12 Best Nursery Layouts for Small Rooms (with Floor Plans)

If you have a small nursery room and don’t know how to arrange furniture and accessories for the best function and looks, this article will shed some ideas with floor plans for inspiration. 

Multiple Bed Nursery Layout

Multiple Bed Nursery Layout

This small nursery includes two sleeping spaces and still manages not to appear cluttered or cramped. This is due to the fact that minimal storage furniture has been used, and instead, the space is focused around the two beds.

A crib is set against the back wall, and a small twin bed is at a right angle next to it, providing space for a baby and their sibling to sleep. To achieve a clean-looking space in a small nursery, make the most of hidden storage, such as the drawer beneath the crib in this image, and roll-out storage under a bed.

Check out the floor plan below.

Multiple Bed Nursery Floor Plan

Fresh and Simple Nursery Layout

This nursery is decorated with mint-colored walls and bright blue furniture, giving the space an open and fresh feel despite being a small room.

All of the furniture is positioned around the edge of the room in a horseshoe shape, which leaves the middle of the room vacant as a play area for children.

Check out the floor plan below.

Fresh and Simple Nursery Floor Plan

Neutral Modern Nursery

Neutral Modern Nursery

This nursery uses modern style furniture, which is set out in an unusual way to make better use of the space. Many small nurseries have their furniture pushed against the wall to try to make more floor space; however, this can result in a cramped look.

Instead, the crib in this room is positioned away from the wall, creating the illusion of more space. A small rug is used to ensure there is still a dedicated area for playing on the floor.

Check out the floor plan below.

Neutral Modern Nursery Floor Plan

Sleek Nursery Layout

Sleek Nursery Layout

Both the style and the layout of this nursery serve to make the space feel sleek and elegant. Due to the room being small, a minimal amount of furniture has been used, but there is enough to ensure the nursery is functional.

A nursing chair and crib will be your most-used items in a nursery, so they should take priority over other furniture in a small room.

Check out the floor plan below.

Sleek Nursery Floor Plan

Awkward Nursery Solution

Awkward Nursery Solution

This room is not only small, but it is also awkward to design a layout for because there is an internal door on one wall and external balcony doors on another wall, which really limits the places you can position furniture.

However, the homeowners have succeeded in creating a functional nursery by placing the toddler bed against the free wall and finding a shelving unit that is the perfect size to squeeze in next to the balcony doors.

Check out the floor plan below.

Awkward Nursery Solution Floor Plan

Cute Nursery Layout

Cute Nursery Layout

This small nursery is cute and functional, benefiting from a small crib, a chair, and several storage items. The key to ensuring this small room doesn’t look cramped is using furniture on a smaller scale.

The crib is more petite than most other cribs, and the nursing chair is tall and slender, so it doesn’t occupy much floor space.

Check out the floor plan below.

Cute Nursery Floor Plan

Small and Functional Nursery Layout

Small and Functional Nursery Layout

This nursery has been created in a small room, but despite the lack of space, it features everything you would need in a nursery. A crib is set against one wall, with a nursing chair and footstool positioned next to it.

A chest of drawers offers plenty of storage in another corner of the room, and a changing table against a wall provides a safe place to change diapers and clothing. A rug in the middle of the room creates a soft place for children to play, and the footstool could be easily moved to the side during playtime to clear more space.

Check out the floor plan below.

Small and Functional Nursery Floor Plan

Traditional Nursery Layout

Traditional Nursery Layout

This small room makes an ideal nursery because it feels cozy even with a limited amount of furniture. The crib occupies one wall, while an armchair is positioned in the corner of the room, facing directly towards the crib.

This makes a perfect spot for feeding the baby during the night, and it also means parents can sit down while watching the baby in the crib.

Check out the floor plan below.

Traditional Nursery Floor Plan

Minimalist Nursery

Minimalist Nursery

This nursery consists of a crib, a set of drawers, and a sofa bed. The minimalist style means that although the room is small, it feels spacious and airy.

The sofa bed can be used as a seating area for parents to rest or feed the baby, and it can also be opened out to use as a bed if your child is sick and you want to sleep in the same room.

Check out the floor plan below.

Minimalist Nursery Floor Plan

Cozy Nursery Layout

Cozy Nursery Layout

This small room makes use of some small furniture items, such as a compact crib and a mini chest of drawers, which helps to ensure the space doesn’t feel overcrowded while still including everything a new baby and parent would need.

The clothes rail, instead of a closet, is positioned at one side of the room, allowing for extending sightlines and the illusion of more space.

Check out the floor plan below.

Cozy Nursery Floor Plan

Vaulted Ceiling Nursery

Vaulted Ceiling Nursery

This nursery has been created in a room with a vaulted ceiling, which reduces the amount of usable space. However, the clever layout means that functionality and style are not compromised.

A crib and sofa are set on the wall where the ceiling slopes because head height is not important when sitting or laying down. The taller pieces of furniture, such as the closet, are in the part of the room with regular head height, and a rug takes up the center of the room to provide a soft floor surface for the baby to play.

Check out the floor plan below.

Vaulted Ceiling Nursery Floor Plan

Compact Nursery Layout

Compact Nursery Layout

The furniture in this room consists of a crib and a chest of drawers, so although the room is small, it is not cluttered or cramped. The crib features a pull-out drawer underneath it which creates additional storage, along with a caddy hooked onto the side of the crib for diapers and muslins.

The white furniture blends into the white walls, creating the illusion that the furniture is receding and therefore making it feel like the room is bigger than it really is. The white decor also reflects light to enhance the space.

Check out the floor plan below.

Compact Nursery Floor Plan

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