We’re nearly there with redecorating the house (well, apart from the hideous bathrooms!) and so my attention has turned to Reuben’s room as I look for toddler bedroom ideas. A year ago I spent hours, literally, on pinterest looking for ideas to make his room special (you can see my board of toddler bedroom ideas here). One of the key ideas that I really liked was that of the Montessori room. I was never going to do it strictly, he was still in a cot at the time and I had no intention of putting his mattress on the floor, but I liked the idea of making everything in his room, his height and accessible to him.
Toddler bedroom ideas
This is very much a work in progress and I kind of wish he didn’t have to have his clothes in his room, so it was more of a playroom (that’ll have to wait until we’re in the mansion!) but I have put his bookshelf on its side so he can reach all his books and toys, and he’s got his train set table, so it’s definitely a room for him, with everything he needs within reach.
Other little touches so far are adding some shelves at Reuben’s height so he can put his favourite books on there.
In terms of artwork, I’ve been looking at some for him but I have to admit we’re not much further along the process than when I wrote this Nursery Wall Art post over 2 years ago! We had some existing art, so he still has the Wizard of Oz limited edition print on his wall which I’d quite like in my office once it’s done!
A lovely lady, Emma, from the Mums’ Days Facebook Group (who I stayed in touch with after she won my first ever competition with Nuby a couple of years ago!!) has started an Etsy business called Idle Designs making gorgeous name prints. She sent us the custom ‘Reuben’ print and I love it! We’ve had so many compliments on it already and it fits perfectly in a £5 Ikea frame (bonus!).
I’ve framed some of his artwork too using the plastic IKEA frames (I think this one was about £1.50 but it looks great), which he’s so proud of. Although he believes it should go in the middle of his train track rather than shelves!
Finally we are yet to decorate the kids’ rooms but I do have two rolls of some pretty out of this world (in ever sense!) alien wall paper from Graham and Brown on their way!! I’m a bit nervous about it, but I think it will look amazing once it’s done.
What toddler bedroom ideas do you have?
I’d love to hear all about the little touches you’ve done to your child’s bedroom to make it ‘theirs’!