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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

How we updated our toddler bedroom

Since we found out we were expecting a second baby, we have been planning Henry's bedroom move to free up the nursery for baby boy. 

The room has been a work in progress for quite some time, as it started life as a spare bedroom, then a playroom - which didn't really get much action to be honest. Now it has a new lease of life and honestly it's one of my favourite rooms of the house now. I feel like it's a room with so much functionality and fun. 

As I'm super nosey, and love seeing inside other people's home, I thought I'd share a little glimpse into our toddler bedroom and share a few of my favourite homely bits too. 

Our teepee is probably one of my favourite things in the room. I picked it up for his birthday last year and am so looking forward to making lots of memories inside it with book reading and play time. We twisted fairy lights around the wooden poles to add a little extra to the inside too. 

The gallery wall is my second fave part of the room and still a work in progress. As with all of my home, we collect art from artists around the world, usually with tattoo or animal inspiration, so it seemed only right to continue this in Henry's bedroom. Amongst the collection is work from artists Ella Masters and Amy Harwood

For some additional wall art, I painted the orange mural mountains and I could not be happier with how they came out. I pretty much used an entire roll of masking tape, and I think three nights, to get the finished look. I also added another map wall sticker above Henry's bed, as I think it's a great teaching tool. 

And no toddler bedroom would be complete with an extensive book collection. The Kallax storage grid is filled with books, and the grid boxes underneath contain clothes in the top row, and will have toys in the bottom as his collection grows. The remainder of his clothes are in his slimline wardrobe. 

Basically I've tried to keep the room as functional, practical and spacious as possible for a growing kid. 

Also how cute is this tractor my nan sent to Henry for his birthday. It's technically a money box, but this kid loves tractors.

We still have some shelves to put up, and the artwork from Henry's nursery to be moved onto the opposite wall of the gallery but it's pretty much done and I'm pretty darn happy with it! Even if I do say so myself. 

1 comment

  1. So sweet! A lovely room with lots of character! Some great ideas :)


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