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, a home design trend as of late. (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.