Creating a proper room for our toddler is definitely at the forefront of my mind at the moment for two reasons. The first is that our daughter is no longer a baby, her nursery feels a little too young for her, and also the sides will be coming off the cot soon. Secondly we are in the process of moving house (fingers crossed) where she will have a much larger room, which will give us a new blank canvas to work with, so my dream is to create an inspirational toddler room for her.
Her current room is pretty small, and I would love a larger space where she can play, store her toys, and maybe even invite her friends one day. I’ve been looking at toddler room ideas on Pinterest, and I’ve already put her ideal room together in my head, I just need the house to go with it now.
Here’s how we would create the room
- The colour would be a neutral colour, as I’m not a huge fan of pinks or blues on the walls. Currently her room is a light grey, and I think that we would opt for something similar. It’s so versatile, and tends to go with everything.
- If we had a window in the room we would choose long ceiling to floor curtains, as they really help to complete a room, and look great against a huge Victorian window.
- Or if we are lucky enough to have a loft room we would definitely need black-out blinds to stop the early morning sunlight waking her, and for this we would choose Velux windows blinds as I love their colours and range of designs.
- I’ve always loved white furniture, and her current bedroom includes a white tall chest of drawers, white shelving unit and white cotbed. We would continue with the white furniture by investing in a white wardrobe, and some other bits and pieces.
- For bedding I would let my daughter pick this, as I’ve read on numerous other blogs that it’s better for your child to choose their bedding when you either take the sides of the cot, or move them into a single bed. This gives them a sense of ownership and pride, and will hopefully encourage them to stay in it.
- There are so many shelving solutions that I would consider, including buying spice racks and painting these white to store books on the wall. This is a great way for your child to see all their books, rather than just the spine.
- I would love to create a picture or peg wall where her artwork from nursery can be framed or pegged. This would make such a change from it being stuffed into a drawer once we’ve got home.
- There are so many other little things that I would love to do including purchasing a wigwam tent, getting her a small desk where she can draw or read, and have a huge wooden dolls house.
- Lastly lighting, it would be such a nice touch to have some fairy lights or soft coloured lights scattered around her room, making it feel cosy and a place where she can enjoy spending time.
So that is how is how I would create a beautiful and inspirational bedroom for my toddler. You can check out some more of my ideas on my Toddler Inspired Pinterest Board.
Have you created a beautiful room for your child? I would love to hear any tips and tricks that you put in place to create their room.
N.B This is a sponsored post with Velux