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Create a baby room in a small space

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When living in a small apartment, creating a child's room can quickly become a source of worry ... So, how to create a warm cocoon to accommodate his baby, while preserving his privacy? Chloé Hansen, interior designer, reveals her tips.

"Whatever the space is, it's still psychology - it's even stronger when it comes to composing a newborn's bedroom," says Chloé Hansen, interior designer for CH Interior. , installed in Bécherel (35). Therefore, in a small space, one can quickly feel anxious, to see uncomfortable with the idea of ​​not being able to offer to his baby a vast space to awake ... Nevertheless, that it is narrow, under slope or in the parental room, Chloé Hansen wishes to reassure the mothers. "By experience, I found that the more constraints, the better the results!"

The room is small. I want to customize it without choking it. What to do ?

"When space is limited, it's important to focus on light colors, not only it soothes the child, but it makes the room look bigger," says Chloe. For the walls, choose pastel colors, beige, mint with water ... Ditto for the soils: favor the light colors and the hot materials, like the parquet floor. If you have tiles, consider dressing a large carpet. "If your room is narrow and deep, it will widen it by giving a sense of width.If you have curtains, set them very high, to create volume." Bring color and pep ... sparingly. Choose one or two colors more vivid, no more, that you will decline in the nuances and in the elements of decoration (coat hooks, lamps, garlands ...) and privilege the wall decoration!

And how to keep it tidy?

Bet on practical furniture, not only aesthetic! In other words, invest in multifunctional solutions, such as a changing table that incorporates a dresser. Same with the bed. For storage, do not clutter the footprint, instead set good shelves on the walls.

The room is not bright, how to make it warm?

"Give priority to indirect light sources (for example by fixing them to the wall) or extra lamps". Make yourself a cozy corner, with a small armchair and a lamp. This will allow you to rock your baby or breastfeed him more easily. "Around the chest of drawers, install a light garland.In the changing plan, install two small lamps".

My budget is limited, how to furnish the space without spending too much?

If you have the time, do not hesitate to search or consult the sites of classifieds between individuals. The goal? Give a second life to furniture that you can acquire for a mouthful of bread and so associate the contemporary and the old. "For example, the bottom of a dresser can become a changing table.Other tip if you do not have fiber handy, always choose furniture evolution, as the bed stokke (cradle, bed, chair). buy, always imagine the use you will make later.For example, two small dressers will later become bedside tables.

I have to put my baby in the parental room, what to do?

If it's important to create a separate space between your space and your baby's, "You do not need to paint a wall to visually separate the space, but rather choose a nice screen, curtain, or other screen. Separation, dress it with soft and warm materials to create a world of its own, and another solution is a bedstead that will help your baby to immerse himself in his bubble. "

Chloe Hansen: "Whatever the size of the room, do not forget to create a dreamlike, magical and magical place ... Feathered sconces, luminous mushrooms ... Instead of stickers, buy animal masks and fix them on the walls! It's a lot more fun! "

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