toddler bedroom

toddler bedroom

So after my last non food post going down so well I thought I would continue to do them now and again. We recently moved house so I wanted to share some pictures of Abels new bedroom. It was so exciting to start from scratch again as his last bedroom was done very gender neutral. Now, I looove the trendy monochrome/minimalist style as much as the next mid 20 something mama but I feel I would be doing that more for me than what he would really appreciate. We done his old room all white with a touch of rainbow throughout and it suited a baby perfectly but now he is a crazy toddler who loves trains and animals I wanted to make it fun for him while still fitting in with the rest of our flat and remaining toddler proof.

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 We still have some things to finish but I am pretty sure he loves it. We went with a transport theme with lots of colour which was great as we could keep items we had from his baby room. With my other half working at sea we already had a lot of nautical items so they fitted in perfectly. We done all the walls the same colour we have throughout the flat apart from one which is a sky blue colour. I still have some clouds to paint above the shelves on the blue wall which I will get round to eventually. I want to get a rug for him too but not sure if I want a green “grass” one to fit in with the sky wall or something different… At the moment we just have a little fluffy rug that used to sit on the back of a lovely white wicker chair I had in his old room but it got damaged whilst being brought here… my dad didn’t strap it down and it flew off the back of a pick up, RIP chair. He is getting a new brightly coloured chair where he can sit to read for his Christmas, I’m stuck between orange or green… he just has his bean bag for now.

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As you can probably tell I am an IKEA nut, I love the place. Our cot and drawers are from Mamas & Papas although he has a white IKEA wardrobe that was only £39 that fits in perfectly! Being a total neat freak I have always found it hard to deal with mess, as he gets older I am learning to relax with it as it is IMPOSSIBLE to keep a tidy house 24/7 with a toddler. Anything storage related I love so I use cute coloured baskets and boxes for his books or toys, he actually likes to tidy up too (for now) so will put stuff back 9 times out of 10 – definitely my child. 

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As he gets older I will let him choose what he wants his room to be like, I remember how excited me and my sister used to get at the thought of getting our room done how we wanted it and I want that for him too. 

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If you want to know where anything in particular is from just ask, a lot is of course IKEA but there is some TK MAXX and random finds in there too. 



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