Step 4

Purchase plastic storage totes with lids that fit underneath the crib and your bed. Look for storage with rollers on the bottom for easier retrieval.

Step 5

Install shelves on the wall for storage of small baby necessities that doesn’t take up valuable floor space. Place baskets on the shelves to hold smaller items.

Step 6

Install a lower closet rod in your master closet to hold your baby’s clothing. Add a small set of plastic drawers in the closet for smaller baby clothes that you don't want to hang, or designate one of your dresser drawers for baby clothes.

Step 7

Set up a room divider by the crib if your baby is easily distracted by other action in the room. A curtain suspended from the ceiling is another divider option.

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