Six weeks until the baby comes, and we haven't given her either a nursery or a name. (We'll talk about the name some other time!) I've been biding my time on the nursery. Originally I wanted to let her sleep in a Moses basket by the bed, but everyone's worried that she'll be stepped on (there's no horizontal surface for the basket). I've also noticed an increase in the number of crickets, ants, and spiders scurrying across our floors. However, our agent thinks the guest room might show better with its full bed than with a crib.
I'm torn. I've always believed that the more bare floor exposed, the bigger the room looks for resale. A crib would show more floor but might limit buyer's perception of the room. On the other hand, baby clothes and gear are demanding a home somewhere other than the attic. If I swap the bed for a crib, I will have a dedicated room for all this stuff. It's not like my mother-in-law will come up for a post-baby visit, anyway. I would simply insert the white crib we have, switch the artwork, and leave the dresser and mirror as is.
So what do you think? I could really use advice. Neither option will cost me any money. I will do a proper nursery in the next house (hopefully at the end of the summer). But what will look best? What will function best? The photo below will give you an idea of the small dimensions of the room.