Amanda’s back! This time, she’s recreating a seriously cool toddler room….
This week I’m excited to show you how to recreate this sweet clutter-free kids room. I love the Scandinavian simplicity and clean lines, and what I really think makes it so soothing to look at is the tightly-edited color scheme. (My preschooler’s room is currently a riot of pattern and bright color, which suits her personality, but wow – this is so much more restful and calm!) It’s great for kids to have a lot of color in their surroundings – such as playrooms and happy pops of color around the house – but a pared down, peaceful bedroom is a smart idea for encouraging quiet time. Another plus for this room’s design? It will grow with kids for a long time since it’s not overly themed or babyish.
Not sure what to do with the crib mattress after the move to a big-kid bed? It’s the perfect size for a little reading & relaxing spot! Whenever I’ve seen this set-up in my daughter’s preschool classrooms, it’s always a popular hang-out place. The fuzzy pillows add some fun texture and interest to the simple black and white palette.
I found this large chalkboard wall decal that’s repositionable, removable, and erasable! You can use more than one to get a supersized surface like in the Pinterest image. These would also be great for playrooms or kitchens.
So there you have it, a timeless, de-cluttered kid’s room for quiet play time or actual sleeping!
Question for you mamas who have made the big-kid bed transition – the Pinterest image shows a toddler bed, did you use one or go directly to a regular sized bed? We’re thinking of jumping to a twin size when baby sister arrives in a few weeks, for practical reasons – not having to buy a second crib, and our 3 year old is ridiculously tall so may not fit in a toddler bed for long! I’d love to hear your thoughts on pros and cons for either choice.
Shana founded The Mom Edit in 2008. She lives with the love of her life (his name’s Mike) and their two crazy boys in downtown Philadelphia. She loves a good styling challenge (her engineering side shows eventually), appreciates kindness, and usually picks scotch over wine, sneakers over stilettos, and denim-underwear, always.