Layout of Nursery

Before I found out I was pregnant, we had reserved our old office as the nursery. There was a lot of back-and-forth between Tim and me, deciding whether we wanted to use the big, old office space as a nursery or one of the two smaller rooms. Tim thought that we really could use our small space (my craft room) as a nursery, but I thought that it would be better to have more space to use the nursery also as a playroom.

Well, then we found out it was twins, and there was no question: the large, old office was now the nursery.

Here is the architectural layout (made via Icovia Room Planner):

Nursery Room Layout

There are 4 windows: 3 smaller windows along the far wall and a larger window in an alcove on the side. There is also a door to the walk-up attic along the right wall. The closet isn’t as large as it appears on the layout, but that was all I could do with the room planner software via Pottery Barn.

So, after lots of thinking and planning and remeasuring and experimenting with tape, we figured out how we wanted the room to be situated.

We will have the two cribs on the far wall between the windows. The changing table will be on the same wall as the door, as will the glider/ottoman. We will put a narrow bookshelf opposite the attic door. If we can fit it, we will put a window seat/bench in the large window alcove. Hopefully everything will fit!

Nursery Layout with Furniture


And now, some actual pictures of the room with tape on the floors:

Nursery Room Layout - Doyle Dispatch


Oops! That is NOT how we want the room to look (although I’m pretty sure this is very accurate when we have 2 toddlers wandering around). That was the look of the room pre-cleaning and post-electrical work.

This is much better. This is the view from the door to the cribs:

Nursery Room Layout - Doyle Dispatch




Looking at the cribs from the other corner (where the glider will be):

Nursery Room Layout - Doyle Dispatch




From the attic walk-up:

Nursery Room Layout - Doyle Dispatch



From the window alcove, looking at the cribs (left) and the changing table wall (right):

Nursery Room Layout - Doyle Dispatch

We are hoping that we will have the major furniture in the room in the next two weeks. More to come!

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