When you have little ones who just don’t seem to stop growing, you have to adapt continually to suit them. All the changes are exciting, even if sometimes they make you want to blub that things are moving too fast. With little Olive now two years old, she’s definitely a toddler now, and not a baby anymore. Once kids are walking (or running, more like) and talking, they’ll change the ways they sleep, eat, play, and more.
Transitioning into a toddler bed and a child’s room, instead of a nursery, is one of the significant steps of your little ones growing up. And it can be expensive if you let your imagination run away with you. But you can do a toddler’s bedroom on a budget, using these smart tips.
A Bed to Last
When you’re decorating a new room for a toddler, you need to think long-term. Even though you have to keep in mind that they’re now a rambunctious toddler, they won’t be for long. Soon they’ll be a little boy or girl, getting ready to go nursery and then school. It might be tempting to get a tiny toddler bed that might only last a couple of years, but think about the future. You don’t want to change beds so soon. Try looking at larger single kids beds that your toddler will be comfortable in. You can find one with a rail if they need one to stop them rolling out, or add one yourself. It might feel a bit big for them now, but they’ll soon grow into it. If only you could do the same with clothes and shoes!
Wall Decals for Easy Decoration
If you want a quick way to add tonnes of fun to your toddler’s room, looks at stickers for the walls, windows and ceilings. You can get them in so many different designs, so you’re sure to find some that your little one will love. They’re easy to apply and they’re also simple to remove too. So as soon as your child is bored of them, you can take them off and replace them with something else. They’re such an easy way to make a room more bright and colourful, and they’re cheap too.
Think About the Future
When you’re making any design decisions, consider how likely your toddler is to still like them in a year or two. You’ll save money by choosing things they won’t get bored of and that won’t soon be outdated. Try to avoid characters they love that they might not be so obsessed with in a year, a month or even a week. Kids can change their minds quickly, and you don’t want to have to redecorate all the time.
Add Colour with Fun Accessories
Focus on cheap and cheerful accessories that you can use, rather than splashing out on paint and wallpaper. You can use rugs, cushions and other items to add bursts of colour to the room. Your little one probably already has plenty of toys too, so you can put them on display.
You don’t have to spend a lot to decorate your toddler’s room. There are lots of cheap and cheerful ways to give them a bedroom fit for a little boy or girl.
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