I Crammed My Toddler and Baby Into the Same Tiny Room, Thanks to This Layout and Storage Plan
One of the logistical hurdles of adding a second child into our lives was figuring out where exactly to put him. Our two-bedroom, one-bathroom home lacks any of the square footage perks that could be reimagined as a small nursery with the right amount of creative ingenuity — no large closets or transitional "office nooks" exist. So after deciding that our toddler's bedroom would have to double as a nursery, we knew we needed an expert's help figuring out a layout, choosing furniture, and coming up with storage solutions to make the shared bedroom work.
Decorist, an online interior design company that helps you decorate your space virtually for a flat fee, helped us do just that and more. Briana Nix, one of Decorist's elite interior designers (and a mom of an adorable baby and toddler herself), partnered with BuyBuy Baby to tackle our project. As a mom of two small kids who also share a bedroom, she understood all of our practical needs and made us realize how having a beautiful, cohesive space could actually make the room feel larger, even with more stuff in it. To make sure the space felt personal, she channeled our history and hobbies into a design scheme that captured our California-Oregon roots and love for exploring the outdoors.