toddler's room

Toddler's Room

This is the first before and after post to emerge from our new home renovation project. Starting in September 2017, we've been busy planning and transforming our new family home in the countryside.

The most important room to me is J's room. It's his space to sleep, play, learn and relax in and a happy toddler = happy parents! We transferred some of J's elements from his nursery in our previous home so it wouldn't feel like too much of a big change. But there were some features we altered and added to meet his toddler needs, especially now he's walking!

BEFORE

We removed a ducted, warm air heating system from the house. The vent ran straight through J's room - this is what it looked like when it was removed-! It gave us back so much room!

We removed a ducted, warm air heating system from the house. The vent ran straight through J's room - this is what it looked like when it was removed-! It gave us back so much room!

You could see the kitchen below-!

You could see the kitchen below-!

Area where a bedroom sink used to be. (Now where J's cot bed is!)

Area where a bedroom sink used to be. (Now where J's cot bed is!)

Pano shot!

Pano shot!

Windows are on two walls so the light is fab.

Windows are on two walls so the light is fab.

AFTER

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Scaffold board shelf above the door so it doesn't dominate the room too much. Great place for items that J isn't old enough to use yet.

Scaffold board shelf above the door so it doesn't dominate the room too much. Great place for items that J isn't old enough to use yet.

Crate shelves, made by L. Teepee from  Not On The High Street , sheep rocker from  John Lewis , rug from  Sukhi Rugs , storage baskets from  HomeSense  and  Dunelm .

Crate shelves, made by L. Teepee from Not On The High Street, sheep rocker from John Lewis, rug from Sukhi Rugs, storage baskets from HomeSense and Dunelm.

Our book spot.

Our book spot.

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TOP TIPS

  • Blackout curtains are essential for those light summer evenings
  • I love the wall colour we went for as it makes everything feel calm in the evenings - just what you need before bedtime! (Paint is Farrow & Ball 'Pavilion Gray')
  • Storage baskets are great for keeping toys and books tidy, but still accessible for a little one
  • A book ledge at toddler height is a great way to display their favourite stories, plus they can grab them whenever they like. J's are from Great Little Trading Co.
  • Keeps things fun with colourful mobiles dotted around the room like the above rain cloud, from Sausage and the Dog
  • Stained glass sun-catchers also make a super sensory room.

I've shared more decor ideas for a toddler's room over on the Sharps website if you fancy a look! 

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