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How to Design the Perfect Bedroom for Your Toddler

How to Design the Perfect Bedroom for Your Toddler

When your child hits one year old, they officially become a toddler. They’re no longer your little baby, but at the same time, they’re not quite a big kid yet either. Therefore, refreshing their bedroom to their changing needs can be a little tricky.

Not to worry though; I’ve been there, done that. Here are a few of my favourite toddler bedroom décor ideas:

Go Bold with Wall Murals and Stickers

Baby And Wall Mural

Add whimsical characters, basic letters, and numbers to your toddler’s bedroom walls for a fun and eye-catching way of decorating the room. Toddlers are a little young to understand complex visuals, so the bigger and bolder the better.

I love the idea of wall stickers, as they’re easy to fix in place and can be simply peeled off when your little one has grown out of the décor theme. Place on a neutral shade for a gentle, happy space.

Upgrade from a Cot to a Bed

There is no set time for when a toddler should move from their cot to a toddler bed, however, most will make the big switch between the age of 18 months and three and a half. For many, this will depend on when they outgrow their cot, or if they start trying to climb the sides to escape.

If you’re looking for something adaptable that will last a little longer, consider a cotbed. This is simply a traditional cot with removable sides.

When it comes to purchasing their first proper bed, look for solid construction that is relatively low – this will ensure your little one can climb in and out of bed easily without needing a step. I’d recommend our Mento White Wooden Treehouse Bed Frame because not only does it have a fun design, but it comes complete with ample amounts of safety rails too.

Happy Beds Mento White Treehouse Bed

For some top tips on how to help the transition smoother, read our blog post: How to Choose the Right Mattress for Your Child

Create a Designated Play Space

Baby In Play Space

At the end of the day, a bedroom is designed as a place of rest and sleep. However, let’s be honest, it also doubles as a changing room, a play space, library and so on.

With that in mind, I think it’s important to define space in a toddler’s bedroom. That way they know when they get into bed, there is no more playing and it is time for sleep. Plus, if you’ve ever stood on a piece of Lego before, you’ll know this is a good idea.

You can create this play zone quite easily with soft furnishings, such as a colourful, soft rug or a trendy tipi den. Alternatively, why not paint the walls in this area a different colour?

Add Colour with Accessories

I couldn’t mention painting walls without discussing colour. If you decided on a gender-neutral nursery, then it’s likely you’ll want to continue this theme into pre-school times. Creams, grey and white are not only gender-neutral but are also great for transitional phases where children may change their favourite colour from one day to the next.

Blue and White Catfish

That doesn’t mean your toddler’s bedroom has to be drab and boring though. Add pops of colour through the addition of a coloured lamp, bold curtains, and bedding. My little ones’ paintings and drawings always brighten their rooms too!

Looking for the Perfect Furniture for Your Toddler’s Room?

If you’re in the process of upgrading your child’s room, I’m sure we have a toddler bed for you. Browse our range of kids beds today and check out some more of our blog posts for toddler bedroom décor inspiration.

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