Make sure to check out the Farmhouse Landing: Before Pictures first!
After we decided that we wanted to purchase the farmhouse, I knew that I would not want to have the baby’s room in the 2nd bedroom downstairs. I’m sure the mamas out there can relate with this! I wanted my baby close by in case he would need something at night and I’m just not ready to be sleeping on different floors.
We decided that the landing was a good option for us to create a nursery/playroom space for the little one. A place to sleep, a place to read, a place to store clothing, and a place for some toys. (Although the majority of normal playthings I hope to be able to put in the 2nd bedroom downstairs since the main floor is where we will spend most of the day.)
My goal with the design of the room was to make it feel light and airy and open. It is a small space but I was determined to make the most of it!
The east wall is now the sleeping area. We have the big boy bed (which still hasn’t been used, but we will get there!) right next to mama and dada’s door. I could not find a cute affordable blanket for his bed so I just made one instead. Right now we have a little “cube shelf” with some toys and crafts up here but this will likely be a space for homeschool supplies when we start preschool later this year.
Since the house had no closets of course (built before the day and age of closets!), we decide to put a little wardrobe in here. (It’s from Ikea) The baby doesn’t have many clothes that need to be hung up but he does have a few nicer shirts for church that we keep in here. It also has some nice shelves for shoes and other extras.
We also picked up a dresser for his room for all the rest of his clothing. It’s a bit large for the amount of clothing we have for him but it works nicely for cloth diapers and trainers storage!
Here’s a close up of the window curtain. I wanted to make something cute so I found this fabric (search “tractor” and it will come up), I love it!
And my favorite part of this room! Remember those ugly green spindles and the weird angles in this side of the room? Well we removed the awkward foot of floor space over the staircase and put in all new spindles. I was totally sure what to do with this side of the room since all the nursery items we had fit in the other side and I decided the perfect thing would be to make a reading nook! Farmer Boy loves LOVES books and I thought a reading corner would be a perfect space for us to read books together.
Eventually I will probably turn part of this space into a “school” area with a little table but this is just perfect for us for now. To make this space I simply found a futon mattress (which I still need to put in here) and I made some huge soft pillows. We are making some simple wooden shelves that will be perfect to hold picture books.
Oh and the pictures on the wall are from an old book/magazine that I found at an antique store. It was too cute to pass up!
This is a nice little space that is perfect for a nursery for now and will be easy to change up when it’s time. We also added a ceiling fan in here (there was no light fixture previously) to help move around the air a little better in the summer.
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