Decorating a toddler room is just as much fun as decorating a baby nursery. It can also be just as much work!
If you are converting the nursery into a toddler room, you can save time and money by carrying over the nursery’s theme if your child has not outgrown it. Crib quilts and sheets as well as the crib mattress will all fit toddler beds so by continuing to use that theme, you will save yourself the cost of buying new bedding. This will also save you the trouble of completely redecorating the entire room with new paint, wallpaper, lighting, and window treatments.
If you would like to completely redo the entire room or if you are decorating a toddler room in a separate room than where the nursery was located, there are a lot of cute themes available for a toddler room.
If you are decorating the room when your child is old enough to talk and give you their input and ideas, let them help you make some of the decisions. My son was climbing out of his crib by the time he was 21 months old, so we had to design a toddler room a little earlier than we had planned to. I wish he had been old enough to give us his input. We went with a sports theme because my husband had his heart set on it. Now that my son is three, his interest include cars, trucks, trains, and airplanes. He is not the least bit interested in sports so his room holds little appeal for him.
There are many great toddler room theme ideas available whether you are decorating a toddler girl room or decorating a toddler boy room.Choosing the theme is the first step you will want to take in decorating your toddler‘s room.
Once you have settled on a theme, choose the bedding and décor such as art work and wall hangings that you will use. If you want to paint, use the bedding to help you choose a paint color that will compliment your room. You may want to consider wallpaper, a cute border, or a mural for the walls as well. Continue reading “Tips for Decorating a Toddler Room”