Create a nursery in your own bedroom

Make room for baby: create a nursery in your own bedroom

The TRUTH about babies is that they don’t really need rooms of their own for many months. And the truth about parents is that some don’t really want to put their newborn babies in a separate room, anyway. If this describes you, don’t count yourself out of the joy of nursery decorating. The ideas on these pages show how you can turn part of your own bedroom into a place where you, your spouse and your baby can cohabit comfortably, safely and happily. Our designers used fresh color combinations and patterns for a clean, modern feel, and multifunctional pieces that should prove useful for years to come: a co-sleeper that can become a loveseat, a changing table that turns into a desk or an entertainment center, a rocking chair that’s equally at home on the porch, and lots of storage containers that can be placed in any room. The truth is that your style choices have never been so varied and so fun.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT> Wall hangings using Angela Adams fabric, $60 per yard; Land of Nod hatboxes, $69 for a set of five; Jonathan Adler decanter, $145, on top of an Ikea bookcase, $190. Jonathan Adler lamp, $385, on an Ikea bedside table, $49. Ikea 7×6-foot rug, $119; bench, $69; and basket, $7. Next to the bed is an Arm’s Reach Sleigh Bedside Co-Sleeper Bassinet, $300, which attaches safely to an adult bed and later converts to a toddler bed. On bed: Ikea duvet cover with matching pillowcases, $50; Angela Adams bolster, $85; Jonathan Adler 16-inch square pillows, $95 each, are propped against Ikea blue pillowcases, $5 each. See Shopping Guide on pg. 138 for product details and purchasing information.

An innovative changing table lets baby face you during diaper changes. Jonathan Adler tamp, $385; Ikea bedside table, $49, striped duvet cover and matching pillowcases, $50, and blue pillowcase, $5. Land of Nod blue storage bin, $29, and wire basket, $32. The Stokke changing table, $399, converts to a computer desk and an entertainment center. The Hiccup crib, $990, converts to a toddler bed; Pottery Barn Kids bumper, $39, and crib sheet, $16; Janie and Jack cow, $20; Churchill Weavers Inc. chenille blanket, $95, and Peacock Alley scallop-edged coverlet, $145.

A simple color scheme and sleek, no-frills furniture give you a look that lasts–for less money. Tyndall Creek maple rocking chair, $329; Angela Adams square pillow, $95; Pottery Barn Kids micro-fleece blanket, $19, draped over a Janie and Jack terry cloth hooded towel, $32 (set includes a washcloth, not shown). Cost Plus World Market seagrass cylinder stool, $50.

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