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Top Decor Tips for Toddler’s Bedrooms

November 30, 2015


Top Decor Tips for Toddler’s Bedrooms

The transition from baby to toddler is a big step in your child’s development, and this is particularly noticeable in their sleeping habits. The biggest step is probably the move from cot to bed, and from nursery to bedroom.

It is essential to provide a space for your toddler that is inspiring, playful, fun all without being over cluttered and over stimulating. You want to create a space that reflects who he or she is, and a space that both mum and toddler are happy in - after all you will be spending a lot of time in there.

Here are some top tips to consider when tackling your toddler’s room:

Have a vision – it is important to give some thought to what you want from the space. For example, you will want to create a play area as well as somewhere for sleeping. In this case, how can you maximise the space properly so that you get all that you need from the room? This involves thinking about things like storage, light, what kind of bed, furniture etc.

Pick a theme – there are so many fads around these days, and they come and go so quickly. Avoid using particular themes, cartoon characters or personalities. Instead, try picking one or two colours and stick to these as the main building blocks. From here you can add anything. Think timeless and classic items. There are toys that kids today play with that were around when our grandparents were kids, and there’s a reason for this. Concentrate on developmental items as opposed to trendy ones. There will be plenty of time for your little one to follow fads and trends as they get older.

Storage – when creating a space for a toddler, storage is essential. One of the best games in the world is “throw everything on the floor and play with none of it”. As mum, you need to be able to pack away quickly and efficiently, and you also need to teach your little one the same skills. Storage that is well organised, and easily accessible is a must. The perfect solution here is the White Cabin Bed with a pull out bed and drawers, or the Shanghai Hideaway bed with drawers.

Play – create a well it play area where your little one can get lost in his or her imagination. Bright colours, patterns and textures are an important part of stimulating development. A wonderful textured rug, miniature table and chairs in bold colours, patterned wallpaper – these are all things that add to the experience.

Interaction – it is essential to involve your child in elements of the room. One of my favourite things as a child was my printer’s tray. Collecting little goodies to go in the little sections brought hours of endless adventure and creativity. Chalkboard paint on a section of the wall is also great fun and allows huge artistic expression. Another idea is a height chart which will allow your child to track his or her own growth.

There are no hard and fast rules, except that the space should be one that functions as a play room during the day and a place of peace and quiet at night. One way to add to this is to create a routine of putting all the toys to bed at bedtime. A peaceful night’s sleep for toddler and toys is all any mum can ask for.

Why not have a look at our range of bunk beds ideal for youngsters’ bedrooms.

Image source: Flickr


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