One necessity of a nursery is a changing station. Not always seen as the most glamorous piece of furniture but it’s definitely one that is vital to your baby care needs. Let’s look at options when it comes to changing stations and how you can keep organised whilst still maintaining a great looking room!
Changing Station Ideas
You can choose to have an actual changing station, like this one from Motherswork. As it is open, it’s important to think about using storage solutions for the shelves. This is dependent on the decor of your nursery, for example, if you going for a traditional theme then you can use some wicker baskets or if you like a more contemporary style you can try some colourful boxes.
Alternatively, you can use a chest of drawers or a dresser, where most of the items you need will be housed in drawers keeping the look neat and tidy. With this piece of furniture you can look outside of baby furniture stores and purchase something classic, modern or quirky to match the style of your nursery. As long as you can fit a changing mat on the top, then you can choose any piece of furniture!
Flip down changing tables are another great way to hide its function when not in use. For a real space saver, you could get a bespoke one made which is attached to the wall, like the ones you find in public bathrooms (but with a bit more style!). Otherwise, most flip down tables will have additional storage underneath as drawers or shelves.
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This IKEA hack is a great changing table solution offering tons of storage! The Kallax shelving unit laid horizontally will work as a changing table and storage centre for all your nursery needs.
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When space is tight you could consider scrapping a separate item of furniture altogether and get yourself a crib top changing table. This changing mat slots on top of your crib and makes your crib a multifunctional piece of furniture. Most of these will fit any crib but it’s worth checking out the dimensions before purchasing!
Lastly, for smaller nurseries and a very clean look, place your changing station inside the wardrobe like this:
Whatever your style, size of the room or budget there is an option for you. I had a client who bought a fab drinks trolley, which she had used once so decided to use it as a changing table. As it was on wheels she could move it around easily. Just goes to show, you can certainly be inventive when it comes to changing tables!