When interior designer and photographer Gunnar Larson and his wife, Sara Larson, found out they were having a baby, the couple had to make a decision. Would they leave their beloved 400-square-foot apartment in New York City's East Village, or would they make it work? Gunnar and Sara decided on the latter — and we couldn't be more inspired. Check out four crucial tips that helped them make the most out of their small space!
- Make the space work visually for you and functionally for the baby: Pieces with clean lines and a complementary color palette will blend in more seamlessly.
- Take a design hack from the Dutch and hang your cradle: Gunnar and Sara bought this version from Kindekeklein. Aside from being a space saver, the hanging cradle also mimics the sensation of being in the womb.
- Think vertically: Floating shelves that almost reach the ceiling double as extra storage (thanks to burlap bins) and a minicloset (notice the clothing rack?). Just keep the most frequently used items within easy reach.
- Raise your bed: Gunnar and Sara lifted their bed to store bulky items like a stroller but also leverage the bed's height so that it serves as a changing table (their heavy-duty cloth changing pad comes in handy!).
For even more pictures of their bedroom/nursery and tips, check out the full article at Refinery29!