Courtesy of Stephanie Hauptli.
Keep It Sophisticated
"While we are particular about limiting the amount of toys and gear throughout our small home, we did decide to place the baby changing station right outside of the kids room and inevitably visible from the main living space," says Hauptli.

"We justified that decision by keeping the changing station sophisticated in appearance. We used an antique dresser, an art piece by Michael Newberry, and a changing basket instead of a baby changing pad. None of it screams baby or kid, and unless there is a baby laying on the changing station, you wouldn’t know right away," she says. "The location outside of the shared bedroom simplifies night-time diaper changes and doesn’t wake our toddler."