ADJUSTMENT #1: Moving the Living Room furniture away from the window.
We needed to create 6 feet of space for the nursery and (after much research and deliberation) were able to accomplish this by removing two tables, and placing the remaining furniture closer together. I never realized how much space we were wasting! The room hardly feels like we lost any square footage at all!
ADJUSTMENT #2: Moving the office area to the bedroom.
The desk sits directly across from the bed which proved a risky move considering that it has to stay clean and tidy or else I wake up grumpy looking at the mess that got dumped on my desktop the night before. In hopes of combatting this complication (and bad feng shui?), I made sure to put inspiring lists and images on the bulletin board. Ideally, most mornings and evenings this inspiration works to balance out the stressful mess (that inevitably appears despite my best intentions).
ADJUSTMENT #3: Creating a nursery.
These photos show the nursery in various stages and styling attempts. I doubt it will ever be entirely “settled,” but the good news is that it really is functional! The only major change since Kip arrived is that the bassinet is living in our bedroom (for now). This left us with some lovely extra floor space for playing, swaying, and diaper change support (for the frighteningly noisy ones).