Maybe your toddler is moving out of a crib and into a new toddler bed, or you've recently done some decorating. Either way, here are some wonderful ideas to transform a boring bedroom into a great kid friendly space.
- Think ahead - this issue is an important one. Don't get so lost in decorating a toddler theme for your kid that they will grow out of it and you will need to re-decorate the following year. Likewise, if you have a girl toddler and newborn baby boy who will be joining his sister's room in the future, don't go crazy with pink and girlie themes.
- Themes - this can be a really nice way to decorate the room especially if your kid has a particular interest or character that they love. But be careful - kids are very fickle and they can easily go off the things they loved with a passion the month before. So if you want to add Spiderman to a room or Barbie, try and keep it subtle or use stickers that can peel off if necessary.
- Storage - don't forget to put plenty of storage space in the bedroom as this will help keep the room looking good. You don't want to give your toddler loads of space to play with toys but nowhere to put them away at the end of the day. There are some really funky storage drawers on sale lately but if you're on a budget, you can always buy some second hand furniture and strip it down and re-varnish or paint it. You can buy some colorful glass draw handles or stencils to paint on patterns to the furniture and it makes all the difference.
- Finally - make it comfortable - the most important feature of a bedroom is whether it's a comfortable space to play and hang out with friends. Use bean bags and cushions or toddler sofas to create a relaxed space that your child will enjoy using.