Baby to toddler: How to revamp your baby’s room

There’s nothing as special as welcoming a new born baby into your home. But babies grow quickly and in the blink of an eye, your little bundle of joy won’t be so little anymore. You’ll want to make sure your baby’s bedroom transforms as they do…and here’s how.

Cot vs bed

Turning your baby’s cot into a bed is one of the biggest changes you have to make for a toddler’s room. If you need to buy a new bed, it’s important to get one which will compliment your theme. With pink, blue or pastel shades, this can really change the feel to your child’s room. You can even get beds which can grow with your child, this is a great for money saving! Ikea has a great range of first beds, our favourite is the Gulliver!

You may find this an emotional time but you’ll be surprised how refreshing the change will be. Cots take up a lot of space and your toddler’s first bed will provide extra storage for toys and clothes…hopefully stopping the cluttering from taking over your living room!

This brings us nicely on to our next tip…

The perfect storage

 Toys get everywhere and as your child gets older you seem to get more and more of them! Sometimes you wonder if you stock more than Toys R Us! The extra space you’ll save by getting your toddler his or her first bed is a chance for you to get some perfect storage boxes.

Storage boxes come in all shapes and sizes and we particularly love these personalised boxes by Not on The High Street. They’re the perfect height to teach your child how to tidy up but the lid makes it a challenge to open too.

Alternatively Wilkinson’s has some great storage boxes in a range of colours and sizes which would be perfect for the never ending toy collection!

Make it personal

When you first decorated your baby’s room you didn’t have any family pictures which include your baby. Your revamp is the perfect chance to get some lovely photographs on the walls. Pictures are a really cute way to add personality and a splash of colour to the newly designed room.

We love the picture printing service Photobox – you can even get canvases too, which look amazing and will really stand out. If you’re after some photo frames, we recommend Boots. They have a huge variety – something for everyone, which will definitely go with your chosen theme!

Reading corner

A reading corner is a great way to create a cosy feel in your toddler’s room! From princess themes to hidden den, you can be as imaginative as you like! It will also provide a real sense of calm in the new room and be a space you can watch your child grow – you will go from reading to your toddler to them reading to you.

If you’re unsure whether a reading corner is the best option in your toddler’s new room, check out this article in The Huffington Post.

Are you in the process of transforming your baby’s room into a toddler room? What are your tips? We would love to hear!

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