It’ll seem to happen rather suddenly; your tiny baby will all of a sudden be walking and talking and ruling the roost. At this stage it will be time to begin transitioning them from their nursery to a toddler bedroom. Children grow so quickly, so the thought of completely redecorating at each stage of their development may be rather daunting; however, there are a few toddler bedroom ideas which help you easily transition from nursery to toddler room smoothly and without having to completely redo the space.

Swapping to a Toddler Bed

Knowing when to transition your child from their cot to a toddler bed could seem daunting however it is usually pretty easy to tell. The first sign that your child is ready for the move is usually that they will climb out of their cot. This can happen at different stages for different children but if it happens at a younger age such as 12-18 months it is advisable to transition them to a toddler bed before going all out with a single bed. For younger children, or toddlers in general, a single bed can be overwhelming and feel too big so a toddler bed or starter bed may be less challenging for them to get used to and safer for them to sleep in.

Updating the Décor

If you kept your nursery décor pretty neutral, it is likely it won’t need updating or only changing ever so slightly but if you feel the nursery décor isn’t suited to your toddler there are a few ways you can update it without having to completely redecorate. When designing your nursery in the first place it is advisable to stick to neutral walls which can then be accessorised. When your child becomes a toddler, you can then alter the accessories to suit their tastes and interests; display their favourite toys and showcase their personality.

Making Room for Play

It is important to have plenty of storage for all your toddler’s belongings which they will begin to accumulate, however it is also essential they have enough space to play and explore safely. Consider which items could be moved into storage such as chairs, or items which are no longer needed now your toddler is no longer a newborn. In terms of storage, it is now time to think savvy; build upwards rather than outwards when it comes to things such as shelving therefore you don’t take up extra floor space. A changing table is a larger item of furniture which hopefully won’t be needed for much longer as your child grows; consider repurposing it and using the shelving for other things such as toys and books. If the table itself cannot be reused, remove it from the room and replace with new storage or even a toddler sized table and chair.

Use this as an Opportunity to Reorganise

Now that your child is beginning to do more and more on their own, it is important they have access to the things they love or use the most. Redecorating is a great opportunity to reorganise and place things such as favourite toys and books on lower shelves for easy access. As they grow they’ll soon start to become more independent and will begin doing things such as dressing themselves, in which case it’s important to have their clothes within easy reach.

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