Recently, I realized that my little one had outgrown her nursery and was ready for bigger and better things… a big kid room.
Neither the decor, nor the set-up, suited her personality, interests or needs any longer. It was time for a change. I have a girl who loves nothing more in life than the color pink and all things “park-uh-lee” (sparkly), so I knew that the gender-neutral space I had originally created just wasn’t doing it for her anymore. In general, I try to create her room as a space for comfort and calm, but I also want it to be a place that she likes to be and a space that feels like it is just for her.
The old room? She never really wanted to be there. The new room? She loves hanging out! It’s not overly-stimulating, but it’s a fun and happy space — and, as an added bonus, we have had less tears at bed time since the redesign. Whatever it takes, people!
Here’s a little peek at the new space along with some tips and tricks that helped me in creating a toddler-friendly space that would accommodate her interests and preferences, while still appealing to an adult aesthetic!
Lauren Hartmann is the founder of The Little Things We Do, a blog about life and adventures in Portland Oregon. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram or catch up on all of her posts here on Babble.