Creating a daybed in the nursery is as simple as pushing a box spring and mattress to the wall and adding a few comfortable pillows.
The daybed shown here has the appearance of a lush sofa with the size and comfort of a full-size bed.
If adding an extra bed or couch to the nursery has you concerned about space planning, consider placing the crib at an angle. This will keep the furniture in the room from hugging the walls and will help open up the space.
If you incorporate the extra bed into the nursery decor, you will have less redecorating to do when the time for a big-kid bed rolls around.
Many young families enjoy spending time in the baby's nursery. The rooms are often peaceful, calming spaces, so adding a few toys for older siblings, like the stuffed animals and rocking horse shown here, will help them feel right at home too.
Having a cozy spot for nursing or to rest with baby is a nice way to pamper yourself during those first few tiring months that baby's home. When you're no longer spending as much time in the room, you can easily remove the extra furniture and place it in other areas of the home.